The 2020 International Review of Constitutional Reform

Published by the Program on Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism (ISBN 978-1-7374527-0-6)

330 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2021

See all articles by Luís Roberto Barroso

Luís Roberto Barroso

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Harvard Kennedy School

Richard Albert

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law; Yale University - Law School; University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law; Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Derecho; Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law; Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo; Airlangga University

Date Written: September 4, 2021

Abstract

This inaugural edition of The International Review of Constitutional Reform (ISBN: 978-1-7374527-0-6) is the first scholarly effort to gather jurisdictional reports--written by scholars and judges, often in collaboration--on all forms of constitutional revision around the world over the past year. Each report explains and contextualizes events in constitutional reform over the previous year in a given jurisdiction. Constitutional reform is defined broadly to include constitutional amendment, constitutional dismemberment, constitutional mutation, constitutional replacement and other events in constitutional reform, including the judicial review of constitutional amendments.

In order to facilitate cross-jurisdictional comparison, all reports follow the same format:

“INTRODUCTION,” which offers a brief overview of the year in constitutional reform;
• “PROPOSED, FAILED, AND SUCCESSFUL CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS,” which examines proposed constitutional reforms and explains the reasons for their failure or success;
• “THE SCOPE OF REFORMS AND CONSTITUTIONAL CONTROL,” which evaluates the proposed reforms and explains whether they were the subject of constitutional review;
• “LOOKING AHEAD,” which identifies the big questions that await the jurisdiction in the context of constitutional reform in the year or years ahead; and
• “FURTHER READING,” which recommends relevant readings for those interested in learning more about the reforms discussed in the report.

The IRCR is a joint initiative of the Program on Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in partnership with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. The Co-Editors of this new resource in the study of constitutions have worked closely with an outstanding team of Associate Editors: Giulia Andrade, Elisa Boaventura, Bruno Cunha, Matheus Depieri, Júlia Frade, and Pedro Martins. We thank each of them for their invaluable contributions to this project. We also thank Simon Renwick for his innovation, precision, and vision in designing this book.

Keywords: Constitutional Reform, Constitutional Revision, Constitutional Amendment, Constitutional Dismemberment, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutionalism, Constitution-Making, Constitutional Design

Suggested Citation

Barroso, Luis Roberto and Albert, Richard, The 2020 International Review of Constitutional Reform (September 4, 2021). Published by the Program on Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism (ISBN 978-1-7374527-0-6), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3917596

Luis Roberto Barroso

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro ( email )

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Harvard Kennedy School ( email )

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Richard Albert (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law ( email )

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Yale University - Law School

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United States

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University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Canada

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University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Canada

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Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Derecho

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Colombia

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

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Herzliya, 46150
Israel

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Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo ( email )

Facultad de Derecho
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Samborondón, 092301
Ecuador

HOME PAGE: http://uees.edu.ec/postgrado/postgrado-derecho

Airlangga University

Dharmawangsa Dalam Selatan
Surabaya, East Java 60286
Indonesia

HOME PAGE: http://www.unair.ac.id

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