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Symposium on “Venezuela’s 2017 (Authoritarian) National Constituent Assembly”–(Mis)representing the People: Notes about the Electoral Bases of the 2017 National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela

[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of six parts in our symposium on the subject of “Venezuela’s 2017 (Authoritarian) National Constituent Assembly.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] –Juan Alberto Berríos Ortigoza* In this short essay, I offer a few reflections about the rules (‘bases’) designed to organize the election of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly

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Published on August 31, 2017
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Symposium on “Venezuela’s 2017 (Authoritarian) National Constituent Assembly”–The National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela (2017) in its Historical Context

[Editor’s Note: This is the third of six parts in our symposium on the subject of “Venezuela’s 2017 (Authoritarian) National Constituent Assembly.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] –Carlos García-Soto* The institutional history of Venezuela has witnessed many “Constituent Processes” and constitutional reforms, resulting in several constitutional texts from 1811 until today.  It is important

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Published on August 30, 2017
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Symposium on “Venezuela’s 2017 (Authoritarian) National Constituent Assembly”–Maduro’s National Constituent Assembly: Constituent Power to Build an Undemocratic Regime

[Editor’s Note: This is the second of six parts in our symposium on the subject of “Venezuela’s 2017 (Authoritarian) National Constituent Assembly.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] –Miguel Ángel Martínez Meucci* Chavismo appeared in Venezuela’s political scene via a military coup led by Hugo Chávez, on February 4, 1992. A few years later, once

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Published on August 29, 2017
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Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium: Venezuela’s 2017 (Authoritarian) National Constituent Assembly

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a special symposium on Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly. The symposium will feature six parts, including this introduction. We are grateful to Professor Raul A. Sanchez Urribarri for partnering with us to host what promises to be an informative, insightful and provocative symposium.] —Raul A. Sanchez Urribarri (LLM, PhD) is a Lecturer

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Published on August 28, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan) In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant

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Published on August 28, 2017
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The Dilemma Facing Kenya’s Supreme Court: An Electoral Dispute in an Ethnically Divided Society

—Duncan Okubasu, Lecturer, Department of Public Law, Kabarak University (Kenya) and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya On 8 August 2017, Kenya held its second general elections under the Constitution of 2010. At dusk, its electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), started tallying results of the presidential election. Before the process

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Published on August 27, 2017
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Parliamentarism in Brazil: Stability for Whom?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasilia The current moment of political instability and growing discontent with the political class in Brazil has sparked a debate over the possibility of implementing parliamentarism as a way out. This radical change has been defended as a more stable system of government.[1] It would also be a major break

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Published on August 27, 2017
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Symposium–Part 7 of 7: Some Concluding Comments: What is the State of Democracy? How to Defend It?

[Editor’s Note: This is the last of 7 parts in our I-CONnect/ICON-S-IL symposium on the subject of “Constitutional Capture in Israel?” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Ruth Gavison, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem I welcome the initiative to hold a public discussion of public law issues in present day Israel, and appreciate the

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Published on August 26, 2017
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The Colombian Constitutional Court at the Crossroads of Peace

—Antonio Barreto-Rozo & Jorge González-Jácome, Universidad de los Andes The Colombian Constitutional Court has the final word on the legality of a large number of rules that seek to implement the peace agreement (hereafter the PA) reached last year between the government and the FARC guerrillas. One of the key points of this settlement is

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Published on August 25, 2017
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: The Limits and Legitimacy of Referendums

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a symposium that Richard Stacey and I have organized at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law on September 22-23, 2017 on the subject of “The Limits and Legitimacy of Referendums.” A limited number of seats are open to faculty and graduate students with

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Published on August 25, 2017
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