Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Right to Vote

  • 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.

  • Should Foreigners Vote in National Legislative Elections?

    —Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Next month, voters in Luxembourg will have to participate in a referendum (voting is mandatory in Luxembourg) that raises three different questions, among which is the following: do you agree that those residents that are not Luxembourg nationals should be entitled to participate in national legislative elections under the condition that (i) they have lived in Luxembourg for at least ten years, and (ii) they have previously participated in local elections or elections for the European Parliament in Luxembourg?

  • The Case of the Rajasthan Panchayats and the Right to Contest

    Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students B.A/LL.B. (Hons) Student Contribution –Vasujith Ram, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata; Editor of the Journal of Indian Law and Society The Ordinances No. 1 & 2 of 2014 passed by the Governor of Rajasthan have received a barrage of criticism ever since their passage and notification on December 20, 2014.

  • 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.

  • Legislative and Executive Term Limits in Alberta  

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School An important race is underway in Alberta, one of Canada’s ten provinces. In September, paid-up members of the Progressive Conservative Party will elect a new party leader, and the new leader will become the premier of Alberta.