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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: March 2024 Update

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Last year, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database through November 2023. Read below to find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from December 2023 to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 14 countries and added 73 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

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Brazil

The Constitution of 1988 was further amended by Constitutional Amendment No. 132. We have added the text of the amending law in Portuguese from the following: the Chamber of Deputies, Official Gazette, and Presidency. In addition, we now include the consolidated text, as amended to 2023 [Constitutional Amendment No. 132], in Portuguese from the Chamber of Deputies and Presidency.

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Bulgaria

The Constitution of 1991 was further amended by the Law of 20 December 2023. We now include the text of the amending law in Bulgarian from the National Assembly and Official Gazette. We also include the consolidated text, as amended to 2023, in Bulgarian from the Constitutional Court.

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Chile

The Constitution of 1980 [Supreme Decree No. 100, codified 2005] was further amended by Law No. 21.654 of 19 January 2024 regarding successive extensions of the state of constitutional emergency exception. We have added the text of the amending law in Spanish from the Library of the National Congress and Official Gazette. Also, we have added the consolidated text, as amended to 2024 [Law No. 21.654], in Spanish from the Library of the National Congress. We have updated our own consolidated text accordingly.

The Constitution was further amended by Law No. 21.644 of 2 February 2024 which modifies the Fundamental Charter to create the Supraterritorial Prosecutor’s Office, specializing in organized crime and highly complex crimes within the Public Ministry. We include the text of the amending law from the Official Gazette and Library of the National Congress.

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Hungary

The Fundamental Law of Hungary, 2011, was further amended by the Amendment of 12 December 2023, concerning national sovereignty. We include the text of the amending law in Hungarian from the Official Gazette. We also include the consolidated text, as amended to 2023, in Hungarian from the Official Gazette. We have added the consolidated text as amended to 2022 [as in force 1 January 2023] from the Ministry of Justice in the following languages: French, German, and English. Also, we include the consolidated text, as amended to 2023, in English from the Ministry of Justice.

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Italy

We now include the following consolidated texts, as amended to 2023 (16 September 2023), from the Senate:

  • Consolidated text in Arabic
  • Consolidated text in Chinese
  • Consolidated text in English
  • Consolidated text in French
  • Consolidated text in German
  • Consolidated text in Japanese
  • Consolidated text in Portuguese
  • Consolidated text in Romanian
  • Consolidated text in Russian
  • Consolidated text in Spanish
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Also, we have added the consolidated text, as amended to 2023, in English from the Chamber of Deputies.


Israel

We now include the consolidated text of the Basic Law: State Economy of 1975, as amended to 2023 [Amendment No. 14], in Hebrew from The Knesset. We also include the English consolidated texts of the following:

  • Basic Law: The Government of 2001, as amended to 2023 [Amendment No. 12]
  • Basic Law: The Knesset of 1958, as amended to 2023 [Amendment No. 52]
  • Basic Law: State Economy of 1975, as amended to 2023 [Amendment No. 13]
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Mexico

The Constitution of 1917 was further amended by the Decree of 24 January 2024 by which the first paragraph of Article 65 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States is declared reformed, regarding periods of ordinary sessions of the Congress of the Union. We now include the original text of the amending law in Spanish from the Official Gazette. We also include the consolidated text, as amended to 2024, in Spanish from the Chamber of Deputies, Electoral Tribunal, and National Juridical Order. We have updated our own consolidated text accordingly.

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Nauru

We now include the text of the Constitution (Amendment) Act of 2021 from the Government. Also, we have added the consolidated text, as amended to 2022, from the Government.

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Netherlands

We have added the consolidated text of the Basic Law of the Kingdom of the Netherlands of 1983, as amended to 2023, in French from the Venice Commission.

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New Zealand

We have added six reprints to the collection of statutory acts governing constitutional matters. These include the Judicial Review Procedure Act of 2016, as updated 20 December 2023; the Local Government Act of 2002, as updated 17 February 2024; the Local Electoral Act of 2001, as updated to 23 December 2023; the Defence Act of 1990, as updated to 20 December 2023; the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act of 1990, as updated to 30 August 2022; and the Ombudsmen Act of 1975, as updated to 23 December 2023.

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Nicaragua

The Constitution of 1986/87 was further amended by the following amending laws of 2024: Law No. 1185; Law No. 1186; Law No. 1187; Law No. 1188; and Law No. 1190. We include the text of the five amending laws in Spanish from the Official Gazette.

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Singapore

The Constitution of 1963 was further amended by the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment No. 2) and (Amendment No. 3) Acts of 2023. We have added the texts of the amending laws from the Government Gazette

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Switzerland

The Constitution of 1999/2000 was further amended by an initiative concerning the implementation of the OECD/G20 project on the special taxation of large business groups. We have added the text of the amending law, which was adopted at the Referendum of 18 June 2023, from the Federal Gazette in French, German, and Italian. We also include the text of the Official Compilation from the Government of Switzerland in French, German, and Italian. In addition, we now include the consolidated text, as amended to 2023 [1 January 2024], from the Federal Council in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Romansch.

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United Kingdom

We now include the original text of the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) 2023 (c. 51) from the Stationery Office; the text of Explanatory Notes for the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act of 2023 from the Stationery Office; and the original text of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2024 (c. 2) from the Stationery Office.

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