Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Constitutional Dismemberment

  • “Constitutional Dismemberment” and Strategic Deconstitutionalization in Times of Crisis: Beyond Emergency Powers

    —Cristiano Paixão & Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília  It could not be otherwise: Covid-19 is the topic of the moment in constitutional law. A series of debates over the impacts of this external factor on the functioning of democratic or authoritarian states, the leadership or not of their respective governments to face such severe challenges, the use and abuse[1] of the constitution to deal with this crisis, among other fascinating topics, are everywhere, from newspapers to academic blogs and journals.

  • The New Presidential Regime in Brazil: Constitutional Dismemberment and the Prospects of a Crisis

    —Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Latin America is essentially presidential. All eighteen Latin American countries[1] adopt presidentialism as their system of government, but, comparatively to the U.S. Constitution’s “archetype,” Latin American presidents are normally granted expanded lawmaking and budgetary powers.[2]

  • Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium: 30 Years of the 1988 Brazilian Constitution

    [Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a one-week symposium on the 30th anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution. We are grateful to our conveners, Professors Glauco Salomão Leite and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to explore this pivotal and turbulent moment in Brazilian constitutionalism.]

  • (Un)Constitutional Amendment No. 95/2016 and the Limit for Public Expenses in Brazil: Amendment or Dismemberment?

    –Bárbara Mendonça Bertotti, LL.M candidate at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil Origin and Objectives of the Amendment n. 95 to Brazilian Constitution The Constitutional Amendment n. 95/2016 to the Brazilian Constitution was a result of a constitutional amendment bill proposed by the President of the Republic and approved by the Brazilian National Congress.

  • Symposium on “Constitutional Amendment and Dismemberment”

    —Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin Earlier this week, the Yale Journal of International Law published my article on “Constitutional Amendment and Dismemberment.” The Journal also organized a symposium around the article featuring three responses by (1) Professor David Landau, Florida State University and I-CONnect founding co-editor, (2) Judge Carlos Bernal, Colombian Constitutional Court, and (3) Yaniv Roznai, IDC Herzliya.