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Constitutional Amendment Significance: A Survey

—George Tsebelis, Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan “…Amending clause…describes and regulates…amending power. This is the most important part of the constitution.” (John W. Burgess, Political Science and Constitutional Law 1890: 137). If amendment rules are the most important part of the constitution, the frequency of constitutional amendments should be inversely related

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Published on October 27, 2017
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Developments in Belgian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Belgian 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. —Luc Lavrysen (Judge at the Belgian Constitutional Court and Full Professor at Ghent University), Jan Theunis (Associate Professor at Hasselt University and Law

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Book Review: Jeffrey Goldsworthy on Se-shauna Wheatle’s “Principled Reasoning in Human Rights Adjudication”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Jeffrey Goldsworthy reviews Se-shauna Wheatle’s Principled Reasoning in Human Rights Adjudication (Oxford: Hart 2017).] —Jeffrey Goldsworthy, Emeritus Professor of Law, Monash University, Adjunct Professor of Law, The University of Adelaide Se-shauna Wheatle’s book concerns judicial reasoning in human rights cases that purports to be based on “unwritten” or “implied”

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Published on October 24, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford (UK) 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

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Published on October 23, 2017
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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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