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50-day Silence Period on Publication of Opinion Polls Before Election in Slovakia

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen The Slovak Parliament recently passed a legislative rider to extend the length of the silence period, which prohibits publication of opinion polls before an election. Slovak electoral rules had previously prohibited political campaigning and the publication of opinion polls 14 days before an election taking place.

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Published on December 20, 2019
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Book Review: Patrícia Jerónimo on “Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania” (Vito Breda ed.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Patrícia Jerónimo reviews Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania (Vito Breda ed., Cambridge University Press 2019)] —Patrícia Jerónimo, Director of the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov), University of Minho The debate about the feasibility of legal transplants may seem to be a thing of the

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Published on December 19, 2019
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Call for Papers–2020 ICON•S Conference–July 9-11, 2020–Wrocław, Poland

ICON·S | The International Society of Public Law looks forward to welcoming you to the Annual Conference at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020. This will be the seventh Annual Conference of ICON·S, following the six Annual Conferences (Florence 2014, New York 2015, Berlin 2016, Copenhagen 2017, Hong Kong 2018, Santiago

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Published on December 18, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Sandeep Suresh, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, India 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 16, 2019
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New President of Italian Constitutional Court–Marta Cartabia

–The Editors Last week, Marta Cartabia was elected President of the Italian Constitutional Court, making her the first woman in the Court’s history to hold this position. A long-time leader in ICON-S, Cartabia sits on the Society’s Council and has been a regular participant in the Society’s Annual Conference. Cartabia is also Co-President of the

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Published on December 14, 2019
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JHH Weiler, Co-Editor in Chief, in Conversation with Professor Wojciech Sadurski

—J.H.H. Weiler, Co-Editor in Chief, ICON, and Wojciech Sadurski, University of Sydney One of the more ‘elegant’ ways of restricting freedom of political speech and academic freedom is to use libel and defamation laws. It has increasingly become the weapon of choice of various political actors and regimes. Nobody would gainsay that academics may libel

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Published on December 13, 2019
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The Joint Declaration to the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Backlash or Contestation?

—Melina Girardi Fachin (Universidade Federal do Paraná); Bruna Nowak (Universidade Federal do Paraná) In April 2019, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay issued a joint declaration to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with critical observations directed to the Inter-American System of Human Rights. The states reaffirmed their commitment to the American Convention on Human

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Published on December 12, 2019
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The Disenfranchisement of EU Citizens: A Constitutional Cacophony

–Antonios Kouroutakis, Assistant Professor, IE University There is a paradox with the EU citizenship. While EU nationals exercise their right of free movement and their right to reside freely in any Member state of the EU, they are politically disenfranchised and lose the right to vote in the national elections of their country of origin.

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Published on December 11, 2019
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10 Good Reads

––J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON It is the time of year once more when I publish my pick from some of the books that came my way since my last “Good Reads” listing. These are not book reviews in the classical and rigorous sense of the word, for which

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Published on December 9, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Maja Sahadžić, Research Fellow, University of Antwerp 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 for

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Published on December 9, 2019
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