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Political (and constitutional) Turmoil in Belgium

In the world of constitutional design, few things could be more ironic than a country that at the same time is home to the unofficial capital of the new Europe just as its own political and constitutional future is increasingly under siege. The New Flemish Alliance Party (NVA), which advocates a peaceful breakup of Belgium

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Published on June 14, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Belgium, Language rights, Ran Hirschl
 
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Canadian Language Wars (yet again)

Canada is arguably one of the world capitals when it comes to language rights jurisprudence. The fundamental disagreements concerning the preferential status of French in Quebec vis-à-vis Canada’s commitment to bilingualism have been a perennial bone of constitutional contention over the last 30 years. The formal status of English and French, as well as minority

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Published on October 23, 2009
Author:          Filed under: Canada, Language rights, Ran Hirschl