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What’s New in Public Law

–Angelique Devaux, French Licensed Attorney (Notaire) 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 for our

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Published on April 24, 2017
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Call for Papers–“What can Central and Eastern Europe Learn from the Development of Canada’s Constitutional System?”–Budapest, Hungary–28 June 2017

Call for Papers International Symposium on  What can Central and Eastern Europe Learn from the Development of Canada’s Constitutional System? On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Law Egyetem tér 1-3. Budapest, Hungary 28 June 2017 Convened by Pál Sonnevend Nóra Chronowski Eszter Bodnár Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy This

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Published on April 21, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, LL.M 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. To

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Published on April 17, 2017
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What’s at Stake in the Turkish Constitutional Amendment Proposal

–Ilayda Gunes, The University of Chicago Law School In the wake of the failed coup attempt of July 15, 2016, Turkey has been struggling to heal its wounds under a state of emergency. Apart from the loss of hundreds of lives and more than 2,000 injured in clashes during the abortive coup, the country has also

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Published on April 14, 2017
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Venezuela’s Recent Constitutional Crisis: Lessons to be Learned From a Failed Judicial Coup D’etat (I-CONnect Column)

—Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales [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 2017,

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Published on April 12, 2017
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Chaos, Kings, and Thailand’s 20th Constitution

—Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Chulalongkorn University After three years, three commissions, and millions of Baht spent, Thailand’s 20th Constitution finally came into effect. On the 6th day of April 2017, King Vajiralongkorn signed the Constitution in presence of the royal family members, courtiers, the cabinet, members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), judges, diplomats, and other bureaucrats at

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Published on April 11, 2017
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The Return of the Sovereign: A Look at the Rule of Law in Hungary – and in Europe

—Renata Uitz, Central European University [Cross-posted from, and initially published on, Verfassungsblog] Spring arrived in Budapest with sunshine, magnolias in full bloom, hordes of stag partiers from the U.K. – and a sovereign ready to fight against foreign invaders by legal means. After a lengthy media and political campaign against migrants, foreign influence and George

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Published on April 5, 2017
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The Hamartia of the Constitutional Court of Turkey: Part II

–Dr. Ali Acar, Ph.D. in Law, EUI “If research and writing can dwarf all of the pleasures of … heavens, are not the humanists … miserable drudges? Taking an opiate and then sitting in one’s corner, smiling blissfully, oblivious of the torments of one’s brothers, is considered as respectable as heaven  if the drug is

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Published on April 4, 2017
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The Hamartia of the Constitutional Court of Turkey: Part I

— Dr. Ali Acar, Ph.D. in Law, European University Institute Introduction The dismissals of so many academics by an emergency decree in early February has sparked, once again, a public debate concerning the controversial judgments of the Constitutional Court of Turkey delivered on October 12, 2016, which dealt with the emergency decrees adopted after the

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

–Maja Sahadžić, Ph.D. Researcher (University of Antwerp) 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 for

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Published on March 27, 2017
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