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Symposium on Constitutional Struggles in Asia: Introduction

[Editor’s Note: In light of recent constitutional (or some may say, unconstitutional) developments, I-CONnect is pleased to feature this timely symposium examining constitutional struggles in Asia. This introduction will be followed by five posts exploring and contextualizing constitutional struggles in five countries in Asia.] —Dian A H Shah (National University of Singapore), Andrew Harding (National

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Published on February 19, 2021
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Militant Democracy in America

—Miguel Schor, Drake University Law School Comparative constitutionalism, long a backwater among American constitutionalists, is enjoying a resurgence as scholars seek to better understand Trumpism and what it might portend for American democracy. The term autogolpe began to trend when a mob attacked the Capitol after Trump, who knows little about Henry II or Thomas

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Published on February 16, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Bárbara da Rosa Lazarotto, Master Student at the University of Minho – Portugal; Researcher at the International Legal Research Group on Human Rights and Technology of the European Law Students Association – ELSA. In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links

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Published on February 15, 2021
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ICON Volume 18, Issue 3: Editorial

Guest Editorial: Systemic racism and creative emotion—back to basics; Peer review—Institutional hypocrisy and author ambivalence; A modest proposal on zoom teaching; In this issue We invited Iyiola Solanke, Professor of EU Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, to write a Guest Editorial. Systemic racism and creative emotion—back to basics There

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Published on February 14, 2021
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ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

Volume 18 Issue 3 Table of Contents Editorial Articles Adiel Zimran, The theological value of autonomy Symposium: From Promise to Retrenchment? On the Changing Landscape of Israeli Constitutionalism Adam Shinar, Barak Medina, and Gila Stopler, From promise to retrenchment: On the changing landscape of Israeli constitutionalism Ariel L. Bendor, The Israeli judiciary-centered constitutionalism Alon Harel

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Published on February 13, 2021
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Democracy on Hold? Framing the Debate on the BARMM Transition in the Philippines

—Armi Beatriz E. Bayot, University of Oxford Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] When the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) took over as interim government of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in 2019,

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Published on February 10, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, Ph.D. 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

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Published on February 8, 2021
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The Right to Science and the Pandemic: at the Crossroads of Law and Politics

—Luísa Netto, Postdoc Visiting Fellow, Leiden University and Assistant Professor, Catholic University of Minas Gerais The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications or merely the right to science is positivized as a human right in various international law instruments, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the

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Published on February 5, 2021
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Undemocratic Legislation to Undermine Freedom of Speech in Brazil

—Ulisses Levy Silvério dos Reis, The Federal University of the Semi-Arid Region – UFERSA, and Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, The Federal University of Minas Gerais The 2018 general elections put the Brazilian political scenario in the center of the global debate on illiberal governments and democratic erosion. Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army officer who was

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Published on February 3, 2021
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The Tatmadaw’s 1 February Actions are not an Emergency but a Coup

—Andrew Harding, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore In the early morning of 1 February 2021 the Myanmar military, the Tatmadaw, fulfilled what had been threatened for several days, by arresting the President and other leading civilian officials, and declaring an emergency and their taking over of the country.

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Published on February 1, 2021
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