When change is wrong: Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments and the Post-Truth Era

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The concept of “unconstitutional constitutional amendments” (UCA) has been
proffered as a potential way out of the increasing quandary of democratic backsliding in an era of post-truth politics, which is not merely a phenomenon in the Western world, but in major jurisdictions elsewhere as well. This piece will reflect on a working definition for UCAs, present examples of UCAs in action and seek to look towards the future, a future in which the courts may play a pivotal role in defining the outer limits of permissible constitutional amendments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication(L)AW Matters
Subtitle of host publicationBlogs and Essays in Honour of Prof. Dr. Aalt willem Heringa
EditorsSascha Hardt, Mariolina Eliantonio, Anne Pieter van der Mei
Place of PublicationDe Bilt
ISBN (Print)978-94-6423-744-3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2022

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