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Constitution

The basic law of a polity. The constitution states how the polity governs itself and usually enshrines the rights that its citizens have. For example, a constitution may state how often legislative elections occur and indicate the limits of legislative purview. It also may guarantee rights such as freedom of religion and the right to vote for the candidate of one's choosing. See also: Bill of rights.
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But they also have an additional function: to express constitutional values.
At its heart, Kissane's book is an account of the developing relationships between several constitutional actors: the people, the nation, the state, the President, the Oireachtas, the Dail, the Seanad, the courts, the religions, God, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland.
First of all, Hans Kelsen has envisaged the role of the Constitutional Courts to be that of a negative legislator (5), which would "limit itself only to sanctioning those pieces of legislation which are not in accordance with the Fundamental Law, as opposed to the Parliament, which stands as a positive legislator" (6), because it is entitled to enact laws.
He also highlighted the work of Jordan's Constitution and the Constitutional Court, which began its mission on October 6, 2012, while pointing out that the court has a key role in the reform process and is a major step towards promoting the principles of separation of powers.
Mukambet Kasymaliyev met with Chairman of Russian Constitutional Court Mr Zorkin, President of Korean Constitutional Court Park Han-Chul, and with Chairmen of Constitutional Courts of Latvia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and other officials.
Under the legal system, there isn't any court before which you can appeal against the decisions of the Constitutional Court.
Human rights protection through the abstract jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court may have a preventive (primary) and a repressive (additional) role.
Written by workers' compensation lawyer Albert Navarra, The Elements of Constitutional Law is for the person who seeks deep understanding of constitutional law.
In this Article, I reintroduce the concept, clarify a couple of features of the idea of constitutional constructions as I understand it, and suggest some possible benefits of constructions as a conceptual tool.
Atalay also said that he believed the content of the Constitutional Court's decision would not affect the intention and goal of the constitutional package that much.
Finally, it is important to remember that letting a factor be part of the constitutional calculus, or treating something as one of the sources of constitutional authority, is not the same thing as being governed by that factor or that authority even in the face of good countervailing reasons.
Her view, as well as the stance of Justice Minister Mihajlo Manevski, who answering her question said that the self-regulation of the Constitutional Court's work with rules of procedure should be annulled, again gave rise to speculations that the Government and the governing majority plan changes to the Constitution to be able to regulate its work with a law.

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