Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Umbrella Revolution

  • The Crisis of Judicial Independence in Hong Kong

    —Wilson Yuen, MA (University of Chicago, ’16), JD (The University of Hong Kong, ’12), BA (University of California, Los Angeles ’10) In the 2016 Legislative Council (LegCo) General Election, Youngspiration, one of the political parties founded after the 2014 “umbrella revolution,” managed to send Mr.

  • The Top Constitutional Events Of 2014

      2014 was a landmark year for governments around the world. Here are some of the most important constitutional events of the past twelve months, brought to you by the Comparative Constitutions Project and Constitute.   Jan|Feb|Mar|May|Jun|Sept|Oct|Nov|Dec     January: Egypt Holds Constitutional Referendum On January 24, 2014, poll results showed that Egyptian voters approved a constitutional referendum by over 98 percent.

  • Occupy Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s Constitutional Moment of 2014 Begins

    —Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law 民無信不立。 [If the people have no faith in their rulers, there is no standing for the State.] – The Analects Hong Kong’s long-awaited constitutional confrontation has begun.  In the early morning of September 28, 2014, the Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) movement declared that its civil disobedience campaign had begun, three days earlier than originally planned.