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Video Interview: Constitutional Revision in Greece, Featuring Alkmene Fotiadou

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In this installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I ask Alkmene Fotiadou whether the recently-proposed constitutional revision in Greece could be unconstitutional. We discuss how the revision–which would be approved by referendum–departs from the formal rules of constitutional amendment in the Greek Constitution, and why, according to Fotiadou, this might make the revision unconstitutional.

A news report on the revisions themselves is available here.

Alkmene Fotiadou is a Research Associate at the Centre for European Constitutional Law. She has written important papers on constitutional change, constitutional resilience, and on social and economic rights.

Fotiadou’s provocative blog post at Constitution Making & Constitutional Change, entitled “Greece Faces the Possibility of an Unconstitutional Constitutional Revision,” introduced the possibility that the proposed constitutional revision might be unconstitutional.

The interview runs 29 minutes, and is available here.


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