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Save the Date–I-CONnect Happy Hour at ICON-S 2018 in Hong Kong–Monday, June 25, 7pm to 9pm at Missy Ho’s in Kennedy Town

Richard Albert (Texas), Tom Ginsburg (Chicago), and David Landau (Florida State) invite friends of I-CONnect to our happy hour at the ICON-S 2018 Conference in Hong Kong. All are welcome on Monday, June 25, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Missy Ho’s, located at Shop G9, G/F, Sincere Western House, 48 Forbes Street in Kennedy Town, one subway (MTR) stop away from Hong

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Published on May 30, 2018
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A Change in the Climate: Partly Cloudy with Increasing Litigation (I-CONnect Column)

—James Fowkes, University of Münster 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 our four columnists

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Published on May 30, 2018
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Announcement–New Oxford Series in Comparative Constitutionalism–Book Proposals Welcome

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin Oxford University Press has created an exciting Series in Comparative Constitutionalism, a new home for scholarly books in public law focused on the study of constitutionalism. The new Series is co-edited by Robert Schütze and me. Robert and I are delighted to announce that we have contracted our first

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Published on May 29, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mauricio Guim, S.J.D. Candidate University of Virginia School 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

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Published on May 28, 2018
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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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