The constitutional review of laws in Athens

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This paper pretends to provide a historical reference about what can be understood as a kind of constitutional reviews of laws in classical Athens. While may be improper to talk about constitutional justice in Ancient Times, specifically in classical Greece, the athenian's institutions of graphéparanomon and graphénomon, corresponded to actions that seeking a very similar effect to the instruments of the constitutional review of the laws, today, which also to serve as tool that tend to avoid normatives contradictions, involved an interesting source of the current concepts of Constitution and Constitutional Justice.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)37-57
Number of pages21
JournalRevista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos
Issue number39
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Constitutional res iudicata
  • Graphéparanomon
  • Inconstitucional rule
  • Judicial review

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