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[25WashIntlLJ0673] On the Uneven Journey to Constitutional Redemption: The Malaysian Judiciary and Constitutional Politics

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dc.contributor.author Tew, Yvonne
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-13T18:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-13T18:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation 25 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 673 (2016) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1633
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 25, Number 3, June 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Yvonne Tew, Associate Professor, Georgetown University Law Center. Abstract: This article explores the Malaysian judiciary’s approach toward interpreting the Federal Constitution of Malaysia and situates it within the context of the nation’s political and constitutional history. It traces the judiciary’s movement toward a more rights-oriented approach followed by its more recent retreat, which has been marked by strict formalism and insularity in several appellate court decisions. This article argues that the Malaysian courts’ journey toward constitutional redemption has been uneven so far. In order to reclaim its constitutional position as a co-equal branch of government, the Malaysian judiciary must be willing to uphold its constitutional duty to assert its commitment to constitutional supremacy and the rule of law. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Asian Courts and the Constitutional Politics of the Twenty-First Century en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [25WashIntlLJ0673] On the Uneven Journey to Constitutional Redemption: The Malaysian Judiciary and Constitutional Politics en_US
dc.title.alternative On the Uneven Journey to Constitutional Redemption: The Malaysian Judiciary and Constitutional Politics en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2016 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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