oa Constitutional Court Review - Fighting for their place : Constitutional courts as political actors : a reply to Heinz Klug

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2073-6215



'For the Court, the greatest threat is that it is ignored.' Towards the end of his essay on the 2009 term of the South African Constitutional Court, Heinz Klug offers this incisive maxim about what should concern any court in charge of the onerous task of constitutional review. It suggests something constitutional theorists have tended to neglect: constitutional courts, both in less and in more consolidated democratic regimes, need to be vigilant about the dormant threats of non-compliance that often lurk behind intrusive judicial decisions directed against other major political actors.

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