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Gender Equality and the Complete Decriminalisation of Abortion

—Mara Malagodi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 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.] Recent legal changes in a number of jurisdictions that have entirely decriminalised abortion are steeped in the language of gender constitutionalism and

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Published on November 10, 2021
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ICON Volume 19, Issue 3: Letters to the Editor

[Editor’s Note: We are reprinting here the two letters to the editor in ICON’s latest issue, Volume 19, Issue 3.] Letters to the Editors The population and the individual Dear Editors, I was very pleased to read Maxime St.-Hilaire’s Reply to my 2018 article, “The Population and the Individual: The Human Rights Audit as the

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Published on November 9, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

–Maja Sahadžić, Visiting Professor and Research Fellow, University of Antwerp 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 November 8, 2021
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ICON Volume 19, Issue 3: Editorial

Editorial: I•CON in Spanish—I•CON en Español; Brexit, the Irish Protocol and the “Versailles Effect”; Cancelling Carl Schmitt?; Changes in the masthead; In this issue I•CON in Spanish—I•CON en Español I•CON has no “nationality.” It is unlike, say, the Ruritanian Journal of Public Law. It attempts to cater for an international readership and, although we regularly

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Published on November 7, 2021
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Giving Substance to Singapore’s Fake News Law: Online Citizen

— Marcus Teo, Sheridan Fellow, National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law The threat that fake news poses to free speech and democracy is now well-established, though less established is how Governments should address it. Legislation which requires social media companies and intermediaries to remove or rebuff falsehoods posted on their platforms, like Germany’s Network

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Published on November 4, 2021
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Germany v Italy: Jurisdictional Immunities—Redux (and Redux and Redux)

—J.H.H. Weiler, co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law [Editors’ Note: This piece will be published in the next edition of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON) as part of the Editorial.] Will we ever see closure to this saga at the center of which one finds the somewhat controversial decision of the International Court

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Published on November 3, 2021
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Roundtable Discussions on the State of Constitutionalism in the World | November 9-19, 2021

—Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin; Allan Rock Visiting Professor of Law, University of Ottawa We recently published the fifth edition of the Global Review of Constitutional Law, an annual publication bringing together dozens of jurisdiction-specific reports written by scholars and judges—often in collaboration—on

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Published on November 2, 2021
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Constitutional Boot-strapping in Chile?

—Benjamin Alemparte, Duke Law School, and Joshua Braver, University of Wisconsin Law School Three months into its deliberations, on October 7th, the Chilean Constitutional Convention finished approving its internal regulations. Most significantly, the Convention infringed its legal mandate by tampering with the threshold for its voting rules. In so doing, the Convention claimed that its

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Published on November 2, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Robert Rybski, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Environment and Sustainable Development. 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

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Published on November 1, 2021
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France | 2020 Developments in Constitutional Law

—Corinne Luquiens, Member of the Constitutional Council; Nefeli Lefkopoulou, PhD Candidate at Sciences Po Law School; Eirini Tsoumani, PhD Candidate at Sciences Po Law School; Guillaume Tusseau, Professor of Public Law at Sciences Po Law School I. Introduction As in many other countries, the pandemic dominated French constitutional politics in 2020. Three major events may

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Published on October 29, 2021
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