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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Codification of Constitutional Amendments

Daniel Wolff

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2022

Subject(s):
Amendment or revision — Constitutional design — Ratification — Comparative constitutional law — Constitutions and amendments

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 The technique of codifying constitutional amendments has received little attention in comparative constitutional law (amendment or revision of constitutions). This is not justified on the merits, because a closer look shows that the codification model chosen has far-reaching consequences for the preconceptions of constitutional interpreters, the methodology of constitutional interpretation, the systematic and hierarchical relationship between the original constitution and its amendments, and for the public perception of the constitutional law in question...
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