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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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Video Interview: The New Egyptian Constitution Featuring Mohamed Arafa

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this second installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Mohamed Arafa discusses the new Egyptian Constitution. The interview touches on the entrenchment of human rights in the new Constitution, the designation of Islam as the official religion, as well as whether the military constitutes an unofficial “fourth branch”

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Published on September 17, 2014
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Note on the Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia

—Antonios Kouroutakis, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law The Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia (the Constitution) is the supreme law of Federal Republic of Somalia (Somalia). The drafting process occurred under the auspices of United Nations, and on 1 August 2012, the National Constitutional Assembly approved the Constitution by an overwhelming majority. The Constitution

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Published on September 18, 2013
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How the financial crisis has affected constitutions

–Dr. Alkmene Fotiadou, Centre for European Constitutional Law (Athens, Greece) In the comparative chapter of the book Constitutions in the Global Financial Crisis by Xenophon Contiades (ed.), we attempted to trace how the financial crisis impacted formal and informal constitutional change based on data and analysis provided in the book by constitutional scholars from Greece,

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Published on July 22, 2013
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Making Government Work for the 99%? (And the 53%? And the 47%)?: Why we Need to Re-think the Separation in the Separation of Powers

—Eoin Carolan, Lecturer in Law, University College Dublin Has the separation of powers outlived its usefulness? After all, contemporary government bears little if any resemblance to the 18th century structures on which Montesquieu’s influential account of the separation of powers was modelled. Nor does government today mirror to a significant degree the adapted institutional arrangements

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Published on November 6, 2012
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