This is the online version of the 11-volume looseleaf: International
Encyclopaedia of Laws: Constitutional Law.
This set of volumes in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws presents a
country-by-country survey of constitutional law throughout the world, and is
also in the process of publishing, in one source, all of the constitutions of
the world in English translations. Each national monograph includes detailed
information of the country’s political system, historical background, sources
of constitutional law, form of government (outlining the legal status, the
competence and the working of central state powers, etc.), state form and
subdivisions of the state, component states and decentralized authorities,
citizenship (especially nationality and the legal position of aliens), and
specific problems such as foreign relations, taxing and spending power,
emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relation
between Church and State. So far, the constitutions of 30 countries are
reproduced in full.
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Each monograph follows the outline below:
Introduction. The Authors. Table of Contents. List of Abbreviations. Preface.
General Introduction. Selected Bibliography.
Part I: Sources of Constitutional Law (Notion and Hierarchy). 1.
Treaties. 2. Constitution. 3. Legislation and Equivalent Legislative Rules. 4.
Jurisprudence. 5. Customary Law, Unwritten Law, General Principles of Law. 6.
Administrative Regulations and Orders. 7. Codification, Interpretation and
Part II: Form of Government. 1. General. 2. Head of State. 3. The
Legislature. 4. The Executive. 5. The Judiciary. 6. Independent Non-political
Bodies in the Legislative or Executive Branch with an Advisory or Supervisory
Part III: The State and its Subdivisions. 1. State Form. 2. Component
States or Entities. 3. Decentralized Authorities.
Part IV: Citizenship and the Administration of Justice. 1. Rules
Concerning Nationality and Relevance of Nationality. 2. Fundamental Rights and
Liberties. 3. Constitutional Problems of Minorities. 4. Judicial Control of
Administrative Action. 5. Legal Position of Aliens.
Part V: Specific Problems. 1. War, Treaty, and Foreign Affairs Powers.
2. Taxing and Spending Power. 3. Emergency Laws. 4. The Power of the Military.
5. The Constitutional Relationship Between Church and State. Index.
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FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board; Encyclopaedias and Editors;
Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Laws; Curriculum Vitae of the
GENERAL SECTION: List of Contributors; Introducing the
International Encyclopaedia of Constitutional Law; Curriculum Vitae of the
Australia, by Prof. A.S. Brooks, Prof. B.T. Brooks, and J.A. Thompson;
Belgium, by Prof. Dr. A. Alen, B. Tilleman, Dr. P. Peeters, G. van
Haegendoren, J. Clement, F. Meersschaut, G. Vander Stichele and J. de Smet;
Botswana, by Prof. Dr. D. D. Ntanda Nsereko; Brazil, by C. B. Fernandes, R.
Maluf, and G. Bertoni Reis; Cameroon, by Prof. C. M. Fombad; Canada, by Prof.
P. Patenaude; China, by X. Chongde and Y. Yang; Costa Rica, by Prof. R.
Hernández Valle; Estonia, by Prof. R. Narits and Prof. K. Merusk; Finland, by
Prof. I. Saraviita; France, by Prof. M. Fromont, Prof. C. Grewe, Prof. O.
Jouanjan, Prof. B. Mathieu and Prof. M. Verpeaux; Hellas, by Dr. iur. Ph.C.
Spyropoulus; Hong Kong, by Prof. A. Cooray, Dr. L. Feng, A.M.W. Law, Dr. M.
Littlewood, and H.M. Zafrullah; India, by D. K. Agarwal; Ireland, by Prof. J.
Casey; Israel, by Dr. S. Navot; Italy, by Prof. V. Onida, Prof. E. Balboni,
Prof. M. Cartabia, Prof. P. Cavaleri, Prof. F. D'Addabo, prof. M. D'Amico,
Prof. A. D'Andrea, prof. G. Guiglia, Prof. M. P. Corlero; Japan, by Prof. H.
Hata, Prof. G. Nakagawa, and Prof. T. Nakagawa; Kenya, by Prof. Dr. J. B.
Ojwang; Mexico, by Prof. H. Fix-Zamudio and Prof. H. Fix-Fierro; Morocco, by
Prof. A. Boudharain; The Netherlands, by Prof. C.A.J.M. Kortmann and Dr.
P.P.T. Bovend’Eert; New Zealand, by Prof. A.H. Angelo; The Philippines, by
Prof. C.V. Sison; Poland, by Prof. A. Patrzalek, Dr. B. Banaszak, Dr. A.W.
Preisner, Dr. J. Repel, Dr. K. Wójtowicz and M. Masternak-Kubiak; Portugal, by
Prof. Doutor Jorge Bacelar Gouveia; Romania, by Dr. M Constantinescu and Prof.
Dr. V.D. Zl˘atescu; Russia, by Prof. I. Bogdanovskaia and Dr.T. Vassilieva;
Serbia & Montenegro, by Prof. Dr. A. Fira and Prof. Dr. D. Bataveljic;
Slovenia, by Dr. A Mavçiç; Spain, by Prof. A. R. Robledo; Sweden, by prof. J.
Nergelius; Switzerland, by Prof. Dr. T. Fleiner, iur. A. Misic and Dr. iur. N.
Toepperwien; Trinidad and Tobago, by M. De Merieux; Turkey, by Prof. Dr. Vahit
Biçak, Prof. Dr. Zühtü Arslan; United States, by Prof. R.A. Sedler; Zimbabwe,
by G. Linington.
TEXT OF CONSTITUTIONS:
Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Hellas, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan,
Kenya, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Associated States,
Nigeria, The Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia &
Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United States, Zimbabwe.
SUB-NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
(Edited by Prof. G.A. Tarr and Prof. R.F. Williams); Argentina, by Dr. A.M.
Hernandez; Australia, by Ms. A. Twomey; Germany, by Prof. M. Niedobitek;
Russia, by Prof. M. S. Salikov; South Africa, by Prof. R. Malherbe and Mr. D.
Brand; United States of America, byProf. G.A. Tarr and Prof. R.F. Williams.