Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Constitutional Revision

  • Video Interview: Constitutional Revision in Greece, Featuring Alkmene Fotiadou

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I ask Alkmene Fotiadou whether the recently-proposed constitutional revision in Greece could be unconstitutional. We discuss how the revision–which would be approved by referendum–departs from the formal rules of constitutional amendment in the Greek Constitution, and why, according to Fotiadou, this might make the revision unconstitutional.

  • Chain Reaction: Constitutional Change Through Election Law Reform in Italy–Likely Scenarios After the Recent Reform of the Parliament Election Law

    —Erik Longo (University of Macerata) and Andrea Pin (University of Padua)[1] While many people’s eyes were on UK general elections, another European country was setting out for a decisive constitutional shift. In the past, Italians repeatedly tried to amend their bicameral structure, which is composed of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, but they never succeeded.

  • Video Interview: Developments in Italian Constitutional Law Featuring Cristina Fasone

    –Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Cristina Fasone on developments in Italian constitutional law. In the interview, we discuss the recent electoral reforms in Italy, the Constitutional Court’s case law on domestic matters and in connection with European Union and international law, current debates in Italian regionalism, and future lines of inquiry in Italian constitutional law.

  • Turkey’s Constitutional Process

    —Bertil Emrah Oder, Dean, Koç University Law School [cross-posted from the Hürriyet Daily News] After the refusal of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) proposal by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), the constitutional plan as to the 60 agreed articles seems to have been put aside from further political consideration.