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The BBI Judgment: Of Basic Structure Doctrines and Participatory Constitution-making

—Dr Silvia Suteu, Associate Professor, University College London Faculty of Laws [Editors’ Note: This is the third post in a joint symposium on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in Kenya, through which President Uhuru Kenyatta attempted to introduce the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Among the various reforms proposed therein, the bill introduced a

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Published on September 6, 2022
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The Contingent Role of the Basic Structure Doctrine for Constitutionalism in Africa

—Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] Kenyan courts’ use of the basic structure doctrine to strike down President Uhuru Kenyatta’s the

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Published on October 28, 2021
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