Ada Fama (KCL) - 2016-17 Students
The Role of Constitutional Courts in the ‘Transnational Era’
This doctoral research explores the role of Constitutional Courts in an increasingly globalised, yet fragmented, transnational landscape. The project aims at assessing the ability of Constitutional Courts to act, at present and in the near future, as the most suitable site for the protection of fundamental rights, as they are supposed to do. However, this very belief is currently challenged by the growing importance of the role of both supra-national as well as local courts, and by the impact of their decisions. Taking into account a number of recent judgements, this research will address the touched upon question, re-positioning Constitutional Courts in the wider, fragmented arena of a multi-layered judiciary.