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PART II: Is the institutional crisis in Italy over? Surely a storm, maybe indicating a climate change.

This is Part II of a 2-part post. Part I is available here.  By Giovanni Piccirilli The second part of Mattarella’s speech gave broader reasons why he could not accept Prof. … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is the institutional crisis in Italy over? Surely a storm, maybe indicating a climate change.

This is part I of a 2-part post. Part II will be published on 8 June  By Giovanni Piccirilli Italy is facing one of the deepest constitutional crisis in its … Continue reading

June 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Public Consultation in Constitution Making – The Sri Lankan Experiment

By Dr. Dinesha Samararatne Public consultation is increasingly described as an essential ingredient in constitution-making and as one that performs a legitimation function. Citizens are considered as having a right … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Symposium: Crisis at the Supreme Court of India? ‘Appointments, accountability and independence: the Indian Supreme Court at a crossroads’

The Supreme Court of India (SCI), arguably the most powerful Court in the world, occupies an unusually prominent position within discussions of Indian constitutionalism. Recent accounts of the SCI are … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

The problem with Iceland’s proposed ban on circumcision

A proposal to ban circumcision for non-medical reasons in Iceland has generated a heated debate over whether banning the practice would amount to an attack on religious freedom. Iddo Porat argues that … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Just Published: The Veiled Sceptre – Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems

This post is in conversation with Professor Anne Twomey, author of the recently published book The Veiled Sceptre – Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems. Tell us a … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Title from Hart Publishing: The National Security Constitution

The National Security Constitution Paul F Scott This book addresses the various ways in which modern approaches to the protection of national security have impacted upon the constitutional order of … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · Leave a comment