Month: May 2020
Special Undergraduate Series–Uganda’s Recent Decision on Public Order Management Act, 2013: When the Constitutional Court Failed Constitutional Interpretation
Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution —Rahul Garg, National Law University, Jodhpur, and Paras Ahuja, National Law University, Jodhpur On 26th March, 2020, the Constitutional Court of Uganda, in a five-judge bench decision, held Section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013 [hereinafter, “POMA”] to be in violation of the Constitution of Uganda.
Convocatoria Primer Número en Español: International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON)
El International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) tiene el placer de invitar a la comunidad académica hispanoparlante a enviar artículos originales para ser publicados en el primer número que ICON publicará completamente en español. ICON busca generar un espacio internacional para la comunidad académica hispanoparlante interesada en el estudio del derecho público, mediante la publicación de artículos científicos escritos en español.
Five Questions with Ana Robalinho
—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about scholarship. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Ana Robalinho, an incoming doctoral student at the Yale Law School and currently a law clerk at the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil in the Chambers of Justice Luís Roberto Barroso.
Governments of National Unity: A Potential Solution to Legitimacy Crises Caused by the Pandemic
—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.] One of the social distancing measures that some governments have considered (or indeed already implemented) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is delaying previously scheduled elections.
COVID-19 and the Bound Executive
—Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago, and Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a wide variety of governmental responses as it makes its way around the globe, and scholars have been tracking them from many different angles. In a new paper, we argue that the pandemic response should modify our understanding about the exercise of emergency powers.
What’s New in Public Law
—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, PhD. Candidate in the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE), Hamburg University, Germany; Assistant Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt. 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.
Special Undergraduate Series–COVID-19: The Indian Supreme Court’s Abdication of Constitutional Duty
Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution —Prannv Dhawan, National Law School of India University, and Anmol Jain, National Law University, Jodhpur Judicial restraint is necessary in dealing with the powers of another co-ordinate bench of the government; but restraint cannot imply abdication of the responsibility of walking on that edge.
Pandemic and States of Emergency: A Comparative Perspective
–Alejandro Cortés-Arbeláez, Universidad El Bosque In recent constitutional debates there has been an ongoing discussion about the use and abuse of states of emergency as a tool for implementing drastic measures in order to stop, or at least slow down, the pandemic of the new coronavirus SARS-COV2, which causes the COVID-19 disease.
ICON Volume 18, Issue 1: Editorial
COVID-19 and I•CON [The editorial on COVID-19 and I•CON was already run on the ICONnect blog and can be found here.] We invited Marta Cartabia, member of I•CON’s Advisory Board and President of the Italian Constitutional Court, to write a Guest Editorial.
Five Questions with Oran Doyle
—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about research, writing, and scholarship. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Oran Doyle, Professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin.