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Mark Tushnet Prize in Comparative Law–Call for Nominations

The AALS Section on Comparative Law is pleased to announce the second year of the “Mark Tushnet Prize” to recognize scholarly excellence in any subject of comparative law by an untenured scholar at an AALS Member School. The Prize will be given to the author(s) of a scholarly article judged to have made an important contribution

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Published on July 24, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, Research Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Genoa (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 from

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Published on July 20, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Susan Achury, Visiting Lecturer, Texas Christian University 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 July 13, 2020
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An Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment? The Strange Case of the Postponement of the 2020 Brazilian Election

—Jairo Lima, Universidade Estadual do Norte do Paraná Among the many impacts the COVID-19 epidemic has had on political and constitutional activity worldwide, the postponement or cancellation of elections has been one of the key issues. According to data from the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an institution that monitors electoral processes in the

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Published on July 11, 2020
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Pandemic Rulings: Between Dialogues and Shortcuts at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

—Melina Girardi Fachin and Bruna Nowak, Universidade Federal do Paraná On May 26, 2020, the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued the Court’s first decision concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution decided upon urgent measures regarding the already-decided Case of Vélez Loor v. Panama, and thus ordered Panama to take a

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Published on July 9, 2020
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As Karlsruhe and Luxembourg Feud, are Jo’burg and Arusha Growing Closer?

—Tom Gerald Daly, The University of Melbourne 2020, which has been a friend to no one, has certainly not spared international courts. Most obviously, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany’s Weiss[1] judgment of 5 May, holding a judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU ultra vires due to poor reasoning, has shaken the

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Published on July 8, 2020
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Call for Papers — Constitutional Space for Cities

Constitutional Space for Cities April 7th – 8th, 2021 Call for Papers Cities are drivers of the world’s economy:  they are home for most of the world’s population and create a large percentage of its’ wealth.  Nevertheless, municipal governments struggle to invest in appropriate infrastructures and necessary services, leading to considerable gaps in affordable housing,

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Published on July 7, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of Law 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 July 6, 2020
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The Constitutional Chamber’s Recent Decisions to Enable Legislative Elections in Autocratic Venezuela

—Raul A. Sanchez Urribarri, Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies, La Trobe University (Melbourne). Email: r.sanchezu@latrobe.edu.au. In recent weeks, the Constitutional Chamber of the Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia, TSJ), issued key rulings in support of President Nicolás Maduro’s regime, in his quest to recover the control of the country’s parliament, overcome the ongoing

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Published on July 3, 2020
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Tomorrow Knows Better: A New Inflection Point in Brazil’s Democracy?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Brazil is again in the spotlight, and, as has been a common narrative at least since President Jair Bolsonaro’s election in 2018, not for a good reason. News from everywhere has underlined that the country is not only under a health

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Published on July 1, 2020
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