Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

  • What’s New in Public Law

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    Surbhi Karwa, PhD Candidate, UNSW-Sydney   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. To submit relevant developments for our weekly […]


  • What’s New in Public Law

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    —Nicola Abate, Ph.D. Candidate in Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona 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. To […]


  • Local Authorities as Guarantors of the Rule of Law: Recent Developments in the Council of Europe

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    —Tania Groppi, Università degli Studi di Siena [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2024 columnists, see here.] Local government is usually absent from the theoretical debates on the pillars of constitutional law, such as human rights, separation of powers, rule of law. “Which branch of government should we […]


  • Feminist Constitutionalism: Part VI — The Woman as Subject of Fundamental Rights in the Jurisprudence of the Brazilian Supreme Court

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    This is the sixth essay in a special eight-part series on Feminist Constitutionalism, organized by Melina Girardi Fachin, as part of the project ‘Transforming Judicial Outcomes for Women in Canada and Brazil,’ which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). For more information about Feminist Constitutionalism, please contact Melina […]


  • Feminist Constitutionalism: Part V – From Paper to Reality: Implementing Feminist Constitutional Principles

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    This is the fifth essay in a special eight-part series on Feminist Constitutionalism, organized by Melina Girardi Fachin, as part of the project ‘Transforming Judicial Outcomes for Women in Canada and Brazil,’ which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). For more information about Feminist Constitutionalism, please contact Melina […]


  • What’s New in Public Law

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    –Neslihan Çetin, PhD Candidate (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) 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. To submit relevant developments […]


  • Feminist Constitutionalism: Part IV – Breaking Barriers: Women’s Rights in Global Constitutions

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    This is the fourth essay in a special eight-part series on Feminist Constitutionalism, organized by Melina Girardi Fachin as part of the project ‘Transforming Judicial Outcomes for Women in Canada and Brazil’, which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). For more information about Feminist Constitutionalism, please email Melina […]


  • What’s New in Public Law

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    —Juan Sebastián López, researcher in international human rights law and constitutional law, J.D. Universidad Externado de Colombia. 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 […]


  • Announcement | Proposal for Taiwanese Chapter of ICON-S

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    —Felicia Caponigri and Johanna Fröhlich, Co-Directors of Chapter Development, The International Society of Public Law The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) has received a proposal from Chien-Chih Lin & Yi-Li Lee to create a Taiwanese chapter of ICON-S. Please write to icons.chapterdevelopment@gmail.com and to Chien-Chih Lin at chienchihlin@gate.sinica.edu.tw if you are a public law […]


  • What’s New in Public Law

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    —Claudia Marchese, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the University of Sassari (Italy) Developments in Constitutional Courts In the News New Scholarship Calls for Papers and Announcements Elsewhere Online


  • ICON Volume 22, Issue 1: Editorial

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    Editorial: In this issue; Honoring our peer reviewers; The human ChatGPT—The use and abuse of research assistants In this issue In the Letters to the Editors, Zhaoxin Jiang replied to Chien-Chih Lin’s article in the I•CON: Debate! published in our volume 21:2 issue and to Ming-Sung Kuo’s Letter to the Editors in volume 21:3. He […]


  • ICON Volume 22, Issue 1: Table of Contents

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    I•CON Volume 22 Issue 1 Table of Contents Letters to the Editors Zhaoxin Jiang, A constitutional court’s survival (by any name) Ming-Sung Kuo, The “constitutional court of China”? Setting the record straight Zhaoxin Jiang, State-centered liberal constitutionalism: An underappreciated legacy of “China’s Constitutional Court” Editorial: In this issue; The human ChatGPT—The use and abuse of […]


  • The Role of a Judge in an Electoral Autocracy

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    —Aparna Chandra, Associate Professor of Law and M. K. Nambyar Chair Professor on Constitutional Law, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2024 columnists, see here.] The Autocrats’ Playbook This is the year of elections. Sixty-four countries, representing over forty-five percent of […]


  • The Perils of Presidentialism (and the Lessons of the United States)

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    —Miguel Schor, Professor of Law, Associate Director of the Drake University Constitutional Law Center, and the Class of 1977 Distinguished Scholar [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2024 columnists, see here.] Presidentialism has a comparatively poor democratic track record. In a famous essay entitled “The Perils of Presidentialism” […]


  • What’s New in Public Law

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    —Anubhav Kumar, Advocate & Researcher, Supreme Court of India  In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books, articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for our weekly […]


  • Symposium | Feminist Constitutionalism: Part III – How Feminist Constitutionalism Embraces Diversity: Challenging Quebec’s Bill 21

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    This is the third essay in a special eight-part series on Feminist Constitutionalism, organized by Melina Girardi Fachin, as part of the project ‘Transforming Judicial Outcomes for Women in Canada and Brazil,’ which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). For more information about Feminist Constitutionalism, please contact Melina […]


  • The future for citizens’ assemblies in Ireland

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    —Seána Glennon, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law In the past decade, the Irish people have voted in favour of a range of liberalising constitutional amendments: from marriage equality to abortion rights to removing the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution. These changes have coincided with the incorporation of citizen deliberation into […]


  • What’s New in Public Law

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    —Yassin Abdalla Abdelkarim, Judge at Luxor Elementary Court, Egypt. LLM Leeds Beckett University, UK. –Jose Mario de la Garza-Martins, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Theory, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico 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 […]


  • After the Indonesian 2024 General Election: What Went Wrong With Indonesian Democracy?

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    –Stefanus Hendrianto, Pontifical Gregorian University On March 20th, 2024, the Indonesian Election Commission officially declared that the Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto won the Presidential Election, which took place on February 14, 2024. The result might not be shocking because Prabowo had maintained a lead in the pre-election survey. Nevertheless, it is still surprising that he […]


  • What’s New in Public Law

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    —Silvia Talavera Lodos, PhD Candidate, School of Advanced Studies Sant’Anna. —Benjamin Nurkić, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law University of Tuzla and a member of the Constitutional Committee of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in […]