Constitutional Developments and Human Rights in France:One Step Forward, Two Steps Back.
International Comparative Law Quaterly
A major constitutional reform has hit France. Since 1st March 2010 , review of the compatibility of legislation with the Constitution can now be carried out ex post, i.e after the promulgation of legislation, when issues of constitutional compatibility are raised in the course of litigation, as well as ex ante, before the promulgation of Acts of Parliament, following the procedure which was – until now – the sole route for constitutional review . The new review was announced as a way to “fill up a gap in the protection of human rights” in France. This paper will lead to a much less enthusiastic appraisal of the reform for human rights purposes.
|Title:||Constitutional Developments and Human Rights in France:One Step Forward, Two Steps Back|
|Keywords:||Human Rights, French Law, Constitutional review, Conseil constitutionnel|
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