Our First Debate Symposium Starts Next Week!

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Send us Your Posts and Ideas - We Want to Hear from You!

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We welcome your ideas, submissions and feedback, as well as Blog Symposium proposals, books, and announcements - simply e-mail Erika and Tom at iacl.blogeditor@gmail.com

The Failure to Adequately Address Extraordinary Renditions


Arianna Vedaschi and Chiara Graziani argue that government apologies for extraordinary rendition are not enough: a reversal of domestic courts’ trend towards deference is also needed.

New Post: Are University Attendance Requirements in India Discriminatory?


In Part II of our latest post, Anupriya Dhonchak develops her argument that penalising women for falling short of androcentric attendance requirements due to maternity constitutes sex discrimination.

Is Brazil in the Anteroom of Authoritarianism?


Is Brazil in the anteroom of authoritarianism? Our latest post on the fall-out of the presidential elections is from Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer on the role of the judiciary and military in helping authoritarianism flourish.

New Blog Symposium: Understanding Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis

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As the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka continues we have created a Blog Symposium to gather useful materials together, including posts from Asanga Welikala and Dinesha Samararatne.

IACL Roundtable - Cardozo School of Law, New York


On March 31 - April 1, 2019, an IACL roundtable on “A Passion for Civil Liberties: Building on the Legacy of Norman Dorsen” will be held at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Deadline is 21 December!

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