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Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium–The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision: Five Perspectives

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a special symposium as we approach the one-year anniversary in August of the Chilean Constitutional Court’s abortion decision. The symposium will feature six parts, including this Introduction. We are very grateful to Professor Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado for convening this important symposium for the benefit of the I-CONnect

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Published on July 31, 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 July 30, 2018
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The Trouble with Constituent Power in Latin America: A Reply to Joshua Braver

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law I would like to thank Joshua Braver for his post yesterday here at I-CONnect engaging my 2012 piece on constitution-making, and am gratified that the work is still relevant and useful for ongoing debates in Latin America and globally. Braver’s own project – to reconceptualize constituent power

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Published on July 28, 2018
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Putting “Abusive Constitutionalism” and Populism in Perspective

–Joshua Braver, Tufts University The fear of “abusive constitutionalism” has set the agenda for scholarship on popular constitution-making.  It warns of the danger that “constitutional amendment and replacement can be used by would-be autocrats to undermine democracy with relative ease.”[1] The term’s author, David Landau, and fellow traveler William Partlett, are particularly wary of the

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Published on July 27, 2018
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Dominant Assumptions: Reading Between the Lines of a New South African Party Funding Decision (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 July 26, 2018
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Perspectives on Hong Kong Constitutional Law–Views from Law Students

Editors’ Note: We are pleased to feature these two posts on Hong Kong Constitutional Law, authored by students learning the subject under the supervision of Professor Rehan Abeyratne at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Below, Professor Abeyratne first offers a brief introduction; the two student posts follow. Introduction to Hong Kong Constitutional Law Student

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Published on July 24, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Vicente F. Benítez R., JSD student at NYU and Constitutional Law Professor at Universidad de La Sabana 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

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Published on July 23, 2018
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Call for Papers and Panels–Inaugural Conference of the Italian Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

Call for papers and panels Inaugural conference of the Italian Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Unity and fragmentation within and beyond the State (Unità e frammentazione dentro e oltre lo Stato) Rome, Italy 23-24 November 2018 On the occasion of the inauguration of the Italian Chapter of the International Society of

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Published on July 20, 2018
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Now Available: The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas Law School, and David Landau, Florida State University College of Law I·CONnect is pleased to partner with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy to bring you the second edition of the I·CONnect-Clough Center Global Review of Constitutional Law (ISBN: 978-0-692-15916-3). The report may be downloaded here for free. This 2017 edition

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Published on July 19, 2018
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The Federal Intervention in Rio de Janeiro: Militarization of Public Security, Expansion of Military Justice and Impunity for Human Rights Violations

—Andrés Del Río, Institute of Education of Angra dos Reis (IEAR) – Federal Fluminense College (UFF), Juliana Cesario Alvim Gomes, State University of Rio de Janeiro In February 2018, the Brazilian Federal Government ordered a federal security intervention in the State of Rio de Janeiro, allegedly to respond to a crisis of violence. In this

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Published on July 18, 2018
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