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    … freilich darin, dass gesellschaftlich bestehende Ungleichheiten unangetastet bleiben und sogar zementiert werden. Tatsächlich zielt die Verfassung aber auf den Abbau gesellschaftlicher Ungleichheiten zwischen den Geschlechtern. Der Verfassungsauftrag geht damit deutlich über das formale Gleichheitsverständnis hinaus. Dieses materielle Verständnis…

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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

    … law solution meant a direct intervention into their religious traditions and practices. Before 1947, it also meant ceding control to the British colonial state. "Hold your breath", quibbles the postcolonial theorist, "religious tradition has little to do with religion or tradition". History as a way of thinking chronologically about time, where…

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  • How dangerous is Emmanuel Macron – really?

    … To what extent does Emmanuel Macron represent a risk for civil liberties in France? The question may seem ill-posed, ill-suited, brought up before it could even be due. Does he not have a right to enjoy a certain period of good will on behalf of his constituents and professional observers? Is there no "état de grâce"? In his case, even before…

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  • Triple Talaq before the Indian Supreme Court

    … Shayara Bano, 35, a mother of two was unilaterally divorced by her husband of 15 years, Rizwan Ahmed, when she was visiting her parents in October 2015. The news came to her by post in the form of a talaqnama. Since then she has not been allowed to see her children. The only evidence of the divorce was the note she received from her husband…

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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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  • Plain Werbeservice GmbH und HAS Verlag GmbH & Co.KG auch in 2017 aktiv

    … Die Werbefirmen Plain und HAS (geführt von Ralf Kufner) betreiben auch in 2017 weiter ihr Geschäft. Für Werbebroschüren mit dem Titel „Kinder Notruf“ und „ Erste Hilfe“ werden Kunden geworben. Unterschreibt der Kunden den sogenannten Anzeigenauftrag, kommt spätestens mit der Zustellung einer zweiten Rechnung das „böse Erwachen“ für den Kunden…

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  • Pakistan’s Reluctant Constitutionalism

    … Court. On 20 April 2017, the court ruled in one of the greatest cases in its turbulent history: the impeachment of the prime minister for involvements in shady financial dealings that bubbled up after the Panama Papers. Nothing happened; the court only showed Nawaz the yellow card. But while Pakistan narrowly missed her constitutional moment…

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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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  • Populist Constitutions – A Contradiction in Terms?

    … The meaning of “populism” is deeply contested. It is striking, though, that many observers appear to agree on one point: whatever else it is, populism is inherently hostile to the mechanisms and, ultimately, the values commonly associated with constitutionalism: constraints on the will of the majority, checks and balances, protections…

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  • How Could the ECJ Escape from the Taricco Quagmire?

    … The Taricco saga has produced an endless flow of analyses, conferences, seminars. Just surfing the web one can find several comments (Gallo, Amalfitano, Bin, Sarmiento, Steinbeis, Faraguna, Bassini and Pollicino, Repetto) and even theatrical pieces (Gradoni). All this doctrinal effort is convergent in stressing how difficult has become…

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