constitutional law

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.

Verfassungsblog - on matters constitutional

Verfassungsblog - on matters constitutional was founded in 2009 by legal journalist and writer Maximilian Steinbeis. Blog posts provide topical comment and analysis on issues of constitutional law and policy in Germany, Europe and beyond. The majority of posts are written in English or German; a regular editorial is provided in both languages. Posts are written by a wide range of academic contributors and are aimed at the general public.  A basic search function is available.

Liberty library of constitutional classics

The liberty library of constitutional classics is a freely available collection of classic books and other works on constitutional government. Most of the texts are made available in html format, with some texts available in additional formats, including pdf and Word documents. The library forms part of the website of the Constitution Society, a US-based non-profit organisation who describe themselves on their website as “dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government”.

Constitution Annotated

Website of the "Constitution Annotated" ("Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"), a guide to interpretation of the US Constitution, provided by the Library of Congress. The site includes a searchable table of cases, Supreme Court decisions overruled by subsequent decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices and other resources compiled by the Congressional Research Service. A complete, searchable copy of the Constitution is also given on the site. 

Current Constitutional Developments in Latin America

Online article looking at constitutional law developments in Latin America written by Dante Figueroa who is a Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and Jonathan Arendtwho is a Senior Associate at Albagli Zaliasnik Law Firm. The guide was published in 2016 (and updated in 2021) on the Globalex Website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law.

Public Law for Everyone

Blog by Mark Elliott, Reader in Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. Posts discuss current issues in the field of public law, including constitutional law, judicial review, parliamentary sovereignty and human rights. Longer ‘1000 words’ pieces examine key aspects of public law, such as devolution. The blog is intended for practising lawyers as well as law students.

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