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ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

Volume 18 Issue 3 Table of Contents Editorial Articles Adiel Zimran, The theological value of autonomy Symposium: From Promise to Retrenchment? On the Changing Landscape of Israeli Constitutionalism Adam Shinar, Barak Medina, and Gila Stopler, From promise to retrenchment: On the changing landscape of Israeli constitutionalism Ariel L. Bendor, The Israeli judiciary-centered constitutionalism Alon Harel

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Published on February 13, 2021
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Democracy on Hold? Framing the Debate on the BARMM Transition in the Philippines

—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.] When the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) took over as interim government of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in 2019,

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

—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, Ph.D. Candidate in the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE), Hamburg University, Germany; Assistant Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt. 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 February 8, 2021
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The Right to Science and the Pandemic: at the Crossroads of Law and Politics

—Luísa Netto, Postdoc Visiting Fellow, Leiden University and Assistant Professor, Catholic University of Minas Gerais The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications or merely the right to science is positivized as a human right in various international law instruments, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the

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Published on February 5, 2021
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Undemocratic Legislation to Undermine Freedom of Speech in Brazil

—Ulisses Levy Silvério dos Reis, The Federal University of the Semi-Arid Region – UFERSA, and Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, The Federal University of Minas Gerais The 2018 general elections put the Brazilian political scenario in the center of the global debate on illiberal governments and democratic erosion. Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army officer who was

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Published on February 3, 2021
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The Tatmadaw’s 1 February Actions are not an Emergency but a Coup

—Andrew Harding, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore In the early morning of 1 February 2021 the Myanmar military, the Tatmadaw, fulfilled what had been threatened for several days, by arresting the President and other leading civilian officials, and declaring an emergency and their taking over of the country.

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

—Matteo Mastracci, 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 the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for

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Published on February 1, 2021
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Book Review: Stefanus Hendrianto on Joshua Neoh’s “Law, Love and Freedom: From the Sacred to the Secular”

Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Stefanus Hendrianto reviews Joshua Neoh’s book on Law, Love and Freedom: From the Sacred to the Secular (Cambridge University Press, 2019) –Stefanus Hendrianto, SJ, PhD, University of San Francisco When Joe Biden entered the campaign of the 2020 election, he adopted a catchphrase to describe the election as

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Published on January 31, 2021
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Ethiopia’s Continuing Constitutional Crisis

—Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] On April 2, 2018 the Ethiopian parliament elected Abiy Ahmed as prime minister. This was

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Published on January 27, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Claudia Marchese, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the University of Florence (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

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Published on January 25, 2021
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