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Spanish Supreme Court Bringing UN Treaty Bodies One Step Closer to International Courts?

—Viljam Engström, Åbo Akademi University, Finland As we have recently learned from Koldo Casla at EJIL:Talk! and elsewhere, the Spanish Supreme Court affirmed in July this year that the views expressed by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, in this case the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), in individual complaints are binding on

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Published on August 22, 2018
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I-CONnect Symposium on “Constitutional Boundaries” — The Social Dimension of the Rule of Law

[Editor’s Note: This is the fifth entry in our symposium on “Constitutional Boundaries.” The introduction to the symposium is available here, the first entry is available here, the second entry is available here, the third is available here, and the fourth is available here.] —Jeff King, Professor of Law, University College London One question about constitutional boundaries relates

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Published on April 27, 2018
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Enough Complacency: Fighting Democratic Decay in 2017 (I-CONnect Column)

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law [Editor’s note: This is the inaugural I-CONnect column — a new column will appear once every two weeks.  The idea of the columns is to provide the blog with regular contributors who have a distinctive voice and unique perspective on public law. Columns, while scholarly in

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Published on January 11, 2017
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Russia’s Constitutional Court Declares Judgment of the European Court “Impossible” to Enforce

–Ilya Nuzov, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Last month on April 19, 2016, Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled that enforcement of the 2013 Anchugov & Gladkov v. Russia judgment of the European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) is ‘impossible’, because it is contrary to the Russian Constitution. This post considers key parts of the decision

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Published on May 13, 2016
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Book Review: Bogdan Iancu on Bianca Selejan-Guțan’s “The Constitution of Romania: A Contextual Analysis”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Bogdan Iancu reviews Bianca Selejan-Guțan’s book on The Constitution of Romania: A Contextual Analysis.] Contextualizing Romania’s Fragmented Constitutionalism —Bogdan Iancu, Associate Professor (Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory), University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science For a long time after the collapse of state socialism, the countries that had

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Published on April 27, 2016
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Global Standards of Constitutional Law: What Knowledge? What Method?

—Maxime St-Hilaire, University of Sherbrooke Over the past few years, I have been led to try to draw theoretical implications and conclusions (not to mention political and moral ones) from new forms of constitutional law practice such as the Venice Commission’s, a broad advisory organ of the Council of Europe. When it was created in

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Published on June 12, 2015
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One Year After: How the Romanian Constitutional Court Changed its Mind

–Bianca Selejan-Guţan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Simion Bărnuţiu Faculty of Law July 2012 was the scene of the most important constitutional crisis in Romania since December 1989. I explored some salient aspects of the crisis in an earlier post on this blog. One year after these events, the constitutional amendment process, initiated by the Parliament in

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Published on July 14, 2013
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The Illusion of the Romanian Constitution?

—Bianca Selejan-Guţan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Simion Bărnuţiu Faculty of Law On July 29th, 2012, over 8 million Romanian citizens (i.e. over 46% of the electoral records) voted in the referendum organized for the dismissal of the President. More than 87% voted in favor of the dismissal. On August 29th, 2012, some Western powers expressed their satisfaction

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Published on December 7, 2012
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