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Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan

 

          Continuing the centuries-long statehood traditions, taking as a basis the principles expressed in the Constitution act "On the State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan", desiring to provide prosperity and welfare of the whole society and each individual, wishing to establish freedom and security, understanding the responsibility before the past, present and future generations, using the right of its sovereignty declares solemnly its following intentions:


  - to protect the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  - to provide a democratic system within the frames of the Constitution;
  - to achieve the establishment of a civil society;
  - to build a law-based, secular state to provide the command of law as an expression of the will of the nation;
  - to provide a worthy life level for everybody in conformity with the just economic and social order;
  - to remain faithful to universal human values, to live in peace and freedom with all the nations of the world and co-operate with them for this purpose.
          Having in mind the above-enumerated sincere intentions the Present Constitution is adopted through the general poll of the population referendum.
 
 

CONTENTS:

 

FIRST SECTION: GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter I PEOPLE'S POWER
Chapter II FUNDAMENTALS OF THE STATE

 
SECOND SECTION: BASIC RIGHTS, FREEDOMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Chapter III PRINCIPAL HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
Chapter IV MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITIZENS
 
THE THIRD SECTION: STATE POWER  
Chapter V LEGISLATIVE POWER
Chapter VI EXECUTIVE POWER
Chapter VII JUDICIAL POWER
Chapter VIII. NAKHCHIVAN AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC
 
FOURTH SECTION: LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT
Chapter IX MUNICIPALITIES


FIFTH SECTION: RIGHT AND LAW

Chapter X LEGISLATIVE SYSTEM
Capter XI CHANGES IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

Capter XII AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC


TRANSITIONAL CLAUSES