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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutional Court of Austria (Verfassungsgerichtshof)

Austria [at]

Maria Bertel, Esther Happacher

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 July 2020

Constitutional courts/supreme courts

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 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...
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