From the I·CONnect Blog

  • Judges Cannot Run in Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia Anymore
    by Simon Drugda on November 12, 2019 at 6:24 am

    —Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen The Speaker of the Slovak Parliament announced the date of the general election for February 29, 2020. This upcoming election will be a high-stakes game because of the popular extreme-right parties on the rise, rampant disinformation on social media and uncertainty about the […]

  • What’s New in Public Law
    by Simon Drugda on November 11, 2019 at 5:53 am

    —Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the public law […]

  • Book Review: Eszter Bodnár on “Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-Making in Central and Eastern Europe” (Kálmán Pócza ed.)
    by Eszter Bodnár on November 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Eszter Bodnár reviews Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-Making in Central and Eastern Europe (Kálmán Pócza ed., Routledge 2019)] –Eszter Bodnár, Associate Professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd […]

  • Call for Nominations–2020 ICON-S Book Prize
    by The Editors on November 8, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    ICON·S | The International Society for Public Law is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its third annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding book in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the nationalRead […]

  • Hong Kong’s Same-Sex Marriage Case: The Dark Art of Constitutional Non-Engagement
    by P. Y. Lo on November 7, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    —P. Y. Lo, LLB (Lond.), Ph D (HKU), Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China with its separate legal and judicial systems based on the common law, has a litigious LGBTI community.  Since 2006, members of this community have successfully challenged through the courts the […]

  • “Suraméxit” and Latin American Disintegration
    by Juan C. Herrera on November 6, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    —Juan C. Herrera, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg What’s going on in Latin America? The socio-political demands throughout the year and especially of recent weeks provide an excellent opportunity to reflect on what could become a South American Spring. Are […]

  • Constitutional Tribunal in Kyrgyzstan Decides Against the Former President, Clearing the Way for His Prosecution
    by Alisher Juzgenbayev on November 5, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    –Alisher Juzgenbayev, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan On October 24, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic declared that the law lifting the immunity of the former President did not violate the Constitution. I observed the Chamber’s hearing and would like to share my commentary on this consequential […]

  • What’s New in Public Law
    by Angélique Devaux on November 4, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    –Angélique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris, France, Diplômée notaire, LL.M. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new […]

  • Announcement–Constitutional Democracy Listserv
    by Mark Graber on November 2, 2019 at 7:42 am

    –Mark Graber, The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law The Constitutional Democracy Listserv is now up and running. If you are interesting in joining, send me (mgraber [at] law.umaryland.edu) your name and email and I will get you registered. Below is a reminder of the listserv purposes and preliminary […]

  • Call for Authors–2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law
    by Richard Albert on October 31, 2019 at 8:12 am

    —Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin For three years now, I·CONnect has partnered with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy to publish an annual Global Review of Constitutional Law. The Global Review offers a detailed but […]