Report No. 95
Constitutional Courts on the Continent
5.1. Constitutional Court.-
The idea of a Constitutional Court is not something new. Some of the continental countries have these courts and as such it was in the context of these examples the Questionnaire was issued. The continental experience provides enough justification for embarking on this study for which the Questionnaire was issued. Before we proceed to make our recommendations, it may be of interest to have a look at the Courts functioning on the Continent, under the title of "Constitutional Courts". Of course, even outside the continent, constitutional adjudication is a familiar phenomenon. The Supreme Court of U.S.A. which is pre-eminently a constitutional tribunal, is an outstanding example. However, for the present purpose, courts titled as "Constitutional Courts" are of special interest.