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  • The Audacity of the Expert Commission in Chile

    —Francisco Soto Barrientos, Professor, and Benjamín Alemparte, Researcher, University of Chile [Editor’s Note: Professor Soto is a member of the Expert Commission, while Mr. Alemparte is serving as his advisor.] The remarkable level of almost unanimous consent in the approval of a new constitution’s draft by Chile’s Expert Commission is an unprecedented case in the country’s constitution-making history.

  • What’s New in Public Law

    –Silvio Roberto Vinceti, Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Department of Law, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 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.

  • “La Muerte Cruzada”: How Ecuador’s President Lasso ended an Impeachment Attempt by Decree

    –Adwaldo Lins Peixoto Neto, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Presidential impeachment is a democratic but turbulent instrument of removing presidents who committed misdeeds without breaking the political and democratic system. In Ecuador, this institution has now worked adequately under the last constitution, and the Constitution promulgated in 2008 set a new institutional design for impeachment. 

  • Abortion and Selective Conscientious Objection

    —Teresa Violante, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2023 columnists, see here.] Universal conscientious objection in the health sector challenges the provision of legally guaranteed services, thus possibly jeopardizing the right to health of affected persons.

  • What’s New in Public Law

    —Claudia Marchese, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the University of Sassari, Italy Developments in Constitutional Courts By its decision no. 2023-850 DC of 17 May 2023, the French Constitutional Council gave its opinion on the law relating to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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