Centrul de Drept Constituțional și Instituţii Politice (CDCIP)

Fabrice HOURQUEBIE – Predictability, unpredictability and redoubtability: the effects of priority issue of constitutionality

This article presents the priority issue of constitutionality procedure introduced in the Constitution of France after the constitutional revision of 23rd of July 2008, its effects on the position which the Constitutional Council has under the French institutional system and the relation between the Council and the two French Supreme Courts.

It is not neglected the compliance of the priority issue of constitutionality with the law of the European Union.

Finally, it is open a debate about the role that the Constitutional Council could have in the future under the French rule of law.