Constitutional Law

Constitution of Mauritius

Electronic copy of the 1968 Mauritian Constitution, amended up to 2016, made freely available online by the Comparative Constitutions Project at the University of Texas at Austin. The Constitution can be accessed in a range of formats including PDF and HTML. There are chapters covering fundamental rights, the role of the president, parliament, the judicature, the Rodrigues Regional Assembly and other public bodies. 

Constitutional Court of Bolivia

Website of the Bolivian Constitutional Court (Tribunal Constitucional Plurinacional). There is information on the structure of the court and details of its members. Full text judgements and publications of the court can be viewed in full along with a copy of the Constitution. The site can be viewed in Spanish only.

ConstitutionNet

ConstitutionNet is a project of International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) designed to provide information for constitutional lawyers and practitioners. The site has a selection of FAQs about constitutions and what they can do along with a collection of video ‘primers’ on what constitutions are and how they are made. Country profiles give a history of their constitution and recent news items. Full text publications, arranged thematically, cover topics such as constitutional rights and constitution building.

Global Constitutionalism Seminar

The Global Constitutionalism Seminar is hosted by Yale Law School as part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights. This annual programme brings together  Supreme Court and Constitutional Court judges from around the world and Yale Law School faculty members. The website provides free access to the seminars’ ebooks back to 2012 in a range of formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI and AZW3). Each year deals with a particular theme including governments’ authority, sources of law and rights and litigating climate change.

IACL-AIDC Blog

The International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) is a forum for the exchange of knowledge about the development and understanding of constitutional systems worldwide. This page links directly to the IACL blog which aims to be a meeting place for constitutionalists to present their research, share views and discuss constitutional law topics. Posts can be browsed by date back to 2014 and viewed by topic including gender and constitutions, centenary of the constitution in Liechtenstein and Irish unification. Author interviews, book reviews and a series of podcasts are also given.

Constitution of Botswana

Electronic copy of the 1966 Botswana Constitution made freely available online by the Comparative Constitutions Project at the University of Texas at Austin. The Constitution is provided in PDF and is amended up to 2016. There are chapters on fundamental rights and freedoms, citizenship, and the role of the Executive, Parliament and the Judiciary.

Researching Comparative Constitutional Law

Online guide to the legal resources of comparative constitutional law written by Julienne E. Grant who is Reference Librarian/Foreign & International Research Specialist at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library. The guide was published in 2020 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law.

Constitution of Ghana

Electronic copy of the 1992 Ghanaian Constitution made freely available online by the Comparative Constitutions Project at the University of Texas at Austin. The Constitution is provided in PDF and is amended up to 1996. There are chapters on fundamental rights, representation of the people, the role of the executive, legislature and judiciary along with the freedom of the media, public services, local government and the chieftaincy.

Constitution of Qatar

Electronic copy of the 2003 Constitution of Qatar made freely available online by the Comparative Constitutions Project at the University of Texas at Austin. The Constitution is provided in PDF and includes chapters on the state and principles of government, basic pillars of society, public rights and duties and the organisation of powers including the role of the prince and legislative, executive and judicial powers.

Constitution of Switzerland

Electronic copy of the 1999 Swiss Constitution made freely available online by the Comparative Constitutions Project at the University of Texas at Austin. The Constitution is provided in PDF and is amended up to 2014. There are chapters on fundamental rights, the role of the confederation, cantons and communes and the federal authorities.

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