[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a one-week symposium on the 70th anniversary of the Taiwan Constitutional Court. We are grateful to our guest editor, Professor Chien-Chih Lin, for convening this group of contributors and bringing this symposium to our readers.] –Chien-Chih Lin, Assistant Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica Established in 1948, the Taiwan Constitutional
Czech Constitutional Court: Czech Law Forbidding Registered Partners to Adopt Children is Unconstitutional. But is the Judgment *Really* Good News for LGBTQ?
–Zdeněk Červínek (Doctoral Researcher, Department of Constitutional Law, Palacký University, School of Law, Olomouc, the Czech Republic); Martin Kopa (Assistant Professor, Department of Constitutional Law, Palacký University, School of Law, Olomouc, the Czech Republic) As Rohan Alva noted earlier here on I-CONnect, the plenum of the Czech Constitutional Court (“the Court”) granted the motion of
—Michèle Finck, Fellow, London School of Economics, and Lecturer, Keble College, University of Oxford. Human dignity is currently somewhat of a buzzword in constitutional and human rights studies. While resonating well on an intuitive level, the concept is however tricky to define in legal terms – underlining the conceptual vagueness or flexibility that characterizes it.
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