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The Challenges of Transformative Constitutionalism – A Reply to Jorge González Jácome

–Carlos Bernal, Justice, Colombian Constitutional Court[1] I In “The Promise and Peril of “Transformative Constitutionalism,” Jorge González Jácome comments on my earlier post here at I-CONnect on “The Paradox of the Transformative Role of the Colombian Constitutional Court.” González makes seven claims about my post: (a) That I “advanced an argument against the transformative role of

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Published on January 1, 2019
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The Promise and Peril of “Transformative Constitutionalism” – A Reply to Justice Carlos Bernal

—Jorge González Jácome,[1] Universidad de los Andes In a recent piece published in this blog, a justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court, Carlos Bernal, advanced an argument against the transformative role of constitutional tribunals, particularly the Colombian Constitutional Court. In Justice Bernal’s view, when Courts adopt creative and strong mechanisms to make other branches of

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Published on December 27, 2018
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Special Undergraduate Series–Using International Law in Indian Constitutional Adjudication

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students LL.B. Student Contribution –Shubhangi Agarwalla, B.A., LL.B. Student (Hons.), National Law University, Delhi Since the late 1970s, the Supreme Court has, on the basis of Article 51 of the Constitution of India, started articulating a sense of obligation towards applying international law in its decisions. The high visibility

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Published on December 26, 2018
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Towards a Concept of Constitutional Authoritarianism: The Venezuelan Experience

—José Ignacio Hernández G., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Universidad Central (Venezuela); Center for International Development, Harvard University Democracy is in crisis. With this sentence Michael J. Abramowitz introduced the 2018 Freedom House report.[1] In a similar vein, Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson and Mark Tushnet recently concluded that constitutional democracy appears in trouble throughout the world.[2]

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Published on December 13, 2018
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Constitutional Amendments as Transnational Political Projects: From Pakistan to Ireland, to Hungary And Finally to Europe

—Renáta Uitz, Central European University [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for 2018,

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Published on November 8, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law–Part VIII: Popular Consultations Regarding Mining Projects in Colombia

[Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in our Externado symposium on “Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law.” The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is available here, Part III is available here, Part IV is available here, Part V is available here, Part VI is available here and Part VII is available here. We once again

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Published on November 8, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law–Part VII: The Political Parties: From a Two Party System to the Crisis of Representation in Colombia

[Editor’s Note: This is Part VII in our Externado symposium on “Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law.” The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is available here, Part III is available here, Part IV is available here, Part V is available here and Part VI is available here.] –Luisa Fernanda García López, Profesora Principal, Universidad del

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Published on November 7, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law–Part VI: Explaining the Institutional Role of the Colombian Constitutional Court

[Editor’s Note: This is Part VI in our Externado symposium on “Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law.” The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is available here, Part III is available here, Part IV is available here and Part V is available here.] –Diego González, Professor of Constitutional Law at Universidad Externado de Colombia The

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Published on November 6, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law–Part V: Strong and Weak Courts: A Preliminary Approach to Judicial Strength

[Editor’s Note: This is Part V in our Externado symposium on “Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law.” The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is available here, Part III is available here and Part IV is available here.] —Vicente F. Benítez-R., JSD student at NYU and Constitutional Law Professor at Universidad de La Sabana

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Published on November 5, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law–Part IV: The Formalist Resistance to Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments

[Editor’s Note: This is Part IV in our Externado symposium on “Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law.” The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is available here, and Part III is available here.] —Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin The most fascinating question in

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Published on November 3, 2018
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