Constitutional Review in New Democracies

“Constitutional Review in New Democracies” asks key questions about designing a constitutional court. Using examples from constitutional courts around the world, it identifies the core issues that policymakers will need to address when creating a new court. It emphasizes the role of constitutional review in legitimizing new democracies, especially on the constitutionality of legislation and government action.

This Working Paper is part of the Constitutional Transitions/Democracy Reporting International Working Paper Series.