Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Habeas Corpus

  • Habea(r)s Corpus: Some Thoughts on the Role of Habeas Corpus in the Evolution of Animal Rights

    —Saskia Stucki, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, and Juan C. Herrera, former law clerk of the Constitutional Court of Colombia and currently PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant of Constitutional Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra UPF, Barcelona Earlier this year, a spectacled bear named “Chucho” was given his proverbial day in court, in the Supreme Court of Colombia (Civil Chamber of Appeals).

  • Book Review/Response: Rayner Thwaites and Daniel Wilsher on Indefinite Detention of Non-Citizens

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review/Response Series, Daniel Wilsher reviews Rayner Thwaites’ recent book on The Liberty of Non-Citizens: Indefinite Detention in Commonwealth Countries (Hart 2014). Rayner Thwaites then responds to the review.] Review by Daniel Wilsher –Daniel Wilsher, City University London, reviewing Rayner Thwaites, The Liberty of Non-Citizens: Indefinite Detention in Commonwealth Countries (Hart 2014) In his book Rayner Thwaites provides a detailed analysis and critique of the jurisprudence surrounding long-term (indeed, indefinite) immigration detention in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

  • Constitutional Writs as “Weapons” in Myanmar?

    —Dr. Melissa Crouch, Postdoctoral Fellow, Law Faculty, National University of Singapore In 2011, Myanmar began its transition to democracy under a civilian-military led government. The process has taken place within the framework of the 2008 Constitution and it has been followed by a range of legal and institutional reforms.