Oceanic currents: Constitutional developments in the Pacific

Oceanic currents: Constitutional developments in the Pacific

Anna DZIEDZIC

For this Symposium, the IACL Blog editors asked contributors to report on constitutional developments across geographical regions. This request – and my attempt to respond with an overview of current constitutional issues in the Pacific region – prompted reflection on the meaning and value of ‘thinking regionally’ in comparative constitutional law.

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Recent and Potential Future Constitutional Developments in Russia

Recent and Potential Future Constitutional Developments in Russia

Elena KREMYANSKAYA

Currently Russia is facing quite a few challenges, flowing not only from the history of the country but also from recent constitutional developments with the country as well as from developments in constitutional law practice worldwide. In this piece, I try to point out several of these challenges which may impact on the future of the country.

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Dissents in Charter Cases at the Supreme Court: An Anomaly of 2018 or An Emerging Trend?

Dissents in Charter Cases at the Supreme Court: An Anomaly of 2018 or An Emerging Trend?

Hayley PITCHER

Last year, 2018, marked the beginning of a new era at the Supreme Court of Canada; Chief Justice Wagner completed his first full year in the role. Prior to his appointment, Chief Justice McLachlin led the Court for 17 years. She earned a reputation as a consensus builder on the Court, but that is not to suggest Charter cases decided by the Court were consistently unanimous.

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Latin America: Walking into the Abyss with eyes wide open

Latin America: Walking into the Abyss with eyes wide open

Carlos Arturo VILLAGRAN SANDOVAL

Between 2018 and the first part of 2019, Latin American states continued to experience the effects of longstanding regional phenomena and trends that present a deterioration of their state-institutions and democracy. In the face of these challenges, societies in the region have found it difficult to find a solution to the problems that these phenomena present. This post will give a brief exposition of three of these phenomena and trends that present constitutional challenges for the development of democracy and rule of law in Latin America.

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Editorial - '2019 Global Snapshot' Symposium

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Erika Arban and Tom Gerald Daly

Co-Editors

Just over a year has passed since the official launch of the new-look IACL-AIDC Blog in Seoul, and to celebrate this important milestone we thought it would be nice to close this “Symposium Season”  before our 6-week hiatus (from the end of July) with a final Symposium offering a snapshot of constitutional law developments in various regions of the world: in other words, what has happened in the first half of the year and what is coming in the second half. This symposium collects a mixture of regional reviews and country-case studies, to offer the reader a global overview of constitutional events around the globe. It’s a reflection of our Mission Statement produced for last year’s launch, to be “a truly global blog that serves all areas of the world”.

We hope you’ll find this symposium useful and enjoyable, and many thanks to everyone who has contributed to such a successful re-launch!

Erika Arban and Tom Gerald Daly

Publication schedule

Monday 1 July 2019

Arturo VILLAGRAN - ‘Latin America: Walking into the Abyss with eyes wide open’

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Radhika AGARWAL - ‘Constitutional Law Developments in South Asia in 2019’

Monday 8 July 2019

Hayley PITCHER - ‘Dissents in Charter Cases at the Supreme Court of Canada: An Anomaly of 2018 or An Emerging Trend?’

Wednesday 10 July

Elena KREMANSKAYA - ‘Recent and Potential Future Constitutional Developments in Russia’

Monday 15 July

Amel ARFAOUI - ‘The Constitutional design of the judiciary in Tunisia: Post-Revolution’ (working title)

Wednesday 17 July

Anna DZIEDZIC - ‘Oceanic Currents: Constitutional Developments in the Pacific’

Friday 19 July

Tom Gerald DALY - ‘Europe at a Crossroads: Milestones, Elections, and Innovations’