Constitutional document in force:
- 2004 Transitional Federal Charter for the Somali Republic: Somali | 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.
- 01/08/2012 | New Constitutional Document | Provisional Constitution of Somalia
- 22/06/2012 | Related Legal Text | Joint Communiqué of the Consultative Meeting of the Signatories of the Process for Ending the Transition
- 01/02/2004 | New Constitutional Document | Transitional Federal Charter for Somalia
- 06/06/2000 | New Constitutional Document | 2000 Constitution of Somalia
- 12/10/1990 | New Constitutional Document | 1990 Constitution of Somalia
- 16/09/1979 | New Constitutional Document | 1979 Constitution of Somalia
- 31/12/1963 | Amendment | The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Somalia as amended 1963
- 01/07/1960 | New Constitutional Document | 1960 Constitution of Somalia