HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: March 2022 Update

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Back in November, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database from May to October 2021. Read below to find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from November 2021 to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 24 countries and added 89 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

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Albania

The Constitution of 1998 was further amended by Law No. 16/2022 of February 10, 2022. We have added the text of the amending law in Albanian from the Parliament.

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Austria

The Federal Constitutional Law was further amended by Act 235/2021 of December 30, 2021. We have included the official German text from the Bundesgestzblatt. The Act amends the Federal Constitutional Law in addition to the COVID-19 Accompanying Act Award and the COVID-19 Accompanying Act under Administrative Law. We have added the consolidated text in German, as amended to 2021 [BGBl. I No. 235/2021], from the Federal Chancellery. Additionally, we have added the English and German diglot text of the Federal Constitutional Law as amended to BGBl. I No. 24/2020.

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Barbados

Recently, Barbados transitioned from having the Queen as Head of State to a Parliamentary Republic. We have added the Charter of Barbados, 2021 from the Parliament site. The document is not considered a constitution but serves as a guide for citizens as the island becomes a Republic.

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With Barbados transitioning to a parliamentary republic, the Constitution of 1966 was further amended in 2021. We now include the three amending laws from the Official Gazette:

  • Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2021 – 18, to make provision for the functions of the Prime Minister and other Ministers in certain events.
  • Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2021 – 22, to provide for Barbados to become a republic with a President who shall be Head of State of Barbados, and to provide for related matters.
  • Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 2021 – 35, concerning Sec. 79 of the Constitution.

Belize

We now include the Constitution of 1981, the edition of May 6, 2021 as amended to 2021, in English from the National Assembly.

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Brazil

The Constitution of 1988 was further amended by the following Constitutional Amendments

  • No. 112 of October 27, 2021.
  • No. 113 of December 8, 2021 and No. 114 of December 16, 2021. The amending laws both concern amending the Federal Constitution and the Transitory Constitutional Provisions Act to establish the new regime for payment of court orders, modifying rules relating to the new fiscal regime and authorizing the installment payment of social security debts in the municipalities, in addition to other arrangements.
  • No. 115 of 10 February 2022. The amendment concerns the protection of personal data among fundamental rights and guarantees, and to establish the Union’s private competence to legislate on the protection and processing of personal data.
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We have included the Portuguese text of the above-mentioned amending laws from the following sources: the Chamber of Deputies; the Presidency; and the Diario Oficial. Also added was the consolidated text in Portuguese from the Chamber of Deputies and the Presidency, as amended to No. 112, No. 113, and No. 114 of 2021. We also include the current/latest consolidated text, as amended to No. 115 of 2022, from two official sources.

Additionally, we now include Professor Rosenn’s English translation of the consolidated text as amended to Constitutional Amendment No. 111. We have also added Professor Rosenn’s English translation of all Amending Laws 1992-2021 as a group, to include Constitutional Amendment No. 111. Also included are Professor Rosenn’s Introductory Notes and Summaries of Amendments to the Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Amendments 1-111 (1992-2021).


Chile

The Constitution of 1980 as codified in 2005 was further amended by Law No. 21.383 of October 14, 2021, modifying the Fundamental Charter to establish scientific and technological development at the service of the people. We have added the amending law in Spanish from the Library of the National Congress and the Official Gazette. In addition, we added the consolidated text, as amended to Law No. 21.383, from the Library of the National Congress, as well as updated our own current/latest translation correspondingly.

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Colombia

The Political Constitution of 1991 was further amended by Legislative Act No. 2 of 2021, through which 16 Special Transitory Circumscriptions of Peace are created for the House of Representatives in the periods of 2022-2026 and 2026-2030. We have added the amending law in Spanish from the Ministry of Justice and updated our own current/latest translation correspondingly.

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Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)

The Constitution of 2015 has been amended by Constitutional Law No. 2 of January 7, 2022. We have included the French text of the amending law from the Official Gazette and our own current/latest consolidated translation.

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In addition, we have added the French text of the 1992 Constitution and the French consolidated text of the 1979 Constitution, as amended to 1990, from the Official Gazette.


Honduras

We have added the consolidated text of the Constitution of Honduras, as amended to 2020, in Spanish from the Judicial Power [CEDIJ]. This text includes Decree No. 192-2020 as ratified by Decree No. 3-2021.

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Hungary

We now include the consolidated text, as amended to 2020 [Enters into force December 23, 2020 or June 30, 2023] in English from the Ministry of Justice.

