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Constitutional Materials and Decisions of the Conseil Constitutionnel

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print January 1995 | ISBN: 9780198259480
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681967 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0010
Constitutional Materials and Decisions of the Conseil Constitutionnel

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This chapter reports the constitutional materials and decisions of the Conseil constitutionnel. It describes the sources of the Constitution, namely law and convention, fundamental principles recognized by the laws of the republic, the hierarchy between the declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen of 1789, and the preamble to the 1946 Constitution, as well as the Republican tradition and decisions of the Conseil constitutionnel. In addition, the division between loi and règlement prior to the Fifth Republic, and interpretations given to the 1958 Constitution are explained, and a discussion on Parliamentary procedure and decisions on fundamental freedoms and equality is provided.

Keywords: Conseil constitutionnel; constitutional materials; constitutional decisions

Chapter.  37650 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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