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The Constitutionalization of International Law

Jan Klabbers, Anne Peters, and Geir Ulfstein


Constitutional issues have century-long traditions at the national level. The relevance of constitutional questions at the international level has, however, been the subject of much debate in recent years. This book investigates what should be characterized as constitutional features of the current international order, in what way the challenges differ from those at the national level, what could be a proper interaction between different international arrangements as well as between the international and national constitutional level. Finally, it sketches the outlines of what a constitutionali ... More

Keywords: constitutionalization, democracy, rule of law, constitutional review, constitutional law, international law, international organizations, human rights, fragmentation of international law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Klabbers, author
Professor of International Organizations Law, University of Helsinki

Anne Peters, author
Professor of Public International Law and Swiss Constitutional Law, University of Basel

Geir Ulfstein, author
Professor of International Law, University of Oslo