Edited by Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg
Chapter 11: Ambitious constitutions: prominent courts
The Brazilian and Colombian ambitious Constitutions resulted from reactive and inclusive constitutional moments, in a social context of profound inequality and political distrust. Their apex courts received ample powers to protect these aspirational pacts. This chapter analyses the role of these courts in the incremental implementation of constitutional promises, and especially their contribution to making these constitutional systems more resilient in the last decades. Keywords: Ambitious constitutionalism, Constitutional resilience, Supremocracy, Incremental development, Unconstitutional amendments
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