Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Terrorism

  • Deprivation of Citizenship for Terrorism: First Application in Switzerland

    –Rekha Oleschak-Pillai, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg In a quietly worded press release on 11 September 2019, the Swiss Federal Office for Migration (SEM) announced that it had revoked the Swiss citizenship of a dual citizen for the first time.[1]

  • The Supreme Court of Chile as an Inter-American Tribunal

    –Jorge Contesse, Assistant Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School The Grand Chamber of Chile’s Supreme Court recently declared that criminal convictions against indigenous leaders obtained under Chile’s terrorist statute “have ceased to have effects,” as direct result of a decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.[1] 

  • Canada Upholds Anti-Terrorism Law

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited ruling on the Anti-Terrorism Act passed by Parliament in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Writing for a unanimous panel in two interrelated cases, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin upheld the controversial anti-terrorism law.