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A Plea for Dialogue: An Open Letter on Catalonia from Constitutional & International Law Scholars

—Zoran Oklopcic, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University The Center for Constitutional Transitions, in partnership with the Edinburgh Center for Constitutional Law, has released an open letter on the constitutional crisis in Catalonia, “A Call for Dialogue”. The coordinators of the letter are Sujit Choudhry, Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions &

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Published on October 19, 2017
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Book Review: Antonios Kouroutakis on Frank Fagan & Saul Levmore’s “The Timing of Lawmaking”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Antonios Kouroutakis reviews Frank Fagan & Saul Levmore’s “The Timing of Lawmaking” (Edward Elgar 2017).] —Antonios Kouroutakis, IE Law School, Madrid There has been much ink shed about lawmaking; from the law and the politics of lawmaking to the due process of lawmaking and from constitutional lawmaking to judicial

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Published on October 19, 2017
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Developments in Austrian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Austrian 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. —Konrad Lachmayer, Professor of Public and European Law at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna; Ingrid Siess-Scherz, Judge at the

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Published on October 19, 2017
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Inaugural International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Book Prize

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) is pleased to announce the launch of the International Society of Public Law 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

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Published on October 17, 2017
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Hong Kong’s Unique “Co-Location” Arrangement

—Dr. P. Y. Lo, Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong; Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong As Spain contemplates resuming direct rule over Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, by invoking the nuclear provision of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in October 2017, [1] at the other side of the Globe, Hong Kong,

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Published on October 17, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

—Nausica Palazzo, Ph.D. researcher in Comparative Constitutional Law (University of Trento) 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

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Published on October 16, 2017
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Developments in Philippine Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Philippine 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. —Dante Gatmaytan, College of Law, University of the Philippines I. Calm before the Storm It was, for a very long time,

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Published on October 15, 2017
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Colombia’s Special Criminal Tribunal: Justicia Especial para la Paz

–Sandra Botero, Universidad del Rosario In November 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla signed peace accords putting an end to the oldest armed conflict in the Americas.  The peace agreements proposed an ambitious institutional framework for transitional justice. This framework includes a truth commission, a commission for investigating disappearances, a dedicated investigative unit

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Published on October 15, 2017
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Developments in Bangladeshi Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Bangladeshi 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. —Ridwanul Hoque, Professor of Law, University of Dhaka, and Sharowat Shamin, Lecturer, University of Dhaka I. Overview and Introduction In Bangladesh,

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Published on October 12, 2017
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Book Review: Armen Mazmanyan on Scott Newton’s “The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States: A Contextual Analysis”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Armen Mazmanyan reviews Scott Newton’s “The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States: A Contextual Analysis” (Oxford: Hart 2017).] —Armen Mazmanyan, Center for Constitutional Studies, Apella Institute Central Asia is a terra incognita for comparative constitutional studies. Unlike its geographic neighbors–Eastern Europe, South and South-East Asia–the

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Published on October 12, 2017
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