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Call for Papers–European Journal of International Law–Inequalities in International Law: The EJIL Symposium 2021

International law in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other foundational treaties and conventions of the multilateral system entails a premise (and promise) of equal rights, the right to self-determination, and the fundamental equality of human beings. However, during the last 10 years and in the wake of the 2008 financial

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Published on September 14, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Davide Bacis, PhD Student in Constitutional Law, University of Pavia (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 from around the public law blogosphere. To

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Published on September 9, 2019
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Announcement–New Book: “Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions” (OUP 2019)

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin Last month, Oxford University Press (OUP) published my book on “Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions.” It is available from OUP here at a 30% discount with this promotion code: ALAUTHC4. Here is a short description

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Published on September 7, 2019
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Deadline: September 15–Call for Papers–Symposium on “When is a Constitutional Amendment Illegitimate?”–National University of Singapore–March 19-20, 2020

The National University of Singapore Faculty of LawCentre for Asian Legal Studies in collaboration with the The University of Texas at Austininvite submissions for Symposium on “When is a Constitutional Amendment Illegitimate?” The National University of Singapore (NUS)Faculty of LawMarch 19-20, 2020 Convened by Jaclyn Neo (NUS)Kevin Tan (NUS)Richard Albert (Texas) Submissions are invited from early-career

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Published on September 6, 2019
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics

—Richard Albert, Williams Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin All are welcome to attend sessions of the Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics, held here at the University of Texas at Austin over the next few months. All sessions will run from 3:45pm to 5:45pm

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Published on September 5, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen 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

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Published on September 2, 2019
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To Prorogue or Not: An Implied Constitutional Convention to End a ‘Constitutional Outrage’

—Theodore Konstadinides, Professor of Law, University of Essex, and Charilaos Nikolaidis, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex What would happen if the Queen decided not to give her assent to a bill properly passed by the Houses of Parliament? The answer is an unstable and dangerous situation – a constitutional confrontation or outrage. We are

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Published on September 1, 2019
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The 2019 Indonesian General Election: Constitutional Odds and Ends

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College On June 27, 2019, the Indonesian Constitutional Court rejected the petition of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto to nullify the presidential election result. All nine justices rejected Subianto’s petition in its entirety, and, the Court reaffirmed the victory of the incumbent President, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate, a conservative cleric,

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Published on August 30, 2019
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Bolsonaro’s Attacks on Brazilian Environmental Agencies: When “Money Talks” May Have the Last Word

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Brazil’s environmental protection going downhill has been recently highlighted by major newspapers. The Economist, on its first cover of August, featured the following headline: “Deathwatch for the Amazon: The Threat of Runaway Deforestation”. The New York Times, just a few days before, published the report “Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader,

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Published on August 28, 2019
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‘Four Interpretations (Barely) Make One Footnote’: Pension Trio, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Casting of the TCC’s Reform Jurisprudence in Justice Stone

—Ming-Sung Kuo, Associate Professor of Law, University of Warwick and Hui-Wen Chen, Research Assistant, University of Warwick On 23 August, the Taiwan Constitutional Court (TCC) pronounced the much expected decision on the constitutionality of controversial legislation on pension reform in three Interpretations, namely, Interpretation Nos 781, 782, and 783, which we call the Pension Trio. 

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Published on August 27, 2019
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