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In Malaysia, Eastminster Prevails

–Ganesh Sahathevan, Fellow, American Center for Democracy A decision of the Court of Appeal Malaysia handed down on 28 November 2019 suggests that “Eastminister” style exercise of powers by Malaysia’s Heads of State may no longer be the subject of judicial review once the Head of State’s preferred Head of Government can demonstrate by a simple

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Published on December 29, 2019
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A Constitutional Challenge to the Transgender Persons Act in India

–Dhruva Gandhi (University of Oxford) and Unnati Ghia (National Law School of India University, Bangalore) With presidential assent, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 passed by the Indian Parliament has now become law (“Act”). The Act leaves much to be desired. There is a lack of affirmative action measures across the employment and

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Published on December 27, 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 December 24, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of Law 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 December 23, 2019
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Book Review: Martina Trettel on “The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Martina Trettel reviews The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (Ron Levy et al., eds., Cambridge 2018) –Martina Trettel, Senior Researcher, Institute for Comparative Federalism The recently published Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (edited by Ron Levy, Hoi Kong, Graeme Orr, and Jeff King), with its twenty-six chapters, provides

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Published on December 22, 2019
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50-day Silence Period on Publication of Opinion Polls Before Election in Slovakia

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen The Slovak Parliament recently passed a legislative rider to extend the length of the silence period, which prohibits publication of opinion polls before an election. Slovak electoral rules had previously prohibited political campaigning and the publication of opinion polls 14 days before an election taking place.

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Published on December 20, 2019
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Book Review: Patrícia Jerónimo on “Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania” (Vito Breda ed.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Patrícia Jerónimo reviews Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania (Vito Breda ed., Cambridge University Press 2019)] —Patrícia Jerónimo, Director of the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov), University of Minho The debate about the feasibility of legal transplants may seem to be a thing of the

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Published on December 19, 2019
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Call for Papers–2020 ICON•S Conference–July 9-11, 2020–Wrocław, Poland

ICON·S | The International Society of Public Law looks forward to welcoming you to the Annual Conference at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020. This will be the seventh Annual Conference of ICON·S, following the six Annual Conferences (Florence 2014, New York 2015, Berlin 2016, Copenhagen 2017, Hong Kong 2018, Santiago

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Published on December 18, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Sandeep Suresh, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, India 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 December 16, 2019
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New President of Italian Constitutional Court–Marta Cartabia

–The Editors Last week, Marta Cartabia was elected President of the Italian Constitutional Court, making her the first woman in the Court’s history to hold this position. A long-time leader in ICON-S, Cartabia sits on the Society’s Council and has been a regular participant in the Society’s Annual Conference. Cartabia is also Co-President of the

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Published on December 14, 2019
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