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Graziella Romeo: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The Italian Institutional Crisis and Europe

There is no shortage of stories on Italian institutional crises originated in the context of a parliamentary system with multi-party inclinations and a misfit electoral law. And Italy is not … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Panagiotis Doudonis: Constitutional Conventions and the Italian President

The great political and constitutional turmoil caused by the President of the Italian Republic’s choice to veto the appointment of a Eurosceptic finance minister, and subsequently to appoint Carlo Cottarelli … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 4 Comments

Eliska Pirkova: ‘Polish Death Camps’ and the Quest for ‘the Truth’

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Polish Parliament approved an amendment to the National Remembrance Institute Act (NRIA), which establishes the criminal liability for a) “publicly ascribing responsibility and co-responsibility to … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Javier Garcia Oliva: Establishing a Legally and Politically Acceptable Regional President for Catalonia: The Quest Continues

Anyone accustomed to walking in rugged terrain knows the feeling of anticipating reaching the summit, only to discover that what appeared to be the brow of the hill is, in … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 4 Comments

Luke Beck: Australia’s Next King Could be Muslim or Catholic

Could Australia’s next king be a Muslim, a Catholic or some other non-Anglican? The answer according to the Australian Constitution is yes. It is well known that various religious tests … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · 9 Comments

Eoin Carolan: Suspended Declarations of Invalidity in Ireland?: The Story So Far

Last week saw the much-anticipated return before the Supreme Court of Ireland of the proceedings in NHV v. Minister for Justice and Equality. At the hearing on Thursday, the Court … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Stefan Theil: An Aversion to Weimar: German Constitutional Hesitance on Dissolving the Bundestag

With the FDP (Liberal Democratic Party) dropping out of coalition talks with the CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union) and Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen (Green Party), Germany faces … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 1 Comment