Dr Wojciech Mojski
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
English abstract: Disputes about values are completely natural in a state whose system is based on an axiologically open constitution. Another value in such a state should also be the constitution itself, which in the systemic sense guarantees an essentially equal position of various social and individual values. However, the constitutional crisis is not a natural dispute over values in a state with an axiologically open constitution, but is a situation that arose in the system of government, with a bad faith attempt being made to impose an exclusive system of values, while violating constitutional norms. This attempt concerns the fundamental values of a constitutionally regulated system, and thus the effect of this unconstitutional procedure is not only to undermine the constitution’s legal function, but also its axiological function. The aim of the study is to present the basic problems related to this issue, primarily in the context of the assumptions of constitutional theory, but also taking into account experiences with the Polish system of government in recent years.
Keywords: constitution’s functions, constitutional values, constitutional crisis
Published: Number 1(30)/2022, pp. 55-62
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