The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Ustava Republike Slovenije) is the fundamental law of the Republic of Slovenia.

Writing and amendments

Preparation of the document began in August 1987 in the Slovene Writers' Association, and after the DEMOS coalition won the majority in the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia in April 1990, continued in the Assembly.[1] The large part of the work was completed at Podvin Castle near Radovljica in August 1990 under the leadership of the lawyer Peter Jambrek.[2] The Constitution was adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on 23 December 1991.[3]

Since its proclamation, the Constitution has been amended seven times, with four major amendments:[2]

Contents

The document is divided into ten chapters:

  1. General Provisions
  2. Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
  3. Economic and Social Relations
  4. Organisation of the State (under this provision, two of the seats in the National Assembly are reserved, one each to members of the country's Italian and Hungarian national communities)
  5. Self-Government
  6. Public Finance
  7. Constitutionality and Legality
  8. The Constitutional Court
  9. Procedure for Amending the Constitution
  10. Transitional and Final Provisions

References

  1. ^ Žerdin, Ali (16 September 2012). "Omrežje, ki je pletlo ustavo" [The Network that Weaved the Constitution]. Slovenske novice [Slovene News] (in Slovenian).
  2. ^ a b "Slovenska ustava je stara 21 let" [The Slovene Constitution Has 21 Years]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 23 December 2012. ISSN 1581-372X.
  3. ^ Matjaž Albreht (13 December 2011). "Dvajset let slovenske ustave: nasprotovanja so ogrozila osamosvojitev" [Twenty Years of the Slovenian Constitution: The Oppositions Have Endangered the Independence] (in Slovenian). Delo.si.
  4. ^ Results IFES
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