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What’s New in Public Law

–Boldizsár Szentgáli-Tóth, Research Fellow at Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies – Centre of Excellence (Budapest); researcher at National University of Public Services (Budapest) In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publish a curate reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or

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Published on November 29, 2021
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Colombia | 2020 Developments in Constitutional Law

—Carlos Bernal, Professor, University of Dayton School of Law; Diego González, Deputy Justice, Constitutional Court; Maria Fernanda Barraza, LL.M. Candidate, Cornell University; Sebastián Rubiano-Groot, Law Clerk, Constitutional Court I. Introduction 2020 was one of the most eventful years in the recent history of Colombia. During the first trimester, civil society, public authorities, and private actors,

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Published on November 27, 2021
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Why Ethiopia’s Crisis Needs a New Constitutional Settlement

—Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] In my first column, back in January 2021, I wrote about Ethiopia’s constitutional crisis. Within

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Published on November 24, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Vini Singh, Assistant Professor & Doctoral Research Scholar, National Law University Jodhpur, 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

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Published on November 22, 2021
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Indian Anti-Conversion Laws Have No Place in a Constitutional Democracy

—Kruthika R, LLM Student in Human Rights, Central European University, Vienna Three federal states in India have passed laws that criminalise religious conversion for marriage without a prior state permission. And mandates a cumbersome procedure to obtain permission from the state to convert to another religion for marriage. These laws in effect attempt to tackle ‘Love Jihad’:

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Published on November 20, 2021
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The Difference Between Lula and Bolsonaro: What is at Stake?

—Thomas Bustamante, Professor of Philosophy of Law, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Global Research Fellow, New York University The Brazilian Worker’s Party has just released a jingle to promote former Brazilian president Lula da Silva on his 76th birthday, which anticipates the tone of Lula’s campaign for the 2022 presidential elections. The jingle marks

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Published on November 17, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

–Wilson Seraine da Silva Neto, Master Student at the University of Coimbra – Portugal; Postgraduate in Constitutional Law at Brazilian Academy of Constitutional 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

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Published on November 15, 2021
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Governance by Memorandum: Constitutional Soft Law in Malaysia

—Andrew Harding and Dian AH Shah, National University Singapore Faculty of Law Beginning in early 2020 Malaysia has experienced an extraordinary period of political instability that has tested many constitutional norms to the limit and perhaps beyond the limit. Aspects of this instability have been discussed by us in this blog previously.[1] On this occasion

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Published on November 13, 2021
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Cost-Benefit Reasoning Versus Proportionality: A Rejoinder

Xin Dai* and Yun-chien Chang** [Editor’s Note: this is a rejoinder, from the latest issue of ICON, by Xin Dai and Yun-chien Chang to two replies to their article, The Limited Usefulness of the Proportionality Principle.] We appreciate the two insightful replies authored by Professor Anne Peters and Professors Cristóbal Caviedes and Francisco J. Urbina.

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Published on November 12, 2021
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The Governmentalization of Global Human Rights Governance – A Rejoinder

—David McGrogan* [Editor’s Note: this is a rejoinder, from the latest issue of ICON, by David McGrogan to a reply to his article, The Population and the Individual: The Human Rights Audit as the Governmentalization of Global Human Rights Governance.] The latest issue of ICON contains a Reply by Maxime St-Hilaire to my 2018 article,

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Published on November 11, 2021
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