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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 July 26, 2021
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Ius Publicum Network Review | Call for Submissions after ICON·S 2021 Mundo Conference

—Gabriella M. Racca, University of Turin After the great success of the ICON·S 2021 Mundo Conference “The Future of Public Law”, the IUS Publicum Network Review invites professors, academics, researchers and scholars who are interested in publishing the paper they presented at the ICON·S 2021 Mundo Conference, to submit it for review and publication. Papers

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Published on July 15, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Claudia Marchese, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the University of Florence (Italy) Developments in Constitutional Courts South Africa’s Constitutional Court has found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months’ imprisonment. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, invalidated a California statute requiring charities to

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Published on July 12, 2021
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The BBI at the Kenyan Court of Appeal | Part I: The Role of the Court in Referendums

—Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin The Court of Appeal of Kenya recently concluded four days of oral argument on the constitutionality of the Building Bridges Initiative Constitutional Amendment Bill (BBI), a proposed mega-constitutional amendment bill that would quite substantially reform the Constitution of

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Published on July 10, 2021
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The Beginning of the End for Vagrancy Laws?

—Christopher Roberts, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong. During the drafting of the European Convention on Human Rights, Sweden suggested an amendment to the provision protecting liberty and security of the person, stipulating that vagrancy and alcohol abuse be recognized as grounds upon which individuals might be detained.[1] This suggestion eventually took form as

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Published on July 9, 2021
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The Italian Constitutional Court Self-Presents a Question of Constitutional Legitimacy and Challenges the Legal Framework on the Surname Attribution

—Giacomo Giorgini Pignatiello, PhD student in Comparative Public Law, University of Siena. In February 2019, the Italian Constitutional Court (hereinafter ICC) issued a rather unusual order self-presenting the question on the constitutional legitimacy of the domestic legislation which establishes that, when the consent of both parents is lacking, only the father’s surname gets attributed to

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Published on July 7, 2021
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Love Jihad Law: Aggravating the Plight of Interfaith Couples

—Manisha Aswal, LL.M. Candidate, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad, India. India is witnessing a surge in the number of anti-conversion legislations. Following in the footsteps of other Indian States like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the State of Gujarat (‘the State’) implemented an anti-conversion law called the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment)

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Published on July 6, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Nakul Nayak, Assistant Professor at 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

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Published on July 5, 2021
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The Constitutionalisation of Sign language in Slovenia

—Neža Šubic, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Law, Maynooth University & Delia Ferri, Professor of Law at the Department of Law, Maynooth University On 27 May 2021, the Slovene National Assembly (Državni zbor) adopted an act amending the Constitution, inserting in the constitutional text (Ustava Republike Slovenije (URS)) a new provision, Article 62a, which

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Published on June 29, 2021
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law, University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy) and Academic Fellow, Bocconi University (Italy) 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

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Published on June 28, 2021
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