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India

We now include the Constitution of 1949/50, the consolidation of November 26, 2021 as amended to the One Hundred and Fifth Amendment Act of 2021, in English from the Ministry of Justice.

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Italy

The Constitution of 1947 was further amended by the Constitutional Law of October 18, 2021, concerning the electorate for the election of the Senate of the Republic. We have added the text of the amending law in Italian from the Parliament site and from the Official Gazette. We also added the consolidated text, as amended to 2021, in Italian from the Portale Normattiva and in English from the Parliament site.

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In addition we have added the Italian consolidated text of the Constitution of the Italian Republic, as amended to 2021, from the Senate of Italy. This consolidated text is annotated.


Libya

The Constitutional Charter/Constitutional Declaration for the Transitional Stage, 2011 was further amended by Constitutional Amendment No. 10 and No. 11, both of November 26, 2018. We have included the official text of the amending laws in Arabic from the House of Representatives.

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Moldova

The Constitution of 1994 was further amended by Law No. 120 of September 27, 2021. We added the text of the amending law, in both Romanian and Russian, from the Ministry of Justice. We also added the consolidated text, in both Romanian and Russian, as amended to 2021, from the Ministry of Justice.

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New Zealand

We added five reprints to the collection of statutory acts governing constitutional matters in New Zealand.

These include:

  • The Citizenship Act, 1977
  • The Public Finance Act, 1989
  • The Intelligence and Security Act of 2017
  • The Courts (Remote Participation) Act of 2010
  • The Criminal Cases Review Commission Act of 2019
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Peru

The Constitution of 1993 was further amended by Law No. 31414 of February 12, 2022, which strengthens the protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. We added the text of the amending laws in Spanish from the Official Gazette.

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In addition, we have included a consolidated Spanish text which has been prepared as a publication of the Official Gazette, El Peruano, for Law No. 31414, as well as our own current/latest translation correspondingly.


Russian Federation

We have included the following amending laws to the Constitution of 1993, in Russian, from the Presidency/Pravo:

  • Law No. 11-FKZ, July 21, 2014 [re: Art. 83, 95]
  • Law No. 841, July 25, 2003 [re: Art. 65]
  • Law No. 679, June 9, 2001 [re: Art. 65]
  • Law No. 173, February 10, 1996 [re: Art. 65]
  • Law No. 20, January 9, 1996 [re: Art. 65]
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We also included the following consolidated texts in Russian from the Presidency/Pravo:

  • As Amended to 2014 [Law No. 11-FKZ of July 21, 2014]
  • As Amended to 2003
  • As Amended to 2001

Additionally, we added the original text of the Constitution of 1993 in Russian from the Presidency/Pravo.


San Marino

We added the Constitutional Law of December 7, 2021, No. 1, concerning the Judiciary, Judicial System, and Judicial Council, to the collection of Fundamental Laws for San Marino. We included the original text of the law in Italian from the Grand General Council.

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Serbia

The Constitution of 2006 was amended by the Republic of Serbia Constitution Amendment Act, 2021, which was passed at the Referendum of January 16, 2022. We have added the text of the amending law in Serbian [Latin] and Serbian [Cyrillic] from the National Assembly.

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Singapore

The Constitution of 1963 was further amended by the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act, 2021. We now include the text of the amending law from the Government Gazette. We also added the 2020 Revised Edition of the Constitution of Singapore, as amended to 2021 and 2022.

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Sweden

We added to the collection of fundamental laws for Sweden to now include the Swedish consolidated text of The Riksdag Act of 2014, as amended to 2021, and an updated tabulation of amending laws to include SFS 2021:1118.

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Switzerland

The Constitution of 1999/2000 was further amended by an initiative concerning the protection of children and young people against tobacco advertising. We added the text of the amending law, which was adopted at the Referendum of February 13, 2022, from the Federal Gazette. In addition, we have included the document in French, Italian, and German.

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Ukraine

We now include the consolidated text, as amended to 2019 [Law No. 27-IX], in English from the Constitutional Court.

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United Kingdom

The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Act, 2022 has been added to the collection of laws concerning constitutional matters. We added the text of the Act, which concerns Ministerial appointments, extraordinary Assembly elections, the Ministerial Code of Conduct, and petitions of concern in Northern Ireland, from the Stationery Office.

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Stay tuned for our next update!

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