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Mandatory Vaccination is not an Assault to Freedom: A Plea for Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination in Germany

—Felipe Oliveira de Sousa, Center for Law, Behaviour and Cognition (CLBC), Ruhr-Universität Bochum The German Bundestag has recently opened discussions about the adoption of a general mandatory vaccination requirement for Covid-19 (Allgemeine Impfpflicht) in Germany. Whereas some voices argue that it would be disproportionate and lead to a strong interference in the fundamental rights of

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Published on February 27, 2022
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The Watchdog is Still Watching – but the Oversight Rules have to be Reconsidered. Discussing Kelemen and Pavone’s Article

—Massimo Condinanzi, Professor of EU Law, University of Milan and Coordinator of the National office for the resolution of infringement proceedings; Jacopo Alberti, Associate professor of EU Law, University Ferrara, Camilla Burelli, Research fellow in EU Law, University of Milan Are we sure that the European Commission has loosened its approach in controlling Member States’

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Published on February 24, 2022
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The Telegram Conundrum in Brazil

—Gustavo Buss, Master of Laws UFPR, & Estefânia Maria de Queiroz Barboza, Professor of Constitutional Law at UFPR and Uninter The last few years have provided concrete examples of how the political discourse has occupied new corners of the digital arena. The internet has allowed big players to set forth their social media platforms. Furthermore,

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Published on February 23, 2022
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The Italian Constitutional Court and the Referendum on Euthanasia(?): a Declaration of Inadmissibility

–Benedetta Vimercati, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Milan On 15 February the Italian Constitutional Court issued a press release to announce its ruling that the euthanasia referendum’s question is inadmissible. The press release concisely states that the Constitutional judges turned down the request to hold a national referendum because it would not safeguard

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Published on February 22, 2022
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What’s New in Public Law

—Maja Sahadžić, Visiting Professor and Research Fellow (University of Antwerp) and Senior Research Fellow (Law Institute in Sarajevo) 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

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Published on February 22, 2022
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Introducing the 2022 ICONnect Columnists

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of ICONnect are very pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2022, whose work has already started appearing on the blog: Mariana Velasco-Rivera, Maartje De Visser, Shamshad Pasarlay, and Bryan Dennis G. Tiojanco. We are certain that they will provide a diverse and

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Published on February 20, 2022
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The Re-election of President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and the Challenges for the Italian Form of Government

–Giorgio Grasso, Full Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Insubria (Italy) On 29 January, Parliament in joint session, made up of regional delegates, re-elected Sergio Mattarella as President of the Italian Republic. Following on from President Giorgio Napolitano in 2013, for the second time in Italian constitutional history a President of the Republic has been

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Published on February 17, 2022
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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; 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,

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Published on February 15, 2022
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Environmental Protection in the Italian Constitution: Lights and Shadows of the New Constitutional Reform

–Damiano Fuschi, Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Milan, Italy On February 8 2022, a reform of the first part of the Italian Constitution has been approved for the first time since 1948. The core of the reform lays on the aim of the legislator to introduce a clear and strong protection of

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Published on February 13, 2022
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The End of the Beginning of Abusive Constitutional Borrowing in Indonesia: On the Suspension Order of the Omnibus Law of Job Creation

–Stefanus Hendrianto – Pontifical Gregorian University In recent months, one of the hot topics in Indonesian constitutional politics is the Indonesian Constitutional Court decision to issue a suspension order with two years deadline on the constitutionality of Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation, commonly known as the Omnibus Law of the Job Creation.[1]

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Published on February 12, 2022
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