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The Virtues and Limits of Transformative Constitutionalism

  • Clara Burbano Herrera,
  • Gustavo Prieto

Journal volume & issue
no. 2366-7044


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On 4 March, the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court published a decision in the aftermath of nation-wide prison riots that had killed at least 79 people. This judgment underlines the key functions of a Court empowered with a transformative mandate in the face of systemic failures in public policy – but also the limits of its power to solve those failures.