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  1. Austria - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    EU Information Act (EU InfoG) (BGBI. No. 113/2011). (Bundesgesetz über Information in EU-Angelegenheiten (EU-Informationsgesetz EU-InfoG)) - Act on-line in German/English

    Adoption: 2011-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01 | AUT-2011-L-90197

    The Act consists of thirteen articles which deal with the following:
    1. Preliminary
    2. European documents
    3. Documents issued by Austrian Authorities
    4. Formal specifications
    5. Additional information
    6. Written information
    7. Annual review
    8. Information regarding complaints of the principle of devolving decisions to the lowest practical level
    9. Information transition and handling
    10. EU database
    11. Safety of the information
    12. Obligation of publication
    13. Entry into force.

  2. Austria - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Federal Constitutional Law (Text No. BGBl. I Nr. 5/2007) (Bundesverfassungsgesetz, mit dem das Bundes-Verfassungsgesetz geändert wird) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2007-01-30 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-22 | AUT-2007-L-87702

    Major amendments: Article 67a (new) in order to assist the Federal President in the management of his official duties, Office of the President is appointed, which reports to the President.
    Article 67 does not apply to the appointment of staff of the Office of the President and the Ceremony of official titles deriving from this act and for the President to exercise those duties.

  3. Austria - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Amendment of the Federal Constitution. No. 8.

    Adoption: 1999-01-08 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-08 | AUT-1999-C-51639

    Amends Article 21, sub-paragraph 1(4) of the Constitution with regard to the competency of the Federal States in relation to employment contracts of and occupational safety matters concerning provincial public servants. Also inserts a new Article 118a which regards community security services.

  4. Austria - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Amendment of the Federal Constitution (Text No. 87).

    Adoption: 1997-08-13 | AUT-1997-C-48009

    Inserts a new section which prohibits discrimination against disabled persons and commits the State to promote the equal treatment of disabled and non-disabled people. In addition, provides for detailed rules regarding succession of power in the case of the incapacity of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, or any federal minister. Finally, provides for the creation of an independent Federal Asylum Senate, which shall be the highest body of appeal in matters regarding the granting of asylum.

  5. Austria - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Amendment of the Federal Constitution (Text No. 437).

    Adoption: 1996-08-20 | Date of entry into force: 1996-09-15 | AUT-1996-C-45343

    Provides two amendments. The first allows certain measures which relate to the European Union to be handled by a special committee in place of the National Council. The second amendment requires the President to convene a meeting of the National Council if the necessary number of members request him or her to do so.

  6. Austria - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Federal Constitutional Law on the Protection of Personal Liberty, 1988. (Bundesverfassungsgesetz vom 29. November 1988 über den Schutz der persönlichen Freiheit) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 1991-01-01 | AUT-1988-L-94128

    Contains 8 articles. Provides that everyone has the right to liberty and security. Regulates the circumstances under which a person may be deprived of their liberty or detained.

  7. Austria - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Federal Election Law (BGBl. Nr. 57). (Bundespräsidentenwahlgesetzes 1971) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1971 | AUT-1971-L-93675

  8. Austria - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Federal Constitutional Law of 1920. (Bundes-Verfassungsgesetz (B-VG)) - Constitution in English and German Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1930-10-01 | AUT-1930-C-49400

    Establishes the Constitution of Austria and as amended, provides for Austria's entry into the European Union.

  9. Austria - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Basic Law on the General Rights of Nationals - StGG. (Staatsgrundgesetz vom 21. December 1867, über die allgemeinen Rechte der Staatsbürger für die im Reichsrathe vertretenen Königreiche und Länder - StGG) - Law on-line in German

    Adoption: 1867-12-21 | AUT-1867-L-84888

    Provides for the rights of Austrian nationals including the right of assembly and to constitute associations.
    Article 12 provides: "Austrian nationals have the right of assembly and to constitute associations. The exercise of these rights will be regulated in special statutes."

  10. Austria - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Law on the Protection of the Rights of the Home, 1862.

    Adoption: 1862-10-27 | AUT-1862-L-94127

    Protects the rights of citizens' homes with respect to infringements by government officials.


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