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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the “Common Good”

—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.] A recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows that the indigenous peoples of Latin America are

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Published on April 14, 2021
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Term Limits and the Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment Doctrine in Indonesia

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Pontifical Gregorian University A controversy surrounding constitutional amendment has surfaced recently in Indonesia, after a veteran politician, Amien Rais, accused the administration of Joko Widodo (or Jokowi) of trying to sway the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) to amend the 1945 Constitution so that the presidential term could be extended.[1] Currently, President Jokowi is

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Published on April 13, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Nakul Nayak, Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, India. Developments in Constitutional Courts The Kenyan Constitutional Court dismissed a petition to strike down the Female Genital Mutilation Act, which outlaws the traditional practice of female circumcision. The UK Supreme Court ruled that care workers carrying out overnight ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not entitled to the

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Published on April 12, 2021
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Digital Constitutionalism and the Right to Protest Online – A Political Perspective of Digital Dissent from India’s experience with Content Moderation

—Lucas Henrique Muniz da Conceição, LL.M. at Birkbeck, University of London and Shailesh Kumar, Ph.D. Candidate at Birkbeck, University of London. At the end of January, Twitter was involved in a political conundrum in India, because it complied with the government request to ban controversial hashtags, users, and tweets from its platform. The India government

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Published on April 10, 2021
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Social Media Photos for 2021 ICON•S Conference “ICON•S Mundo – The Future of Public Law” July 6-9, 2021

The ICON-S team is looking forward to hosting the world at the 2021 ICON•S Conference “ICON•S Mundo – The Future of Public Law” on July 6-9, 2021. All are welcome. The ICON-S team has prepared several social media photos featuring the Conference theme. All are invited to download them for use social media platforms. Here

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Published on April 7, 2021
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Call for Papers | 2021 ICON•S Conference “ICON•S Mundo – The Future of Public Law” July 6-9, 2021

ICON•S | The International Society of Public Law is pleased to announce that the Society’s 2021 Annual Conference will be held on July 6 – 9, 2021. This will be the seventh Annual Conference of ICON•S, following the six Annual Conferences of previous years (Florence 2014, New York 2015, Berlin 2016, Copenhagen 2017, Hong Kong 2018,

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Published on April 7, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law, University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy) and Academic Fellow, Bocconi University (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

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Published on April 5, 2021
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The Stalled Amendment Initiative in Serbia

—Dragoljub Popović, Union University School of Law, Belgrade – Serbia, and Tanasije Marinković, University of Belgrade School of Law, Serbia Towards the end of 2020, the Government renewed a two-year old initiative to amend the 2006 Constitution. The Amendment Initiative was addressed to the National Assembly, which has only one chamber. So far, the National

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Published on April 3, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

–Susan Achury, Visiting Lecturer at Texas Christian University 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 relevant developments

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Published on March 29, 2021
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Special Undergraduate Series–Enforcing Disability Rights: the Indian Supreme Court’s Judgment in Vikash Kumar

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students LL.B. Student Contribution –Prannv Dhawan and Anchal Bhateja, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Students, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (India) In a significant judgment rendered in case of Vikash Kumar v. Union Public Service Commission, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India constitutionally fortified the right

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Published on March 27, 2021
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