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Gender Equality and the Complete Decriminalisation of Abortion

—Mara Malagodi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] Recent legal changes in a number of jurisdictions that have entirely decriminalised abortion are steeped in the language of gender constitutionalism and

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Published on November 10, 2021
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The Decriminalization of Abortion: A Landmark Decision by the Mexican Supreme Court

—Joy Monserrat Ochoa Martínez, UNAM and the Mexican Supreme Court, and Roberto Niembro Ortega, Universidad Iberoamericana and the Mexican Supreme Court; co-Chair, ICON-S Mexico Several weeks ago, the Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment recognizing a right to voluntary abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. The ruling renders several articles of the criminal code

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Published on October 12, 2021
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One Weird Trick To Defeat Judicial Review: Process as Outcome

—Matthew Reid Krell, Lecturer of Law, University of the West Indies Cave Hill As I write this, a puzzling event has occurred in the United States: the law governing access to abortion has changed. But it changed without Congress enacting a law, without the Supreme Court issuing a ruling, and in fact, without anyone taking

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Published on September 12, 2021
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Symposium–The Croatian Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision: Finding Common Ground Amid Differences in Approach

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a three-part symposium on the Croatian Constitutional Court’s 2017 ruling on abortion. This is the final entry in this symposium, which has been generously organized by Professor Djordje Gardasevic. The Introduction to the symposium is available here and the second entry is available here.] —Sonia Human, Stellenbosch University, Faculty

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Published on June 18, 2019
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Symposium–The Croatian Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision: A Nominal Win for Reproductive Freedom

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a three-part symposium on the Croatian Constitutional Court’s 2017 ruling on abortion. The symposium is kindly organized by Professor Djordje Gardasevic. The Introduction to the symposium is available here. This entry is the second of three parts in this symposium.] –Ana Horvat Vuković, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, University

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Published on June 16, 2019
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Constitutional Dialogues and Abortion Law Reform in Argentina: What’s Next?

—Paola Bergallo, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina [Editor’s note: This is one of our I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four

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Published on February 27, 2019
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Constitutional Dyssynchrony and the Debate over Abortion in Latin America

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília It is commonly understood that “constitution-making tends to occur in waves,”[1] as Jon Elster wrote in his fascinating paper Forces and Mechanisms in the Constitution-Making Process in 1995. Another very relevant perception is that constitutionalism has become over the years increasingly inclusive despite many exceptions worldwide and the various

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Published on August 28, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision: More Questions than Answers

[Editor’s Note: This is the final entry in our symposium on the one-year anniversary of the Chilean Constitutional Court’s abortion decision. We reiterate our warmest thanks to Professor Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado for convening this symposium for our readers. The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is available here, Part III

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Published on August 5, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision–Finding and Losing Women in Abortion Law Reform: The Case of the Chilean Constitutional Decision on Law 21030

[Editor’s Note: This is Part IV in our symposium on the one-year anniversary of the Chilean Constitutional Court’s abortion decision. The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, Part II is available here, and Part III is available here.] —Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá In August 2017, the Chilean Constitutional Tribunal

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Published on August 4, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium–The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision: Lessons for Neighboring Latin American Courts

[Editor’s Note: This is Part III in our symposium on the one-year anniversary of the Chilean Constitutional Court’s abortion decision. The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, and Part II is available here.] –Gabriela Rondon, Sinara Gumieri and Luciana Brito, Researchers at Anis – Institute of Bioethics In August 2017, Chile’s Constitutional

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Published on August 3, 2018
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