–Stefanus Hendrianto, Pontifical Gregorian University Much has been and will be written about Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States which held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer a right to abortion, and which overruled both Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned
—Maartje De Visser, Singapore Management University, Yong Pung How School of Law [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] Considerable attention has been devoted, in comparative law generally, to classificatory efforts. A quintessential distinction is that between the civil and the common law traditions, which
—Maartje De Visser, Singapore Management University, Yong Pung How School of Law [Editor’s Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our 2022 columnists, see here.] The rise of English as the lingua franca is a well-known phenomenon that has affected many areas of our lives. When it comes to
—Bryan Dennis G. Tiojanco, Project Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Twitter: @botiojanco [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] In a paper talk I gave late last month I got advice that had me thinking about the question above.
—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen On March 28, 2019, the Slovak Parliament amended the Constitution to cap the retirement age at 64. The imposition of retirement age is quite an unusual design feature in comparative constitutional law. In this post, I introduce the amendment and provide context for the change.
I–CONnect Symposium: The 30th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Korea—Introduction: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Korea
[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a special symposium on the 30th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Korea. The Court marked this historic moment last year in 2018. We are grateful to Professor Kyu Ho Youm for convening this symposium with a diverse array of participants. We hope this symposium will inspire more research
Book Review: Bogdan Iancu on Bianca Selejan-Guțan’s “The Constitution of Romania: A Contextual Analysis”
[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Bogdan Iancu reviews Bianca Selejan-Guțan’s book on The Constitution of Romania: A Contextual Analysis.] Contextualizing Romania’s Fragmented Constitutionalism —Bogdan Iancu, Associate Professor (Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory), University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science For a long time after the collapse of state socialism, the countries that had
—Claudia E. Haupt, Columbia Law School As tributes to Justice Antonin Scalia are pouring in, a common theme is emerging among those of us who tended to disagree with him in most cases: he made us think harder. As Jamal Greene, himself a scholar of comparative constitutional law, remarked: “What he did was change how
—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In the first installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Eoin Carolan discusses developments in Irish constitutional law. The interview touches on recent referenda in Ireland, the relative ease of formal amendment under the Irish Constitution, the continuing debate on abortion, and the country’s experiment with a Constitutional
–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of I-CONnect’s interview series, I speak with Mark Kende about his work on South African constitutional law. Professor Kende holds the James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law at Drake Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, civil rights and civil procedure. In our interview, Professor Kende discusses