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Mini-Symposium: Pin and Tega on Italian Constitutional Court Judgment No. 49/2015

[Editor’s Note: In this mini-symposium, Andrea Pin of the University of Padua and Diletta Tega of the University of Bologna comment on Judgment No. 49/2015 (March 26, 2015) of the Italian Constitutional Court.] A Jurisprudence to Handle with Care: The European Court of Human Rights’ Unsettled Case Law, its Authority, and its Future, According to the Italian Constitutional

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Published on April 30, 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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The Electoral Threshold Case in Turkey

–Ali Acar, PhD Student, European University Institute According to recent statements made to a journalist by the President Hasim Kilic of the Turkish Constitutional Court,[1] the Court will soon deliver a decision on the 10% electoral threshold that exists for political parties to be represented in Parliament in a case brought before the Court by three

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Published on December 9, 2014
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Special Report on Romania’s Presidential Election

–Bianca Selejan-Gutan, PhD, Professor of Constitutional Law, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania [T]he right to vote is not a privilege. In the twenty-first century, the presumption in a democratic State must be in favour of inclusion. (…) Universal suffrage has become the basic principle (see Mathieu-Mohin and Clerfayt v. Belgium, citing X v. Germany, no. 2728/66, Commission decision of

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Published on December 3, 2014
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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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I•CON Debate Review by Brian Ray: Socio-Economic Rights and the Economic Crisis

[Editor’s Note: In this special installment of I•CONnect’s Review Series, Brian Ray offers a critical review of the I•CON debate between David Bilchitz and Xenophon Contiades & Alkmene Fotiadou on socio-economic rights and the economic crisis. The debate appears in the current issue of I•CON, beginning with Bilchitz’s paper here, followed by a reply by Contiades &

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Published on November 8, 2014
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A Comment on the European Court of Human Right’s Judgment in S.A.S. v. France

–Antonios Kouroutakis, Oxford University [Editor’s Note: This is the second of two scholarly perspectives published on I-CONnect this week this week on S.A.S. v. France. The first was published here on Wednesday, July 9.] How to balance individual rights with the state intervention to accommodate the interests of the society as whole is an inherently difficult question.

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Published on July 11, 2014
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The Burka Ban before the European Court of Human Rights: A Comment on S.A.S. v. France

—Ioanna Tourkochoriti, Fellow, The Walker Institute for Area Studies and The Rule of Law Collaborative, University of South Carolina [Editor’s Note: This is the first of two scholarly perspectives that I-CONnect will publish this week on S.A.S. v. France. The second will be published on Friday, July 11.] In S.A.S. v. France[1], the European Court of Human Rights

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Published on July 9, 2014
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Book Review/Response: Maartje de Visser and Laurent Pech on Comparative Constitutional Review in Europe

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review/Response Series, Laurent Pech reviews Maartje de Visser’s recent book on Constitutional Review in Europe: A Comparative Analysis. Maartje de Visser then responds to the review.] Review by Laurent Pech –Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law and Head of the Law Department, Middlesex University London[1] Let’s not beat around the

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Published on May 23, 2014
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On the Tight Rope: The Turkish Constitutional Court and the Balbay Case

—Basak Cali, Koç University Law School It is well-known political science knowledge that domestic high courts strive for simultaneous sources of legitimacy. On the one hand, courts seek political legitimacy from governing political elites. On the other they seek legal legitimacy from lower rank domestic courts, other high courts, lawyers and domestic the judicial community in

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Published on January 18, 2014
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