The changing nature of the French Conseil constitutionnel: lessons to be learned in constitutional law

Jeanpierre, Eric (2006) The changing nature of the French Conseil constitutionnel: lessons to be learned in constitutional law. In: Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2006; 4-7 Sep 2006, Keele, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The paper aims to clarify the relationship between the French Conseil constitutionnel and the French executive. Originally criticized for its lack of independence towards the French executive, especially during Charles de Gaulle’s presidency, it has recently been viewed on a number of occasions as a political opponent by the French Government. The main explanation can be found in the gradual increase in the scope of its operations, beyond what was originally intended by the drafters of the Constitution of the Fifth Republic. English lawyers tend not to be very aware of the role of the Conseil constitutionnel. It seems important that we should look at this from time to time to see what lessons can be learned for the English constitutional system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference 2006
Research Area: Law
French
Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law > Kingston Law School
Depositing User: Eric Jeanpierre
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 14:07
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 14:07
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/15272

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