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Challenging “Divine” Law: Protecting Gender Rights in Sri Lanka and Beyond

—Dian A H Shah, National University 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 September 4, 2019
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The 2019 Indonesian General Election: Constitutional Odds and Ends

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College On June 27, 2019, the Indonesian Constitutional Court rejected the petition of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto to nullify the presidential election result. All nine justices rejected Subianto’s petition in its entirety, and, the Court reaffirmed the victory of the incumbent President, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate, a conservative cleric,

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Published on August 30, 2019
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Bolsonaro’s Attacks on Brazilian Environmental Agencies: When “Money Talks” May Have the Last Word

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Brazil’s environmental protection going downhill has been recently highlighted by major newspapers. The Economist, on its first cover of August, featured the following headline: “Deathwatch for the Amazon: The Threat of Runaway Deforestation”. The New York Times, just a few days before, published the report “Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader,

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Published on August 28, 2019
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The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court: Institutional and Constitutional Self-Destruction

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer & Thomas da Rosa de Bustamante, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) The emergence of undemocratic political practices in Brazil, at least from the point of view of the executive branch, has become a general concern. One specific behavior that has attracted

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The Rule of Law and the Judicial Retirement Age in Poland: Is the ECJ Judgment the End of the Story?

—Matteo Mastracci, Koç University On June 24, 2019, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice delivered its long hoped for judgment over the retirement age dispute introduced by the Polish legislator through the so-called “Law on the Supreme Court.” Following the passage of this law, all sitting judges were forced to retire early

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Published on July 19, 2019
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The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: Proportional Representation vs. Majoritarian Election Systems

—Rivka Weill, Harry Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya. This post is based on a lecture delivered on July 1, 2019 at the ICON-S Annual Conference at Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. In the US, there is an allegedly recurrent problem of gerrymandering of voting districts. The legal challenges against gerrymandering allege that districts are

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Published on July 18, 2019
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Why Political Pluralism is Not Enough: Moldova’s Constitutional Crisis

—William Partlett, Melbourne Law School [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 2019,

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Published on July 10, 2019
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I·CON Volume 17, Issue 2: Editorial

Best Practice—Writing a Peer-Review Report The importance of peer review has, if anything, increased in recent times. The enthrallment of current academia with “objective” quantitative measures in the processes of selection, promotion and evaluation of academic performance has put a premium on publication in “peer-reviewed” journals. Instead of a faculty reading carefully the work and

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Published on July 9, 2019
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 17 Issue 2 Table of Contents Editorial I•CON Foreword Ran Hirschl and Ayelet Shachar, Spatial statism Thirty Years from the Fall of the Berlin Wall: The World after 1989 Cora Chan, Thirty years from Tiananmen: China, Hong Kong, and the ongoing experiment to preserve liberal values in an authoritarian state Wen-Chen Chang, Back into

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Published on July 4, 2019
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Symposium – The Brazilian Supreme Court and the Protection of Democracy in the Age of Populism: The Supreme Court and the Bolsonaro Government: A Fragmented Court in a Conflictive Political Scenario

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a four-part symposium on the role of the Brazilian Supreme Court and the protection of democracy in the age of populism. This is the final entry of the symposium, which was kindly organized by Professors Conrado Hübner Mendes and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo. Their introduction is available here.] —Diego Werneck

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Published on June 29, 2019
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