THE LEGITIMATION OF A RE-ENACTMENT OF FORMER LAW AND TEMPORAL EFFECTS OF JUDGMENTS IN A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY
In 2015, the Croatian Constitutional Court suspended the Family Act (2014) without a final decision in the judicial review proceedings and ordered the reenactment of a more than ten-year old regulation Family Act (2003). The article considers Croatian Constitutional Court’s decision as an opportunity to examine the conditions for a re-enactment of formerly repealed law, and additionally the temporal effects of judgments of some European constitutional courts from a comparative law perspective. Thus, the article first deals with the (historical) legal situation in Austria and Germany and the criteria that would generally justify the re-enactment of former law in their legal systems. Finally, the development of these countries’ legal systems has been reconsidered in the Croatian context.
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