—Francisco Osorio, Department of Anthropology, Universidad de Chile This is a time of many firsts. The first female Vice President of the United States of America (also of black and Indian descent). The first vaccine for a global pandemic in less than a year. The first constitution of Chile to be written by elected representatives,
—Armi Beatriz E. Bayot, University of Oxford Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] A recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows that the indigenous peoples of Latin America are
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[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the recent Chilean referendum authorizing a new constitution-making process. The symposium was organized by Professors José Francisco García and Sergio Verdugo, whose introduction is available here.] —Isabel Aninat, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez The Chilean Constitution, as well as all previous constitutions in Chile, is silent in
A Constitutional Crisis of a Different Kind: Canada’s Slow March Back to Mega-Constitutional Politics
—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] It’s difficult to keep working on research with little relevance to the Covid-19 crisis that we all face in some way today.
–Julian R. Murphy, Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow, Columbia Law School Recent developments in Australian constitutional law suggest that the bounds of Australia’s constitutional community are currently unclear, and may well be at odds with the lived experience and beliefs of a significant portion of the Australian public. This post suggests two possible correctives: an “evolutionary”