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Kaylyn Zurawski

With the March release, 60 new documents and 13 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.


  • The Constitution of 1998 was amended for the fourth time by Law No. 137/2015 of 17 December 2015
  • We include the Albanian text of the amending law from the Parliament and from the official gazette, and the consolidated text in Albanian and English. Also included are consolidations to 2008 and 2012


  • The long-awaited reform to the Constitution of Algeria of 1989, as revised in 1996 and subsequently amended, was achieved when amendments were adopted by the National People's Assembly on 7 Feburary 2016 and promulgated on 6 March 2016
  • We include the draft of the amendments in French, and the final text from the official gazette in both Arabic and French. Our own current/latest translation has been updated corresposndingly


  • The Constitution of 1988 was amended for the first time in 2016 by Constitutional Amendment 91. This provided for a 30-day period of exception concerning political party affiliation, and did not actually alter any provisions of the Constitution itself. We include the text of the amending law from two sources, and the "consolidated" Portuguese text from the Presidency and the Senate
  • We also add the latest consolidated English translation of the Chamber of Deputies: this to Amendment No. 90 of 2015


  • We include the English translation of the Constitutional Court and the French translation of the Venice Commission

Burkina Faso

  • The official gazette of 2015 concerning the Charter of the Transition of 2014 has been included
  • We updated our previous translation
  • We also include the French text of Constitutional Law No. 072-2015/CNT of 5 Nivember 2015 amending the Constitution of 1991

Costa Rica

  • We add two of our own translations of historical documents: the Political Statute of the Province of May 182, and the Fundamental Law of the Free State of 1825


  • We include the latest consolidation to 2015 in Spanish from the National Assembly
  • We also added a consolidation to 2011, and 4 interpretations of provisions of the Constitution from 2009-2012 from the official gazette as provided by the Constitutional Court


  • The Constitution of 2008 was amended for the fourth time on 24 February 2016
  • We include the text of the amending law in the five official languages: Albanian, Bosnian, English, Serbian and Turkish

New Zealand

  • The texts of 13 enactments (among the many which make up the constitutional framework of New Zealand) have been updated with the latest reprints from the Parliamentary Counsel Office


  • The Constitution of 1964 was amended again, by Act No. XXIV of 28 July 2015
  • We include the text of the amending law, and the consolidated text, in both English and Maltese, the official languages


  • The Constitution of 1968 was further amended by Act No. 30 of 7 December 2015. We provided the text from the Supreme Court and from the Government Gazette. Also included is the consolidated text to 2011, and an additional text of the previous amendment, Act No. 3 of 2014, from the Supreme Court

Slovak Republic

  • The Constitution of 1992 was amended again by Constitutional Law No. 427/2015 Z.z. of 8 December 2015. We have added the text of the amending law and the consolidated text in Slovak


New Titles

Following are notable titles available this month:

3 Volume Set Decretos de la Asamblea Nacional Constitutyente (1982-1983)

2 Volume SetComentario sobre la Constitucion Federal de los Estados-Unidos Precedido de una Revista sobre la Historia de las Colonias y de los Estados antes de la Adopcion de la Constitucion, 3rd ed. (1881)

2 Volume Set – Rights Provisions of Selected United Nations and Regional Covenants, and National Constitutions: Source Materials for the Drafting of New Constitutions (1993)

Protokoll uber die Verhandlungen der am 16. August 1847 durch die Hohe Eidgenossische Tagsatzung mit der Revision des Bundesvertrags vom. 7 August 1815 Beauftragten Kommission (1848)

Protokoll uber die Verhandlungen des Schweiz, Nationalrathes betreffend Revision der Bundesverfassung, 1871/1872 (1873)

Study of Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States (1901)


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