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What’s New in Public Law

—Sandeep Suresh, Faculty Member, Jindal Global Law School 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

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Published on September 24, 2018
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Bruce Ackerman and Susan Rose-Ackerman at the University of Milan–October 5 and 8, 2018

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin Friends of I-CONnect are invited to the University of Milan for two special programs featuring Bruce Ackerman (Yale) and Susan Rose-Ackerman (Yale). To RSVP for these events, please email Antonia Baraggia at antonia.baraggia[at]unimi.it. On Friday, October 5, 2018, the University of Milan will host

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Published on September 23, 2018
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Announcement: Second Issue of the Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law

–Tom Kabau, Co-Editor in Chief, Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law; Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology We are pleased to highlight in this forum the second issue of the Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (AJCCL) (volume 2, 2017). The AJCCL is published by JUTA Law

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Published on September 21, 2018
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The Science of Homosexuality Does Not Matter, Says the Indian Supreme Court in its Historic Navtej Johor Decision

–Shubhankar Dam, Professor of Public Law and Governance, University of Portsmouth, England “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or equal protection of the laws”, the Constitution of India majestically says. The Indian Penal Code, section 377, however, appeared to do just that. By outlawing certain forms of intimate conduct,

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Published on September 20, 2018
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The Indonesian Constitutional Court and the Crisis of the 2019 Presidential Election

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College After many months of speculation, the candidates for the 2019 Indonesian presidential election announced their choice of running mates on August 9, 2018. The incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who ran on the platform of diversity and social equality, chose the 75-years-old conservative cleric Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate. Meanwhile,

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Published on September 19, 2018
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First Rivers, then Mountains, and Now the Amazon. Do “Things” Have Rights?

—Jorge Iván Palacio, former Justice of Colombia’s Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Justice, and Juan C. Herrera, former law clerk of the Constitutional Court of Colombia; PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg In the

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Published on September 18, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mauricio Guim, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) 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

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Published on September 17, 2018
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UN Treaty Body Views and their Domestic Legal Effects (in Spain): An Alternative Take

–Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law, Hertie School of Governance, Editor in Chief, Oxford Reports on UN Human Rights Treaty Body Views A recent post on I-CONnect by Viljam Engström discussed the Spanish Supreme Court judgment on the domestic legal effects of the views of the CEDAW Committee in the case of González v Spain.

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Published on September 14, 2018
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Are Constitutional Democracies Really in Crisis?

—Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School It may seem churlish for one of the co-editors of the recently published Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? (with Mark Graber and Sanford Levinson) to raise questions about what readers might take to be the book’s basic conceptualization, that we are experiencing a widespread crisis for

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Published on September 11, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Monica Cappelletti, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland 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 September 10, 2018
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