Central and Eastern European Legal Materials
Croatia: Constitution of the Republic of Croatia
This Constitution of the Independent Republic of Croatia was adopted at the time when the process of dissolution of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia became irreversible. The Constitution declares Croatia to be a sovereign and democratic state which guarantees to its citizens equality and fundamental freedoms. Respect for ownership rights, the rule of law, and a democratic multiparty system are declared to be among the highest values. The principle of separation of powers underlies the organization of the government.
About the Editors:
Michael Newcity is the Deputy Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Duke University. Professor Newcity is a leading authority and the author of 3 books and over 50 scholarly articles offering commentary on legal activities in Russia, Eurasia and East Europe.
Original Editor: the late Professor V. Pechota, Columbia Law School.