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Abstracts of the last 4 Issues

Farewell to the European Constitutional Tradition: The 2020 Russian Constitutional Amendments

Johannes Socher
 
 
This article critically analyses the 2020 Russian Constitutional Amendments. It argues that, although many amendments have to be considered mainly symbolic, they constitute the most fundamental changes of Russia’s Constitution in its 26-year history. Moreover, all amendments taken together, in combination with the drafting process and entering into force, arguably undermine the democratic legitimacy of the Russian Constitution to such a degree that they can be interpreted as a farewell to the European constitutional tradition.

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