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An Explicit Constitutional Change by Means of an Ordinary Statute? On a Bill Concerning the Reform of the National Council of the Judiciary in Poland

–Piotr Mikuli, Professor and head of Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law, Jagiellonian University Towards the end of January 2017, the Polish Ministry of Justice introduced a bill reforming the current legal status of the National Council of the Judiciary. If passed as proposed, the bill would seriously undermine the independence of the judiciary in Poland. The

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Published on February 23, 2017
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Developments in Czech Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the sixth 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, Romania, Belgium and Sweden. 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 November 16, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Judicial Review in Kenya: A Review of “The Contested Empowerment of Kenya’s Judiciary, 2010-2015: A Historical Institutional Analysis,” by James Thuo Gathii

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School We know a lot about the theory of judicial review. We also know a lot about how the power of judicial review is exercised and why it has emerged in many constitutional democracies around the world. For example, Tom Ginsburg has theorized what he calls the insurance model of judicial review in

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Published on October 28, 2016
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Developments in Slovak Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in our Year-in-Review series, which began earlier this year with the publication of the 2015 year-in-review of developments in Italian Constitutional Law, prepared by Marta Cartabia, Pietro Faraguna, Michele Massa and Diletta Tega. We invite scholars from around the world to prepare similar reports on their own jurisdictions for publication

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Published on July 20, 2016
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South African Constitutional Court Orders President to Reimburse State

–James Fowkes, Senior Researcher, Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa, University of Pretoria A few days ago on Thursday, March 31, the South African Constitutional Court ordered President Jacob Zuma to reimburse the state personally for non-security improvements to his private residence, in terms of a structural interdict. It also held a National Assembly

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Published on April 3, 2016
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Video Interview: The Design of the Iraqi Constitution Featuring Haider Ala Hamoudi

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Haider Ala Hamoudi on the Iraqi Constitution. I conducted the interview from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where I am serving as a visiting scholar for the month of July. My thanks to

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Published on July 16, 2015
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Video Interview: Developments in French Constitutional Law Featuring François-Xavier Millet

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview François-Xavier Millet on developments in French constitutional law. In the interview, we discuss the role of the Conseil constitutionnel, the QPC (question prioritaire de constitutionnalité), the relationship between France and its territories as well as between the French Constitution and

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Published on May 27, 2015
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The Constitutional Politics of Cohabitation in Romania

—Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy, ELTE University, Budapest Klaus Iohannis, Romania’s new president, faces a challenging situation right at the beginning of his term: after a harsh campaign, his rival candidate for the presidency, Victor Ponta, remains prime minister and enjoys the support of a significant parliamentary majority. Though they have different powers, the president and the prime minister are both in

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Published on January 30, 2015
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Video Interview: Courts and Constitution-Making Featuring Will Partlett

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Will Partlett on the role of courts in constitution-making. In the interview, we discuss constitution-making in general, his recent work on constitution-making in Russia and post-communist countries, as well as the relationship between political culture and constitutional structure. We

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Published on November 25, 2014
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Video Interview: Developments in Indian Constitutional Law Featuring Rohan Alva

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Rohan Alva on developments in Indian constitutional law. In the interview, we discuss judicial review, current controversies in the separation of powers, the adjudication of socio-economic rights, the judicial use and non-use of comparative public law, access to

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Published on November 13, 2014
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