Fundamental Legal Acts

I.

The following legal acts are relevant for the functioning and the internal organisation of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia:

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
THE CONSTITUTIONAL ACT ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

 

The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia is colloquially referred to as "The Christmas Constitution" given that it was passed on 22 December 1990. It has been amended and revised five times so far.

The Constitutional Act on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia is the only act in the Republic of Croatia with the force of the Constitution since it is passed and amended in the procedure determined for amending the Constitution (Article 127 paragraph 2 of the Constitution). Its general content is stipulated in Article 127 paragraph 1 of the Constitution. The first Constitutional Act on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia was passed in 1991. Currently in force is the 1999 Constitutional Act on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia, with the 2002 amendments and revisions.

The Rules of Procedure of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia are adopted by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia on the grounds of Article 127 paragraph 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia. It governs the internal organisation of the Constitutional Court.

 

II.

The following international legal act is the most relevant for the functioning of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia:

CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

(Council of Europe Credits)