By: Mahmoud Abu Sway,
In this article, Dr. Mahmoud Abu Sway discusses the mechanisms available for individuals to file lawsuits before the newly established Constitutional Court in Palestine. Dr. Abu Sway starts by affirming the prevailing status of the constitution among other legislations in Palestine and proceeds by elaborating on the parties competent to trigger the jurisdiction of the Court which include court referrals and individual mechanisms with special focus on the latter. Finally, the article discusses the need to introduce “previous” oversight on the constitutionality of laws in Palestine, in addition to “post-oversight”. Hence, the constitutional oversight will become “preceding and post”.