“The 2022 International Review of Constitutional Reform” published by the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism, offers an in-depth examination of constitutional changes globally. Professor Dr. Vahit Bicak’s chapter on Turkey provides a comprehensive analysis of the country’s constitutional evolution, spanning its historical context and contemporary amendments. The chapter sheds light on the significant role constitutional changes play in shaping Turkey’s political and legal landscape, impacting governance, human rights, and democracy. This publication serves as an invaluable resource for scholars and policymakers, facilitating a better understanding of the intricate relationship between constitutional reforms and Turkey’s socio-political dynamics.
The 3rd edition of the 2022 International Review of Constitutional Reform has been published by the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism 2023 (ISBN: 978-1-7374527-4-4). Bicak Law Firm have contributed a report on Turkey to the 2022 International Review of Constitutional Reform (IRCR).
The Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism, has published “The 2022 International Review of Constitutional Reform“, a comprehensive examination of constitutional changes across the globe. The publication, bearing ISBN: 978-1-7374527-4-4, offers insightful analyses of various nations’ constitutional developments, with a particular focus on Turkey.
The Chapter on Turkey
The chapter on Turkey, authored by renowned scholar Professor Dr. Vahit Bicak, delves into the evolving constitutional landscape of the country. Professor Dr. Bicak, a prominent expert in constitutional law, offers a meticulous analysis of Turkey’s constitutional reforms, shedding light on recent developments and their implications.
The chapter by Dr. Bicak explores Turkey’s constitutional history and the series of amendments and revisions that have taken place over the years. It addresses the role of constitutional changes in shaping Turkey’s political and legal landscape, and their implications for the nation’s governance, human rights, and democratic processes.
Dr. Bicak’s chapter in “The 2022 International Review of Constitutional Reform” is anticipated to be a valuable resource for scholars, policymakers, and anyone interested in the intricate interplay between constitutional reforms and the socio-political dynamics of Turkey.
The University of Texas
The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism and the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin have expressed their commitment to fostering understanding and discussion surrounding constitutional issues worldwide, and this publication represents a significant step in achieving that goal.
Accessind Digital Copy
Readers interested in exploring the broader implications of constitutional reform in Turkey and across the globe can find the comprehensive “The 2022 International Review of Constitutional Reform” at leading bookstores and academic libraries, or access digital copies for in-depth insights into constitutional dynamics in the modern world.
For further information on the publication and its contents, interested parties are encouraged to contact the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin or visit their official website.
Date Written: November 5, 2023
First of its Kind
The International Review of Constitutional Reform (IRCR) is a first of its kind scholarly effort to gather jurisdictional reports written by scholars and judges, often in collaboration–on all forms of constitutional revision around the world over the past year.
Over 80 Jurisdictional Reports
The 3rd edition of The International Review of Constitutional Reform contains over 80 jurisdictional reports. Each report explains and contextualizes events in constitutional reform over the previous year in a given jurisdiction. Constitutional reform is defined broadly to include constitutional amendment, constitutional dismemberment, constitutional mutation, constitutional replacement and other events in constitutional reform, including the judicial review of constitutional amendments.
In order to facilitate cross-jurisdictional comparison, all reports follow the same format:
- “Introductıon,” which offers a brief overview of the year in constitutional reform;
- “Proposed, Failed, and Successful Constitutional Reforms,” which examines proposed constitutional reforms and explains the reasons for their failure or success;
- “The Scope of Reforms and Constitutional Control,” which evaluates the proposed reforms and explains whether they were the subject of constitutional review;
- “Looking Ahead,” which identifies the big questions that await the jurisdiction in the context of constitutional reform in the year or years ahead; and
- “Further Reading,” which recommends relevant readings for those interested in learning more about the reforms discussed in the report.
A Joint Initiative
The IRCR is a joint initiative of the Program on Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in partnership with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. The Co-Editors of this new resource in the study of constitutions have worked closely with an outstanding team of Associate Editors: Elisa Boaventura, Maria Letícia Borges, Bruno Cunha, Matheus Depieri, Júlia Frade, and David Sobreira. Thank is deserved by each of them for their invaluable contributions to this project. Thank also is deserved by Simon Renwick for his innovation, precision, and vision in designing this book. And most of all, Thank is deserved by contributors for their outstanding reports.
- The inaugural 2020 IRCR, was a great success. It is the now third-most downloaded publication in comparative constitutional law.
- The second edition, the 2021 IRCR, was also an immense success—it has been downloaded over 1399 times!
- The third edition, the 2022 IRCR (published just a couple of months ago) has already been downloaded 1390 times.
Barroso, Luis Roberto and Albert, Richard, The 2022 International Review of Constitutional Reform (November 5, 2023). Published by the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism 2023 (ISBN: 978-1-7374527-4-4), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=