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In Defence of Constitutionalism

—Dr. Rohit De, Assistant Professor at Yale University, and Dr. Tarunabh Khaitan, Associate Professor at the Universities of Oxford and Melbourne On the 12th of January 2018, four of the five senior-most judges of the Indian Supreme Court who constitute its ‘collegium’ held an unprecedented joint press conference. They released an open letter they had written

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Published on January 19, 2018
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Towards a “Thin” Basic Structure Doctrine in Singapore (I-CONnect Column)

—Jaclyn L. Neo, National University of Singapore Faculty of 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 more information about

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Published on January 17, 2018
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Special Announcement: I-CONnect Columnists for 2018

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of I-CONnect are pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2018: Jaclyn Neo, James Fowkes, Francisca Pou Giménez, and Renata Uitz. We are confident that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices, representing a range of regional and substantive areas

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Published on January 16, 2018
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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 January 16, 2018
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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 January 15, 2018
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Not #LoveWins: On the Indonesian LGBT Case

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College On December 14, 2017, the Indonesian Constitutional issued a long awaited decision on a petition to outlaw extramarital and gay sex.[1] In a 5-4 decision, the Court declared that it has no authority to ban sex outside marriage, including a ban on homosexual relationships.  Some news reports have praised the decision

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Published on January 11, 2018
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The Judicial Ban on Asbestos in Brazil: A Turning Point in the Relationship between International Law and Collective Fundamental Rights?

—Ranieri Lima Resende, PhD. in Law Candidate, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Visiting Doctoral Researcher, New York University.* Celebrated as one of the most important news stories of 2017 by environmentalists and human rights’ activists,[1] the recent prohibition of asbestos production and commerce throughout the country, ordered by the Brazilian Supreme Court on

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Published on January 10, 2018
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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 January 8, 2018
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Book Review: Cesare Cavallini & Oreste Pollicino on Fritjof Capra & Ugo Mattei’s “The Ecology of Law”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Cesare Cavallini & Oreste Pollicino review Fritjof Capra & Ugo Mattei’s book on The Ecology of Law (BK 2015)] —Cesare Cavallini, Full Professor, Bocconi University & Oreste Pollicino, Full Professor, Bocconi University Why should two scholars of civil procedure and constitutional law be interested in reading about the

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Published on January 3, 2018
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Call for Papers–Central and Eastern European Regional Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)–Budapest, Hungary

Call for Papers The Power of Public Law in the 21st Century Budapest, Hungary – 20 April 2018 International Conference on  ’The Power of Public Law in the 21st Century’ On the occasion of the inauguration of the Central and Eastern European Regional Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Eötvös Loránd University

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Published on January 2, 2018
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