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Constitutional Amendments as Transnational Political Projects: From Pakistan to Ireland, to Hungary And Finally to Europe

—Renáta Uitz, Central European University [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for 2018,

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Published on November 8, 2018
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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 Constitutional Referendum in Comparative Perspective: Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland and Australia

—Scott Stephenson, Melbourne Law School The significance of Ireland’s recent referendum on same-sex marriage extends well beyond its borders. The result, in which a majority of voters approved an amendment to the Irish Constitution allowing two persons to marry without distinction as to their sex, has sparked a flurry of debate and legislative activity in

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Published on June 4, 2015
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The Ongoing Uncertainty over Irish Law on “The Unborn”: A Comment on P.P. and Health Service Executive

–Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin, School of Law Controversy has again arisen over Ireland’s laws on the protection of the unborn following the High Court’s decision a few days ago on Friday that it was permissible to withdraw somatic support from a pregnant woman who had been clinically brain dead for over 3 weeks. The decision

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Published on December 30, 2014
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Liberalizing Abortion in Ireland: The New Legal Framework

–Christina M. Akrivopoulou, Adjunct Lecturer, Democritus University of Thrace The new Irish Law on “Protection of life during pregnancy” acknowledges the potential risk for the pregnant woman’s life as a reason justifying abortion, and represents the greatest evolution regarding the liberalization of abortions in Ireland since the 19th century. The Act, which amended the previously

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Published on August 1, 2013
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