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Malaysia’s 2020 Government Crisis: Revealing the New Emperor’s Clothes

—Yvonne Tew, Georgetown University Law Center[1] [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] In 2018, Malaysia was hailed as a story of democracy’s triumph. In a historic national election, voters ousted the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition, ending its six decades

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Published on April 15, 2020
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States’ Reactions to COVID-19 Pandemic: An Overview of the Belgian Case

–Frédéric Bouhon, Andy Jousten, Xavier Miny, and Emmanuel Slautsky. Corresponding Author: Emmanuel Slautsky (Emmanuel.Slautsky@ulb.be) For the past weeks, national and international news has been dominated by a single subject: a large part of the world is affected by the pandemic of the infectious disease called Covid-19, which is due to the spread of a coronavirus.

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Published on April 14, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Susan Achury, Miami 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 for our weekly feature

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Published on April 13, 2020
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Special Undergraduate Series–The Rot Runs Deeper: Citizenship at Odds with Religion

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution –Anant Sangal, IV Year, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), National Law University, Delhi In the first half of December 2019, the Indian Parliament passed a discriminatory legislation, which provides citizenship to a class of people on the basis of their religion. According to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

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Published on April 12, 2020
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The Collision between Bolsonaro and the Sovereignty of Science: The Courts Step In

—João Vitor Cardoso, University of Chile Faculty of Law[1] Introduction On Saturday, March 28, a federal court in Rio de Janeiro banned the Brazilian government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. The federal judge gave the government 24 hours to publish an official statement explaining that its “Brazil Cannot

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Published on April 9, 2020
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Constitutional Quantum Mechanics and a Change of Government in Malaysia

—Dian AH Shah and Andrew Harding, National University Singapore Faculty of Law Democratic backsliding has become quite the flavour of the decade, unfortunately, as the pages of this blog reveal all too starkly: Hungary, Poland, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, and many other instances across the world.[1] In contrast Malaysia appeared – until recently –

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Published on April 8, 2020
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Book Review: Clizia Franceschini on Mary Ellen O’Connell’s “The Art of Law in the International Community”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Clizia Franceschini reviews Mary Ellen O’Connell’s book on The Art of Law in the International Community (Cambridge University Press, 2019). –Clizia Franceschini, PhD Student, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage. Email: clizia.franceschini@imtlucca.it Mary Ellen O’Connell is the Robert and Marion

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Published on April 7, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of 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 books and articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant

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Published on April 6, 2020
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ICON Guest Editorial: Without a New European Patriotism, the Decline of the EU is Inevitable

On 26 March, an utterly divided EU emerged from the European Council dedicated to European measures aimed at managing the severest crisis since 1929, one far worse  than the 2012-2017 crisis. The coronavirus pandemic and the transpiring economic and social crises present Europe with an extraordinary opportunity: to decide to move towards a deeper unity,

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Published on April 3, 2020
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Redefining the Right to Privacy in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

—Dr. Olga Hałub-Kowalczyk, Chair of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wrocław, Poland Nobody needs to be convinced of the direct impact on human rights flowing from the pandemic induced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The necessity of reorganizing the state and way it works goes hand in hand with sudden changes

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Published on April 2, 2020
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