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Title VIII. the last constitutional amendment is the (according to another opinion: in a decentralized unitary state ) of 1994 by the Belgian unitary state into a federal state was transformed. �����~N7�ma�a��qx��M��U���/�����7۵wᑍ9pOdk3�L*8l�~�=�x/�a�% �('a��,\}q��խo��܍����e��M�xa��>��y#��� H��W]��6|����ZQ��qXl����%��[� Z�-f%QGR��jJ�,۳�� c}6���U��ћ?GloGo��ψq�ލx�,Ÿ?�Ei8���%a�.l]����}\��K��XF�A�~}X_F�Fa�l��8�Q��0��9K+Č��K��%� ���AW�)�8���Oz+M5�����y�)c�~�[�O�B���8�-��H�ul=N�pՌӠ���}J�� F���qm6g�O�}%mr#�ܱ�8IBH+#'̈�KY��NX�e�x����^J!q�:�'1.b[V�W�sJ�y4��Tn��„V>��2��b6��81e���r����`z��\��� �zPu-��nlqd�����bS:�3��xEw��!9'����'V���tw�*�x:Cm���Q���c�vL9�6ʸ@g&,+=XvY��/����/A����cܙ+t�*��� �����',I�L��������YIJ���{_���s��Ⱥq��5,a{>��U:?o�� P�2#�=`�䖩�\�gVfbK<�9����4�u�_bk)\�� S],� 66 0 obj <> endobj The Belgian Constitution was itself a model for many European constitutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. 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The German practice of adopting the state budget in the form of a law (domestic law ), rather than to decide it by simple Act of Parliament can be traced through the Prussian constitution to the Belgian constitution of 1831. 1830 to 1908 A diplomatic conference on the future of Belgium opened in … On the revision of the Constitution… Horst Dippel famously wro-te that the 1831 Constitution was, at the time of its birth, seen as modern constitutiona-lism’s ‘greatest triumph’1. The Congress refused to consider any candidate from the Dutch ruling house of Orange-Nassau. h�bbd``b`f�@�1H���% �e@BD�L� %� V0�X����p�����?�� " THE BELGIAN CONSTITUTION This new translation of the Belgian Constitution was made under the guidance of the Legal Department of the House of Representatives and with the collaboration of Mr A. MacLean. After the independence from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Belgian Revolution of 1830, the new Belgian government announced in 1831 a constitution. 1 (nr. endstream endobj 72 0 obj <>stream The Dutch written constitutions: prelimina-ries9 By 1815, when the Dutch constitution of 1814 was adjusted to take into account the incorporation of the Belgian territories, the Northern Netherlands had already been acquainted with a variety of modern, written constitutions. This article is part of a special issue concerning the Belgian Constitution of 1831. Research agenda Belgian Constitution 1831 Ever since its proclamation in 1831, the Belgian Constitution has been heralded as one of the crowning achievements of modern constitutionalism. Even the Iranian Constitution of 1906, with some changes since the Constitutional Revolution to the Islamic Revolution in 1979 had validity, the Belgian constitution served as a model. 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On February 7th, 1831 the national congress adopted a constitution which, for its time, was very progressive. 78 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<5F69CB1356A5BE4594728AE2926A77C6>]/Index[66 23]/Info 65 0 R/Length 72/Prev 154710/Root 67 0 R/Size 89/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream brecht deseure, raf geenens, christophe maes, stefan sottiaux The Belgian Constitution is a somewhat obscure object. 88 0 obj <>stream endstream endobj 70 0 obj <>stream %PDF-1.6 %���� Since its creation, it has undergone several fundamental changes in part; 2012) 1 The following text is from the Constitute Project , who through a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License , has generously made this content available for use for noncommercial purposes. Brecht Desaure, Raf Geenens, Christophe Maes, Stefan Sottiaux, “The Belgian Constitution: Modern Constitutionalism’s Greatest Triumph?”, Journal of Constitutional History, 2018, afl. The Belgian Constitution was modeled on the Dutch Constitution of 1814 and looks like this in front of a parliamentary monarchy. H���T4S��E�U�5x���� �0�9��c5��k��=I���/��2f�2LV�Լ4�Pe� �.i�&�]4 0�e1c��F�1��eQ�Q�C��s��SW�Q|R���b�Ll�J�&o`+�۷o�{ί����}���;���6B@�?ѡ���@:��W�-Z\�]90jc�W�����PeK:5m�%b� ���Va�\��'�g��jVi'�R8�(�Fe�N�o-�&b���sh]9��8t��=�;2�I~�� 3$��Y���>���;�Z��О��I{�%���V-���k4�^��S�m��gG�M��: ��������$>������BǼnO'�J᝱�8^�=���yBlR���+O7���p��S]�s���eJA���%�mN'� The Congress decided that Belgium would be a popular, constitutional monarchy. �gF_v�*!�z�Ǟ�A�$8X��C�E��,�+���|�=�W-O#�۟(D���f ��� 5Ex&$� D�V��Csv��Β����Փ� �q#�WX�7�]7�z�n|b;٩�*��V��c��ۺHU�*�)����ewK�t��̱D�'�o{/ה�����\��0b� ��i/+�K$r\:�>��2~S r��'w�����/���3A���Au��whP]M�D�ɧ��!1�:�B�O>����6��FtƯ$3������PI��HP��#] ���K���J0�"�QꥒH��Z����e���ȉ The Belgian Nation adopts red, yellow, and black colours, while the coat of arms depicts the Lion of Belgium with the motto: UNION MAKES STRENGTH. H�|�yPw�{�����C����D�+`� Q#Y�� �R`���`� 2�%0u�D]�D4^�Ucd�b6�Rq���o�_*�M��lm�����{�o������!� �F�q�^F��� �E����¬��|QQV�x��'h��$����c/�3��ބ���&_��^P�������e���B������W���/.�/��'�f�-(���_���0�$w?���! First, it offers an introduction to the Belgian Constitution and points out a number of key features which justify greater scholarly attention. *�*��o(��#@� ���G�w $A�����D�T j9@CjĈ �E���A.ӑ��N r��. The Constitution of the Kingdom of Belgium is still valid, as amended Constitution of Belgium on 7 February 1831st Formation and development After the independence from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Belgian Revolution of 1830, the new Belgian government announced in 1831 a constitution. On 7 February 1831, the Belgian Constitution was proclaimed. The Constitution of the Kingdom of Belgium is still valid, as amended Constitution of Belgium on 7 February 1831st. It can be consulted here. 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L�}��9_�iS��r{li܏)X��4O��J���O� 7m=� 6"��74x�Z�`}�ք7�1���¼:��z� Since then several amendments have been made, and the last amendment was completed in 2014. h+��t�kp���}N��N����~9]&�J�[�` ���0 The Belgian Constitution: Modern Constitutionalism’s Greatest Triumph?