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Call for Papers and Panels–Identity, Security, Democracy: Challenges for Public Law–ICON-S 2018 Annual Conference–Hong Kong, June 25-27, 2018

The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) is pleased to announce that its 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Hong Kong on June 25-27, 2018, under the auspices of the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law and its Centre for Comparative and Public Law – one of Asia’s foremost centres for the study

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Published on December 14, 2017
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Developments in Irish Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Irish 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. —Dr. Eoin Carolan, Associate Professor, University College Dublin I. Introduction 2016 was very much a year of transition in Irish

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Published on December 14, 2017
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In Wake of Controversial Enactment Process of Trump’s Tax Bill, Israeli SC Offers a Novel Approach to Regulating Omnibus Legislation

—Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov, Assistant Professor, Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law A controversial tax reform is enacted in the middle of the night. It is enacted in a massive hundreds-of-pages omnibus bill, which is rammed through the legislative process in a highly accelerated pace. The legislators receive the final version of the bill in the very last

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Published on December 13, 2017
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Conference Report: Constitutions, Human Rights & Economic Inequality

–Matthew Coe and Zoe Graus, University of New South Wales, Grand Challenge on Inequality What is the relationship among constitutions, human rights and economic inequality? How strong is this relationship in light of the fact that all liberal democratic constitutions guarantee equality? And what constitutional changes can be made to decrease violations of human rights

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Published on December 12, 2017
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Developments in Turkish Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Turkish 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. –Serkan Köybaşı, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul I. Introduction At the beginning of this century, Turkey was

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Published on December 11, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford (UK) 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

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Published on December 11, 2017
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How the Bolivian Constitutional Court Helped the Morales Regime to Break the Political Insurance of the Bolivian Constitution

—Sergio Verdugo, Professor, Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile); JSD candidate, New York University* In a 2016 referendum, a majority of Bolivians stopped President Evo Morales from running for a fourth Presidential term by rejecting a constitutional reform aimed at eliminating the constitutional limits on reelection. The failed bill establishing the constitutional modification resembled what David Landau

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Published on December 10, 2017
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Developments in South Korean Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on South Korean 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. –Leo Mizushima, Research Associate at the Institute of Comparative Law at Waseda University I. Introduction Since the founding of

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Published on December 10, 2017
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I-CONnect Symposium on “The Legacy of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin”–Part VI: Chief Justice McLachlin and Hong Kong

[Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final entry in our symposium on “The Legacy of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.” We are grateful to our six symposium participants for their contributions to this special series of reflections on Canada’s retiring Chief Justice. The introduction to our symposium is available here. Part I of our symposium is

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Published on December 9, 2017
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Developments in Lithuanian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Lithuanian 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. —Dr. Dainius Žalimas, Professor, Law Faculty of Vilnius University, and President, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania; Dr. Ingrida Danėlienė, Lecturer,

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