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    • 30 days, six months… forever? Border control and the French Council of State

      For Christmas 2017, the French Council of State – the Supreme Court for administrative matters in France – gave a nasty present to those attached to the free movement of persons in the Schengen area. In a ruling issued on 28 December (see here, in French), it upheld the decision of the French Government to reintroduce, for the ninth time in a row, identity control at its “internal” borders, i.

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    • Will Legalism be the End of Constitutionalism in Turkey?

      On 11 January 2018, Turkish constitutionalism entered a new phase of decay. This phase was not triggered by criticism of its judgments by the government nor by the retreat of constitutional protections by the Turkish Constitutional Court (TCC) nor by constitutional court packing as seen in Hungary or Poland.

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    • Four Indian Supreme Court Judges Accuse the Chief Justice of Wrongdoing

      ‘The administration of the court is not in order!’, fumed Jasti Chelameswar of the Indian Supreme Court on 12 January, 2018, from the lawn of his luxuriant Lutyen’s bungalow, where the occasional peacock gawked confused at the intrusion of loud-mouthed reporters into Delhi’s innermost power sanctum. The new year started with a bang. ‘We owe a responsibility to the institution and to the nation.

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  • Protecting Israeli Citizens against Discrimination in Germany?

    … Last week, the district court of Frankfurt/Main issued a verdict that Kuwait Airways was allowed to refuse an Israeli citizen on its flight. The decision gained widespread international news coverage: Amidst concerns about rising antisemitism in Europe, many parts of the public were alarmed by what the mayor of Frankfurt described as anti…

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  • Gleichstellung ohne Männer in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

    … einsetzen dürfen, verliert das Gericht gar kein Wort. Diesbezüglich ergeben sich aus der Verfassung auch keinerlei Einschränkungen. Die Entscheidung darüber ist letztlich eine politische. Entschieden hat das Gericht, dass es mit Blick auf den aktuellen Stand der Gleichberechtigung und die noch bestehenden strukturellen Benachteiligungen von Frauen…

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  • Privacy and the Indian Supreme Court

    … Privacy, in something close to its current form, first appeared as a concept in the nineteenth century, the invention of Western legists, who, as the world recovered from enlightenment’s birth pangs, envisaged a little sanctuary where the individual would find refuge from the alienating forces modernity ushered in. On 15 December 1890…

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  • How not to Divorce Muslim Women in India

    … Five years ago, during an extended tea break in Cambridge’s architecturally underwhelming University Library, a grad school friend of mine observed that her research topic, the Uniform Civil Code in India, evoked mixed reaction in our otherwise ideologically streamlined friendship circle (left-liberal to far left, no surprises here). Most of us…

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  • How dangerous is Emmanuel Macron – really?

    … and right will resurface. For it is certainly wrong that the voters in Belleville and Versailles, despite their current common preference for LRM, all of a sudden share the same aspirations for the country. Against this background of looming one-party hegemony and executive overreach, especially in security matters, the Conseil constitutionnel…

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  • Triple Talaq before the Indian Supreme Court

    … endeavor to achieve it”. But, India’s founding provides some clues to how this puzzle of religious freedom and Constitutional values should be approached. First, the Constituent Assembly itself eschewed any State religion and chose the model of a secular state, unlike its partitioned sibling, Pakistan. Second, the Constituent Assembly did proceed…

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  • Judicial Trust as a Zero-Sum Game in Turbulent Times

    … The current European Rule of Law crisis has resulted in a situation of distrust between national and European institutions, which has led to the necessity to reflect about the relevance of trust and its implications for the creation and sustainability of a European legal area. In this regard, Prof. von Bogdandy has recently stressed in this blog…

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  • Pakistan’s Reluctant Constitutionalism

    … Not too long ago, a middle-aged Pashtun guava seller in one of Lahore’s upscale markets, dressed in what cosmopolitan fashionistas will eventually appropriate as Taliban street-chic, whispered to me in confidence that the only thing that could torpedo Pakistan’s phenomenally corrupt prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif was the Supreme Court…

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  • The Spanish Constitutional Court on the Path of Self-Destruction

    … Recently, the Spanish Constitutional Court has published one more decision in application of the new reform of the Law on Constitutional Court which increased its powers for the execution of its own decisions. This time the Court declared the unconstitutionality of a declaration by the Catalan Parliament stating the support for Catalonia…

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