Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Author: Richard Albert

  • Join the Team that Brings You “What’s New”

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin We invite expressions of interest from scholars–including graduate students–who wish to join the I-CONnect team that brings you the weekly report on “What’s New in Public Law.”

  • Video Book Interview: “Constitutional Erosion in Brazil” (Hart 2021)

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin The first book in the new Hart Series on “Constitutionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean” is titled “Constitutional Erosion in Brazil,” authored by Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, professor of constitutional law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

  • An Invitation | Statement in Support of People of Ukraine

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin A Statement in Support of the People of Ukraine has been issued for any member of ICON-S to endorse in her/his/their personal capacity. Signatures may be added here.

  • 2021 International Review of Constitutional Reform | Call for Expressions of Interest

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin Last year, the first edition of the International Review of Constitutional Reform (ISBN: 978-1-7374527-0-6) was published in open access. The IRCR is the first global scholarly effort to gather jurisdictional reports on all forms of constitutional revision around the world over the past year.

  • Roundtable Discussions on the State of Constitutionalism in the World | November 9-19, 2021

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin; Allan Rock Visiting Professor of Law, University of Ottawa We recently published the fifth edition of the Global Review of Constitutional Law, an annual publication bringing together dozens of jurisdiction-specific reports written by scholars and judges—often in collaboration—on constitutional law developments over the previous year.

  • The 2020 International Review of Constitutional Reform | Open Access

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin We are pleased to announce the open-access publication of the inaugural edition of The International Review of Constitutional Reform (ISBN: 978-1-7374527-0-6), the first global scholarly effort to gather jurisdictional reports on all forms of constitutional revision around the world over the past year.

  • Constitutional Amendment and Dismemberment in Kenya

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin Yesterday, the Court of Appeal of Kenya announced its highly-anticipated judgment on the Building Bridges Initiative Constitutional Amendment Bill (BBI). The Court of Appeal largely upheld the High Court’s ruling, holding that the BBI violates the basic structure of the Constitution.

  • Decolonizing Comparative Constitutionalism

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin In “Comparative Law and Decolonizing Critique,” Professor Sherally Munshi suggests four paths for comparative law scholars to reorient their research toward decolonizing legal scholarship.

  • What’s New in Public Law

    —Eman Muhammad Rashwan, Ph.D. Candidate in the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE), Hamburg University, Germany; Assistant Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt. In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books, and articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere.

  • The BBI at the Kenyan Court of Appeal | Part I: The Role of the Court in Referendums

    —Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin The Court of Appeal of Kenya recently concluded four days of oral argument on the constitutionality of the Building Bridges Initiative Constitutional Amendment Bill (BBI), a proposed mega-constitutional amendment bill that would quite substantially reform the Constitution of Kenya.