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From Emergency to Disaster

verfassungsblog.de | . | This week, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government put before the Hungarian Parliament two draft laws that, if passed, would end the state of emergency and create a new legal framework for handing the pandemic from here on out. In doing so, the...

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Rights reaching beyond Borders

verfassungsblog.de | . | On 19th May 2020, the First Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) delivered a decisive judgment on the German Act on the Federal Intelligence Service (Gesetz über den Bundesnachrichtendienst, short: BND-Gesetz) and ruled that the...

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Constitutional Innovation, Democratic Stagnation?

verfassungsblog.de | . | This week, the European Commission published the much-awaited financing details and legal paperwork for the recovery fund proposed by the Eurogroup in April. After the Merkel-Macron proposal had received a chilling response from the “Frugal Four”,...

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Trump vs. Twitter

verfassungsblog.de | . | Donald Trump is among the world’s most famous and prolific Twitter brawlers, picking fights — while the sitting President of the United States — with, among others, Greta Thunberg, supermodel Chrissy Teigen, and his former Secretary of State Rex...

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Terrible Order

verfassungsblog.de | . | In Hong Kong, the democracy movement is about to be run over by brute force, and along with it a whole free and prosperous mega-city whose free citizens in the past could freely voice their opinions and freely take to the streets and, while unable...

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Entsetzliche Ordnung

verfassungsblog.de | . | In Hongkong wird gerade der Demokratiebewegung mit brutaler Gewalt das Rückgrat gebrochen, und nicht nur ihr: einer freien Stadt mit freien Bürger_innen, die ohne Furcht vor Repressionen ihre Meinung äußern und für sie auf die Straße gehen konnten,...

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The Schrödinger’s Advocate General

verfassungsblog.de | . | We know Brexit means Brexit but should it also mean violating EU Primary Law? Let me explain. A month ago, it was revealed that Eleanor Sharpston QC, one of the Advocates General (AG) of the European Court of Justice, launched an unprecedented...

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Unquestioned supremacy still begs the question

verfassungsblog.de | . | Earlier this week, 32 leading scholars of EU law and politics signed the statement that national courts cannot override CJEU judgments, in response to a demonstration by the BVerfG that it actually can. Yet, might is not right, suggest the...

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COVID-19 in Paraguay: Health Success and Constitutional Deficit

verfassungsblog.de | . | Paraguay has been rated as the South American country that has best avoided the spread of COVID-19. The success was due, among other things, to the early adoption of social isolation measures, which apparently resulted in the fewest confirmed cases...

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Fighting COVID-19 with Religious Discrimination

verfassungsblog.de | . | The Korean authorities have garnered significant praise for their effective response to COVID-19. However, the country’s experience has not been without controversy. A significant proportion of cases were publicly attributed to a controversial...

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