Comparative Constitutional Laws

Comparative Constitutional Laws

Constitutional Law of the US:

Emergence of the USA and the US Constitution, Characteristics, The Constitutional Supremacy; The Legislature: The Congress: The Senate and The House of Representatives; The Executive: The President, The Vice President, Presidential Election, Powers and Functions of the President, Impeachment of the President, The Judiciary: The Court System of the US: Federal Court System, State Court System, Judicial review, Due Process of Law; Amendments of US Constitution: Bills of Rights (Amendments 1-10) and Subsequent Amendments (11-27);

Constitutional Law of the UK:

Development, Features, and Sources of the British Constitution; The British Monarchy: Royal Prerogatives, British Constitutional Conventions and Its Legal Status; Parliamentary Supremacy, The British Parliament: the House of Commons and House of Lords, The Executive: The Prime Minister, Cabinet and the Ministerial Responsibilities; The Judiciary: British Court System, Judicial Review, Separation of Powers, Rule of Law and Rights and Liberties of People;

Constitutional Law of India:

Preamble, Nature of Indian Constitution and the Form of Government, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties, The President: Powers and Functions, Cabinet: The Prime Ministers, Council of Ministers, Parliament: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, The Supreme Court, High Courts and Indian Judiciary, Amendments of the Constitution, Status of Kashmir in the Indian Constitution,  Miscellaneous;

Constitutional Law of Australia:

Constitutional History of Australia, Features of the Constitution, Form of Government, A West Minister System of Responsible Government, The Executive, Federal Executive Council, The Prime Minister and the Cabinet, Governor General, The Legislature, Parliament: the Senate, and the House of Representatives and Queen, Federal Election System, The Judiciary, Federal Supreme Court (High Court of Australia), Queen in Council, Alteration of the Constitution, Miscellaneous;

Constitutional Law of Canada:

History and Development of the Constitution, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Sources of the Constitution, System of Government, Bicameral Parliament: Senate and House of Commons, Constitutional Conventions, Royal Prerogatives, Division of Powers, Judicial Independence, The Supreme Court of Canada and the Justice System, Fundamental Justice, Due Process and Natural Justice,  Amendments formula and Amendments of the Constitution, Miscellaneous;

Relevant Laws:

1. Constitution of the United States

2. The British Constitutional Documents

3. The Constitution of the Republic of India

4. The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, 1900

5. The Constitution of Canada

Books Recommended:

1. Select Constitutions by A.C. Kapur

2. Select Modern Government by V.D. Mahajan

3. Law of the Constitution by Ivor Jennings

4. The Modern Constitution by K.C Wheare

5. Introduction to the Study on the Law of Constitution by A. V. Diecy

6. Studies in Constitutional Law by Colin R. Munro

7.  The Growth of American Constitutional Law by B. F. Wright

8. Introduction to British Constitutional Law by D. C. M. Yardley

9. The American System of Government by Ferguson and Machenry

10. Government of the United States by J.W. Garner

11. Constitutional and Administrative Law by Hilaire Barnet

12. Australian Constitutional Law and Theory by Blackshield, Tony, Williams

(2006) Sydney: Federation Press

13. Australian Constitutional Law and Theory – Abridged by Blackshield, Williams

14. Constitutional Law of Canada by Peter W. Hogg

15. Canada’s Constitutional Law in a Nutshell by Bernard W. Funston,

Eugene Meehan

Leading Cases:

The US Constitution:

1. Marbury v Madison (1803)

2. Miranda v Arozna (1966)

3. Geroge W. Bush v Albert Gore (2000)

4. United States v Nixon (1974)

5. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 290 (2008)

The British Constitution:

1. Don John Francis Dougles Liyanage V. The Queen (1967) 1 AC 259

2. Liversidge V. Sir John Anderson 1942 AC 206

3. Attorney –General v Jonathan Cape Ltd [1976]

4. Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1985]

5. Baddington v British Transport Police [1988]

Indian Constitution:

1. Maneka Gandhi v Union of India AIR 1978 SC 597

2. Kesavananda Bharati v State of Kerala, AIR 1973 SC 1461

3.  S.P. Gupta v Union of India, AIR 1982 SC 149

4. M. C. Mehta V. Union of India and Others AIR 1987 SC 1086

5. Ashoka Kumar Thakur V. Union of India and Others [2007] RD-SC 609

Australian Constitution:

1. R V. Archdall & Roskruge; Ex parte Carrigan and Brown (1928) 41 CLR 128

2. Lange v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1997) 189 CLR 520

3. Roach v Electoral Commissioner. [2006] HCA 43

Canadian Constitution:

1.  Duke v. The Queen [1972] S.C.R. 917

2.  Singh v. Minister of Employment and Immigration, [1985] 1 S.C.R. 177

3.  New Brunswick Broadcasting Co. v. Nova Scotia [1993] 1 S.C.R. 319

(Also Additional Books, Journal Articles, Contemporary cases, materials form Websites will be discussed by the Course Teacher Concerned)