Comparative Constitutional Law Documents contains a compilation of constitutions and fundamental legislative instruments from five Western democracies: the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it provides the text of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the Treaty on European Union, and selected provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The documents reproduced in this compilation are rendered either in the original, authentic English, or in new translation under critical editorship.
Comparative Constitutional Law Documents allows students and interested readers to understand the peculiarities and similarities of different Western constitutional systems in direct comparison. The book is an ideal companion to Constitutions Compared (7th edition, the Hague: Eleven, 2023).
For this second edition, instruments contained in this legislation have been comprehensively reviewed and updated, incorporating important amendments and legislative developments, such as, among others, the incisive reform of German electoral law of 2023 and the Calling and Dissolution of Parliament Act 2022 in the United Kingdom.