Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Month: February 2023

  • What’s New in Public Law

    —Leigha Crout, PhD Candidate at King’s College London & William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School —Tina Nicole Nelly Youan, PhD Candidate at Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 Université In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law.

  • I·CONnect – Letter from the Editor-in-Chief of I·CON

    The internet has changed the face of publishing – for good and for bad. It has certainly democratized publishing. Want to publish? You can Blog! Just choose among half a dozen ready-made one-size-fits-all blog platform purveyors, say a little prayer, and, as the Americans say, you’re all set!

  • Bautam Bhatia

    Gautam Bhatia is an Indian lawyer and legal scholar. He is the author of Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Freedom of Speech under the Indian Constitution and The Transformative Constitution. His work – including the constitutional law blog, Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy– has been cited on several occasions by the Supreme Court of India.

  • João Vitor Cardoso

    João Vitor Cardoso was an ethnographer at the Chilean Constitutional Convention (2021-2022). He is a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Chile and holds a M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo (FFLCH-USP). He studies sociological constitutionalism and constitutional politics with a special focus on Brazil and Chile.

  • Esther Ang’awa

    Esther Ang’awa is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with practice experience providing legal advisory and representation in public and private law matters, as well as advising State and non-State actors on law, constitutionalism and governance. Ang’awa is passionate about creating legal awareness in the society and pushing for public governance that is people-centred, participatory and transformative. 

  • Teresa Violante

    Teresa Violante is a PhD Candidate at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She holds a graduate degree in law (University of Coimbra) and a European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization (University of Padova), and lectures on fundamental rights and constitutional law (University Lusófona, Lisbon).

  • Jaclyn Neo

    Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Graduate of NUS Faculty of Law and Yale Law School.

  • Antonia Baraggia

    Associate Professor at the University of Milan, Department of National and Supranational Public Law. Holds a PhD in Public Law from the University of Turin.

  • A Constitutional Crisis in Portugal: The Deadlock at the Constitutional Court

    —Teresa Violante, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2023 columnists, see here.] The politicization of judicial appointments is one of the most common threats to the rule of law nowadays. Usually, this phenomenon originated in the political branches, as the examples of Poland, Hungary, and, more recently, Spain and Israel show.

  • What’s New in Public Law

    –Silvio Roberto Vinceti, Research Fellow, Department of Law, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) 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.