By Antonios Emmanouil Kouroutakis

In fresh years, sundown clauses have ordinarily been linked to emergency laws brought within the wake of terrorist assaults. despite the fact that, as this publication demonstrates, they've got a protracted background and a considerable constitutional impression at the separation of powers and the rule of thumb of legislations. furthermore, the constitutional worth of such clauses is tested from sure missed normative points relating ideas similar to deliberative and consensus democracy, parliamentary sovereignty and constitutional dialogue.


The paintings is an amalgam of 3 views: the old, the optimistic and the normative. All 3 are intertwined and every next half builds upon the findings of the former one. The historic point of view investigates the old improvement of sundown clauses because the first Parliaments in England. The confident point of view examines the felony impression and the modern software of sundown clauses. eventually, the normative standpoint analyses their interplay with a number of versions of separation of powers, and their effect at the discussion among numerous associations because it values their effect at the rule of legislations, formal and substantive.


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