Restoring Constitutionalism II – Regional Perspectives
How to deal with a constitution which has been turned into a tool to perpetuate the governing party‘s power even in the case of a lost election? How to dispose of these undemocratic constraints without violating the rule of law oneself? Building on a recent debate on Verfassungsblog, this panel discusses various regional perspectives on this question. It discusses current case studies, such as Hungary and Turkey, and historical lessons which can be drawn from constitutional transitions in Latin America and Russia.