The Impeachment of the President in Comparative Perspective

Contribution to the course The Presidency from the perspective of comparison of laws

29.04.21

Semester 2, 2020/21 (IUP); Thursday, 11.02., 18.02. and 25.02., 15:00 - 17:30, online via Zoom

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Course Contribution Description

At the Faculty of Law of Universitas Gadjah Mada the courses are shared by several lecturers. This website informs about the contents of my lectures in February 2021. They complement those of my colleague Dr. Zainal Arifin Mochtar from the perspective of comparison of laws.

Downloads (PDF files)  

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Contents

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Impeachment clauses in national constitutions

 
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Slides presented in the lectures (® aids for illustration)
- Slide 1  (Introduction)
- Slide 2  (Procedural and substantial aspects of the impeachment;
concerning § 2)
- Slide 3  (Recent examples of impeachments; concerning § 3)

Contents (summary/details)

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§ 1  Introduction

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§ 2  Procedural and substantial aspects of the impeachment

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§ 3  Recent examples of impeachments

Bibliography (selection for this course contribution)

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Ginsburg, Tom; Huq, Aziz; Landau, David: The Comparative Constitutional Law of Presidential Impeachment, The University of Chicago Law Review 88.1 (2021), p. 81 ff.

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Kim, Jin Wook: Korean Constitutional Court and Constitutionalism in Political Dynamics: Focusing on Presidential Impeachment, Constitutional Review 4 No. 2 (2018), p. 22 ff.

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Mosler, Hannes B.: The Institution of Presidential Impeachment in South Korea, 1992 - 2017, Verfassung und Recht in Übersee / Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 50, No. 2 (2017), p. 111 ff.

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Ohnesorge, John: Comparing Impeachment Regimes, Univ. of Wisconsin Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1468, 2019

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Rattinger, Alexandra: The Impeachment Process of Brazil: A Comparative Look at Impeachment in Brazil and the United States, Inter-American Law Review 49 No. 1 (2017), p. 129 ff.

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San Juan, Ronald Ray K.; Tiojanco, Bryan Dennis G.: Impeachment, in: Rainer Grote; Frauke Lachenmann; Rüdiger Wolfrum (editors): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, last updated 2016

Links

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Constitutions: Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia of 1945 in English (html/pdf) and Indonesian, American Constitution of 1787, Brazilian Constitution of 1988, French Constitution of 1958, Korean Constitution of 1987, other constitutions (Constitute/ICL)

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concerning § 2: USA: Impeachment of federal officials (Ballotpedia), High Crimes and Misdemeanours (Free Dictionary); Articles of Impeachment (Wex); Frank Bowman, The role of the chief justice in an impeachment trial, SCOTUSblog 10.01.2020

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Korea: impeachment of Park Geiun-hye: article at Wikipedia; see also the articles of Mosler (p. 128 ff.) and Ginsburg; Huq; Landau (p. 93 ff.)

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Brazil: Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff: articles at Wikipedia and in The Guardian; see also the articles of Rattinger (p. 150 ff.) and Ginsburg; Huq; Landau (p. 96 ff.)

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U.SA: Impeachment of Bill Clinton: article in the Independent; see also the article of Rattinger (p. 159 ff.)

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U.S.A: First impeachment of Donald Trump: article at Wikipedia, special websites of The Guardian and Ballotpedia; the story leading to the impeachment (BBC); articles of impeachment, acquittal

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U.S.A. Second impeachment of Donald Trump: article at Wikipedia, special websites of the Washington Post, Financial Times, The Guardian and Ballotpedia; impeachment proper (reports of Washington Post and Deutsche Welle); article of impeachment, impeachment trial (special article at Wikipedia), dramatic video with new evidence presented by the prosecutors showing how the Capitol riots unfolded, incited by Donald Trump, acquittal of Donald Trump, statement of Senator Mitch McConnell (who voted for acquit) that Trump is "practically and morally responsible", Trump sued under Ku Klux Klan Act (report at CNN); Jared P. Cole; Todd Garvey, The Impeachment and Trial of a Former President, CRS report 15.01.2021

 

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