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What’s New in Public Law

—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, Ph.D. Candidate in the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE), Hamburg University, Germany; Assistant Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt. 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

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Published on November 23, 2020
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Call for Papers — Quaderni costituzionali — “The Environmental Protection in the Constitution”

 “Quaderni costituzionali” – Italian Journal of constitutional law invites submission for the 13th edition of the competition – Call for articles on “The environmental protection in the Constitution” The instance of environmental protection, in its multiple declinations, is the object of several norms and legal commitments of European and international law. These tools find in

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Published on November 22, 2020
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Hungary has sped up in its sliding down the slope towards authoritarianism: the proposed Ninth Amendment and accompanying laws

—Tímea Drinóczi, Department of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pécs, Hungary On 10 November 2020, the Hungarian government submitted the Ninth Amendment to the Fundamental Law (FL) and some other laws to the parliament. These amendments have a great potential to increase the degree of exclusion affecting “others” – that can be the members of

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Published on November 21, 2020
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Acting (or Not Acting) on (Lawful or Unlawful) Advice in Malaysia: From Windsor to Kuantan and Back Again

—Andrew Harding, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore As has been previously noted in this blog, Malaysia has been undergoing an unprecedented period of political instability that has tested the interpretation and implementation of many constitutional provisions, especially those relating to the appointment and dismissal of governments.[1] In this

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Published on November 20, 2020
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Black theories matter in achieving a real democracy in Brazil: reflections celebrating the National Black Consciousness Day

— Manuellita Hermes, PhD. Candidate at Università degli Studi di Roma II, Tor Vergata; Rômulo Bittencourt, Master Student of the Graduate-Level Program in Literature and Culture of the Universidade Federal da Bahia. Next November 20th is the National Black Consciousness Day (Dia da Consciência Negra) in Brazil. Specially in 2020, the resurgence of a racial debate in Brazil and

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Published on November 19, 2020
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The Institutional Interest of Political Parties in Chile’s Constitution-Making Process

—Benjamin Alemparte, Duke University School of Law These are times of constitutional change in Chile.[1] On October 25, the referendum’s approval option for drafting a new Constitution won with close to 80% of the general vote, the most significant electoral gap in the country’s history. Notably, more than 50% of the registered electorate went to vote,

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Published on November 17, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Gaurav Mukherjee, S.J.D. Candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Budapest. 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.

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Published on November 16, 2020
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Myanmar’s Constitutional Impasse: The Constitutional Amendment Process in 2020

—Andrew Harding, National University of Singapore, and Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Myanmar Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and National University of Singapore The rigidity of the 2008 Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (‘the Constitution’) is rightly notorious, and this rigidity has been proven at least three times through failed attempts

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Published on November 12, 2020
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The Indian Supreme Court and the Deportation of Rohingya Refugees: Constitutional Review and the Prospect of Success

–Debarshi Chakraborty, B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Candidate, National Law University Odisha, India Despite efforts on the international front – the International Criminal Court had initiated an investigation into Myanmar’s forced deportation of Rohingya and the International Court of Justice imposed provisional measures for preventing genocide – the situation in Myanmar remains precarious for the Rohingya community.

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Published on November 10, 2020
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Technical Error | Announcement Withdrawn

–The Editors Yesterday, due to a technical error, I-CONnect mistakenly distributed an announcement inviting expressions of interest to join the ICON-S Secretariat. The announcement was not confirmed by ICON-S. It is hereby withdrawn, with apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Published on November 9, 2020
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