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Special Issue of Perspectives on Federalism on “The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform”

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Under the leadership of Giuseppe Martinico, the Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa hosted an international symposium in May 2017 to mark the Sesquicentennial of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1867. The symposium invited scholars to explore four dimensions of the Constitution of Canada: its history, evolution, influence and reform. Some of

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Published on December 21, 2017
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On ‘Horizontal’ and ‘Vertical’ Accountability in Present-Day Latin America (I-CONnect Column)

—Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales [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 more information about our four columnists for 2017,

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Published on December 20, 2017
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Conference Report: Seventh Asian Constitutional Law Forum–And Announcing the Association for Asian Constitutional Studies

—Andrew Harding, National University of Singapore On 8 and 9 December 2017 Thammasat University Law Faculty in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted the 7th Asian Constitutional Law Forum. The ACLF has been held biennially since 2005 in various Asian cities. On this occasion it was attended by 85 scholars, and offered in panels of three or four

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Published on December 19, 2017
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Developments in Pakistani Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Pakistani 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. —Moeen Cheema, Senior Lecturer and the Convenor of the LLM program in Law, Governance and Development, Australian National University College

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Published on December 19, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, Research Associate (Jindal Global Law School) 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 developments

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Published on December 18, 2017
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Developments in Myanmar Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Myanmar 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. —Daw Hla Myo New, Justice of the Constitutional Tribunal I. Introduction The constitution-building process in Myanmar is a long journey, like that of

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Published on December 17, 2017
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Developments in Cypriot Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Cypriot 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. —Constantinos Kombos, Associate Professor of Public Law, Law Department, University of Cyprus. I. Introduction Cypriot constitutional law[1] has been simultaneously reflective of

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Published on December 17, 2017
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Ecuador’s “Unstoppable” Constitutional Referendum

—Mauricio Guim, S.J.D. candidate and Presidential Fellow in Data Science, University of Virginia School of Law & Augusto Verduga, LL.M. candidate, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador[1] Soon after winning the presidential election, new President Lenin Moreno announced a referendum to amend Ecuador’s Constitution. The proposal is the centerpiece of a so-far successful scheme to

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Published on December 16, 2017
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Developments in Slovak Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Slovak 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. —Tomáš Ľalík, Associate Professor, Comenius University, Kamil Baraník, Assistant Professor, Comenius University, Šimon Drugda, LLM Candidate, Nagoya University I. The Constitution

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Published on December 15, 2017
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Five Questions with Mila Versteeg

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In our recurring I-CONnect feature on “Five Questions,” we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. This edition of “Five Questions” features Mila Versteeg, Class of 1941 Research Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Virginia. Her bio follows

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Published on December 15, 2017
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