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Towards a “Thin” Basic Structure Doctrine in Singapore (I-CONnect Column)

—Jaclyn L. Neo, National University of Singapore Faculty 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

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Published on January 17, 2018
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Special Announcement: I-CONnect Columnists for 2018

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of I-CONnect are pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2018: Jaclyn Neo, James Fowkes, Francisca Pou Giménez, and Renata Uitz. 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 16, 2018
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Not #LoveWins: On the Indonesian LGBT Case

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College On December 14, 2017, the Indonesian Constitutional issued a long awaited decision on a petition to outlaw extramarital and gay sex.[1] In a 5-4 decision, the Court declared that it has no authority to ban sex outside marriage, including a ban on homosexual relationships.  Some news reports have praised the decision

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Published on January 11, 2018
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The Judicial Ban on Asbestos in Brazil: A Turning Point in the Relationship between International Law and Collective Fundamental Rights?

—Ranieri Lima Resende, PhD. in Law Candidate, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Visiting Doctoral Researcher, New York University.* Celebrated as one of the most important news stories of 2017 by environmentalists and human rights’ activists,[1] the recent prohibition of asbestos production and commerce throughout the country, ordered by the Brazilian Supreme Court on

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Published on January 10, 2018
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Developments in Chilean Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Chilean constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Iván Aróstica, Justice of the Chilean Constitutional Court & Universidad del Desarrollo; Sergio Verdugo, Universidad del Desarrollo & JSD candidate, New York

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Independence Referenda Through the Prism of Kurdistan (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

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Published on December 27, 2017
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Developments in Hungarian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Hungarian constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Eszter Bodnár, Assistant Professor at Eötvös Loránd University; Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz, Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social

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The Judiciary as Second-Best Political Strategy: The Never-Ending Debate over the Presumption of Innocence in Brazil

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo & Fernando José Gonçalves Acunha, University of Brasília In February 2016, one of us wrote a post on I-CONnect focusing on the Brazilian Supreme Court’s new precedent on the presumption of innocence.[1] The decision carried out a major shift by allowing criminal sentences to be enforced once a judgment has been affirmed

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On ‘Horizontal’ and ‘Vertical’ Accountability in Present-Day 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 December 20, 2017
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Developments in Myanmar Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Myanmar constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Daw Hla Myo New, Justice of the Constitutional Tribunal I. Introduction The constitution-building process in Myanmar is a long journey, like that of

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Published on December 17, 2017
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