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Constitutional Remedies in Asia

Edited by: Po Jen Yap

ISBN13: 9781138351127
Published: March 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Many jurisdictions in Asia have vested their courts with the power of constitutional review. Traditionally these courts would invalidate an impugned law to the extent of its inconsistency with the constitution. In common law systems, such an invalidation operates immediately and retrospectively; and courts in both common law and civil law systems would leave it to the legislature to introduce corrective legislation. In practice, however, both common law and civil law courts in Asia have devised novel constitutional remedies, often in the absence of explicit constitutional or statutory remedies.

Examining cases from Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India and the Philippines, this collection of essays examines four novel constitutional remedies which have been judicially adopted - Prospective Invalidation, Suspension Order, Remedial Interpretation, and Judicial Directive - that blurs the distinction between adjudication and legislation.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Other Jurisdictions , Asia
Notes on contributors
1. Constitutional Remedies in Asia: An Overview (Po Jen Yap)
Part 1: Prospective Invalidation
2. Back to the Future: On Prospective Invalidation in the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Stefanus Hendrianto)
3. Bangladesh’s Inconsistency with the Doctrine of Prospective Invalidation (M. Jashim Ali Chowdhury)
Part 2: Suspension Order
4. Sunsetting Suspension Orders in Hong Kong (Swati Jhaveri)
5. Pragmatism and the Use of Suspension Orders by Indonesia’s Constitutional Court (Fritz Edward Siregar)
Part 3: Remedial Interpretation
6. Conditional Constitutionality and Conditional Unconstitutionality in Indonesia (Simon Butt)
7. An Alternative to Annulment – Remedial Interpretation in Hong Kong (Francis Ho-Chai Chung and Jiang Zixin)
Part 4: Judicial Directive
8. Structural Injunctions and Public Interest Litigation in India (Chintan Chandrachud)
9. Dissecting Quasi-Legislative Judicial Directives of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh (Md. Rizwanul Islam)
10. Integrated Diversity: A Pluralist Argument for the Philippine Writ of Continuing Mandamus (Bryan Dennis Gabito Tiojanco)