Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Category: Editorial

  • ICON’s Latest Issue (Table of Contents)

    Volume 21, number 1 Editorial: Israel: Cry, the beloved country; In this issue Editorial Reflection Günter Frankenberg, Constituting the negative globality of fear I•CON Foreword Sergio Verdugo, Is it time to abandon the theory of constituent power?  Articles David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová, Comparative court-packing Focus: Poland and Hungary Zoltán Szente, The myth of populist constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland: Populist or authoritarian constitutionalism?

  • Editorial: ChatGPT and Law Exams

    —J.H.H. Weiler, NYU School of Law To suggest that AI is upending our world in a myriad of ways is by now a banality. To suggest that it poses a challenge to the very human condition, perhaps more so than previous technological revolutions, is, if not a banality at least a matter of extensive public discussion and debate.

  • ICON’s Latest Issue (Table of Contents)

    Volume 20 Issue 5 Table of Contents Editorial: In this issue; Guest Editorial: Islands and ocean: Public law and international legal ordering in Oceania; 10 good reads 2022 Honor Roll of Reviewers 2022 Articles Virgilio Afonso da Silva, Standing in the shadows of balancing: Proportionality and the necessity test Amichai Cohen and Yuval Shany, The switch: The Israel High Court of Justice’s transition from occupation law to human rights law Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez, Taming the exception?

  • Introducing the 2023 ICONnect Columnists

    —David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of ICONnect are very pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2023: Teresa Violante, Esther Ang’awa,  João Vitor Cardoso, and Gautam Bhatia. We are certain that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices for our readers, representing a range of regional and substantive areas of focus.

  • Editorial: Israel: Cry, the beloved country

    —J.H.H. Weiler, co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) Israel, like many other democracies today, is a deeply polarized society. The operating principle of public discourse is typically: “Art thou for us or for our adversaries” (Joshua 5:13). Whether it is the never-ending Arab-Israeli conflict and the 55-year Occupation of the Territories (even how to call them both is a divisive issue), or questions of church and state resulting from Israel’s self-definition as Jewish and democratic, one could predict with unerring certainty who one would find on either side of the verbal, political and at times physical barricades.

  • ICON Volume 20, Issue 3: Editorial

    Editorial Desk rejections I know the feeling. It has happened to me more than once, twice and thrice. “They didn’t even send it to peer review?!*&%#@.” On one occasion it was subsequently published in another journal and is one of my most cited pieces!

  • ICON Volume 20, Issue 3: Table of Contents

    Volume 20 Issue 3 Table of Contents Editorial Articles Veronika Fikfak, Against settlement before the European Court of Human Rights Alain Zysset, Calibrating the response to populism at the European Court of Human Rights Orit Fischman-Afori, Taking global administrative law one step ahead: Online giants and the digital democratic sphere Carolyn Moser and Berthold Rittberger, The CJEU and EU (de)constitutionalization—unpacking jurisprudential responses David Kershaw, Revolutionary amnesia and the nature of prerogative power Raffael N.

  • 10 Good Reads 2022

    10 Good Reads 2022

    —J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON Here is my pick of “Good Reads” from the books I read in 2022. I want to remind you, as I do every year, that these are not “book reviews,” which also explains the relative paucity of law books or books about the law.

  • Entangled Legalities: A Response to Sanne Taekema and Jan Klabbers

    —Nico Krisch, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Email: [Editor’s Note: This is a rejoinder by Nico Krisch to two replies to his recent ICON article, Entangled Legalities in the Postnational Space.] ‘Entangled Legalities’ might sound like a fanciful combination of concepts, and I am excited that Sanne Taekema and Jan Klabbers find the notion useful and offer such generous comments in response to my article to think further with and about the idea.

  • Convocatoria Tercer Número en Español: International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON)

    Tras el éxito de la convocatoria a los primeros números en español, el International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) tiene el agrado de anunciar que el segundo número en español se publicará en el volumen 20, número 4, de este año.