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Compulsory Vaccination in Brazil: Anticipating the COVID-19 Vaccine Struggles

—Bruno Santos Cunha, City Attorney, Recife, Brazil In the last week of August 2020, the Brazilian Supreme Court had a peculiar case on its docket: the State of São Paulo was suing the parents of a 5 year-old child in order to compel them to regularize their child’s vaccination according to the mandatory vaccine calendar

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Published on September 30, 2020
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Special Announcement | New Additions to the I-CONnect Team

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin; Tom Ginsburg, The University of Chicago; David Landau, Florida State University Next month, on October 12, I-CONnect turns eight years old. It has been quite a journey thus far. And we have evolved considerably in that time, both in our content and in our contributors. But we

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Published on September 24, 2020
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The Constitutional Reform Referendum in Chile: Balancing Democracy and Elite Accommodation

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Rodolfo Disi Pavlic, Temuco Catholic University [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] Next month, citizens of Chile will go to the polls to decide whether

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Published on September 23, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Pedro Arcain Riccetto, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. 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

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Published on September 21, 2020
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Gender and the Law of the Sea

[Editor’s Note: ICONnect is publishing a series of book reviews that recently ran in ICON (Volume 18, Issue 2: July 2020) on “Law and Gender in the Literature.”] Irini Papanicolopulu ed. Gender and the Law of the Sea.  Brill Nijhoff,  2019 (hardback). Pp. xxii+ 368. € 138.00. ISBN: 9789004375161. Isabel Lischewski International Journal of Constitutional

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Published on September 20, 2020
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Symposium | Part III | Reducing the Size of the Italian Parliament: The Wrong Means to the Right End

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a four-part symposium on the upcoming Italian constitutional referendum on the reduction of members of the Parliament. This is the fourth entry of the symposium, which was kindly organized by Antonia Baraggia. Her introduction is available here.] —Francesco Palermo, Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Verona and Head of

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Published on September 18, 2020
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Symposium | Part II | Reducing the Size of the Italian Parliament: Why I Will Be Voting No

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a four-part symposium on the upcoming Italian constitutional referendum on the reduction of members of the Parliament. This is the third entry of the symposium, which was kindly organized by Antonia Baraggia. Her introduction is available here.] —Francesca Rosa, Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Foggia. On September 20th and

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Published on September 17, 2020
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Symposium | Part I | Reducing the Size of the Italian Parliament: A Limited Constitutional Reform with No Risks and Some Benefits

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a four-part symposium on the upcoming Italian constitutional referendum on the reduction of members of the Parliament. This is the second entry of the symposium, which was kindly organized by Antonia Baraggia. Her introduction is available here.] Carlo Fusaro, Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Florence. After voters

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Published on September 16, 2020
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Silwad Municipality v. The Knesset: The Invalidation of the Settlement Regularization Law and its Aftermath

—Tamar Hostovsky-Brandes, Ono Academic College Faculty of Law Introduction On June 9, 2020, the Israeli Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of Silwad Municipality v. The Knesset, regarding the Settlement Regularization Law (the “Law”), enacted by the Knesset in 2017. The Court invalidated the Law by an 8 to 1 majority, determining that

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

–Boldizsár-Szentgáli Tóth, Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Etvos Loránd University Developments in Constitutional Courts The Supreme Court of India agreed to examine if religious places of all faiths can be reopened. The Supreme Court of Latvia organized a public survey on the issues of the rule of law. Kore than

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Published on September 15, 2020
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