Constitutional Law Article 120
ARTICLE 120 SOURCE: https://www.mr-online.nl/artikel-120-op-de-schop-constitutionele-toetsing-bevordert-constitutioneel-denken/
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The government intends to make constitutional review possible. A good idea? mr. asked aprofessor,
a judge and a lawyer. Surprisingly, a very heavy and lengthy constitutional amendment could possibly be dispensed with. “Article 120 is non-binding.”
By Sam Maasbommel
Reform of constitutional law: lawyers like to philosophize and fantasize about it, but in the end little is usually done. Constitutional review is also such an eternal discussion.
“The judge does not intervene in the assessment of the constitutionality of laws and treaties,” it is stated in Article 120 of the Constitution.
The Dutch court is not allowed to check whether a law in a formal sense is in accordance with the most important document in our legal system.
The old argument…
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