Tag: law

No need for successors

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni On June 25, Russia went to the polls to vote in a national referendum on the controversial amendments to the country’s constitution. The referendum, originally scheduled for April 22, was postponed to June 24 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting...

The nightmare of domestic violence in Russia

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Matilde Morri These months have been very frustrating for everyone, the lockdown has forced us to change our habits, our lives, and the relationship with the neighbor, staying home was the only way to be safe. However, for many, the lockdown has...

Hong Kong is dying, but has it ever been given a chance to live?

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Silvia Baccanti “No other concept is as powerful, visceral, emotional, unruly, as steep in creating aspirations and hopes as self-determination.”   (Wolfgang Danspeckgruber) It’s official. While the rest of the world was busy fighting covid-19 and while social distancing made protests less likely,...

Abuse of emergency clauses: a Swiss perspective 

Article by Nadine Boss | Illustration by Armadilly Comics   In a vast majority of countries severely affected by Covid-19, the executive currently enjoys almost infinite power. National constitutions normally contain a so-called “state of emergency clause”, that allows the government to temporarily suspend its obligations in a time...