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Ambassadors or Outsiders? The Constitutionality of Non-Resident Voting in Frank v Canada (Attorney General)

–Sarah Burton, Doctoral Candidate, University of Ottawa The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that the legislative disenfranchisement of certain non-resident citizens was unconstitutional. While Frank v Canada (Attorney General) 2019 SCC 1 ultimately turns on deference, the decision raises a number of questions about the heart of democracy that will have long term impacts

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Published on January 31, 2019
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Global Public Law Scholarship and Democracy (I·CON Volume 16, Issue 4: Editorial)

We invited Rosalind Dixon, member of the I·CON Editorial Board and Co-President of ICON·S, to write a Guest Editorial. Global public law scholarship and democracy Democracy worldwide is under stress: most quantitative measures suggest a measurable decline in the number of countries identified as fully democratic in recent decades.[1] Qualitative studies likewise suggest a notable

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Published on January 30, 2019
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 16 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial Honor Roll of Reviewers 2018 Articles David McGrogan, The population and the individual: The human rights audit as the governmentalization of global human rights governance Aylin Aydin-Cakir, The impact of judicial preferences and political context on constitutional court decisions: Evidence from Turkey Donald Bello Hutt, Measuring popular

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Published on January 29, 2019
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Five Questions with Sabrina Ragone

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about her or his research.  This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Sabrina Ragone, Associate Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Bologna. 

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Published on January 29, 2019
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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 January 28, 2019
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The Courts Respond to Executive Tyranny in Sri Lanka

–Mario Gomez, Executive Director, International Centre for Ethnic Studies (Sri Lanka); previously Lecturer at the University of Colombo The final three months of 2018 were challenging times for constitutional resilience and order in Sri Lanka. Almost four years since the peaceful political transition of 2015, the country plunged into a constitutional crisis when President Sirisena

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Published on January 24, 2019
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Announcement: ICON-S Committee on Junior Scholars

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin The Co-Presidents of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) have authorized the creation of a Committee on Junior Scholars. The charge of the Committee is to produce a report on what more ICON-S can do as an institution to support

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Published on January 23, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

–Vicente F. Benítez R., JSD candidate at NYU School of Law 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

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Published on January 21, 2019
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Five Questions with Antonia Baraggia

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, 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 a short video interview with Antonia Baraggia, Assistant Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Milan. 

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Published on January 18, 2019
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Book Review: Yvonne Tew on Stefanus Hendrianto’s “Law and Politics of Constitutional Courts: Indonesia and the Search for Judicial Heroes”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Yvonne Tew reviews Stefanus Hendrianto’s book Law and Politics of Constitutional Courts: Indonesia and the Search for Judicial Heroes (Routledge 2018).] —Yvonne Tew, Georgetown University Law Center What shapes the role of constitutional courts in new democracies? What drives the rise of judicial power in emerging

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Published on January 17, 2019
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