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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Access to Constitutional / Supreme Courts

Marieta Safta

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 June 2024

Justice — Judicial review — Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Supranational constitutional courts — Ombudsman — Jurisdiction — Fundamental rights

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Managing Editor: Martina Mantovani

1 This research revolves around the topic of access to constitutional or supreme courts, with a specific focus on their specialized jurisdiction, commonly known as ‘constitutional justice’. Constitutional justice pertains to the ‘institutions and procedures created in order to guarantee a state’s constitutional order’ (Venice Commission (2010)). 2 Such analysis requires establishing several benchmarks regarding the emergence and evolution of specialized (judicial) constitutional review. The latter notion shall be understood as ‘the court’s power to examine whether...
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