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Important Decision from European Court of Human Rights

As noted here, there was an important ruling on extradition-related matters from the European Court of Human Rights on Thursday.

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Published on July 9, 2010
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Free Exercise and State Establishment Redux

I have already received a number of interesting e-mails related to my earlier post, from those writing about religious freedom more generally as well as those who know about Morocco more specifically. Before I turn to the next series of posts, I wanted to address some lingering issues related to my first post: (1) One

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Published on July 6, 2010
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Summer Travel and Comparative Constitutional Law

When they travel on vacation during the summer, people bring all sorts of things with them—-usually interesting things. They might pack a novel they have long wanted to read. Perhaps, as one of my friends now does, they bring materials with them to help them write a screenplay they have long wanted to compose. I

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Published on July 6, 2010
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German President Resigns

In a historically unprecedented step, German President Horst Köhler resigned today. The apparent cause for his resignation is criticism over statements he made in connection with German military involvement in Afghanistan. Pursuant to Article 57 of the Basic Law, the president of the state chamber (Bundesrat) will take over his duties.

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Published on May 31, 2010
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Kenya’s constitution moves on toward referendum

Published on April 7, 2010
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Update on Kenya

The Kenyan

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Published on April 6, 2010
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A Step Backwards for the Iraqi Judiciary

The Iraq judiciary has made huge strides in its capacity and independence since the fall of the Saddam regime, making brave and politically unpopular decisions in the name of integrity and fair and impartial adjudication. In 200 The political turmoil over the Iraq elections was bound to touch the judiciary —It could have been an

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Published on March 31, 2010
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More on Constitutional Concerns regarding EU Data Retention Directive

Published on March 15, 2010
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New blogger

We’re delighted to welcome Claudia Haupt, the International and Comparative Law Fellow at George Washington University, as a blogger on the site. Claudia works on Germany and the EU, among other places. She received her first law degree from the University of Cologne and an LL.M., with highest honors, from GW. She also holds a

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Published on March 15, 2010
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Three Stages of Socio-Economic Rights?

The South African Constitutional Court has issued internationally significant decisions abolishing the death penalty, legalizing same-sex marriage, and ruling that their Constitution’s socio-economic rights provision are enforceable rather than aspirational. The socio-economic rulings are among the first of their kind internationally with some exceptions (for example, India and Columbia). Yet the Constitutional Court has recently

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Published on January 22, 2010
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