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Unpublished Paper
Some reflections on historical elements in contemporary written constitutions: selected examples and a recent case in Hungary
(2012)
  • Stephan Foldes, University of Miskolc
Abstract

Examples of historical law being included in today’s constitutional law are provided by constitutional enactments of the United States, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany, Ireland, France, Turkey, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Issues of interpretation and application are again raised by a recent case decided in the Constitutional Court of Hungary.

Keywords
  • historical constitution,
  • written constitution,
  • fundamental law,
  • basic law,
  • preamble,
  • interpretative clause,
  • legal principles,
  • constitutional court,
  • judicial independence,
  • non-removability,
  • natural law,
  • natural rights,
  • positive law,
  • changeability of law
Publication Date
August, 2012
Citation Information
Stephan Foldes. "Some reflections on historical elements in contemporary written constitutions: selected examples and a recent case in Hungary" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephan_foldes/1/