Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Constitutional Court of Portugal

  • The Right to Assisted Dying in Portugal

    —Teresa Violante, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2023 columnists, see here.] Assisted dying regimes are increasingly being introduced globally. When the democratic legislature fails to take the initiative, courts have stepped in and pushed for legal reform claiming that this is an issue of human rights.

  • A Constitutional Crisis in Portugal: The Deadlock at the Constitutional Court

    —Teresa Violante, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2023 columnists, see here.] The politicization of judicial appointments is one of the most common threats to the rule of law nowadays. Usually, this phenomenon originated in the political branches, as the examples of Poland, Hungary, and, more recently, Spain and Israel show.