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Hong Kong’s Same-Sex Marriage Case: The Dark Art of Constitutional Non-Engagement

—P. Y. Lo, LLB (Lond.), Ph D (HKU), Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China with its separate legal and judicial systems based on the common law, has a litigious LGBTI community.  Since 2006, members of this community have successfully challenged through the courts the criminalisation of homosexual buggery

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Published on November 7, 2019
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Constitutional Tribunal in Kyrgyzstan Decides Against the Former President, Clearing the Way for His Prosecution

–Alisher Juzgenbayev, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan On October 24, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic declared that the law lifting the immunity of the former President did not violate the Constitution. I observed the Chamber’s hearing and would like to share my commentary on this consequential decision.

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

–Angélique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris, France, Diplômée notaire, LL.M. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School 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

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Published on November 4, 2019
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Announcement–Constitutional Democracy Listserv

–Mark Graber, The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law The Constitutional Democracy Listserv is now up and running. If you are interesting in joining, send me (mgraber [at] law.umaryland.edu) your name and email and I will get you registered. Below is a reminder of the listserv purposes and preliminary rules.  I hope this list

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Published on November 2, 2019
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Call for Authors–2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin For three years now, I·CONnect has partnered with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy to publish an annual Global Review of Constitutional Law. The Global Review offers a detailed but relatively brief overview of constitutional developments

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Published on October 31, 2019
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On the Protests and Riots in Chile: Why Chile Should Modify its Presidential System

—Sergio Verdugo, Centro de Justicia Constitucional, Universidad de Desarrollo (Chile)[1] There are many ways to approach the demands behind the protests in Chile, and I do not aim to replace or disprove those perspectives. Instead, this essay shows that part of the problem relates to the existence of an unresponsive government and that the explanation

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Published on October 29, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

–Vicente F. Benítez R., JSD candidate at NYU School of Law and Constitutional Law Professor at Universidad de La Sabana 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

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Published on October 28, 2019
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Special Discount–New Book–“Founding Moments in Constitutionalism”

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin I-CONnect is pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in a new book entitled Founding Moments in Constitutionalism (Hart 2019), edited by Menaka Guruswamy, Nishchal Basnyat, and me. To order this book at the

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Published on October 26, 2019
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The Party Fragmentation Paradox in Brazil: A Shield Against Authoritarianism?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Brazil features possibly the most fragmented party system in the world. At this current legislative term, there are 25 parties with representation in the Lower House, and 16 in the Senate. The level of fragmentation is so steep that the biggest

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Published on October 24, 2019
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Now Available: The 2018 Global Review of Constitutional Law

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin, and David Landau, Florida State University I·CONnect is pleased to partner with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy to bring you the third edition of the I·CONnect-Clough Center Global Review of Constitutional Law. The report may be downloaded here for free. This 2018 edition of the Global Review of

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Published on October 22, 2019
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