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The Science of Homosexuality Does Not Matter, Says the Indian Supreme Court in its Historic Navtej Johor Decision

–Shubhankar Dam, Professor of Public Law and Governance, University of Portsmouth, England “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or equal protection of the laws”, the Constitution of India majestically says. The Indian Penal Code, section 377, however, appeared to do just that. By outlawing certain forms of intimate conduct,

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Published on September 20, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mauricio Guim, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) 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

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Published on September 17, 2018
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Are Constitutional Democracies Really in Crisis?

—Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School It may seem churlish for one of the co-editors of the recently published Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? (with Mark Graber and Sanford Levinson) to raise questions about what readers might take to be the book’s basic conceptualization, that we are experiencing a widespread crisis for

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Published on September 11, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Monica Cappelletti, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland 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 September 10, 2018
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Does the President Have the Power to Call a Constitutional Referendum in Peru?

— Maria Bertel, Elise-Richter-Fellow (FWF), University of Innsbruck; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Central European University[*] On July 28, Peru celebrated 197 years of independence. On the occasion of this national holiday, the President of Perú, Martin Vizcarra, delivered the President’s Annual Address to the Nation. This was the first time the former Vice-President has given this

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Published on September 6, 2018
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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 3, 2018
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Call for Papers–Conference on “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution”–Boston, May 16-17, 2019

Boston College Law School with the support of The Institute for Liberal Arts invite submissions for Conference on “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution” Boston College Newton, Massachusetts May 16-17, 2019 Submissions are invited from faculty and graduate students for a two-day conference on “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution,” a timely subject of importance in history, law and

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Published on September 2, 2018
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I-CONnect Facebook Page

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas Law School Tom Ginsburg, David Landau and I invite I-CONnect readers to join us also on Facebook here. We intend to use this Facebook group page to disseminate our blog posts and to bring our readers closer together in scholarly collaborations and exchanges. We also maintain a Twitter page here.

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Published on August 31, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, PhD Student in Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Genoa (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.

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Published on August 27, 2018
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Spanish Supreme Court Bringing UN Treaty Bodies One Step Closer to International Courts?

—Viljam Engström, Åbo Akademi University, Finland As we have recently learned from Koldo Casla at EJIL:Talk! and elsewhere, the Spanish Supreme Court affirmed in July this year that the views expressed by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, in this case the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), in individual complaints are binding on

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Published on August 22, 2018
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