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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutional Court of Spain (Tribunal Constitucional de España)

Spain [es]

Xabier Arzoz

Subject(s):
Types of constitutional courts/supreme courts

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The Spanish Constitutional Court (‘Court’ or ‘Constitutional Court’) is the high court of the country of Spain on all matters of constitutional law. It was created by the Constitution of the Kingdom of Spain: 6 December 1978 (as Amended to 27 September 2011) (Spain) (‘Constitution of 1978’ or ‘Constitution’), and defines Spain as ‘a social and democratic state under the rule of law’. In terms of the form of state, Spain constitutes a ‘quasi-federal parliamentary monarchy’ ( Ferreres Comella (2013) 48 ) ( parliamentary monarchy ; federalism ; types of federalism...
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