13 November 2019

Simon Drugda and Mikele Schultz-Knudsen publish constitutional reviews

World mapThe newest edition of the I·CONnect and Clough Center Global Review of Constitutional Law, features contributions from two members of the Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies (CECS) at the Faculty of Law.

The current edition of the Global Review was published on October 22, 2019. The Review covers relevant constitutional developments in 65 jurisdictions across the world for the calendar year 2018. The Global Review holds great value to constitutional scholars by making knowledge about local developments available to the wider field of scholars and judges. This is the third year the report is published.

Simon Drugda, PhD student at CECS, is one of the four editors of the Global Review together with professors Richard Albert, David Landau and Pietro Faraguna. He is also one of the authors of the chapter on constitutional developments in Slovakia, which has in 2018 reformed its appointment mechanism for constitutional judges by introducing live selection hearings.

This year is the first year that Denmark has been covered by the Global Review. The report on constitutional developments in Denmark was written by Mikele Schultz-Knudsen, who is also a PhD student at CECS. In the report, he comments on attempts in Denmark during 2018 to increase democratic involvement through expansion of voting rights and introduction of citizens’ initiatives. However, he also notes that Danish politicians challenged the limits of constitutional rights during the year 2018, especially on issues related to immigration.

The chapter on Denmark is available here.

The full report is available at SSRN.