Constitutional document in force:
- 1990 Constitution as amended by the Taif Agreement: English
- No current drafting process known
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The country pages are collections from information openly available on the web or documents obtained by the MECF with national constitutional events categorized as follows:
1. New Constitutional Document
A “New Constitutional Document” under the terms of this website is a text that bears new constitutional authority, which was not enacted by a preexisting amendment procedure of the highest law available.
Documents are categorized as “Amendments” if they were established according to an existing constitutional amendment procedure.
A “Proposal” is an amendment that was not or is supposed to be implemented in future.
An “Interpretation” is a legal determination by a body that is endowed with the authority to issue binding interpretations on the constitutional text. This category is not limited to courts or other traditional bodies of the judiciary. Exemplary bodies include constitutional courts or boards.
5. Related Legal Text
“Related Legal Texts” are those legal documents that are directly relevant to the constitutional provisions and are hierarchically placed below constitutional legal authority. Examples include election laws, laws relating to political parties and laws on the judiciary.
We list secondary materials for each constitutional event of the five categories. These include scholarly articles and the travaux préparatoires.
- 03/11/2008 | Related Legal Text | Law No. 250 of 14/7/1993 on the Constitutional Council as amended by Law No. 150 of 30/10/1999 and Law No. 43 of 3/11/2008
- 09/10/2008 | Related Legal Text | Law 25/2008 on Parliamentary Elections
- 21/09/1990 | Amendment | Constitution as amended by the Taif Agreement
- 24/04/1976 | Amendment | 1926 Constitution of Lebanon as amended 1976
- 21/01/1947 | Amendment | 1926 Constitution of Lebanon as amended 1947
- 23/10/1945 | Amendment | Decree 4169/K
- 09/11/1943 | Amendment | 1926 Constitution of Lebanon as amended 1943
- 12/07/1943 | Amendment | 1926 Constitution of Lebanon as amended 1943
- 08/05/1929 | Amendment | 1926 Constitution of Lebanon as amended 1929
- 17/10/1927 | Amendment | 1926 Constitution of Lebanon as amended 1927
- 23/05/1926 | New Constitutional Document | 1926 Constitution of Lebanon