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  • The Right to Vote of Hungarian Citizens Living Abroad

    —Eszter Bodnár, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary Péter and Pál were neighbors in Luxembourg. Péter was member of the Hungarian minority in Romania and arrived in Luxembourg in 2008 to work there at an international company. Due to the favorable new rules, he obtained Hungarian citizenship in 2010.

  • A British Bill of Rights – Why, How and Now What?

    —Carla M. Zoethout, University of Amsterdam After the landslide victory for the British Conservative Party on May 7, the Party’s alarming plan with a view to human rights protection in Europe deserves major attention. As early as October 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his party will ‘end the ability of the European Court of Human…

  • Mini-Symposium: Pin and Tega on Italian Constitutional Court Judgment No. 49/2015

    [Editor’s Note: In this mini-symposium, Andrea Pin of the University of Padua and Diletta Tega of the University of Bologna comment on Judgment No. 49/2015 (March 26, 2015) of the Italian Constitutional Court.] A Jurisprudence to Handle with Care: The European Court of Human Rights’ Unsettled Case Law, its Authority, and its Future, According to the Italian Constitutional…

  • The “New” German Teacher Headscarf Decision

    —Claudia E. Haupt, Columbia Law School The German Federal Constitutional Court last week published its opinion in the “new” teacher headscarf case (available here in German, English language press coverage here). The Court held that a general prohibition against teachers’ wearing headscarves in public schools is unconstitutional under Article 4 (1) and (2) of the…

  • The Electoral Threshold Case in Turkey

    –Ali Acar, PhD Student, European University Institute According to recent statements made to a journalist by the President Hasim Kilic of the Turkish Constitutional Court,[1] the Court will soon deliver a decision on the 10% electoral threshold that exists for political parties to be represented in Parliament in a case brought before the Court by three…

  • Special Report on Romania’s Presidential Election

    –Bianca Selejan-Gutan, PhD, Professor of Constitutional Law, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania [T]he right to vote is not a privilege. In the twenty-first century, the presumption in a democratic State must be in favour of inclusion. (…) Universal suffrage has become the basic principle (see Mathieu-Mohin and Clerfayt v.

  • EU Accession to the ECHR: Ante Portas or a Mirage on the Horizon?

    —Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam, reviewing Vasiliki Kosta, Nikos Skoutaris, and Vassilis Tzevelekos, The EU Accession to the ECHR (Hart Publishing 2014, 402pp) Whether and when the European Union (EU) will accede to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) remains to be seen.

  • I•CON Debate Review by Brian Ray: Socio-Economic Rights and the Economic Crisis

    [Editor’s Note: In this special installment of I•CONnect’s Review Series, Brian Ray offers a critical review of the I•CON debate between David Bilchitz and Xenophon Contiades & Alkmene Fotiadou on socio-economic rights and the economic crisis. The debate appears in the current issue of I•CON, beginning with Bilchitz’s paper here, followed by a reply by Contiades &…

  • A Comment on the European Court of Human Right’s Judgment in S.A.S. v. France

    –Antonios Kouroutakis, Oxford University [Editor’s Note: This is the second of two scholarly perspectives published on I-CONnect this week this week on S.A.S. v. France. The first was published here on Wednesday, July 9.] How to balance individual rights with the state intervention to accommodate the interests of the society as whole is an inherently difficult question.

  • The Burka Ban before the European Court of Human Rights: A Comment on S.A.S. v. France

    —Ioanna Tourkochoriti, Fellow, The Walker Institute for Area Studies and The Rule of Law Collaborative, University of South Carolina [Editor’s Note: This is the first of two scholarly perspectives that I-CONnect will publish this week on S.A.S. v. France. The second will be published on Friday, July 11.]