Internationalization of Constitutional Law

Wen-Chen Chang and Jiunn‐Rong Yeh

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199578610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

Internationalization of Constitutional Law

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This article focuses on the internationalization of constitutional law. It discusses major trends in the internationalization of constitutional law, including the incorporation of international human rights treaties into constitutions, convergence, and comparativism of national constitutions, and constitutional devolution or treaty-becoming constitutions. Next it makes inquiries into the driving forces that push the development of constitutions across and beyond their borders. It argues that the current internationalization of constitutional law results primarily from the expansion of a global market, the triumph of rights-based discourse, and, most importantly, the emergence of transnational networks by governments, non-governmental organizations, and technocrats or professionals.

Keywords: internationalization; constitutional law; international human rights treaties; constitutions

Article.  10497 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Comparative Law ; Constitutional and Administrative Law ; International Law

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