Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Constitutional Court

  • Courts in a Populist World

    —Alon Harel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem [Editor’s Note: This post is part of the joint I-CONnect/Verfassungsblog mini-symposium on populism and constitutional courts. An introduction to the symposium can be found here.] “I did not come to in order to be loved but in order to voice the sentiments of the public,” said Minister Miri Regev.[1]

  • Constitutional Interpretation and Constitutional Review in Afghanistan: Is There Still a Crisis?

    —Shamshad Pasarlay, University of Washington School of Law Constitutional interpretation—specifically, the question over where to locate the power to issue constitutional interpretations that would bind the branches of the government—was a controversial issue during the drafting of the 2004 Constitution of Afghanistan.

  • Can Indonesia Learn From the Thai Constitutional Court?

    —Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University School of Law The political drama of the 2014 Indonesian presidential election has ended with the recent Constitutional Court decision to reject the complaint of the defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and declare that his rival, Joko Widodo, will be the next Indonesian president.

  • The First Ten Years of The Indonesian Constitutional Court: The Unexpected Insurance Role

    –Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University On August 13, 2013, Indonesia celebrates the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the country’s Constitutional Court. The rise of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, indeed, has been one of the success stories of the democratization process in Indonesia.

  • One Year After: How the Romanian Constitutional Court Changed its Mind

    –Bianca Selejan-Guţan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Simion Bărnuţiu Faculty of Law July 2012 was the scene of the most important constitutional crisis in Romania since December 1989. I explored some salient aspects of the crisis in an earlier post on this blog.

  • Leadership Shake-Up at the Indonesian Constitutional Court

    –Stefanus Hendrianto, Loyola University Chicago Just a few months before the Indonesian Constitutional Court will celebrate its tenth anniversary in August 2013, it has undergone leadership change. In November 2012, Chief Justice Mohammad Mahfud told the House of Representative that he intends to leave his job in April 2013.

  • The Illusion of the Romanian Constitution?

    —Bianca Selejan-Guţan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Simion Bărnuţiu Faculty of Law On July 29th, 2012, over 8 million Romanian citizens (i.e. over 46% of the electoral records) voted in the referendum organized for the dismissal of the President. More than 87% voted in favor of the dismissal.