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Conference Report—Inaugural Conference of the Central and Eastern European Regional Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S CEE)—”The Power of Public Law in the 21st Century”

—Emese Pásztor, Assistant Professor of Law, ELTE, with contributions from PhD students Bazánth Barbara, Renáta Bedő, Ádám Lukonits, and János Mécs The Central and Eastern European Regional Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S CEE) was established on 19 April 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Following the establishment period, the chapter will be open

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Published on May 25, 2018
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The Oldest-Newest Separation of Powers

—Yaniv Roznai, Senior Lecturer, Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Separation of powers is a basic idea within constitutional theory. The principle of separation of powers, as famously described by Montesquieu in his The Spirit of the Laws, centered around three governmental branches: legislative power, executive power and judging power; a separation that was needed

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Published on May 23, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Gaurav Mukherjee, S.J.D. Candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Budapest 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.

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Published on May 21, 2018
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The Future of (International) Cultural Heritage Law (I·CON Volume 16, Issue 1: Editorial)

—Lorenzo Casini, Professor of Administrative Law, IMT School for advanced studies of Lucca (Italy).* As good as it gets? On September 27, 2016, the International Criminal Court (ICC), for the first time, punished the intentional destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime.[1] On March 24, 2017, the United Nations Security Council approved its Resolution no.

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Published on May 17, 2018
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Constitutionalizing Clear Rules for Political Transition: Entrenching the Malaysian Tsunami (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 May 16, 2018
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 16 Issue 1 Table of Contents Editorial Tributes to Norman Dorsen: Founding Editor of I.CON (1930–2017)  Articles Nicholas Aroney, The formation and amendment of federal constitutions in a Westminster-derived context Rosalind Dixon and Felix Uhlmann, The Swiss Constitution and a weak-form unconstitutional amendment doctrine? Ingo Venzke and Joana Mendes, The idea of relative authority

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Published on May 15, 2018
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The Declining State of the Judiciary in Poland

—Piotr Mikuli, Professor and Head of Chair in Comparative Constitutional Law, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland For several months now, the Polish government has been deliberating on the Article 7 TEU sanction procedure with the EU, but the ruling party does not seem to be tackling the problem seriously, playing a tricky game with the

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Published on May 15, 2018
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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 May 14, 2018
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Call for Papers—Symposium on the Origins, Migration and Influence of the Basic Structure Doctrine—India—March 21-22, 2019

Jindal Global Law School Delhi, India March 21-22, 2019 The Organizing Committee invites submissions for a two-day Symposium on the Indian Constitution’s Basic Structure Doctrine. This Symposium on The Origins, Migration and Influence of the Basic Structure Doctrine will be held on the campus of Jindal Global Law School on Thursday and Friday, March 21-22, 2019.

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Published on May 11, 2018
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Five Questions with Lorenza Violini

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. This edition of “Five Questions” features Lorenza Violini, Professor of Law at the University of Milan. Her full bio follows below: Lorenza Violini is a professor of law at the State University of

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Published on May 11, 2018
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