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We Should Learn from Historians: Seeing the Future in Brazil’s Political Landscape

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development The election of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next President has sparked a fruitful debate over the expansion of an illiberal mindset across the globe, now reaching the biggest economy in Latin America and world’s fourth largest democracy. For some, Brazil seems

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Published on December 31, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty 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 relevant

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Published on December 31, 2018
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The Promise and Peril of “Transformative Constitutionalism” – A Reply to Justice Carlos Bernal

—Jorge González Jácome,[1] Universidad de los Andes In a recent piece published in this blog, a justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court, Carlos Bernal, advanced an argument against the transformative role of constitutional tribunals, particularly the Colombian Constitutional Court. In Justice Bernal’s view, when Courts adopt creative and strong mechanisms to make other branches of

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Published on December 27, 2018
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Special Undergraduate Series–Using International Law in Indian Constitutional Adjudication

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students LL.B. Student Contribution –Shubhangi Agarwalla, B.A., LL.B. Student (Hons.), National Law University, Delhi Since the late 1970s, the Supreme Court has, on the basis of Article 51 of the Constitution of India, started articulating a sense of obligation towards applying international law in its decisions. The high visibility

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Published on December 26, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

–Angélique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris, France, Diplômée notaire, LL.M. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney 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

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Published on December 24, 2018
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Book Review: Alexander Hudson on “The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alexander Hudson reviews Mark Elliott, Jack Williams & Alison L Young (eds.), The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond (Hart 2018).] –Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Fellow Group “Comparative Constitutionalism” In a very timely volume, Mark Elliot, Jack Williams,

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Published on December 21, 2018
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Rare, or Under-Cooked? The Appeal Ruling in the Urgenda Climate Change Case

—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 December 19, 2018
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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 December 17, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium: The 70th Anniversary of the Taiwan Constitutional Court—Has Taiwan’s Constitutional Court Fostered Sex/Gender Equality? A Closer Look at its Leading Cases

[Editor’s Note: This is the Final Part of our I-CONnect symposium on the 70th anniversary of the Taiwan Constitutional Court. We are grateful to our guest editor, Professor Chien-Chih Lin, for convening this group of contributors and bringing this symposium to our readers. The Introduction is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is

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Published on December 15, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium: The 70th Anniversary of the Taiwan Constitutional Court—The Evolution of Proportionality in Taiwan Constitutional Jurisprudence

[Editor’s Note: This is Part III of our I-CONnect symposium on the 70th anniversary of the Taiwan Constitutional Court. We are grateful to our guest editor, Professor Chien-Chih Lin, for convening this group of contributors and bringing this symposium to our readers. The Introduction is available here, Part I is available here, and Part II is

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Published on December 14, 2018
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