Constitution of North Macedonia

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The Constitution of North Macedonia is a codified constitution outlining the country's system of government and basic human rights adopted in the Parliament of the then Republic of Macedonia on November 17, 1991.[1]

In 2001 it was announced that the country had adopted amendments to its Constitution which enshrined 15 basic amendments and has granted rights to the country's ethnic Albanian population, as part of the Ohrid Agreement.[2][3]

Policy details[edit]

The constitution stresses the importance of equality for all citizens. In article one, it is stated that "The Republic of North Macedonia is a sovereign, independent, democratic and social state. The sovereignty of the Republic of North Macedonia is indivisible, inalienable and nontransferable." Other examples of articles state things such as the fact that Skopje is the capital of the country, and that the cyrillic alphabet is the official alphabet of the Macedonian language (according to article 7). Other sections of the constitution concerns rights pertaining to the freedoms and rights of citizens, ideas concerning the organization of the government and judicial systems, the separate constitutional court of North Macedonia. There are also sections that detail the local government's rights, and international relations. In total, the constitution has one-hundred and thirty-four articles; it also has thirty-two amendments that have been put in place.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia (in Macedonian)
  2. ^ BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Macedonia adopts new constitution
  3. ^ Macedonia to alter constitution for Albanians | World news | The Guardian
  4. ^ "Constitution of Macedonia" (PDF). Retrieved 16 April 2017.

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