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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Supranational Constitutional Courts

Federico Fabbrini, Miguel Poiares Maduro

Subject(s):
Supraconstitutional authority — Supranational constitutional courts — Comparative constitutional law — Decisions of international 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. A defining feature of the contemporary world is the existence of a plurality of courts and tribunals tasked to adjudicate disputes beyond and above the jurisdiction of nation states (see Slaughter ). Whereas the creation of new international adjudicatory bodies constituted a cornerstone of the liberal world order created after the end of the Second World War, it is particularly since the end of the Cold War and the beginning of globalization that supra-state courts and tribunals have mushroomed in all areas of international and regional public life (see...
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