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Legal News
4 Dec 2015
by Taylor Gillan

Ecuador's National Assembly [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday passed a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, beginning in 2021. The 16 constitutional amendments were approved in a vote of 100-8 in a legislature where sitting President Rafael Correa's political party, Alianza Pais [party website, in Spanish], has a two-thirds … [read more]

Legal News
1 Nov 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Ecuador [official website, in Spanish] on Friday ruled [press release, PDF, in Spanish] that congress may vote on proposal to allow unlimited re-election terms. The case was brought to the court by the ruling Alianza Pais [party website, in Spanish] party, which proposed indefinite re-election … [read more]

Legal News
7 May 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The Indian Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday banned a version of bull fighting in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu is an annual festival in which thousands of men chase the bulls to grab prizes tied to their horns. The court found that the use of bulls … [read more]

Legal News
29 Nov 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Poland's Constitutional Tribunal [official website] ruled Wednesday that the ritual slaughter of animals violates the Polish Constitution. The court's ruling will bar strictly-followed slaughtering practices by Muslim and Jewish citizens where the animal is not stunned first. The decision conflicts with a 2009 EU law [text, PDF], scheduled to … [read more]

Legal News
21 Sep 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Constitutional Council of France on Friday rejected [decision, in French] a challenge to the bullfighting exception contained in the animal cruelty provisions of the country's criminal code. Article 521-1 of the Criminal Code [text, PDF] provides for two years in prison and a 30,000 euro fine for the … [read more]

Legal News
8 May 2011
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] Ecuadorian voters on Saturday approved [results, in Spanish] a series of judicial, social and other governmental reforms backed by President Rafael Correa [official website, in Spanish; BBC profile]. The judicial reforms will dissolve the standing oversight body and replace it with a temporary body to oversee the restructuring of … [read more]

Professional Commentary
1 Mar 2011

Lindsay Green-Barber [PhD Candidate, CUNY]: "Ecuador's President Correa will today sign an executive decree ordering a consulta popular (referendum) to be held within 67 days. While the justices of Ecuador's Corte Constitucional have, with a majority of opinions, deemed President Correa's proposed consulta [Spanish] as constitutional, it remains anything but … [read more]

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