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To Convict a Dictator: Judges Versus Generals in Pakistan

—Yasser Kureshi, Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS University of London On the 17th of December 2019, a special court in Pakistan found its former military dictator, General Musharraf (1999-2008), guilty of high treason for suspending the constitution in 2007.[1] In a country where the military has ruled with impunity for much of its history, this verdict

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Published on December 28, 2019
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A Constitutional Challenge to the Transgender Persons Act in India

–Dhruva Gandhi (University of Oxford) and Unnati Ghia (National Law School of India University, Bangalore) With presidential assent, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 passed by the Indian Parliament has now become law (“Act”). The Act leaves much to be desired. There is a lack of affirmative action measures across the employment and

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Published on December 27, 2019
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Call for Nominations–2020 ICON-S Book Prize

ICON·S | The International Society for Public Law is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its third annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding book in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the national

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Published on December 24, 2019
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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 December 23, 2019
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Call for Papers–2020 ICON•S Conference–July 9-11, 2020–Wrocław, Poland

ICON·S | The International Society of Public Law looks forward to welcoming you to the Annual Conference at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020. This will be the seventh Annual Conference of ICON·S, following the six Annual Conferences (Florence 2014, New York 2015, Berlin 2016, Copenhagen 2017, Hong Kong 2018, Santiago

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Published on December 18, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Sandeep Suresh, Assistant Professor, 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 relevant

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Published on December 16, 2019
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New President of Italian Constitutional Court–Marta Cartabia

–The Editors Last week, Marta Cartabia was elected President of the Italian Constitutional Court, making her the first woman in the Court’s history to hold this position. A long-time leader in ICON-S, Cartabia sits on the Society’s Council and has been a regular participant in the Society’s Annual Conference. Cartabia is also Co-President of the

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Published on December 14, 2019
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The Joint Declaration to the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Backlash or Contestation?

—Melina Girardi Fachin (Universidade Federal do Paraná); Bruna Nowak (Universidade Federal do Paraná) In April 2019, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay issued a joint declaration to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with critical observations directed to the Inter-American System of Human Rights. The states reaffirmed their commitment to the American Convention on Human

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Published on December 12, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Maja Sahadžić, Research Fellow, 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 December 9, 2019
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The Coup d’État that Wasn’t. Does the Latest Revolt in Bolivia Reveal Limitations of a Concept or the Failure of Scholars Using it?

—Franz Xavier Barrios-Suvelza, Erfurt University  The latest events in Bolivia unleashed a vivid polemic in the media on whether the unconventional interruption of Evo Morales’ mandate as of this 10th of November was a coup d’État. I claim that the Bolivian case reveals the need to rethink whether the category coup d’État can be reasonably

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Published on December 8, 2019
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