A report on Constitution

Constitution of the Year XII (First French Republic)
Constitution of the Kingdom of Naples in 1848.
Detail from Hammurabi's stele shows him receiving the laws of Babylon from the seated sun deity.
Diagram illustrating the classification of constitutions by Aristotle.
Third volume of the compilation of Catalan Constitutions of 1585
The Cossack Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk, 1710.
A painting depicting George Washington at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution
Constitution of May 3, 1791 (painting by Jan Matejko, 1891). Polish King Stanisław August (left, in regal ermine-trimmed cloak), enters St. John's Cathedral, where Sejm deputies will swear to uphold the new Constitution; in background, Warsaw's Royal Castle, where the Constitution has just been adopted.
Presidential copy of the Russian Constitution.
Magna Carta
United States Constitution

Aggregate of fundamental principles or established precedents that constitute the legal basis of a polity, organisation or other type of entity and commonly determine how that entity is to be governed.

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Constitution of the Year XII (First French Republic)

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Fetha Negest

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Theocratic legal code compiled around 1240 by the Coptic Egyptian Christian writer Abu'l-Fada'il ibn al-Assal in Arabic.

Theocratic legal code compiled around 1240 by the Coptic Egyptian Christian writer Abu'l-Fada'il ibn al-Assal in Arabic.

Even so, its first recorded use in the function of a constitution (supreme law of the land) is with Sarsa Dengel beginning in 1563.

Royal prerogative

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Body of customary authority, privilege and immunity, recognized in common law and, sometimes, in civil law jurisdictions possessing a monarchy, as belonging to the sovereign and which have become widely vested in the government.

Body of customary authority, privilege and immunity, recognized in common law and, sometimes, in civil law jurisdictions possessing a monarchy, as belonging to the sovereign and which have become widely vested in the government.

The constitution of a Commonwealth realm may also sharply limit the prerogative.

Constitutional convention (political custom)

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Informal and uncodified tradition that is followed by the institutions of a state.

Informal and uncodified tradition that is followed by the institutions of a state.

As part of this uncodified British constitution, constitutional conventions play a key role.

The Roman Republic was established following the overthrow of the Roman monarchy.

Right of revolution

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Right or duty of a people to "alter or abolish" a government that acts against their common interests or threatens the safety of the people without cause.

Right or duty of a people to "alter or abolish" a government that acts against their common interests or threatens the safety of the people without cause.

The Roman Republic was established following the overthrow of the Roman monarchy.
Magna Carta marks one of the earliest attempts to limit a sovereign's authority and it is seen as a symbol of the rule of law.
Two Treatises of Government, written by John Locke, developed the idea of "right of revolution". This notion was used as a basis for the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality argues in favour of the right of revolution against despots.
John Stuart Mill was a proponent of the right to revolution in the name of liberty.
Samuel Johnson saw the justifications for the right to rebel against tyranny.
The storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 has come to symbolize the French Revolution, when a people rose up to exercise their right of revolution.
The presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence in John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence depicts another idealization of the exercise of the right of revolution.

Although many declarations of independence seek legitimacy by appealing to the right of revolution, far fewer constitutions mention this right or guarantee this right to citizens because of the destabilizing effect such a guarantee would likely produce.

Anti-Corruption Forum. Nine government organizations from eight countries shared information and experiences and discuss cooperation and exchanges on corruption prevention and anti-corruption policies at the 7th Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) Forum held on September 2 and 3, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

List of anti-corruption agencies

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Special police agency specialised in fighting political corruption and engaging in general anti-corruption activities.

Special police agency specialised in fighting political corruption and engaging in general anti-corruption activities.

Anti-Corruption Forum. Nine government organizations from eight countries shared information and experiences and discuss cooperation and exchanges on corruption prevention and anti-corruption policies at the 7th Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) Forum held on September 2 and 3, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

Most are founded by statute, but some have a constitutional status.