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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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Challenges for the Constitutional Court and Democracy in Albania

–Prof. Dr. Aurela Anastasi, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Tirana; Fulbright Research Scholar, Boston College Law School The justice system in Albania is going through a major reform to ensure the independence of the judicial system. The constitutional amendment adopted by the Parliament in 2016 established various measures and created several new institutions aimed at combating corruption

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Published on May 9, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Maja Sahadžić, Ph.D. Researcher (University of Antwerp) 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 for

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Published on May 7, 2018
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The Rule of Law in Brazil: A Conceptual Challenge

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília  Reinhart Koselleck, one of the most prominent German historians of the twentieth century, once wrote that “conceptual change is generally slower and more gradual than the pace of political events.”[1] Time and experience are required for properly grasping the distinct nuances of a concept. Every concept – he says

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Published on May 2, 2018
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