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Ecuador: Constitutional Court approves same-sex marriage

On June 13th 2019, Ecuador's Constitutional Court approved same-sex marriage ( 5-to-4 ruling). Ecuador joins a handful of Latin American nations — Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and Uruguay — that have legalized same-sex marriage in the recent years. More...

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The ICJ finds that the process of decolonization of Mauritius was not lawfully completed when that country acceded to independence and that the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible

The Court finds that the process of decolonization of Mauritius was not lawfully completed when that country acceded to independence and that the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as...

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ECtHR renders judgment in Molla Sali v. Greece

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights rendered its judgment in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece (application no. 20452/14). The Cour held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European...

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Taiwan passes same-sex marriage legislation

On 17 May 2019, the Taiwanese Parliament has approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision making the island the first place in Asia to pass same-sex marriage legislation More information can be found via this link : CNN Le Monde

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Moratorium on Death Penalty in California

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on capital punishment on March 13 2019, granting a temporary reprieve for 737 inmates on the state’s death row. The move is reported to be highly symbolic because legal challenges have already stalled executions...

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Australia: Parliament legalizes same-sex marriage

On December 8, 2017, the Australian Parliament passed a new law authorizing same-sex marriage.  The bill passed its third reading with four members of Parliament in opposition. The new law expands on earlier legislation which already provided equality to same-sex...

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Constitutions in Times of Financial Crisis

Tom Ginsburg, Mark D. Rosen and Georg VanbergCUP, 2019 ISBN: 9781108492294 "Many constitutions include provisions intended to limit the discretion of governments in economic policy. In times of financial crises, such provisions often come under pressure as a...

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Ius Commune Prize 2019

The Board of the Ius Commune Research School has decided, as result of the great success of former years, to organize the Ius Commune Prize this year again. The prize will be awarded to the PhD student or starting researcher who wrote an article of outstanding quality...

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