Journal Article

Courts and marginalized groups: Perspectives from Continental Europe

Carlo Guarnieri

in International Journal of Constitutional Law

Published on behalf of The New York University School of Law

Volume 5, issue 2, pages 187-210
Published in print April 2007 | ISSN: 1474-2640
Published online April 2007 | e-ISSN: 1474-2659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icon/mom003
Courts and marginalized groups: Perspectives from Continental Europe

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Until mid-twentieth century, Continental European judiciaries were considered integral with the established order. Today, the situation has changed: the subordination of the judge to political majorities is declining. Judicial review of legislation has been introduced, and judicial independence strengthened. These institutional changes have supported the development of judicial activism. Organized judicial groups have emerged—especially in France, Italy, and Spain—advocating a progressive jurisprudence and developing policies aiming at defending minorities and marginalized groups. The judiciary, traditionally considered a conservative organization, now seems to be willing to carry out progressive policies.

Journal Article.  10864 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law ; UK Politics

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