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  1. Czechoslovakia (former) - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Basic Act listing fundamental rights and freedoms in the form of a Constitutional Act adopted by the Federal Assembly of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. No. 23.

    Adoption: 1991-01-09 | CSK-1991-C-22393

    An amended section of the Constitutional Act of 27 October 1968 (s.5) now provides that "any national of either Republic (ie. Czech or Slovak) shall ipso facto be a national of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic". The new Act repeals ss.7 to 9 ("Socialist economic system") and Chapter II (ss.19 to 38: "Rights and duties of citizens") of the Constitutional Act of 11 July 1960 (LS, 1960-Cz.2). The schedule to the Act, entitled "List of fundamental rights and freedoms", is divided into six parts respectively entitled "Common provisions" (reminiscent of the introductory provisions of most democratic constitutions), "Personal rights and fundamental freedoms" (fundamental personal rights and freedoms, political rights). "Rights of national and ethnic minorities" (not specified), "Economic, social and cultural rights", "Right to justice and other rights to personal protection" and "General provisions" (specifying that some of the rights listed are to be reaffirmed by specific legislation). Official English translation is available.


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