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Hong Kong’s Unique “Co-Location” Arrangement

—Dr. P. Y. Lo, Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong; Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong As Spain contemplates resuming direct rule over Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, by invoking the nuclear provision of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in October 2017, [1] at the other side of the Globe, Hong Kong,

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Published on October 17, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

—Nausica Palazzo, Ph.D. researcher in Comparative Constitutional Law (University of Trento) 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

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Published on October 16, 2017
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Developments in Philippine Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Philippine constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Dante Gatmaytan, College of Law, University of the Philippines I. Calm before the Storm It was, for a very long time,

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Published on October 15, 2017
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Colombia’s Special Criminal Tribunal: Justicia Especial para la Paz

–Sandra Botero, Universidad del Rosario In November 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla signed peace accords putting an end to the oldest armed conflict in the Americas.  The peace agreements proposed an ambitious institutional framework for transitional justice. This framework includes a truth commission, a commission for investigating disappearances, a dedicated investigative unit

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Published on October 15, 2017
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Developments in Brazilian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Brazilian constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. –Luís Roberto Barroso[1], Juliano Zaiden Benvindo[2], and Aline Osorio[3]    I. Introduction Developments in Brazilian Constitutional Law in the year 2016 were shaped by

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Developments in Bangladeshi Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Bangladeshi constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Ridwanul Hoque, Professor of Law, University of Dhaka, and Sharowat Shamin, Lecturer, University of Dhaka I. Overview and Introduction In Bangladesh,

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Published on October 12, 2017
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Book Review: Armen Mazmanyan on Scott Newton’s “The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States: A Contextual Analysis”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Armen Mazmanyan reviews Scott Newton’s “The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States: A Contextual Analysis” (Oxford: Hart 2017).] —Armen Mazmanyan, Center for Constitutional Studies, Apella Institute Central Asia is a terra incognita for comparative constitutional studies. Unlike its geographic neighbors–Eastern Europe, South and South-East Asia–the

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Published on October 12, 2017
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Developments in Australian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Australian constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Anne Carter and Anna Dziedzic, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS), Melbourne Law School, with assistance from CCCS researchers Artemis

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Thailand’s Supreme Court and the Prosecution of Thailand’s Successive Prime Ministers

—Eugénie Mérieau, University of Goettingen On 27 September 2017, Thailand’s Supreme Court convicted ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to a 5-year jail sentence.  Almost ten years ago, it had convicted her elder brother, ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra to a 2-year imprisonment[1]. Both rulings exhibited a similarity: they were read in abstentia – Yingluck and Thaksin having fled abroad

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Published on October 11, 2017
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Catalonia: Is There a “Right” to Secession?

—Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law The people of Catalonia voted on October 1 to secede from Spain.  The Catalan independence referendum was heavily contested by Spain, which declared it unconstitutional, and which attempted to meddle, through security and police action, in the voting process itself.  Despite reports of possible human rights violations by the

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Published on October 10, 2017
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