a network of constitutionalists from countries throughout the world
A few weeks ago, we invited suggestions for blogs that would be of interest to the IACL community. Here is the first collection. We will publish a further post in the New Year, so please keep suggestions coming in (to email@example.com).
As well as this blog (which reports on all matters of interest to IACL members and national associations) [in English, French and Spanish], a couple of the IACL research groups have blogs. One of the most active is the Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change blog [English], which aims to “provide a forum for interaction and discussion on all topics related to constitution-making and constitutional change”. Another is the IACL social rights research group [English] which “aims is to develop a network and a forum for constitutionalists interested in social rights from countries throughout the world”.
The IACL is an “association of associations”. The most active blog in this category is the UK Constitutional Law Blog [English], which has a global reach and and more than 5,600 followers who regularly receive blog posts to their email addresses.
Another active blog is Perustuslakiblogi [Finish], under the auspices of the Constitutional Law Society of Finland, providing expert analysis of constitutional affairs.
Ali Shirvani, PhD scholar and University Lecturer, Law School, Xiamen University, P.R. China & I.R. Iran, writes a blog [mostly in Persian] that simultaneously publishes on English-Persian transnational, comparative, constitutional and international law issues.
Professor Mark Elliott at the University of Cambridge writes Public Law for Everyone [English]. The blog covers UK constitutional law (and UK public law more generally). It is aimed at legal scholars and law students.
The Melbourne Law School Blog, Opinions on High [English] aims to provide a public forum for discussion of the judicial decisions of the High Court of Australia.This blog provides commentary on and analysis of recent High Court decisions, general information about the Court, as well as marking significant activities and events at the Court. It is a forum for discussion of decisions of the Court and a resource for understanding the operation of the Court. Opinions on High is edited by faculty of Melbourne Law School and the posts are written by faculty, alumni and associates of the school with relevant expertise.
Also from Australia is AUSPUBLAW [English] which is a collaborative blogging project hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW. It hosts expert commentary and analysis on recent cases and legislative change as well as updates on the latest research and scholarship in Australian public law. AUSPUBLAW posts contributions from leading public law experts – including academics and practitioners – across Australia. The Blog seeks to promote greater engagement with public law issues and a national platform for informed debate about current issues in public law.
Strasbourg Observers [English] an initiative of the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University, led by Professor Eva Brems, features comments on recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights. Guest bloggers are welcome.