By Matthias Klatt

As constitutional legislations globalizes, the search for a standard grammar or 'generic constitutional legislation' turns into extra urgent. Proportionality is among the such a lot renowned and debatable parts of the trendy, worldwide constitutional discourse. In view of the alarming stress among the effective luck of proportionality and the severity of the feedback directed in the direction of it, this ebook deals an in-depth research of the critics of proportionality and demonstrates that their objections opposed to the proportionality attempt are usually not convincing. It clarifies and extra develops the present theories of proportionality and balancing.
Building upon on Robert Alexy's most important ideas conception, the publication indicates a number of alterations to this concept. Drawing examples from the case legislations of the eu courtroom of Human Rights, the eu courtroom of Justice, and numerous nationwide constitutional courts it illustrates the argument in favour of proportionality and demonstrates its relevance for figuring out concrete cases.

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