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Video Interview: Colombian Constitutional Law Featuring Carlos Bernal

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this third installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Carlos Bernal discusses Colombian constitutional law. In the interview, we explore the new model of constitutional design evident in Colombia and other Latin American countries, as well as the role of the powerful Colombian Constitutional Court in enforcing socio-economic rights

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Published on September 19, 2014
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Call for I-CONnect Contributors

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School I-CONnect invites scholars of all ranks, including doctoral candidates, to become Contributors to this blog. Contributors will be expected to submit one substantive post every other month on a timely subject of their choice concerning comparative public law. Each post will range between 750 to 1000 words, though a

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Published on September 16, 2014
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Call for Papers–Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Amendment

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Boston College Law School and the International Association of Constitutional Law’s Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change invite submissions for a full-day workshop on comparative constitutional amendment, to be held on the campus of Boston College Law School on Friday, May 15, 2015. This workshop is convened by

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Published on September 9, 2014
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Call for Papers: 4th Annual YCC Conference

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE  CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its fourth annual conference, to be held on April 16-17, 2015, at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  The purpose of the conference is to

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Published on September 2, 2014
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Is Blocking the Budget a Feasible Option in Contemporary Australia?

—Katharine Young, Boston College Law School [cross-posted from Online Opinion (Australia)] The government’s bold, unpopular budget has attracted bold, popular dissent. Last week, amongst criticisms of the budget’s disproportionate impact on students, the unemployed, the poor, the sick and disabled, and the aged, Independent Andrew Wilkie announced an audacious response: that he would vote against the government’s

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Published on June 28, 2014
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Canadian Supreme Court to Issue Advisory Opinion on Senate Reform

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will issue its advisory opinion on Senate Reform next week on Friday, April 25. The Court’s advisory opinion has been long awaited. The Court is expected to advise the Government of Canada on what is constitutionally required to reform and/or

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Published on April 18, 2014
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Afghanistan’s Constitution at Ten

–Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq [cross-posted from FP.com] On January 26, Afghanistan’s Constitution turned 10. While simply making it to a tenth birthday is an achievement of sorts, as many national constitutions today do not survive that long, the impending withdrawal of international troops and a pivotal presidential election on the horizon provide an opportunity

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Published on March 4, 2014
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Call for Papers: Conference on “Constitutionalism Across Borders in the Struggle Against Terrorism”

International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism Call for Papers for Conference at Harvard Law School (USA) – 6-7 March 2014 “Constitutionalism Across Borders in the Struggle Against Terrorism” On behalf of the IACL Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism, we hereby invite proposals in the form of abstracts

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Published on November 10, 2013
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Nuclear Controversy and the Right to Petition in Japan

—Tokujin Matsudaira, Kanagawa University Faculty of Law Last week, Taro Yamamoto, a member of Japanese House of Councillors in the Diet, set off a controversy when he personally handed a letter to the Japanese Emperor expressing concern about the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Here is how RT reported the event: An anti-nuclear lawmaker broke a taboo, drawing

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Published on November 7, 2013
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Symposium and Call for Papers and Participants: Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium

Call for Abstracts Deadline: December 13, 2013 Manuscript Drafts Due: March 15, 2014 Conference Date: April 11, 2014 April 11, 2014, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, United States The Widener University School of Law will host a Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium on Friday, April 11, 2014. The focus of the symposium is a

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Published on November 2, 2013
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