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Special Issue on “Electoral Reform in Constitutional Democracies”

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School I-CONnect readers may be interested in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal on the subject of Electoral Reform in Constitutional Democracies, guest edited by Michael Pal (Ottawa) and me. Mike and I observed a couple of years ago that countries across the globe were undergoing major electoral reforms

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Published on June 27, 2017
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Egypt’s Amended Judicial Authority Laws

The Arab Association of Constitutional Law’s Judiciary Working Group has been engaging in a debate on the recent changes to the judiciary in Egypt. The substance of that discussion has been summarized and translated below. The main submissions came from Tarek Abdel Aal (Advocate before the Court of Cassation) and Ahmed Sisi (Counsellor at the

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Published on May 24, 2017
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Constitutional Amendments in Georgia: Towards Parliamentarism

—Malkhaz Nakashidze, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Boston College Law School; Assocoate Professor, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University School of Law On December 15, 2016, the Parliament of Georgia created the State Constitutional Commission.[1] The aim of the Commission was to elaborate the Draft law on revision of the Constitution of Georgia in the interest of the long-term democratic development

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Published on May 12, 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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The Italian Constitutional Court Rules on Electoral System

–Giacomo Delledonne (PhD in Constitutional Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa) and Giovanni Boggero (PhD in Public Law, Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Alessandria) On January 25, 2017 the Italian Constitutional Court issued a press release, announcing the key points of its decision concerning the electoral law passed by Parliament in 2015 (the so-called Italicum).

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Published on February 8, 2017
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The Italian Constitutional Challenge: An Overview of the Upcoming Referendum

—Lorenza Violini, Full Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Milan, and Antonia Baraggia, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Milan As it is well known, Italy is in the midst of a great constitutional reform, which–if approved by the referendum that will be held on December 4th–will modify 47 Articles of the Constitution (corresponding to 33% of the

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Published on December 2, 2016
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A Constitutional Reform Project for New Zealand

—Leonid Sirota, AUT Law School Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler, now both barristers with an academic past, the former also once an Attorney-General, Justice Minister, and briefly Prime Minister, have published a book arguing that New Zealand needs for a codified, entrenched constitution for New Zealand ― something the country famously lacks at present. They

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Published on October 14, 2016
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Norway: Human Rights and Judicial Review Constitutionalized

–Anine Kierulf, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo Law School Today Norway made judicial review part of its written constitution. This amendment marks the finalization of a human rights reform of Norway’s 200 year-old constitution. While but a codification of a 150-yearlong court-made practice of review, it also adds democratic legitimacy

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Published on June 5, 2015
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Video Interview: Democratic Reform in Hong Kong Featuring Cora Chan

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Cora Chan on the subject of democratic reform in Hong Kong. In the interview, we discuss recent developments in Hong Kong, the impetus for the current protests in Hong Kong, the constitutional relationship between Hong Kong and China,

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Published on October 30, 2014
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Video Interview: Developments in Irish Constitutional Law Featuring Eoin Carolan

—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

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Published on September 12, 2014
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