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The Swiss Constitution features a number of characteristics which have often attracted the attention of observers from abroad, including: the very direct influence of Swiss citizens on political decision-making by means of popular initiative and referendum * a uniquely (bottom-up) federal structure reflecting cultural and linguistic diversity * a system of government which vests supreme executive power in a multi-party collegiate body * a systematic catalogue of fundamental rights interpreted in line with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights * a very special model of constitutional jurisdiction. Using a comparative approach, this book gives a concise presentation of the Swiss Constitution. Numerous comparisons with well known foreign constitutions - such as the US Constitution and the German Basic Law - will enhance the reader's understanding of the special characteristics of the Swiss constitutional order. It also contains a detailed subject index which allows for rapid

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ISBN:
9783037511893
Publisher:
Dike Publishers
Subject:
Constitutional
Author:
Haller, Walter
Subject:
Law | Constitutional Law
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
263

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"Synopsis" by , The Swiss Constitution features a number of characteristics which have often attracted the attention of observers from abroad, including: the very direct influence of Swiss citizens on political decision-making by means of popular initiative and referendum * a uniquely (bottom-up) federal structure reflecting cultural and linguistic diversity * a system of government which vests supreme executive power in a multi-party collegiate body * a systematic catalogue of fundamental rights interpreted in line with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights * a very special model of constitutional jurisdiction. Using a comparative approach, this book gives a concise presentation of the Swiss Constitution. Numerous comparisons with well known foreign constitutions - such as the US Constitution and the German Basic Law - will enhance the reader's understanding of the special characteristics of the Swiss constitutional order. It also contains a detailed subject index which allows for rapid
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