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ACCESS TO INFORMATION LAWS IN ASIA, GERMANY AND AUSTRALIA

A READER

Freedom of information does not just mean access to pure information alone. Rather, by using their right to request information, citizens have the power to actively shape an effective participatory democracy. As they ask for disclosure of data and procedures from administrative bodies and authorities they contribute to combat arbitrariness and corruption at the same time and help to build up and to strengthen a transparent state’s leadership. This Reader gives an overview of the current situation in selected Asian states, Germany and Australia. more…

June 10, 2011

60 Years German Basic Law: The German Constitution and its Court

Landmark Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights

The core principle of the German Basic Law - the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1949 - is the Rule of Law or the broader concept of the 'Rechtsstaat'. The protection of fundamental rights is one important cornerstone of this principle. As the guardian of the Constitution, the Federal Constitutional Court has shaped these rights through interpretation by a large body of case law. Taking note of the growing interest among scholars not only in continental Europe but more so in the Common Law world, an extensive English translation of that jurisprudence is very timely. more…

December 6, 2010

Constitutionalism in Southeast Asia, Vol. 2 - Reports on National Constitutions

NOW ONLINE

The second volume of Constitutionalism in Southeast Asia reports on all the national constitutional systems. Some of the country reports are the first ever published analysis of the respective systems. Please click on a topic in the table of contents to directly access the chosen article. more…

November 18, 2010

Constitutionalism in Southeast Asia, Vol. 3 - Cross-Cutting Issues

NOW ONLINE

The third volume of Constitutionalism in Southeast Asia includes a collection of papers on cross-cutting issues. They may illustrate the variety of topics to be discussed in this fascinating region. Please click on the page numbers in the table of contents to directly access the chosen topic. more…

November 3, 2010

Constitutionalism in Southeast Asia, Vol. 1 – National Constitutions and the ASEAN-Charter

Updated version now online

The volume includes the national Constitutions of eleven southeast Asian countries and the English version of the ASEAN-Charter. With some of the constitutions, this is the first accurate translation from their original language into English. As far as comprehensible, constitutional amendments until the end of 2009 are taken into account. Please click on the page numbers in the table of contents to directly access the chosen constitution. more…

September 22, 2010