World Constitutions Illustrated
Kaylyn Zurawski

With the June release, 51 new documents and 16 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.


Costa Rica

  • Our own translation of the Political Statute of the State of 1823. This is the first in a series of translations of historical constitutions for Costa Rica


  • Current/latest Spanish text of the Constitution of 2008 as amended to 2011: this is of the Constitutional Court


  • The Russian text of the current/latest text of the Constitution of 1995 as amended to 2013


  • The Basic Law for the Federal Republic was amended again on 23 December 2014, we include the consolidated German texts of the Bundestag and of the Federal Ministry of Justice


  • The Constitution of 1949/50 has been amended: this is the 100th Amendment Act. It concerns the First Schedule, specifically the border between India and Bangladesh


  • The Constitution of 1917 has been amended again, published in the Diario Oficial of 26 May and 27 May 2015. We include the text of the amending laws from the Diario Oficial, 3 versions of the Spanish text of 26 May, and 4 versions of 27 May
  • We have updated our own current/latest translation


  • Consolidated current/latest English translation of the Constitution of 2007 as amended to 2013, from the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

New Zealand

  • 19 documents have been added
  • The texts of the New Zealand Security and Intelligence Act 1969 [Reprint of 2014] and the Royal Succession Act 2013, and the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014 have been included
  • 16 Reprints (of 2014 and 2015) of other enactments previously included have been added to bring the above up to date


  • 12 documents have been added concerning the four basic laws of Sweden
  • Included is the Freedom of the Press Act of 1949, the Instrument of Government of 1974, and the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression of 1991, were all amended in 2014. The amending laws and consolidated texts have been added
  • Additional Swedish text of the Riksdag Act of 1974, from the Regeringskansliet

United Kingdom

  • The House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2014 has been added


New Titles:

Following are notable new titles available this month:

Speech of the Right Honourable William Pitt: In the House of Commons, Thursday, January 31, 1799, on Offering to the House the Resolutions which He Proposed as the Basis of an Union between Great Britain and Ireland (1799) – William Pitt

Substance of the Speech of Robert Peel, Esquire, in the House of Commons, on Thursday, the 14th of February, 1799, on the Question for Recieving the Report of the Committee on the Resolutions Respecting an Incorporate Union with Ireland (1799) – Robert Peel

Substance of the Speech of the Right Hon. Henry Dundas, in the House of Commons, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1799 (1799) – Henry Dundas

Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable Henry Addington: Speaker of the House of Commons, on the 12th February, 1799, in the Committee of the Whole House, to whom His Majesty's most Gracious Message of the 22d January, Relative to Ireland (1799) – Henry Addington Sidmouth

Speech of the Right Honourable John, Earl of Clare, Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, in the House of Lords of Ireland, on a Motion Made by Him, on Monday, February 10, 1800 (1800) – John Fitzgibbon Clare

Speech of the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Castlereagh, in the Irish House of Commons, Wednesday, February 5, 1800: On Offering to the House Certain Resolutions, Proposing and Recommending a Complete and Entire Union between Great Britain and Ireland (1800) – Robert Stewart Castlereagh

Aquisition of Louisiana (1887) – Thomas M. Cooley

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