The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism invites submissions for Conference on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change The University of Texas Law SchoolAustin, TexasJanuary 17-18, 2020 Submissions are invited from faculty and graduate students for a two-day conference on “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change,” to be held in Austin at the University of Texas Law School.
–Jorge M. Farinacci-Fernós, Assistant Professor, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Law School For the past 15 years, Puerto Rico has been on a permanent economic crisis, with a noticeable increase in austerity, social tension, economic disparity, corruption and political stalemate. In 2017, Puerto Rico suffered its worst natural disaster with hurricanes Irma and María. U.S.
–Waikwa Wanyoike, Strategic Litigation Director, Open Society Justice Initiative – London On August 4, 2019, an historic agreement was signed in Sudan between the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Military Transition Council (MTC). The FFC is the revolutionary group that triggered the removal of the long-term autocratic leader Ahmad Al Bashir. The
—Chiara Graziani, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Genoa, Italy 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
—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen The Supreme Court (SC) of Denmark will have a new judge. The Judicial Appointments Council (JAC) has recommended Ombudsman Jørgen Steen Sørensen for the position late in June. The appointment is not final, however, as Sørensen must first prove his merit by voting with the SC
–Mario Gomez, Executive Director, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (GA) voted overwhelmingly once again, for a universal moratorium on the use of the death penalty. 121 countries voted in favour, 35 voted against, and 32 abstained. This resolution was a sequel to several previous GA
Book Review: Phillip Paiement on “Globalisation and Governance: International Problems, European Solutions” (Robert Schütze ed.)
[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Phillip Paiement reviews Globalisation and Governance: International Problems, European Solutions (Robert Schütze ed., Cambridge 2018).] –Phillip Paiement, Tilburg Law School Which institutional architectures are best suited to govern the social and economic globalizations of the 21st Century? Have the 20th Century ambitions to realize universal internationalism given way
Book Review: Andrea Scoseria Katz on “Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?” (Mark A. Graber et al., eds.)
[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Andrea Scoseria Katz reviews Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? (Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson & Mark Tushnet, eds., Oxford 2018).] Is Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? Well, That Depends on How You Define “Constitutional,” “Democracy,” and “Crisis” –Andrea Scoseria Katz, Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History, New York University School
–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
—Ashish Goel is currently practicing law in Indian courts. He graduated in law from National University of Juridical Sciences and holds an LL.M from King’s College London. On August 1, 2019, the President of India assented to two key amendments to the country’s Right to Information (RTI) Act that do not bode well for India’s