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The Italian Constitutional Court Self-Presents a Question of Constitutional Legitimacy and Challenges the Legal Framework on the Surname Attribution

—Giacomo Giorgini Pignatiello, PhD student in Comparative Public Law, University of Siena. In February 2019, the Italian Constitutional Court (hereinafter ICC) issued a rather unusual order self-presenting the question on the constitutional legitimacy of the domestic legislation which establishes that, when the consent of both parents is lacking, only the father’s surname gets attributed to

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Published on July 7, 2021
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Love Jihad Law: Aggravating the Plight of Interfaith Couples

—Manisha Aswal, LL.M. Candidate, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad, India. India is witnessing a surge in the number of anti-conversion legislations. Following in the footsteps of other Indian States like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the State of Gujarat (‘the State’) implemented an anti-conversion law called the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment)

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Published on July 6, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Nakul Nayak, Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, 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 blogosphere. To submit

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Published on July 5, 2021
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The Constitutionalisation of Sign language in Slovenia

—Neža Šubic, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Law, Maynooth University & Delia Ferri, Professor of Law at the Department of Law, Maynooth University On 27 May 2021, the Slovene National Assembly (Državni zbor) adopted an act amending the Constitution, inserting in the constitutional text (Ustava Republike Slovenije (URS)) a new provision, Article 62a, which

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Published on June 29, 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 June 28, 2021
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Paternalist Constitutionalism and the Emergence of Sovereign Cultural Identity: The Case of Russia

—Angela Di Gregorio, Full Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Milan, Italy Now that the path of constitutional reform in Russia has reached its conclusion, with the adoption of almost all the implementing measures of Constitutional Amendment Law of the 14th March 2020, a more thoughtful reflection on the rationale of this complex constitutional

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Published on June 27, 2021
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ICON Volume 19, Issue 1: Editorial

We invited Marcela Prieto and Sergio Verdugo, I•CON’s Associate Editors, to write a Guest Editorial. Understanding Chile’s constitution-making procedure* For good or bad, Latin America has seen several constitution-making processes in the past decades, including the cases of Brazil (1988), Colombia (1991), Perú (1993), Ecuador (1998 and again in 2008), Venezuela (1999), and Bolivia (2009).

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Published on June 25, 2021
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The “Metaphor of Waves” in Latin America: A Fragmentary Reality?

—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.] Comparative constitutional law has a particular taste for unraveling constitutional waves. Jon Elster, in his Forces and Mechanisms in

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Published on June 23, 2021
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2021 I•CON Prize

We are very pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 I•CON Prize for the most outstanding article published in volume 18 of the International Journal of Constitutional Law. This year the I•CON Editors in Chief in consultation with the Advisory Board have awarded the Prize to Tamar Hostovsky Brandes, for her article, “The Diminishing Status of International Law in the Decisions of the

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Published on June 22, 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 June 21, 2021
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