The AACC – and Not Only its Members – as an Object of Constitutional Research

The AACC – and Not Only its Members – as an Object of Constitutional Research

Maartje DE VISSER

Editors’ note: this blog post is a reply to a piece by Fabian Duessel on ‘Getting to know AACC Members’ published on the IACL-AIDC Blog on 2 February 2019 and available here.

In his recent blogpost ‘Getting to Know AACC Members’, Fabian Duessel points to the need for scholars to improve their understanding of the composition, powers and work environment of Asian courts with a constitutional mandate.

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Postponement fuels lack of trust in Nigeria’s ability to hold fair elections

Postponement fuels lack of trust in Nigeria’s ability to hold fair elections

Fola ADELEKE

Editors’ Note: This text is a cross-post under Creative Commons licence from The Conversation AFRICA where it was published on 17 February 2019. The original text can be viewed here.

Nigeria has postponed its 2019 presidential elections. The presidential and parliamentary votes have been rescheduled for February 23rd and the gubernatorial, state assembly and federal area council elections have been rescheduled for March 9th.

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A Multi-layered Indian Judicial Crisis: Listing and hearing of cases before the Supreme Court of India

A Multi-layered Indian Judicial Crisis: Listing and hearing of cases before the Supreme Court of India

Vikram Aditya NARAYAN & Jahnavi SINDHU

Editor’s Note: This blog post continues the cooperation between the IACL-AIDC Blog with global leaders in comparative constitutional law. One of these new partnerships is with the journal VRUe / Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this partnership, VRÜ editors select one article from each of the journal’s quarterly editions to be converted into a Blog post. This (freely available) article appeared in the latest issue of VRÜ, a special issue dedicated to the Supreme Court of India.

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Fighting the Good Fight: Litigating Foreign Relations, International Law and Corruption at the Constitutional Level in Guatemala

Fighting the Good Fight: Litigating Foreign Relations, International Law and Corruption at the Constitutional Level in Guatemala

Carlos Arturo VILLAGRÁN SANDOVAL

Editor’s Note: this text is a cross-post from OpinioJuris where it was published on 11 February 2019. The original text can be viewed here.

The CICIG is a pioneering international body, created between Guatemala and the UN, with broad reaching effects in the Guatemalan domestic legal system and with the mandate to fight corruption within the Guatemalan state.

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Book review: 'The Politico-Legal Dynamics of Judicial Review: A Comparative Analysis' by Theunis Roux

Book review: 'The Politico-Legal Dynamics of Judicial Review: A Comparative Analysis' by Theunis Roux

Zim NWOKORA

Editors’ note: this post features a book review by Dr. Zim Nwokora of The Politico-Legal Dynamics of Judicial Review: A Comparative Analysis by Theunis Roux. The author’s interview published on this blog is available here.

The Politico-Legal Dynamics of Judicial Review is an ambitious, thought-provoking and carefully researched contribution to the literatures on judicial review and methodology in comparative constitutional law.

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After Poland’s attempted purge of ‘Communist-era’ judges, do we need new international standards for post-authoritarian countries reforming their judiciary?

After Poland’s attempted purge of ‘Communist-era’ judges, do we need new international standards for post-authoritarian countries reforming their judiciary?

Jan van Zyl Smit

Editors’ Note: This text is a cross-post from the UK Constitutional Law Association blog and was published in two parts on 15 and 16 January 2019. Part I of the original text can be viewed here and Part II here.

Poland’s attempted purge of Supreme Court judges, ostensibly by reason of being ‘Communist-era’ judges, raises a more general issue about authoritarian-era judges in transitions to constitutional democracy.

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Editorial: A New Year and New Plans for the Blog

Editorial: A New Year and New Plans for the Blog

Erika ARBAN and Tom Gerald DALY

Happy New Year!

After our relatively brief hiatus, the IACL-AIDC Blog is back in action for 2019. We plan to build on the extraordinary success of our re-launch at the IACL World Congress in Seoul in June 2018, and this year is already shaping up to be the biggest year yet for the Blog. This editorial aims to just give you a brief snapshot of our starting position as we launch into the new year, and a flavour of what to expect in the coming months.

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