From the I·CONnect Blog

  • The Instrumentality of Metadata Access Regime for Suppressing Political Protests in Australia
    by admin on August 4, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    —Genna Churches, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney, and Monika Zalnieriute, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Macquarie University Australians, just like many other people around the world, are taking to the streets. What started as a few small sparks earlier in a year — Greta, school strikes, Extinction Rebellion — […]

  • What’s New in Public Law
    by admin on August 3, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    —Matteo Mastracci, PhD Researcher, Koç University, Istanbul 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 […]

  • ICON Volume 18, Issue 2: Editorial
    by admin on August 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Orbán and the self-asphyxiation of democracy; Publishers, academics and the battles over copyright and your rights, Part I; Festschrift? ‘That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow! That is the whole Torah; the rest is interpretation’ (from the Elder Hillel in Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a); In this issue […]

  • ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents
    by admin on August 2, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Volume 18 Issue 2 Table of Contents Editorial ICON·S Reflections Wojciech Sadurski, Constitutional democracy in the time of elected authoritarians Luis Roberto Barroso, Technological revolution, democratic recession and climate change: The limits of law in a changing world I·CON Foreword Neil Walker, The sovereignty surplus […]

  • Traces of Constitutional Reasoning in Latin America and the Caribbean – Regional Cosmopolitanism Without Backlash?
    by admin on July 30, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    —Johanna Fröhlich, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Latin America is claiming a leading position in global constitutional trendsetting, as its rich constitutional traditions keep inspiring new experiments and novel constitutional theories for seeking structural change. Transformative constitutionalism, Andean […]

  • Constitutions, Science, and COVID: Does Constitutional Protection of Science and Health Predict Pandemic Outcomes?
    by admin on July 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    —Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] Those of us who study constitutions (especially in a comparative approach) are bound to wonder […]

  • Video Now Available — ICON•S Live Event — The Gendered Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Law Scholarship, Perspectives and Values
    by admin on July 28, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    –The Editors COVID-19 has inflicted serious damage on the health, social and economic well-being of citizens worldwide. But that damage has not been evenly distributed: it has affected some countries and regions far more than others, and has had distinctly racialized and gendered impacts. In this webinar, we focus in particular on the […]

  • Five Questions with Olivia Tambou
    by Richard Albert on July 28, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    —Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about her research and writing. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video […]

  • Why Replacing the Brazilian Constitution Is Not a Good Idea: A Response to Professor Bruce Ackerman
    by admin on July 28, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    —Thomas da Rosa Bustamante, Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Marcelo Andrade Cattoni de Oliveira, Federal University of Minas Gerais; Jane Reis Gonçalves Pereira, Rio de Janeiro State University; Juliano Zaiden Benvindo and Cristiano Paixão, University of Brasília In a provocative piece that was first published in Portuguese […]

  • What’s New in Public Law
    by admin on July 27, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    —Claudia Marchese, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Law at the University of Florence (Italy) Developments in Constitutional Courts In an order of 27 May 2020, the First Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional § 113 of the Telecommunications Act and several ordinary federal laws on the grounds […]