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Lalaland: A case on electoral law LAW010283-U-ENG-HTM
Lalaland is an independent republic, with a parliamentary system of government. Since its beginning, Lalaland’s economy was based on agriculture and shipping, but in 1992, the government proposed a shift of focus to electronic products and services based on the Internet. Lalaland enjoyed economic growth and prosperity for many years. However, during the dot-com bubble, the economy suffered a severe recession.
To face the economic crisis, a series of austerity measures were adopted by the government with the approval of Parliament. These measures led to social unrest and massive public and violent demonstrations throughout the country. Furthermore, conspiracy theories on political corruption started circulating through different social media platforms. Amid this social unrest, elections for a new Parliament took place and claims of electoral fraud were raised. This tension has led to the collapse of the political system and it seems that the only remedy to the political crisis is the implementation of a reform to the constitution.
However, some issues such as the choice of the electoral system, the voting right of expatriates, the use of technology for accuracy and safety of electoral results and the regulation of fake news are still unresolved.
This interactive multimedia case is composed of 6 episodes with audiovisual content that presents the facts to the situation of the country. After each video, the legal and contextual framework is provided to allow students to identify and understand the key elements needed to resolve the case. Finally, each episode finalizes with a set of reflective questions that guide the students in the draft of their final report.
This interactive case was presented for the first time at the IE Law School 2021 Comparative Law in Action Competition.Academic Area:Law