constitutional law

Nederlandse Grondwet

This website gives an overview of the development of the Dutch Constitution, from the late eighteenth century to the present day, and provides information about pending changes. It includes translations of the current Constitution into English, French, German and Spanish, but most of the content is in Dutch. To find the translations, keep clicking on the links under each article of the current Constitution (‘Huidige Grondwet’).

Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional

Site of the Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional, the Bolivian national assembly (‘plurinacional’ in that it represents all the various indigenous and ethnic communities in Bolivia). Full-text access is available to recent Acts and Bills and to the Bolivian Constitution in PDF format. An outline is provided of the aims and objectives of the Assembly. A Press section, arranged by subject area, provides photos and notes concerning recent events. An additional section is concerned with transparency and public access to information and provides relevant legislation in full text.

NATLEX: Saint Lucia

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation. It holds over 70 records of laws relating to Saint Lucia. Where possible, links to full-text laws are given.

Government of Saint Lucia

The official government website of Saint Lucia provides latest news, tenders and public notices on its homepage. Government announcement, speeches and other official documents can be viewed and downloaded on the “Resources” page. The link marked “Archive” links to the old version of the Saint Lucia government website which, although no longer updated, is still live, and provides links to the constitution and selected codes and regulations, which are not yet available on the new website.

NATLEX: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation. It holds over 60 records of law relating to St Kitts and Nevis. Where possible links to full text laws are given.

Bundesministerium der Justiz

Site of the German Federal Ministry of Justice, which is located in Berlin. Provides information about the role and work of the organisation. Topics covered include citizen’s rights, administration of justice, constitutional/administrative law, human rights, commercial/business law, digital technology and penal law. Users have the option to search the site by keyword, using wildcards/truncation, and can also restrict the search by date, relevance and the type of document required. The main language is German but an English language section is also available.

Constitution of Cameroon

Constitution Finder is a global directory of constitutions on the web, provided by the School of Law at the University of Richmond in the United States. This link is to the full text of the English language version of the Constitution of Cameroon (Law No. 96-06 of 18 January 1996 to amend the Constitution of 2 June 1972).

Constitution of Belgium

This site contains the full text of the 1994 Belgian Constitution, made freely available in English by International Constitutional Law (ICL) at the University of Bern in Switzerland. A constitutional background is provided including history and revisions. The Constitution covers the structure of the state, citizens’ rights, the legislature, the monarchy, the executive, provincial, regional and local government and bodies, the judiciary and constitutional court, international relations, finance, the army and police and the revision of the constitution.

Palestinian Basic Law

This unaffiliated website was created by Norwegian journalists Erik Bolstad and Tonje Merete Viken in February 2008. The site provides English translations of past and present versions of the Basic Law and drafts that were not passed. It also links to English translations of the Elections law and Presidential decrees as well as expert opinions on issues surrounding Palestinian elections.