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Diletta Tega: Sovereignty of Rights vs. “Global Constitutional” Law: The Italian Constitutional Court Decision No. 238/2014

As Francesco Duranti already pointed out in his comment here at I-CONnect on 17 December 2014, Judgment no. 238, delivered on 22 October 2014, demonstrates how the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) “dialogues” with the … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stefan Theil: Constitutions as culture: Two insights from Peter Häberle’s “The rationale of constitutions from a cultural science viewpoint”

Constitutions are the cultural achievement of centuries of historical legal development, an expression of the cultural self-presentation of a people. For all their variety, constitutions seek to set the rules … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stefan Theil: Three insights from Peter Häberle’s “Preambles in the text and context of constitutions”

Preambles are a hallmark of constitutions, and questions regarding their inclusion and content are an important part of the drafting process: a clear majority of the 194 constitutions analysed by … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

Andrew Le Sueur: Do you need another constitutional law blog?

(Short answer, yes.). Over the past five years, blogging has moved out of the shadows to become not only a respectable but also an essential academic and professional channel for … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Robert Leckey: Fundamental Rights, Physician-Assisted Death and the Court’s Institutional Role: A Comment on Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed its ruling on assisted suicide. In 1993, in a five-four decision, the Court had ruled that the federal government’s blanket ban … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Event: SOAS Symposium: Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring

20 March 2015, 15:25-19:00 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, UK 15:25 Welcome Notes: Dr. Nimer Sultany, Law Department, SOAS Professor Matthew Craven, Dean, Faculty of … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Farrah Ahmed: The Untapped Potential for Constitutional Avoidance in Social Rights Adjudication

In his 2012 book, Judging Social Rights, Jeff King makes a powerful case for a limited, incrementalist, judicial approach to social rights adjudication. One of the incrementalist strategies King prescribes … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
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