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May the Rule of Law be Retroactive? Berlusconi’s Case Before the European Court of Human Rights

—Franco Peirone, Jean Monnet Center, NYU School of Law On November 22, 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will have to decide on a curious petition: the former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, claims to have suffered an injustice by a retroactive application of Italian anti-corruption legislation. Indeed,

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Published on November 17, 2017
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Can International Organisations Help to Stem Democratic Decay? (I-CONnect Column)

—Tom Gerald Daly, Fellow, Melbourne Law School; Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For

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Published on November 16, 2017
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The Njemanze ECOWAS Court Ruling and “Universal” Jurisdiction: Implications for the “Grand African Human Rights System”

–Sègnonna Horace Adjolohoun, Visiting Professor of International Human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University; Extraordinary Lecturer of International Human Rights Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria; Principal Legal Officer, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Njemanze revives the ECOWAS Court’s jurisdiction paradigm On 12 October 2017, the Court of Justice

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Published on November 16, 2017
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Developments in Spanish Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Spanish 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. –Encarnacion Roca, Judge and Vice-President of the Constitutional Court; Camino Vidal, University of Burgos-Advocate of the Constitutional Court; Argelia Queralt, University

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The Chilean Presidential Election and the Constituent Process

–Alberto Coddou Mc Manus, Observatory of the Chilean Constituent Process Next Sunday, November 19, Chile will celebrate one of the most important presidential elections since the return to democracy in 1990s. According to different opinion polls, Sebastian Piñera, a right-wing millionaire, will most likely receive the highest number of votes in the first round, and

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Published on November 14, 2017
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Developments in Singaporean Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Singaporean 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. –Jaclyn L. Neo,*Jack Tsen-Ta Lee,+ Makoto Hong,^ and Ho Jiayun# I.     Introduction Constitutional law in Singapore in 2016 was dominated by two major

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Published on November 14, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

—Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of Law 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 November 13, 2017
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Developments in Polish Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Polish 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. –Professor Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, Director of the Department of European and Comparative Law, University of Gdańsk; Professor Marek Zubik, Director of the

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Developments in French Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on French 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. —Corinne Luquiens, Member of the Conseil constitutionnel, Nefeli Lefkopoulou, Ph.D. Candidate at Sciences Po Law School, Eirini Tsoumani, Ph.D. Candidate at Sciences

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Public Law in Crisis? (I·CON Volume 15, Issue 3: Editorial)

We invited Sabino Cassese, member of the I.CON Board of Editors, to write a Guest Editorial.  Public law in crisis? Developments in the last century Public law has greatly changed in the last century. It has lost several elements: the guidance from Roman law (Section 1.1); the compass of sovereignty (Section 1.2); its exclusively nationalistic

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Published on November 10, 2017
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