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ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

Volume 17 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial Honor Roll of Reviewers 2019 Honoring Jürgen Habermas Seyla Benhabib, For Jürgen Habermas on his 90th birthday Jean L. Cohen, My/our debt to Habermas Oliver Gerstenberg, Radical democracy and the rule of law: Reflections on J. Habermas’s legal philosophy Frank I. Michelman, Legitimacy and moral support Cheryl

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Published on January 21, 2020
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Public Law and Technology: Automating Welfare, Outsourcing the State

—Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen [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 2020, Professor Ranchordas will blog about public law and technology, sharing some insights from her recent scholarship on digital exclusion as well as recent developments in this

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Published on January 15, 2020
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Special Announcement: I-CONnect Columnists for 2020

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of I-CONnect are pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2020: Sofia Ranchordas, Andrea Scoseria Katz, Alexander Hudson, and Yvonne Tew. We are confident that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices, representing a range of regional and substantive areas

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Published on January 11, 2020
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Iran and the Rhetoric of International Law

—Jill Goldenziel, Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four

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Published on January 9, 2020
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Analyzing the Legality of the Soleimani Strike

—Jill Goldenziel, Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four

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Published on January 7, 2020
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The “Rationality of Fear” on the Edge of Brazilian Democracy: Another Shield Against Authoritarianism?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development[1] In a period of about two months, a series of protests in South America brought the region again into the spotlight. Except for the Bolivian case,[2] whose causes were mostly related to the presidential election process, the protests in Chile, Ecuador,

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Published on December 31, 2019
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To Convict a Dictator: Judges Versus Generals in Pakistan

—Yasser Kureshi, Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS University of London On the 17th of December 2019, a special court in Pakistan found its former military dictator, General Musharraf (1999-2008), guilty of high treason for suspending the constitution in 2007.[1] In a country where the military has ruled with impunity for much of its history, this verdict

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Published on December 28, 2019
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Towards an Anti-Bully Theory of Judicial Review

—Yaniv Roznai, Harry Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya * In an environment of democratic erosion, courts are under political pressure. Populist projects of constitutional change modify the rules for appointment and jurisdiction of bodies like constitutional courts in an attempt to weaken their independence, pack them and even capture them. Often, courts are

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Published on December 21, 2019
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JHH Weiler, Co-Editor in Chief, in Conversation with Professor Wojciech Sadurski

—J.H.H. Weiler, Co-Editor in Chief, ICON, and Wojciech Sadurski, University of Sydney One of the more ‘elegant’ ways of restricting freedom of political speech and academic freedom is to use libel and defamation laws. It has increasingly become the weapon of choice of various political actors and regimes. Nobody would gainsay that academics may libel

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Published on December 13, 2019
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The Joint Declaration to the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Backlash or Contestation?

—Melina Girardi Fachin (Universidade Federal do Paraná); Bruna Nowak (Universidade Federal do Paraná) In April 2019, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay issued a joint declaration to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with critical observations directed to the Inter-American System of Human Rights. The states reaffirmed their commitment to the American Convention on Human

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Published on December 12, 2019
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