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When Courts Decide not to Decide: Understanding the Afghan Supreme Court’s Struggle to Decide the Fate of the Dismissed Ministers

–Shamshad Pasarlay, Herat University School of Law and Political Sciences On November 12, 2016, the Wolesi Jirga, the Afghan parliament’s lower house, began a process of impeaching cabinet ministers who had not been able to spend more than 70 percent of their ministry development budget for the financial year of 2015. As part of this process,

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Published on March 22, 2017
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On the Silence of Turkish Constitutionalists in the Face of the Amendment

—Kemal Gözler, Professor of Constitutional Law, Retired from Uludag University Faculty of Law, Turkey. [Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in Turkish on the website of the author, anayasa.gen.tr, on February 20, 2017. It was translated into English by a friend of the author, who would like to remain anonymous.] Constitutional Amendment Bill Number

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Published on March 16, 2017
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I·CON Volume 15, Issue 1: Editorial

—J.H.H. Weiler, University Professor, European Union Jean Monnet Chair, New York University Law School; Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law Editorial: The Case for a Kinder, Gentler Brexit [Editor’s Note: The editorial was previously posted and can be found here.] 10 Good Reads [Editor’s Note: J.H.H Weiler’s book recommendations were previously posted and can be

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Published on March 15, 2017
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

I·CON  Volume 15 Issue 1  Table of Contents Editorial I.CON Focus: Between International and Constitutional Law Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir, The “procedural turn” under the European Convention on Human Rights and presumptions of Convention compliance Eyal Benvenisti & Alon Harel, Embracing the tension between national and international human rights law: The case for discordant parity Gregory

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Published on March 15, 2017
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The “C word”: Democratic Decay and the New Frontiers of Comparative Law (I-CONnect Column)

—Tom Gerald Daly, Fellow, Melbourne Law School; Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law [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.

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Published on March 8, 2017
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Comparative Law in the Age of Trump (I-CONnect Column)

—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of Law [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 columnists for 2017,

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Published on February 22, 2017
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Article Review: Ioanna Tourkochoriti on Jeremie Gilbert and David Keane’s “Equality versus fraternity? Rethinking France and its Minorities”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review Series, Ioanna Tourkochoriti reviews Jeremie Gilbert and David Keane’s “Equality versus fraternity? Rethinking France and its Minorities,” which appears in the current issue of I•CON. The full article is available for free here.] —Ioanna Tourkochoriti, National University of Ireland Galway Jeremie Gilbert and David Keane have written a very interesting

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Published on February 21, 2017
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Brazil’s Increasingly Politicized Supreme Court

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Brazil was faced with a tragic event this January. Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected members of the Brazilian Supreme Court, was one of the five victims of a plane crash into the sea near Paraty, a colonial town off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.

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Published on February 16, 2017
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The Impact of a Trump Presidency for Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Latin America (I-CONnect Column)

—Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales [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 columnists for 2017,

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Published on February 9, 2017
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The Case for a Kinder, Gentler Brexit

—J.H.H. Weiler, University Professor, European Union Jean Monnet Chair, New York University Law School; Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law Of course, we know better than to be shooting at each other; but the post-June 23 relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union is woefully bellicose, and increasingly so. In tone and mood,

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Published on February 5, 2017
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