Review Mechanisms in Constitutional and Administrative Law

Contribution to the course Public Policy, Legislation and Review Mechanism from the perspective of comparison of laws

21.06.19

Semester 2, 2018/19 (Intern. LL.M Program); Monday, 06.05., 13.05. and 20.05., 10:00 - 12:50, room IV.2.11A

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After the end of the lectures in May 2019 this website has been finished. It will stay available for the purpose of deepening and repetition. Thank you for your interest and commitment. With best wishes for your future studies, yours Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitz

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 May 2019. They complement those of my colleague from the perspective of comparison of laws with a special focus on German law.

Downloads (PDF files)  

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Contents

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Diagram 1  (Types of procedures before the German Bundesverfassungsgericht)

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The Constitutional Review of Laws - German Experiences (material from a course in Jakarta 2014)

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Diagram 2  (Forms of action before the administrative courts in Germany)

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Non-judicial control of administrative action in Germany (materials and links from lectures in Hanoi 2013)

 
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Transparency films presented in the lectures (® aids for illustration)
- Film 1  (Judicial review of adminiatrative action; concerning § 3)

Contents (summary/details)

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§ 1  Introduction

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§ 2  Constitutional review

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§ 3  Judicial review of administrative action

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§ 4  Non-judicial control of administrative action

Bibliography (selection for this course contribution)

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 Mavčič, Arne Marjan (editor): Constitutional Review Systems Around the World, 2017

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Backes, Chris; Eliantonio, Mariolina (editors): Judicial Review of Administrative Action, 2018 (with comparative approach)

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Delaney, Erin F.; Dixon, Rosalind (editors): Comparative judicial review, 2018 (about constitutional review)

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Glaser, Henning (editor): Constitutional Jurisprudence. Function, Impact and Challenges, 2016

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Heun, Werner: The Constitution of Germany. A Contextual Analysis, 2011, p. 159 ff.

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Robbers, Gerhard: An Introduction to German Law, 6th edition 2017, p. 61 f., 107 ff.

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Seerden, René J.G.H. (editor): Administrative Law of the European Union, its Member States and the United Sates. A Comparative Analysis, 3rd edition 2012, p. 23 ff., 75 ff., 131 ff., 201 ff., 347 ff.

Links

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Foreign sources of law (English translations): Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany of 1949 (see in particular art. 1(3), 19(4), 20, 93 et seq.), German Federal Constitutional Court Act (see in part. art. 13 and 90 et seq.), German Administrative Procedure Act (translation of the version of 2008), German Code of Administrative Court Procedure

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Constitutional courts (selection): German Bundesverfassungsgericht [Federal Constitutional Court], French Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council], Italian Corte Costituzionale [Constitutional Court], Tribunal Constitucional de España [Constitutional Court of Spain], Constitutional Court of South Africa, Constitutional Court of Korea, others; other courts with power of constitutional review: U.S. Supreme Court, Judicial Yan (Taiwan); associations: WCCJ (World Conference on Constitutional Justice), AACC (Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions), Conference of European Constitutional Courts, CIJC (Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Justice), ACCPUF (Association of French speaking Constitutional Councils)

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Supreme administrative courts (selection): German Bundesverwaltungsgericht [Federal Administrative Court], French Conseil d'Etat [Council of State], Austrian Verwaltungsgerichtshof [Supreme Administrative Court], others; associatons: ACA-Europe (Association of the Concils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions), AIHJA/IASAJ (International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions)

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concerning § 1 III: Christoph Grabenwarter, Separation of Powers and Independence of Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Bodies, Keynote Speech, 2011

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concerning § 2 I: US Supreme Court, Marbury v. Madison, 1803 (on the primacy of the constitution and constitutional review), support of constitutional justice by the Venice Commission

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concerning § 2 III: Homepage of the Bundesverfassungsgericht with information, annual statisctis and translated decisions

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concerning § 2 IV: types of proceedings (information of the Bundesverfassungsgericht)

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concerning § 2 V: How to lodge a Constitutional Complaint (instructions by the Bundesverfassungsgericht)

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concerning § 3 II: Giacinto della Cananea, Judicial Review of Administrative Action in Europe: Common Trends and Requirements, 2018

 

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