On 9 December at 11 Madis Ernits will defend his doctoral thesis "Constitution as a System".
Prof. Marju Luts-Sootak (University of Tartu)
PhD Uno Lõhmus (University of Tartu)
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Robert Alexy (University of Kiel)
Prof. Dr. Outi Suviranta (Supreme Administrative Court of Finland)
The aim of the thesis is to confirm the idea that the constitution is a system and to demonstrate the advantages of the systematic approach. The author considers that every new critical approach might bring a new valuable connection of the constitutional system to light and help to broaden the scope of available arguments. In the introductory article the author analyses two fundamental concepts – the concept of constitution and the concept of system. In the first chapter the author will defend central theoretical foundations of the systematicity of the constitution. In the following chapters the author demonstrates that the idea of the constitution being a system enables us to achieve consistent and coherent doctrine of constitutional law and therefore better solutions for practical constitutional cases.