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Conference

Symposium Should every written constitution include an eternity clause about constitutional democracy?

Date
Friday 9 December 2016
Time
Room
KOG zaal B031

On 9 December 2016 the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law will hold an event to discuss the question ‘Should every written constitution include an eternity clause about constitutional democracy?’

78 countries currently have such protection built into their constitution which prevents a situation where in a democratic manner the democratic rule of law could be abolished. The Constitution of the Netherlands however does not yet have such a clause. At the moment a two-third’s majority could in principle lead to the implementation of any constitutional amendment. 

Should the democratic rule of law not be ‘immortalised’ in the Constitution? And how could this be done exactly?  These days such questions are of particular relevance.

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