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Symposium: Crisis at the Supreme Court of India? – ‘Potential for Chaos in India’s Polyvocal Supreme Court’

The Indian Supreme Court has long been recognised for judicial creativity. The development of its public interest litigation docket has been characterised by a disavowal of legal forms such as … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Symposium: Crisis at the Supreme Court of India? – ‘A Moment of Self-Reckoning for the Supreme Court of India? Reflections on the Judges’ Press Conference’

On 12 January 2018, the four most senior judges of the Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court) after the Chief Justice of India (Chief Justice), held an unprecedented press conference … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Symposium: Crisis at the Supreme Court of India? – ‘The World’s Most Powerful Court on the Brink’

Editors’ Note This blog post by Professor Tarunabh Khaitan is the introduction to a blog symposium titled ‘Crisis at the Supreme Court of India?’. Contributions from leading scholars include Professor … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Blurring of Australian and Nauruan Jurisdiction

By Sarah Keenan This article was originally posted on the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The article has been edited to meet the IACL Blog publication guidelines. You can read … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Report: An African Judicial Network: Building Community, Delivering Justice

In September 2017 I was engaged by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (‘African Court’) to propose a design for an African Judicial Network, to create a platform … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Perils of Semi-Presidentialism? The Collapse of Cohabitation and the Design of Executive Power in Sri Lanka

By Dr Asanga Welikala   The government of national unity, formed in 2015 promising major reforms in a new constitution, has now all but ended. Only a fragment of the … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Five Strategies for Increasing Women’s Influence in Constitution Making

Women’s participation in peace and security processes is vital for lasting peace. This message has been echoed again and again by the international community and expressed through UN Security Council … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Titles from Hart Publishing: 20% discount for IACL Blog readers

Permanent States of Emergency and the Rule of Law Constitutions in an Age of Crisis Alan Greene Permanent States of Emergency and the Rule of Law explores the impact that … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

A New Hope for South Africa? – The Fall of Zuma

AS ZUMA’S NINE LIVES RUN OUT, THE END OF CONSTITUTIONAL DELINQUENCY BECKONS, HOPEFULLY Tshepang Edwin Makwati is an LL.D in International Law Candidate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pakistan’s Disqualification Doctrine and Nawaz Sharif

By Professor Sadaf Aziz, Assistant Professor at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan Schoolof Law (Lahore University of Management Sciences). Professor Aziz is one of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law’s … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment