Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law
Home 2008 October

Ecuador’s Constitution takes effect

Ecuador’s new constitution was confirmed last week and took effect yesterday. Following the leftward trend in Latin America, the document guarantees rights to clean water, pensions and health care, while also allowing President Rafael Correa to serve another term potentially. Elections will be held in February. Why is it that Correa was able to get

Read More…

Published on October 22, 2008
Author:          Filed under: hp, Latin America, Tom Ginsburg

Iraq’s Constitutional Review

For almost two years Iraq’s Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) has been working on a package of constitutional amendments to submit to the Council of Representatives (CoR) and then for popular referendum. This tumultuous process has witnessed highs (the May 23, 2007 interim report that included several substantive amendments that would have fundamentally altered the constitutional

Read More…

Published on October 3, 2008
Author:          Filed under: hp, Jason Gluck