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Lula is Free: The Brazilian Supreme Court’s Habeas Decision and the 2022 Election

—Felipe Oliveira de Sousa, Center for Law, Behaviour and Cognition (CLBC), Ruhr-Universität Bochum On March 8, 2021, Judge Edson Fachin from the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) made a decision that might decisively affect the course of the next presidential elections in Brazil, in 2022. Judge Fachin ordered the annulment of all decisions taken on four

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Published on March 17, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Vini Singh, Assistant Professor & Doctoral Research Scholar, National Law University Jodhpur, India. 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

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Published on March 15, 2021
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The Blurred Line Between Law and Politics: The Supreme Court of Nepal Blocks a Parliamentary Dissolution

—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.] On 23 February 2021, the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court of Nepal handed down its long-awaited judgment in the controversial case

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Published on March 10, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

–Wilson Seraine da Silva Neto, Master Student at the University of Coimbra, Portugal; Postgraduate Student 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 March 8, 2021
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Beyond Oversight. Advancing Societal Constitutionalism in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

— Angelo Jr Golia, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative Law and International Law, Heidelberg. Facebook’s Oversight Board (OB) has sparked great interest in an already rich debate over the constitutionalisation digital spaces. The establishment of a non-state adjudicator with jurisdiction over the freedom of speech exercised on FB (2.8 billion monthly

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Published on March 5, 2021
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Call for Papers | Caribbean Law Review | “Racialisation and Racism”

Published on March 1, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

–Maja Sahadžić, Guest Professor and Research Fellow (University of Antwerp) 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

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Published on March 1, 2021
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The Straw that Broke the Back of the Constitution? When Quantity Transforms to Quality

—Yaniv Roznai, IDC Herzliya, Harry Radzyner Law School* On October 27, 2020, an extended bench of the Israeli Supreme Court held a hearing in HCJ 2905/20 et al. Regarding the Basic Law: Government, Amendment No. 8 and the Temporary Order (the Alternation of Government), a hearing that was broadcast live. One argument that came up

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Published on February 27, 2021
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Symposium |Constitutional Struggles in Asia | Part V | Determining What is ‘Thai’: Thailand’s Constitutional Court and Identity Polarisation

[Editor’s Note: In light of recent constitutional (or some may say, unconstitutional) developments, I-CONnect is pleased to feature this timely symposium examining constitutional struggles in Asia. This is part V of a five part series, in addition to the Introduction.] — Rawin Leelapatana (Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University) and Suprawee Asanasak (Faculty of Law, Thammasat

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Published on February 25, 2021
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The Historian of the Future in Brazilian Democracy: The Challenges of Interpreting and Comparing Events of Our Own Time

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] For a Brazilian, the prospect of Trump winning the US presidential elections in 2020 could mean that Brazil, with

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Published on February 24, 2021
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