Constitution Digest

Weekly news and announcements from the Comparative Constitutions Project


2.23.18-DigestFebruary 23, 2018: Turkish court sentences journalists to life in prison; Maldives extends state of emergency without clear constitutional authority; and Pakistan Supreme Court rules ex-PM Sharif cannot lead party.

February 16, 2018: US federal court blocks Trump’s annulment of DACA; Cambodia legislature on track to prohibit criticism of king; and Romanian court rules against politicization of state-run companies.

February 9, 2018: Ecuador votes to reinstate term limits; SCOTUS lets Pennsylvania redistricting order stand; and Bermuda annuls same-sex marriage rights.

February 2, 2018: Romanian court strikes parts of controversial judicial reform; Malaysian court rules both parents’ consent needed to convert children; and Kenyan government violates court order, refuses to air news channels.

January 26, 2018: South African court strikes down protest regulation; Venezuela to hold presidential election in April; and Costa Rican bureaucracy claims same-sex marriage not legal yet.

January 19, 2018: Turkey extends state of emergency, continues crackdown on journalists; Philippine government revokes license of news site critical of Duterte; and Zimbabwe to hold elections soon.

December 29, 2017: South African court orders parliament to create impeachment mechanisms; Indian court protects mothers from employment discrimination; and Turkish government grants immunity to civilians who acted against coup attempt.

December 22, 2017: Uganda to amend constitution, permit president to seek sixth term; South Africa considering land expropriation without compensation; and New Zealand court blocks media merger.

December 8, 2017: South African court finds shelter rules unconstitutional; Australia, Austria legalize same-sex marriage; country of Georgia decriminalizes marijuana use; and CCP co-director discusses the right to bear arms with PRI.

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