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Constitutional Adjudication in Africa edited by Fombad, Charles M (31st August 2017)

Part 5 Decision-Making and Working Practices, 13 Handling of Petitions by the Constitutional Court of Benin

Theodore Holo

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

The onset of the democratic transition in Benin in February 1990 started a new era of constitutional justice in which the Constitutional Court became a cornerstone of its institutional architecture and a key instrument to building a culture of constitutionalism, democracy, and respect for the rule of law. In the process, constitutional justice has been used not only as a basis for entrenching constitutionalism and regulating the powers of government but, most importantly, for protecting the fundamental human rights of the citizens. Prior to the 1990 constitutional...
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