Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Ecuadorian Constitutional Court

  • The Role of Constitutional Justice in Times of Crisis: The Case of Ecuador

    —Andrés Cervantes, Pompeu Fabra University As I write these lines, I am thinking about the complex situation that Ecuador is currently facing because of the national emergency declared over the aggressive progression of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, some of the thoughts expressed here may be also relevant to other Latin-American nations as the Global South shares some structural features: extreme poverty, weak standards on the rule of law, distrust of the political system and a growing disinterest on democracy.[1]

  • I-CONnect Symposium–Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law–Part II: Presidential Re-Election in Latin American Case Law: A Work in Progress

    [Editor’s Note: This is Part II in our Externado symposium on “Contemporary Discussions in Constitutional Law.” The Introduction to the symposium is available here, and Part I is available here.] –Sabrina Ragone, Associate Professor of Comparative Law, University of Bologna; Senior Research Affiliate, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law The study of Latin American constitutionalism is one of my main research interests; the region is today one of the most lively and original in the world in terms of constitutional developments and innovation[1].