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Book Review: Eric C. Christiansen on Angioletta Sperti’s “Constitutional Courts, Gay Rights and Sexual Orientation Equality”

[Note: In this installment of  I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Eric C. Christiansen reviews Angioletta Sperti’s “Constitutional Courts, Gay Rights and Sexual Orientation Equality” (Hart Publishing, 2017).] —Eric C. Christiansen, Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California USA and Visiting Fulbright Professor, University of Valencia, Spain. Angioletta Sperti’s new book is

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Published on November 10, 2017
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Developments in Dutch Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Dutch 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. —Nick Efthymiou, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Roel de Lange, Erasmus University Rotterdam I. Introduction In this contribution, we will first give a

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Published on November 7, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Angélique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris, France, Diplômée notaire, LL.M. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School 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

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Published on November 6, 2017
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Habea(r)s Corpus: Some Thoughts on the Role of Habeas Corpus in the Evolution of Animal Rights

—Saskia Stucki, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, and Juan C. Herrera, former law clerk of the Constitutional Court of Colombia and currently PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant of Constitutional Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra UPF, Barcelona Earlier this year, a spectacled bear named “Chucho” was given his proverbial

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Published on November 4, 2017
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Developments in Cameroonian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Cameroonian 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. —Charles Manga Fombad, Professor of Law, Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria,

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Published on November 2, 2017
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Judicial Review of Peace Amendments in Colombia: Towards Supraconstitutional Rules and Plurality Opinions?

—Vicente F. Benítez R., JSD student at NYU and Constitutional Law Professor at Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia) In a decision recently analyzed here on I-CONnect by Gonzalo Ramirez-Cleves, the Colombian Constitutional Court upheld a constitutional amendment that purports to shield the peace agreement between the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian Government. Although Ramirez-Cleves has summarized

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Published on October 31, 2017
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Special Discount–New Book–“Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”

I-CONnect is pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in a new volume to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s 1867 Constitution: Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution (Cambridge University Press, November 2017), edited by Richard Albert, Boston College Law School, and David R. Cameron, Yale University. To order this

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Published on October 30, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, Research Associate, Jindal Global Law School 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 developments

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Published on October 30, 2017
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Developments in Bulgarian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Bulgarian 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. —Ivo Gruev, DPhil Candidate in Socio-Legal Studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and Dr. Daniel Smilov, Associate

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Published on October 28, 2017
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Dissertation Defense on Informal Constitutional Change

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to Leiden University Law School for the dissertation defense of Reijer Passchier, a frequent contributor to I-CONnect. The dissertation supervisor is Professor Dr. Wim Voermans. The defense will be held on November 9, 2017, at 13h45 in the Groot Auditorum at Leiden University. Passchier’s dissertation is

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Published on October 28, 2017
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