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The Colombian Model of Judicial Review of Legislation: A Predecessor to the Austrian Constitutional Court of 1920

—Mario Alberto Cajas Sarria, Universidad Icesi, Colombia[1] It is 100 years since the creation of the Austrian Constitutional Court (October, 1920), which gave rise to the “Austrian Model” of judicial review of a concentrated and specialized Constitutional Court,[2] that spread across Europe with its adaptations and migrated to other continents[3]. On this Centenary, it is

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Published on November 19, 2020
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The Austrian Presidential Crisis of 2016

—Konrad Lachmayer, Vienna The Austrian presidential election, now finally over as of December 4, produced a remarkable result. For the first time a candidate from the Green Party became head of state in Europe. The real story of the Austrian presidential campaign, however, is something else: the president-elect had already won the run-off vote in May 2016. The

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Published on December 9, 2016
Author:          Filed under: Developments