The enhancing role of the judiciary in recent times naturally led to a growing interest in the phenomenon of judicial control. What role do constitutional courts play in the system of separation of powers? Are constitutional courts independent bodies? How does the power of constitutional courts to declare a law unconstitutional relate to the role and authority of parliament as the supreme representative body? The present article contains an analysis of the special role of constitutional courts in the formation of state policy, focusing on the relations between constitutional courts and other governing institutions.
About the author: Vasily Zagretdinov – Postgraduate Student, Constitutional and Municipal Law Chair, Moscow State University