Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Constitution; Elections and politics http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Constitutional Court Ruling on Political Office http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404510_text Constitution; Elections and politics; Judiciary; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404510_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Small Political Parties Object to Proposed Constitutional Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404474_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404474_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: President Campaigns for Amendment on Electoral Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404444_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404444_text Global Legal Monitor: Burundi: Court Permits Third Bid for Presidency http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404393_text Constitution; Elections and politics; Judiciary; Protest and dissent; Racial and ethnic relations - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could run for a third term; six of the seven judges signed the decision. (Burundi Court Upholds President's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404393_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Historic Constitutional Amendment in Progress http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404329_text Constitution; Elections and politics; Legislative bodies; Organization of legislatures - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could run for a third term; six of the seven judges signed the decision. (Burundi Court Upholds President's On January 27, 2015, the Italian Chamber of Deputies reviewed for a second time a constitutional amendment proposal approved by the Italian Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment contains a number of provisions that would substantially... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404329_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Temporary Citizens Will Be Allowed to Vote in Constitutional Referendum http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404296_text Citizenship and nationality; Constitution; Elections and politics; Minority rights - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could run for a third term; six of the seven judges signed the decision. (Burundi Court Upholds President's On January 27, 2015, the Italian Chamber of Deputies reviewed for a second time a constitutional amendment proposal approved by the Italian Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment contains a number of provisions that would substantially It was reported on February 3, 2015, that Burma's Parliament (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) had passed a law the day before granting temporary citizens in Burma the right to vote in a constitutional referendum expected to be held... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404296_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Debate over Right of Interim President to Regulate Parliamentary Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403946_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could run for a third term; six of the seven judges signed the decision. (Burundi Court Upholds President's On January 27, 2015, the Italian Chamber of Deputies reviewed for a second time a constitutional amendment proposal approved by the Italian Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment contains a number of provisions that would substantially It was reported on February 3, 2015, that Burma's Parliament (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) had passed a law the day before granting temporary citizens in Burma the right to vote in a constitutional referendum expected to be held There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403946_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: President Promulgates Electoral Political Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403918_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could run for a third term; six of the seven judges signed the decision. (Burundi Court Upholds President's On January 27, 2015, the Italian Chamber of Deputies reviewed for a second time a constitutional amendment proposal approved by the Italian Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment contains a number of provisions that would substantially It was reported on February 3, 2015, that Burma's Parliament (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) had passed a law the day before granting temporary citizens in Burma the right to vote in a constitutional referendum expected to be held There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403918_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: New Law Allows Individuals to Vote at Any Polling Place http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403829_text Constitution; Elections and politics; Voting rights - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could run for a third term; six of the seven judges signed the decision. (Burundi Court Upholds President's On January 27, 2015, the Italian Chamber of Deputies reviewed for a second time a constitutional amendment proposal approved by the Italian Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment contains a number of provisions that would substantially It was reported on February 3, 2015, that Burma's Parliament (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) had passed a law the day before granting temporary citizens in Burma the right to vote in a constitutional referendum expected to be held There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403829_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Unprecedented Claim Filed with Constitutional Court to Dissolve a Political Party http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403801_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On July 9, 2015, Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a decision revoking a provision of a recent law on regional elections. (Decision No. 42/PUU-XIII/2015, Constitutional Court website (July 9, 2015) (in Indonesian).) It found A number of small political parties in Sri Lanka have stated that they are opposed to a constitutional amendment on the electoral system proposed by the Prime Minister. They are concerned that the amendment would On June 8, 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka spoke at a rally in support of a proposed amendment of the country's Constitution that would change the electoral system. It would be the 20th amendment On May 5, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Burundi decided that the country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, could run for a third term; six of the seven judges signed the decision. (Burundi Court Upholds President's On January 27, 2015, the Italian Chamber of Deputies reviewed for a second time a constitutional amendment proposal approved by the Italian Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment contains a number of provisions that would substantially It was reported on February 3, 2015, that Burma's Parliament (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) had passed a law the day before granting temporary citizens in Burma the right to vote in a constitutional referendum expected to be held There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 5, 2013, the Korean government filed a claim with the country's Constitutional Court to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party (UPP). At the same time, the government applied for a court injunction to suspend activities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403801_text