ECUADOR: AMONG A STRONG AND/OR WEAK MODEL OF JUDICIAL REVIEW OF CONSTITUTIONALITY

Starting with the 2008 Constitution, the model of judicial review that the Ecuadorian constituent seems to have adopted is a robust model of judicial review in which constitutional judges have the last word. Several constitutional and legal provisions confirm this, giving rise to a strong commitment to a judicial option, deepening the classic problems of democratic foundation of constitutional control. Notwithstanding what has been said, the current institutional design also opens the possibility, – little studied in the framework of judicial review in Ecuador – to give way to a weak judicial review model where the control body generates spaces for institutional dialogue and social, attenuating the criticism against the majority in its most radical version.