Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Orban

  • Populism and Judicial Backlash in the United States and Europe

    —Bilyana Petkova, Postdoctoral fellow, NYU School of Law, Visiting Researcher, Yale [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. Parts of this post are adapted from “Federalism, Rights and Backlash”, International Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming, 2017), co-authored with Thomas Kleinlein.]

  • Mandatory Voting as a Tool to Combat the “New Populism”

    —András László Pap, Research Chair, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies; SASPRO-Marie-Curie Fellow, Slovak Academy of Sciences Institute for Sociology; Recurrent Visiting (Adjunct) Professor, Central European University; Professor, National University of Public Service, Budapest, and Anna Śledzińska-Simon, Assistant Professor, University of Wrocław   The Hungarian and Polish experience of constitutional capture by a parliamentary majority that disregards any limitations of power and ruthlessly subordinates all once-independent sectors of public life, including the judiciary, media, academia, and civil society, clearly demonstrates that once in power, populist governments and their leaders are virtually unstoppable.

  • Of Constitutional Defiance, Migration and Borrowing of Unconstitutional Tactics and European Resistance

    —Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, University of Gdansk Constitutional Defiance The tempo of the attack against democracy in Poland is relentless. On 22 July 2016 the Polish Parliament passed the Law on the Polish Constitutional Court and confirmed that the parliamentary majority lead by Law and Justice party (PiS) is not holding back.