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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Reasonableness

Riccardo Perona

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 July 2020

Subject(s):
Reasonableness — Justice — Equality

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 Reasonableness is used as a legal standard to assess different phenomena under the law, including, in constitutional law, legislation. As such, it requires compliance with criteria of logical and teleological coherence, as well as ponderation of principles and circumstances. 2 The role played by reasonableness within the legal field springs from the demand that all activities carried out under the law necessarily conjugate ‘normative reasons with concrete needs’, entailing a quest for a ‘practical equilibrium’ between ‘different normative possibilities, measures...
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