Constitutionalism and Politics
An interdisciplinary Working Group at the European University Institute
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Betraying Academic Freedom and Freedom of Association: the Hungarian Constitutional Court’s Decisions on Suspending the Constitutional Review of the ‘Lex CEU’ and the ‘Foreign Agent NGOs’ Act

By on 8th June 2018

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by Gábor Halmai* On 5 June the Hungarian Constitutional Court issued two injunction decisions, almost identical in their texts, in which the judges suspending the constitutional review procedures against two laws enacted in early April, 2017 by the Hungarian Parliament, outside the normal legislative process. The first, an amendment to the Act on National Higher […]

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Lectures and Book Launches

Women and Constitution-Making in Romania. Special Event for International Women’s Day

By on 4th March 2018

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 The Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group is delighted to invite you to the presentation of the paper: Women and Constitution-Making in Post-Socialist Romania by Elena Brodeală* (LL.M Candidate at Yale Law School/PhD Researcher in Law at the EUI) to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day. On Monday, March 12, 2018, 4 pm, Sala del Camino, […]

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Failing to Struggle or Struggling to Fail? On the New Judiciary Legislation Changes in Romania

By on 31st January 2018

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The judiciary and its independence have been a continuous issue at stake in the post-communist Romania. Built mostly on the communist judiciary, which was almost totally subdued to the political power, and without any lustration taking place, the Romanian post-communist judicial system inherited many of the features of the past: a certain inclination for obedience […]

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Events

“Constitutions in the Crosshairs: Europe in 2018” – event at William & Mary Law School – January 25, 2018

By on 28th January 2018

Europe, as a distinct political and economic body as well as a collection of separate states, is facing constitutional challenges from within and without. Brexit, Catalonia, Poland, Hungary and Romania – as well as events within the European Union itself – all present challenges to European principles of constitutionalism. On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the […]

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Book Review: ‘Comparative Federalism: Constitutional Arrangements and Case Law’ by Francesco Palermo and Karl Kössler (Hart Publishing, 2017)

By on 15th January 2018

On 22nd January a roundtable discussion will be held at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa to launch Francesco Palermo’s and Karl Kössler’s recently published book ‘Comparative Federalism: Constitutional Arrangements and Case Law’ (Hart Publishing, 2017). The panel will be chaired by the ConstPol working group’s adviser Professor Gábor Halmai and will feature Timothy Jacob-Owens, one […]

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