Conventionality Control and Amendment 95/2016 - A Brazilian Case of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment

Direitos Fundamentais na Nova Ordem Mundial (Ana Cláudia Santano, Emerson Gabardo and Bruno M. Lorenzetto eds., Editora Ithala, 2018 Forthcoming).

19 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2018

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Yaniv Roznai

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya - Radzyner School of Law

Leticia Regina Camargo Kreuz

Federal University of Parana (UFPR)

Date Written: January 10, 2018

Abstract

This article focuses on Constitutional Amendment 95 of December 2016 to the Brazilian Constitution, which imposes a ceiling on public expenditures and prevents the expansion of investments in sectors such as health and education for twenty years. We analyze whether Amendment 95 is compatible with the "stone clauses" (cláusulas pétreas) of the constitution, and as an alternative argument, claim that it can be the object of conventionality control on the basis of international human rights conventions to which Brazil is a signatory.

Keywords: cláusulas pétreas, unamendable provisions, Brazil, Amendment 95/2016, conventionality control, judicial review of constitutional amendments

Suggested Citation

Roznai, Yaniv and Camargo Kreuz, Leticia Regina, Conventionality Control and Amendment 95/2016 - A Brazilian Case of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment (January 10, 2018). Direitos Fundamentais na Nova Ordem Mundial (Ana Cláudia Santano, Emerson Gabardo and Bruno M. Lorenzetto eds., Editora Ithala, 2018 Forthcoming). . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3099623

Yaniv Roznai (Contact Author)

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya - Radzyner School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 167
Herzliya, 46150
Israel

Leticia Regina Camargo Kreuz

Federal University of Parana (UFPR) ( email )

Curitiba - PR
Brazil

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