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Join the ICON·S Secretariat | Call for Expressions of Interest

The International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) invites expressions of interest to join the Secretariat. The Secretariat consists of a team of scholars who, on a voluntary basis, manage the operations of the Society under the leadership of two Co-Presidents, both supported by one Secretary General and one Deputy Secretary General. Scholars around the world

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Published on January 18, 2021
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Malaysia’s Game of Thrones amid a Pandemic: Constitutional Implications and Political Significance of the State of Emergency

—Dian A H Shah, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law The old Malay proverb “terlepas dari mulut buaya, masuk ke mulut harimau” (literally translated as “out of the crocodile’s mouth, into the tiger’s mouth”) seems to be an apt description for Malaysia in the new year. The government, having just re-implemented stricter restrictions in

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Published on January 17, 2021
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International Assistance to Constitution Making between Principle and Expediency

—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.] In the aftermath of the Cold War many countries underwent political transitions coupled with extensive constitutional changes. Constitution making has also increasingly

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Published on January 13, 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 January 11, 2021
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The Afghan Peace Process and the Prospects for Constitutional Change: Can Incrementalism Work?

—Shamshad Pasarlay and Ilaria Vianello On 12 September 2020, representatives from the Afghan government and the Taliban held the first ever direct talks in Doha, Qatar, to negotiate an end to the Afghan conflict. On 15 December 2020, some media outlets published a list of questions both sides wished to discuss during the talks. An

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Published on January 8, 2021
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Special Announcement: ICONnect Columnists for 2021

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of ICONnect are very pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2021: Mara Malagodi, Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Armi Bayot, and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo. As always, we are confident that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices for our readers, representing

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

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen 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

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Published on January 4, 2021
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Announcement: Roundtable on the Brexit Deal

The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice in collaboration with EJIL and ICON cordially invites you to attend “The Brexit Deal: A Less Perfect Union or a More Flexible Compact? Assessing the Draft EU UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement” – A Roundtable (by Zoom) on January 14, 2021 at 9.30-11.30 EST; 14.30-16.30 GMT; 15.30-17.30 CET:   The product of tumultuous political

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Published on January 3, 2021
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Book Review: Sabrina Ragone on “An Uneven Balance? A Legal Analysis of Power Asymmetries between National Parliaments in the EU” (Hoai-Thu Nguyen)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Sabrina Ragone reviews Hoai-Thu Nguyen’s book on An Uneven Balance? A Legal Analysis of Power Asymmetries between National Parliaments in the EU (Eleven Publishing, 2018).] —Sabrina Ragone, Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Bologna. The volume An Uneven Balance? A Legal Analysis of Power Asymmetries between

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Published on December 24, 2020
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The Curious Conservatism of Constitutional Amendment Politics in the United States

—Andrea Scoseria Katz, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] A few days ago, an email popped into my inbox. It was a very typical email, the kind you delete dozens of

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Published on December 23, 2020
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