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A Landmark Dutch Supreme Court Ruling Obliges the State to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20%

–Julio Ponce, Professor of Administrative Law, University of Barcelona. Email: jponce@ub.edu On December 20, 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court issued a historic ruling, putting an end to a series of lawsuits initiated in 2015 that have pitted Urgenda, a foundation with 886 Dutch people as plaintiffs, against the Dutch State. In this judgment, the high court

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Published on January 31, 2020
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Surprising Rarity of the US Impeachment Standard

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] As the attention of many observers of law and politics is fixed on the impeachment process now underway in the United States

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Published on January 29, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Claudia Marchese, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the University of Florence (Italy) Developments in Constitutional Courts The Turkish Constitutional Court’s decision n. 2017/22355 dated 26 December 2019 on the violation of the applicants’ freedom of speech determined by the blocked access to Wikipedia, was published in the Official Gazette on January 15, 2020.

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Published on January 27, 2020
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ICON Volume 17, Issue 4: Editorial

EOur Book Review Editor, Michaela Hailbronner, and Associate Editor, Marcela Prieto Rudolphy, join Editor-in-Chief, Gráinne de Búrca, in writing this Editorial. Gender in academic publishing In this editorial we raise a question which has been asked by many others before in different contexts[1]: where are the women in academia, and how do those who are

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Published on January 23, 2020
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Call for Nominations–2020 ICON-S Book Prize

ICON·S | The International Society for Public Law is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its third annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding book in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the national

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Published on January 22, 2020
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ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

Volume 17 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial Honor Roll of Reviewers 2019 Honoring Jürgen Habermas Seyla Benhabib, For Jürgen Habermas on his 90th birthday Jean L. Cohen, My/our debt to Habermas Oliver Gerstenberg, Radical democracy and the rule of law: Reflections on J. Habermas’s legal philosophy Frank I. Michelman, Legitimacy and moral support Cheryl

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Published on January 21, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—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

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Published on January 20, 2020
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Finding a Panel at 2020 ICON-S Annual Conference

–The Editors Many of our readers are happily planning to attend the 2020 Annual Conference of the International Society of Public Law, to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020. For those attendees who wish to propose a fully-formed panel but are unable readily to identify others who are

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Published on January 16, 2020
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Public Law and Technology: Automating Welfare, Outsourcing the State

—Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here. In 2020, Professor Ranchordas will blog about public law and technology, sharing some insights from her recent scholarship on digital exclusion as well as recent developments in this

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Published on January 15, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Susan Achury, Miami University 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 our weekly feature

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Published on January 13, 2020
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