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Bolsonaro’s Unconstitutional Support for the Brazilian Civil-Military Dictatorship of 1964-1985

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development;Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Jair Bolsonaro was recently elected in an election tainted, particularly, by his long-held defense of the Brazilian dictatorship of 1964-1985. Once he took office, despite

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Published on April 12, 2019
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Conference Report: « Le droit global existe-t-il ? » — University of Louvain

—Alicia Pastor y Camarasa, PhD Candidate, Centre de recherche sur l’Etat et la Constitution (CRECO), University of Louvain (Belgium) Reviving the tradition of medieval disputatio, Professors Sophie Weerts and Céline Romainville convened a debate at the University of Louvain around globalization and public law under the title, Does Global Law Exist?, with Professors Maxime Saint-Hilaire

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Published on April 12, 2019
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Same Sex Marriage in the Cayman Islands

—Derek O’Brien, Senior Lecturer, Truman Bodden Law School, and Rhian Minty, Assistant Director, Truman Bodden Law School In its recent judgment in Day and Bush v The Governor of the Cayman Islands  (Day and Bush), the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has declared that the Marriage (Amendment) Law 2008 (Marriage Law), which defines marriage

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Published on April 11, 2019
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Conference Report–Global Constitutionalism: Asia-Pacific Perspectives

–Bui Ngoc Son, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law On 28-29 March 2019, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law hosted a Symposium on “Global Constitutionalism: Asia-Pacific Perspectives.” The Symposium brought together a diverse group of scholars to discuss how polities in the Asia-Pacific region respond to the global

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Published on April 10, 2019
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Attacking Judicial Independence Through New “Disciplinary” Procedures in Poland

—Piotr Mikuli, Professor and Head of Chair in Comparative Constitutional Law, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland The close relationship between the political branches of the government and judiciary undoubtedly raises questions about the real level of judicial independence in Poland. By working in tandem with the hijacked National Council of the Judiciary and the Constitutional

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Published on April 9, 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 April 8, 2019
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Announcement–Special Issue on “What Can Central and Eastern Europe Learn from the Development of Canada’s Constitutional System?”

–Eszter Bodnár, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest I-CONnect readers may be interested in a special issue of the peer-reviewed ELTE Law Journal, entitled “What Can Central and Eastern Europe Learn from the Development of Canada’s Constitutional System?”, guest edited by Eszter Bodnár and Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy, members of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S). On the

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Published on April 6, 2019
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Joint Symposium on “Towering Judges”: The Globalization of Towering Judges

 [Editor’s Note: This is the concluding post for the joint I-CONnect/IACL-AIDC Blog symposium on “towering judges,” which emerged from a conference held earlier this year at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, organized by Professors Rehan Abeyratne (CUHK) and Iddo Porat (CLB). The introduction to the joint symposium can be found here.] —Iddo Porat, College of Law and Business, Israel

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Published on April 5, 2019
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Joint Symposium on “Towering Judges”: László Sólyom’s Constitutional Symphony for the Republic of Hungary

[Editor’s Note: This is part of the joint I-CONnect/IACL-AIDC Blog symposium on “towering judges,” which emerged from a conference held earlier this year at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, organized by Professors Rehan Abeyratne (CUHK) and Iddo Porat (CLB). The author in this post formed part of a panel on “Towering Judges in Transitional/Non-Liberal Constitutions.” The introduction to

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Published on April 3, 2019
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Five Questions with Mark Graber

—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 Mark Graber, the University System of Maryland Regents Professor at the University

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Published on April 2, 2019
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