Legislating with the best intentions? Judicial review of the legitimacy of the legislator’s aims.

01 November 2020 → 31 October 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Administrative law
    • Constitutional law
    • Human rights law
Judicial review the public interest legislative intent
Project description

If the Constitutional Court evaluates the constitutionality of a law, which infringes upon constitutional values, it must consider the goals pursued by the legislator. This project proposes to develop a conceptual framework for judicial review of legislative intent, to analyze the existing case law of the Court and to tailor the developed general theory to the Belgian context.