Constitution of Slovenia

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The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Ustava Republike Slovenije) is the fundamental law of the Republic of Slovenia.

Writing and amendments

Preparation of the document began in August 1987 in the Slovene Writers' Association, and after the DEMOS coalition won the majority in the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia in April 1990, continued in the Assembly.[1] The large part of the work was completed at Podvin Castle near Radovljica in August 1990 under the leadership of the lawyer Peter Jambrek.[2] The Constitution was adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on 23 December 1991.[3]

Since its proclamation, the Constitution has been amended seven times, with four major amendments:[2]


The document is divided into ten chapters:

  1. General Provisions
  2. Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
  3. Economic and Social Relations
  4. Organisation of the State (under this provision, two of the seats in the National Assembly are reserved, one each to members of the country's Italian and Hungarian national communities)
  5. Self-Government
  6. Public Finance
  7. Constitutionality and Legality
  8. The Constitutional Court
  9. Procedure for Amending the Constitution
  10. Transitional and Final Provisions


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