Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: women’s rights

  • Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

    —Nazlicicek Semercioglu, PhD candidate, Bocconi University, Italy. The Turkish President’s decision concerning Turkey’s withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (“Istanbul Convention”) that was taken on the basis of the Presidential Decree no.

  • I-CONnect Symposium–The Chilean Constitutional Court’s Abortion Decision: Lessons for Neighboring Latin American Courts

    [Editor’s Note: This is Part III in our symposium on the one-year anniversary of the Chilean Constitutional Court’s abortion decision. The Introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, and Part II is available here.] –Gabriela Rondon, Sinara Gumieri and Luciana Brito, Researchers at Anis – Institute of Bioethics In August 2017, Chile’s Constitutional Court took a bold step toward dismantling the country’s total ban on abortion: it upheld the constitutionality of new legislation allowing for legal abortion in three cases: when the woman’s life is at risk, when the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest, and when there is fatal fetal condition.

  • Egypt’s Leap into the Unknown: Article 219 and the Shari`‘a in the Draft Constitution

    —Clark B. Lombardi, University of Washington School of Law, and Nathan J. Brown, George Washington University   (Posted originally on If a student of constitutional texts sat down to read the draft Egyptian constitution from beginning to end, he or she would find much of it familiar — the language, structure, and institutions would seem to bear resemblances to constitutions in many other countries, even if the particular choices made or terms used were products of domestic political debates.