Constitutional Court of Austria (Verfassungsgerichtshof)
Maria Bertel, Esther Happacher
- Constitutional courts/supreme courts
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1 The Austrian Federal Constitutional Law ('AFC') (Bundes-Verfassungsgesetz ('B-VG'): 1 October 1920; reinstated 1945; as amended to 15 May 2018 (Austria)) provided for the establishment of a Constitutional Court with the power to review the constitutionality of laws and regulations (for an overview see Stelzer 197 ff). The concept of a specialized body for constitutional adjudication as set out in the Austrian model is closely linked to Hans Kelsen, who is considered the father of the Austrian Constitution (for the genesis of the Constitutional Court and...