SymposiumVerfassungs- und Völkerrecht im Spannungsverhältnis

Damage-assessment on the building of international law

After the Italian Constitutional Court’s decision no. 238 of 2014: no structural damage, just wear and tear

A reply to Felix Würkert This symposium invites reflections on the intercourse between national courts and international law, in light of the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court of Italy (no. 238 of 2014, of 22 October 2014). I briefly examine this judgment’s impact on international law in two respects. First, whether it can point to a new principle of international law. Second, whether it undermines international law as such.