Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Latin American law

  • The Impact of a Trump Presidency for Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Latin America (I-CONnect Column)

    —Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.

  • On Abusive Constitutionalism: Two Critical Impulses

    —Jorge González-Jácome, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia The relationship between constitutionalism and authoritarianism is not simple. Some might argue that they are opposing concepts but a very suggestive article by David Landau has coined the term abusive constitutionalism to refer to the use of tools of constitutional amendment and constitutional replacement used by would-be autocrats to undermine the democratic order and perpetuate their own power.