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Deprivation of Citizenship for Terrorism: First Application in Switzerland

–Rekha Oleschak-Pillai, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg In a quietly worded press release on 11 September 2019, the Swiss Federal Office for Migration (SEM) announced that it had revoked the Swiss citizenship of a dual citizen for the first time.[1] Revocation of citizenship of a second person is currently underway[2]. Switzerland has thus joined

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Published on November 29, 2019
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I–CONnect Symposium: The 30th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Korea—Part III: The Constitutional Court of Korea’s Jurisprudence: Influence of International Human Rights Law

[Editor’s Note: This is the third and final entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Korea.” The introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, and Part II is available here.] —Yoomin Won, JSD candidate, Stanford Law School Korea is more global than ever, which is clearly

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Published on March 12, 2019
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Developments in Belgian Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment in our Year-in-Review series. We welcome similar reports from scholars around the world on their own jurisdictions for publication on I-CONnect. Earlier year-in-review reports have been published on Italy, the Slovak Republic and Romania.  As we have done in the past, we reiterate our sincere thanks to our contributors for how much they have

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Published on October 12, 2016
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Russia’s Constitutional Court Declares Judgment of the European Court “Impossible” to Enforce

–Ilya Nuzov, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Last month on April 19, 2016, Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled that enforcement of the 2013 Anchugov & Gladkov v. Russia judgment of the European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) is ‘impossible’, because it is contrary to the Russian Constitution. This post considers key parts of the decision

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Published on May 13, 2016
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When is a Criminal Prohibition of Genocide Denial Justified? Lessons from Perinçek Case

—Javid Gadirov, Assistant Professor, ADA University (Azerbaijan) It may seem surprising to readers in the United States that there is a criminal prohibition of the denial of the Holocaust in Germany, and of genocides and crimes against humanity in other European countries. The First Amendment’s robust protection does not allow any specific exceptions for hate speech. Speech

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Published on December 11, 2015
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The “New” German Teacher Headscarf Decision

—Claudia E. Haupt, Columbia Law School The German Federal Constitutional Court last week published its opinion in the “new” teacher headscarf case (available here in German, English language press coverage here). The Court held that a general prohibition against teachers’ wearing headscarves in public schools is unconstitutional under Article 4 (1) and (2) of the

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Published on March 17, 2015
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EU Accession to the ECHR: Ante Portas or a Mirage on the Horizon?

—Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam, reviewing Vasiliki Kosta, Nikos Skoutaris, and Vassilis Tzevelekos, The EU Accession to the ECHR (Hart Publishing 2014, 402pp) Whether and when the European Union (EU) will accede to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) remains to be seen. What is certain is that the possibility of EU accession to the ECHR and

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Published on November 11, 2014
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Says Who?

—Claudia E. Haupt, Associate-in-Law, Columbia Law School Cross-posted from the Center for Law and Religion Forum at St. John’s University School of Law Just in time for my post on symbols, the New York Times picks up the topic as well. So this is page A1 news! Of course, the underlying issue—the treatment of religious

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Published on June 23, 2013
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