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Seeing the Whole Picture of the Debate in the Mexican Supreme Court: A Response to “When Judges Threaten Constitutional Governance: Evidence from Mexico”

–Roberto Niembro, General Director of Institutional Relations of the Mexican Supreme Court; UNAM and co-Chair of ICON-S Mexico I write this post in response to the column When Judges Threaten Constitutional Governance: Evidence from Mexico because it wrongly suggests that the application of voting rules by the Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar during the session of

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Published on June 29, 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 June 27, 2022
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We Like It So? The Continuing Saga Of Caribbean Savings Law Clauses

—Ria Mohammed-Davidson, Attorney-at-Law at Chambers of Mr. Rolston F. Nelson, SC, Trinidad and Tobago In the Anglophone Caribbean, no issue has dominated the landscape of constitutional jurisprudence more than the savings law clause. These clauses immunise existing laws and punishments by saving them from being declared inconsistent with the rights and freedoms contained in the

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Published on June 24, 2022
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What’s New in Public Law

—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt; Visiting Lecturer of Law, Hamburg University, Germany. In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books, articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere.

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Published on June 21, 2022
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The Rule of Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

—Benjamin Nurkić, Ph.D. student, Faculty of Law, University of Tuzla The problem of implementing the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remains the main problem after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement (DPA). However, the DPA created the conditions for ethnic discrimination, as it was determined by the rulings of the European

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Published on June 16, 2022
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When Judges Threaten Constitutional Governance: Evidence from Mexico

—Mariana Velasco-Rivera, National University of Ireland Maynooth, School of Law and Criminology; Co-Editor, IACL Blog. Twitter: @marisconsin. [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] The literature on democratic erosion and democratic backsliding has documented how political leaders around the world seek to use mechanisms of (formal and

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Published on June 16, 2022
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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 June 13, 2022
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What’s New in Public Law

—Matteo Mastracci, Digital Rights Researcher, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), and PhD Researcher, Koç University, Istanbul 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

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Published on June 6, 2022
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Jurists Against Bolsonaro’s Attacks on Courts

— Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer (Federal University of Minas Gerais and Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil) — Estefânia Maria de Queiroz Barboza (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, even before being elected in 2018, opened a fierce attack on the electoral system. Although he was the winner at

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Published on June 3, 2022
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