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

Part 1 General Overview, 1 An Overview of Contemporary Models of Constitutional Review in Africa

Charles M Fombad

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

It is perhaps trite to say that a constitution, however comprehensive, foolproof, well written and well meaning it may purport to be, is only as good as the mechanism provided within it to ensure that its provisions are properly implemented and that any violations thereof are promptly sanctioned. A critical bulwark of constitutionalism is, therefore, the existence of an efficient and effective mechanism for controlling and compelling compliance with the letter and spirit of the constitution. 1 In the absence of this, the constitution may not be worth the piece of...
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