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The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

Kenya held its general elections two days ago, after a period of aggressive political campaigning. This election, ...
What does a Free and Fair Election mean for Kenyans?

What does a Free and Fair Election mean for Kenyans?

Kenyans go to the polls to elect their leaders today, the 8th of August 2017. There are six elective posts that ...
Iran’s Presidential Charade: Women Out or In?

Iran’s Presidential Charade: Women Out or In?

The controversy over whether a woman can be President in Iran rises every four years during the presidential ...
Post-Truth vs Law in Colombia: An Unstoppable Force and an Immoveable Object?

Post-Truth vs Law in Colombia: An Unstoppable Force and an Immoveable Object?

“Post-truth” politics has been a matter of political contention recently, but the discussion of the impact of ...
The U.S. Constitution, Constitutional Conventions, and President Trump

The U.S. Constitution, Constitutional Conventions, and President Trump

What is most concerning about the conduct of Donald Trump during and since the 2016 presidential campaign is not ...
Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

The frustration of democratization efforts in Hong Kong has recently led to nascent calls for its ...
Questioning the constitutionality of newly appointed Electoral Commissioners in Namibia

Questioning the constitutionality of newly appointed Electoral Commissioners in Namibia

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) tweeted that the swearing-in of newly ‘elected’ commissioners would take ...
Antonin Scalia’s Voting Rights Legacy: Weakening the Franchise for Minorities

Antonin Scalia’s Voting Rights Legacy: Weakening the Franchise for Minorities

The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has provoked numerous discussions about the future ...
Increased Transparency or More “Caixa Dois”? The Brazilian Supreme Court Says No to Corporate Donations to Electoral Campaigns

Increased Transparency or More “Caixa Dois”? The Brazilian Supreme Court Says No to Corporate Donations to Electoral Campaigns

On the 17th of September, the Constitutional Court of Brazil (STF) ruled on case n°4.650, declaring the ...
Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

On 24 July 2015 in Taylor v Attorney General, a New Zealand High Court Judge effectively declared that New ...
Does Islamic Law Deny a Right to Vote?

Does Islamic Law Deny a Right to Vote?

On April 22nd, British born radical cleric, Anjem Choudary declared Muslim MPs and voters to be “apostates” since ...
Hong Kong’s Constitutional Crossroads: to Pocket or Not to Pocket?

Hong Kong’s Constitutional Crossroads: to Pocket or Not to Pocket?

On 22 April 2015, the Hong Kong Government finally unveiled the reform package to introduce elections by universal ...

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