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Welcome to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL) provides a high level of analytical coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. MPECCoL articles address a focused range of topics that provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.


Justice Collection

How do we define justice, and how do we administer it? What happens when the courts get it wrong, and how do courts differ around the world?

Explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering the essential terminology and key jurisdictional issues around Justice and the Judiciary. All content is free to read until 17 October 2020.

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Democracy Collection

To celebrate the International Day of Democracy 2020 (15 September) explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering key issues, jurisdictional perspectives and the essential terminology of Democracy. All content is free to read until 15 December 2020.

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Site News

September 8, 2020

OCW August 2020 Update

For August 2020, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 1 new constitutional document.

September 8, 2020

MPECCoL August 2020 Update

For August 2020, 3 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 241.

July 31, 2020

OCW July 2020 Update

For July 2020, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 2 constitutional documents.

June 25, 2020

MPECCoL June 2020 Update

For June 2020, 3 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 238.

Fiscal Federalism

Chanchal Kumar Sharma, Alice Valdesalici

Identity

Pietro Faraguna

Judicial Review of Presidential Re-Election Amendments in Colombia

Samuel Issacharoff, Santiago García-Jaramillo, Vicente F Benítez-Rojas