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Constitutional Review within the Fifth Republic

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an outline of the history and basic features of the 1958 Constitution, in particular the place of constitutional review. It specifically attempts to emphasize the place of the ... More


Fundamental Freedoms

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the extent to which fundamental freedoms are now protected through the Conseil constitutionnel. Following classical expositions of French civil liberties, the decisions of the ... More


Constitutional Materials and Decisions of the Conseil Constitutionnel

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reports the constitutional materials and decisions of the Conseil constitutionnel. It describes the sources of the Constitution, namely law and convention, fundamental principles ... More


Conclusion

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Conseil constitutionnel has preceded a new dimension to both law and politics in France. It has a significant role in setting the framework for what both law and politics can achieve, and its ... More


French Constitutional Law

John Bell

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book provides a presentation of judicial review of legislation in contemporary France. Created by the Constitution of the Fifth Republic in 1958, the Conseil constitutionnel has had an ... More


Constitutional Texts

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents the constitutional texts. The French people solemnly proclaims its attachment to the rights of man and to the principles of national sovereignty such as are defined by the ... More


Parliamentary Procedure

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores another major change, the principles governing parliamentary procedure and thus the political power of Parliament. It starts by presenting the sources of rules on parliamentary ... More


The Principle of Equality

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the doctrine of equality, and how far it is a general principle of the Constitution. It specifically argues that the Conseil constitutionnel's notion of equality is quite ... More


Sources of the Constitution

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the various sources of the Constitution and how they relate to each other. It is specifically about the ‘formal sources’ (to use the French term) of the Constitution, in the ... More


France

Michal Bobek

in Comparative Reasoning in European Supreme Courts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680382
eISBN:
9780191760280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680382.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

Assessing French theory and practice of the use of comparative arguments by courts, in particular by the three French highest courts, the Conseil constitutionnel, the Cour de cassation, and the ... More


Introduction

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

There is currently significant concern in constitutional reform in the United Kingdom, especially in the protection of fundamental rights, relations between central and local government, and the ... More


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