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Book Review: Oran Doyle on “The United Kingdom and the Federal Idea” (Robert Schütze and Stephen Tierney eds.)

[Editor’s Note: In this instalment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Oran Doyle reviews The United Kingdom and the Federal Idea (Robert Schütze and Stephen Tierney eds., Hart Publishing 2018).] –Oran Doyle, Trinity College Dublin; University of Pennsylvania Laws do not exist as abstract disembodied propositions, akin to the axioms of geometry, but rather hold true in particular places

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Published on November 22, 2019
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Announcement–New Book: “Comparative Constitution-Making” (Edward Elgar 2019)

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin My colleague and co-editor here at I-CONnect, David Landau, has just published a new and important volume on “Comparative Constitution-Making” (Edward Elgar 2019). David and Hanna Lerner have brought together over 20 scholars to produce a comprehensive

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Published on November 21, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Genoa (Italy) 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

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Published on November 18, 2019
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Reminder–2nd Annual Conference–ICON-S Italy Chapter–“New Technologies and the Future of Public Law”

–The Editors On November 22-23, 2019 the University of Florence will host the second conference of ICON-S Italian Chapter. The conference will focus on “New technologies and the future of public law” and will feature two plenary sessions and 112 panels. It will investigate the legal-theoretical, practical, and institutional challenges posed by technological developments, and

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Published on November 16, 2019
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Judges Cannot Run in Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia Anymore

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen The Speaker of the Slovak Parliament announced the date of the general election for February 29, 2020. This upcoming election will be a high-stakes game because of the popular extreme-right parties on the rise, rampant disinformation on social media and uncertainty about the election-silence period. It

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Published on November 12, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen 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 November 11, 2019
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Book Review: Eszter Bodnár on “Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-Making in Central and Eastern Europe” (Kálmán Pócza ed.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Eszter Bodnár reviews Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-Making in Central and Eastern Europe (Kálmán Pócza ed., Routledge 2019)] –Eszter Bodnár, Associate Professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest The constitutional systems of the Central and Eastern European region have always held an important place in

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Published on November 9, 2019
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Call for Nominations–2020 ICON-S Book Prize

ICON·S | The International Society for Public Law is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its third annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding book in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the national

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Published on November 8, 2019
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Hong Kong’s Same-Sex Marriage Case: The Dark Art of Constitutional Non-Engagement

—P. Y. Lo, LLB (Lond.), Ph D (HKU), Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China with its separate legal and judicial systems based on the common law, has a litigious LGBTI community.  Since 2006, members of this community have successfully challenged through the courts the criminalisation of homosexual buggery

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Published on November 7, 2019
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Constitutional Tribunal in Kyrgyzstan Decides Against the Former President, Clearing the Way for His Prosecution

–Alisher Juzgenbayev, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan On October 24, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic declared that the law lifting the immunity of the former President did not violate the Constitution. I observed the Chamber’s hearing and would like to share my commentary on this consequential decision.

Published on November 5, 2019
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