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Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

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 around

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150 Years On: What is the Constitution of Canada?–Part 3 of 3–A Doctrinal Approach to the Problem of Identification

Editor’s Note: This is the third post in a three-part series to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. In their three posts, Maxime St-Hilaire, Patrick Baud and Éléna S. Drouin offer critical reflections on a provocative question: What is the Constitution of Canada? Their first post is available here and their second here. ––Maxime St-Hilaire,

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150 Years On: What is the Constitution of Canada?–Part 2 of 3–Amending the Supreme Law

Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a three-part series to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. In three separate posts, Maxime St-Hilaire, Patrick Baud and Éléna S. Drouin offer critical reflections on a provocative question: What is the Constitution of Canada? Their first post is available here. —Maxime St-Hilaire, Université de Sherbrooke; Patrick

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150 Years On: What is the Constitution of Canada?–Part 1 of 3–The Problem of Identification

Editor’s Note: Today we begin a three-day series to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. In three separate posts, Maxime St-Hilaire, Patrick Baud and Éléna S. Drouin offer critical reflections on a provocative question: What is the Constitution of Canada? We thank them for sharing their views in this forum. —Maxime St-Hilaire, Université de

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Save the Date–Conference on “Rewriting the Canadian Constitution”–Boston College Law School–October 19-20, 2017

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School All are welcome to Boston College Law School for a major conference on October 19-20, 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. The program, entitled “Rewriting the Canadian Constitution,” will feature four panels and a moderated luncheon discussion with the Hon. Russell Brown of the Supreme

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What’s New in Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan) 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 around the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant

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Appel à propositions–Forum de la jeune recherche en droit comparé–25 juillet 2018–Fukuoka, Japon

Appel à propositions   Forum de la jeune recherche en droit comparé XXe Congrès international Académie internationale de droit comparé Fukuoka, Japon 25 juillet 2018   Les jeunes chercheurs sont invités à participer au tout premier Forum de la jeune recherche en droit comparé, qui se tiendra à Fukuoka, au Japon, le mercredi 25 juillet

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“Quasi Constitutional” Status as *Not* Implying a Form Requirement

—Maxime St-Hilaire, Faculté de droit, Université de Sherbrooke In his post on this blog, Adam Perry writes that the British cases on what are known in the UK as constitutional statutes (and in Canada as quasi–constitutional statutes) “have been very controversial in constitutional circles”, whereas, by contrast, “the Canadian cases caused barely a ripple.” I would

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Call for Papers–Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law–XXth International Congress–Fukuoka, Japan–July 25, 2018

  Call for Papers Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law XXth International Congress 2018 International Academy of Comparative Law Fukuoka, Japan July 25, 2018   We invite younger scholars to participate in the first-ever Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

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The New Selection Process for the Supreme Court of Canada: A Global Constitutionalism Perspective

—Maxime St-Hilaire, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke Earlier this week on Monday, October 17th, Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau announced the elevation of Justice Malcolm Rowe from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). Filling the vacancy left by Justice Thomas Cromwell’s

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