عنوان مقاله [English]
Although it is not possible now to have a claim on the existence of an “international (codified) constitution” or a decisive list of international constitutional rules, constitutionalism as an approach for reading and interpretation of the international law has developed its foundation. Such understanding of the international law – that its main function is the regulation of relations between equal sovereign States - leads to the evolution of perception of this legal system. This analytical–descriptive study shows that constitutional reading promotes hierarchical tenets of international law and so, causes transparency and integrity for its subjects and affects the interpretation of the rules. Furthermore, both national sovereignty and international governance face practical constraints in the light of constitutional rules.
PCIJ, Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations, ICJ Repors, 1925.