Modalities of Review

  • Gerhard Van Der Schyff
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 5)


In reviewing legislative norms, two major modalities can be distinguished. The first relates to the stage when review first becomes possible during the legislative process, while the second relates to whether norms may be reviewed in an abstract or concrete setting. These modalities can obviously have a far-reaching effect on the scope of judicial review by determining when and how legal norms are scrutinised. This chapter investigates the distinguished modalities of review in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and South Africa. Do these systems employ abstract review of bills and/or abstract or concrete review of legislation? And what may be the reasons for any differences found?


Supra Note Legal Norm Judicial Review Prior Review Legislative Process 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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