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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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I-CONnect Symposium–The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision–Constitutional Constraints on Abortion Regulation: Chile and Ireland

[Editor’s Note: This is Part II in our symposium on the one-year anniversary of the Chilean Constitutional Court’s abortion decision. The Introduction to the symposium is available here, and Part I is available here.] —David Kenny, Trinity College Dublin, School of Law The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion decision of 2017[1] – upholding a Bill allowing for abortion

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Published on August 2, 2018
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Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium–The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision: Five Perspectives

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a special symposium as we approach the one-year anniversary in August of the Chilean Constitutional Court’s abortion decision. The symposium will feature six parts, including this Introduction. We are very grateful to Professor Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado for convening this important symposium for the benefit of the I-CONnect

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Published on July 31, 2018
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Book Review: Francisca Pou Giménez on Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna Erdman and Bernard M. Dickens’s “Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Francisca Pou Giménez reviews Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna Erdman and Bernard M. Dickens’s Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).] —Francisca Pou Giménez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) This is an edited book, and an especially mature species of the

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Published on May 17, 2017
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Considering the First Phase of Ireland’s Citizen Assembly

—Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin Last weekend, Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly issued its recommendations on the first of the topics which the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) asked it to consider: the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. This amendment, which was approved in a referendum in 1983, inserted a new Article 40. 3. 3 into

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Published on April 29, 2017
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I-CONnect Global Symposium: Five Perspectives on the Brazilian Abortion Ruling

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Last month, we announced that I-CONnect would host a special symposium on a recent abortion decision in Brazil. In an historic ruling for the region, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Brazil held that a criminal prohibition on procuring an abortion before the end of the first trimester violates the fundamental

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Published on March 7, 2017
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Special Announcement: Symposium on Brazilian Abortion Ruling

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Late last year, in an historic ruling for the region, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Brazil held that a criminal prohibition on procuring an abortion before the end of the first trimester violates the fundamental rights of women as well as the principle of proportionality. Writing for

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Published on February 3, 2017
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