From the I·CONnect Blog

  • What’s New in Public Law
    by Chiara Graziani on April 22, 2019 at 4:04 am

    —Chiara Graziani, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Genoa (Italy) 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 […]

  • Inherent Limits on the Override Power after the Israeli Election
    by Rivka Weill on April 18, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    —Rivka Weill, Harry Radzyner Law School, IDC Within the first twenty-four hours after the Israeli election, the future political partners of PM Netanyahu raised the demand to enact a general override clause as part of the Basic Laws. They believe that this override clause will empower them to govern without the intervention of the HighRead […]

  • Indonesia’s Pesta Demokrasi in the Face of Regressing Constitutional Democracy
    by Dian A H Shah on April 17, 2019 at 3:20 am

    —Dian A H Shah, National University Singapore Faculty of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information aboutRead Mor […]

  • What’s New in Public Law
    by Simon Drugda on April 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    —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 […]

  • Hong Kong’s Quasi-Constitutionalities: Part 2
    by P. Y. Lo on April 14, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    –P. Y. Lo, LLB (Lond.), Ph D (HKU), Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong In Part 1 of this two-part post, I discussed the constitutional instruction in Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong obliging the Hong Kong authorities to enact legislation to safeguard the national security of Hong Kong’s sovereign, the People’s […]

  • Hong Kong’s Quasi-Constitutionalities: Part 1
    by P. Y. Lo on April 13, 2019 at 4:19 am

    –P. Y. Lo, LLB (Lond.), Ph D (HKU), Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong. Richard Albert and Joel Colón-Rios’ edited volume on Quasi-Constitutionality and Constitutional Statutes (Routledge 2019) considers a variety of means by which a statute can become or be treated as “entrenched”, “constitutionally […]

  • Bolsonaro’s Unconstitutional Support for the Brazilian Civil-Military Dictatorship of 1964-1985
    by Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo on April 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    —Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development;Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Jair Bolsonaro was recently elected in an election tainted, particularly, by his long-held […]

  • Conference Report: « Le droit global existe-t-il ? » — University of Louvain
    by Alicia Pastor y Camarasa on April 12, 2019 at 4:35 am

    —Alicia Pastor y Camarasa, PhD Candidate, Centre de recherche sur l’Etat et la Constitution (CRECO), University of Louvain (Belgium) Reviving the tradition of medieval disputatio, Professors Sophie Weerts and Céline Romainville convened a debate at the University of Louvain around globalization and public law under the title, […]

  • Same Sex Marriage in the Cayman Islands
    by Derek O’Brien and Rhian Minty on April 11, 2019 at 7:25 am

    —Derek O’Brien, Senior Lecturer, Truman Bodden Law School, and Rhian Minty, Assistant Director, Truman Bodden Law School In its recent judgment in Day and Bush v The Governor of the Cayman Islands  (Day and Bush), the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has declared that the Marriage (Amendment) Law 2008 (Marriage Law), which […]

  • Conference Report–Global Constitutionalism: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
    by Bui Ngoc Son on April 10, 2019 at 8:00 am

    –Bui Ngoc Son, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law On 28-29 March 2019, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law hosted a Symposium on “Global Constitutionalism: Asia-Pacific Perspectives.” The Symposium brought together a diverse group of scholars to discuss how polities in the […]