Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

  • 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…

  • Introducing the 2024 ICONnect Columnists

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    —David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of ICONnect are very pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2024: Esther Ang’awa,  Aparna Chandra, Tania Groppi, and Miguel Schor. We are certain that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices for our readers, representing a range of regional…

  • ICON Volume 21, Issue 4: Editorial

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    Editorial: In this issue; In this issue—Reviews; 10 good reads 2023 In this issue In an Editorial Reflection, Aileen Kavanagh considers the importance of unwritten norms to written constitutions—and to the study of comparative constitutional law. According to Kavanagh, closer attention to these norms will deepen our understanding of fundamental constitutional commitments, broaden our understanding…

  • ICON Volume 21, Issue 4: Table of Contents

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    I•CON Volume 21 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial: In this issue; In this issue—Reviews; 10 good reads 2023 Editorial Reflection Aileen Kavanagh, The ubiquity of unwritten constitutionalism Articles Jeffrey Steven Gordon, Comparative judicial federalism Julen Etxabe, A dialogical model of human rights adjudication Neli Frost, The global “political voice deficit matrix” I•CON: Debate! Alma…

  • Editorial: The human ChatGPT—The use and abuse of research assistants

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    [Editor’s Note: This Editorial is forthcoming in ICON] Recent meetings of the Advisory Boards of I•CON and EJIL were dedicated, among other issues, to, surprise surprise, the ChatGPT challenge. In the context of law faculties and legal education, one acute problem, as a recent Editorial noted, relates to the possible use of AI by students…

  • 10 Good Reads 2023

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    —J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON Here, again, is my pick of “Good Reads” from the books I read in 2023. I want to remind you, as I do every year, that these are not “book reviews,” which also explains the relative paucity of law books or books about the…

  • ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

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    Volume 21 Issue 3 Table of Contents Letters to the Editors Ming-Sung Kuo, Naming and (Mis)Informing in Academic Publications Editorial Articles Andrew Edgar and Kevin M. Stack, Parallel incorporation and public law Anna Wallerman Ghavanini, Gunnar Grendstad, and Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Institutions that define the policymaking role of courts: A comparative analysis of the supreme…

  • Convocatoria Cuarto Número en Español: International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON)

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    Tras el éxito de la convocatoria a los primeros números en español, el International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) tiene el agrado de anunciar que el tercer número en español se publicará en el volumen 21, número 5, de este año. Pronto tendremos más noticias sobre la publicación de este número. Tenemos el placer de…

  • Editorial: Open Access: No Closed Matter

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    [Editor’s note: This Editorial is forthcoming in Volume 23, Issue 1 of ICON.] The move to Open Access publishing has been driven in large part by a desire to make research publicly available and to make knowledge less exclusive. The journals that we edit have long been committed to these objectives. Yet as emerging forms…

  • ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

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    Volume 21 Issue 2 Table of Contents Letters to the Editors Urška Šadl, Citation dice are loaded Editorial ChatGPT and law exams; In this issue Editorial Reflection Anna Śledzińska-Simon, Constitutional framings of the right to abortion: A global view Articles Rosalind Dixon and Mila Versteeg, Unsexing citation: Closing the gender gap in global public law …

  • ICON’s Latest Issue (Table of Contents)

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    Volume 21, number 1 Editorial: Israel: Cry, the beloved country; In this issue Editorial Reflection Günter Frankenberg, Constituting the negative globality of fear I•CON Foreword Sergio Verdugo, Is it time to abandon the theory of constituent power?  Articles David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová, Comparative court-packing Focus: Poland and Hungary Zoltán Szente, The myth of populist…

  • Editorial: ChatGPT and Law Exams

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    —J.H.H. Weiler, NYU School of Law To suggest that AI is upending our world in a myriad of ways is by now a banality. To suggest that it poses a challenge to the very human condition, perhaps more so than previous technological revolutions, is, if not a banality at least a matter of extensive public…

  • ICON’s Latest Issue (Table of Contents)

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    Volume 20 Issue 5 Table of Contents Editorial: In this issue; Guest Editorial: Islands and ocean: Public law and international legal ordering in Oceania; 10 good reads 2022 Honor Roll of Reviewers 2022 Articles Virgilio Afonso da Silva, Standing in the shadows of balancing: Proportionality and the necessity test Amichai Cohen and Yuval Shany, The…

  • Introducing the 2023 ICONnect Columnists

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    —David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of ICONnect are very pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2023: Teresa Violante, Esther Ang’awa,  João Vitor Cardoso, and Gautam Bhatia. We are certain that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices for our readers, representing a range of…

  • Editorial: Israel: Cry, the beloved country

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    —J.H.H. Weiler, co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) Israel, like many other democracies today, is a deeply polarized society. The operating principle of public discourse is typically: “Art thou for us or for our adversaries” (Joshua 5:13). Whether it is the never-ending Arab-Israeli conflict and the 55-year Occupation of the Territories (even how to…

  • ICON Volume 20, Issue 3: Editorial

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    Editorial Desk rejections I know the feeling. It has happened to me more than once, twice and thrice. “They didn’t even send it to peer review?!*&%#@.” On one occasion it was subsequently published in another journal and is one of my most cited pieces! Regrettably, neither I•CON nor EJIL has the human resources to send…

  • ICON Volume 20, Issue 3: Table of Contents

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    Volume 20 Issue 3 Table of Contents Editorial Articles Veronika Fikfak, Against settlement before the European Court of Human Rights Alain Zysset, Calibrating the response to populism at the European Court of Human Rights Orit Fischman-Afori, Taking global administrative law one step ahead: Online giants and the digital democratic sphere Carolyn Moser and Berthold Rittberger,…

  • 10 Good Reads 2022

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    —J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON Here is my pick of “Good Reads” from the books I read in 2022. I want to remind you, as I do every year, that these are not “book reviews,” which also explains the relative paucity of law books or books about the law.…

  • Entangled Legalities: A Response to Sanne Taekema and Jan Klabbers

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    —Nico Krisch, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Email: nico.krisch@graduateinstitute.ch [Editor’s Note: This is a rejoinder by Nico Krisch to two replies to his recent ICON article, Entangled Legalities in the Postnational Space.] ‘Entangled Legalities’ might sound like a fanciful combination of concepts, and I am excited that…

  • Convocatoria Tercer Número en Español: International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON)

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    Tras el éxito de la convocatoria a los primeros números en español, el International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) tiene el agrado de anunciar que el segundo número en español se publicará en el volumen 20, número 4, de este año. Pronto tendremos más noticias sobre la publicación de este número. Tenemos el placer de…