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French Constitutional Law

John Bell


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 increasingly important place in French legal and political life, especially since 1981. Part One of the book is an introduction to the Conseil and to the principles it has developed on the allocation of law-making powers between Parliament and the Government, parliamentary procedure, fundamental freedoms, and equality. Part Two is a collection of key materials translated into English, including constitution ... More

Keywords: Conseil constitutionnel, judicial review, France, Fifth Republic, Parliament, Government, parliamentary procedure, fundamental freedoms, equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198259480
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Bell, author
University of Leeds