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Constitution of the Slovak Republic
Preamble
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9



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Chapter 9
Transitional and Final Provisions

Article 152

(1) Constitutional laws, laws, and other generally binding legal regulations remain in force in the Slovak Republic unless they conflict with this Constitution. They can be amended and abolished by the relevant bodies of the Slovak Republic.

(2) Laws and other generally binding legal regulations issued in the CSFR become invalid on the 90th day after the publication of the ruling on their invalidity by the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic. This ruling must be published in a manner established for the promulgation of laws.

(3) Decisions on the invalidity of legal regulations are made by the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic at the proposal of persons listed in Article 130.

(4) The interpretation and application of constitutional laws, laws, and other generally binding legal regulations must be in harmony with this Constitution.

Article 153

Rights and duties arising from international treaties by which the CSFR is bound are being transferred to the Slovak Republic to an extent established by a CSFR constitutional law or by an agreement between the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic.

Article 154

(1) The Slovak National Council elected according to Article 103 of Constitutional Law No. 143/1968 on the Czecho-Slovak Federation in the wording of subsequent amendments will, in line with this Constitution, execute its duties as the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The electoral term of the National Council of the Slovak Republic is counted from the day of elections to the Slovak National Council.

(2) The Government of the Slovak Republic appointed according to Article 122, section 1, letter a) of Constitutional Law No. 143/1968 on the Czecho-Slovak Federation in the wording of subsequent amendments is regarded as a government appointed according to this Constitution.

(3) The chairman of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic and the prosecutor general of the Slovak Republic, who have been appointed to their posts according to previous legal regulations, retain their posts until an appointment according to this Constitution is made.

(4) Judges of Slovak Republic courts appointed to their posts according to previous legal regulations are regarded as appointed to their posts according to this Constitution, without any time limit.

Article 155

The following are being abolished

(1) Constitutional Law of the Slovak National Council No. 50/1990 on the name, state emblem, national flag, state seal, and national anthem of the Slovak Republic.

(2) Constitutional Law of the Slovak National Council No. 79/1990 on the number of Slovak National Council deputies; on the text of the oath of Slovak National Council deputies, members of the Slovak Republic Government, and national committee deputies; and on the Slovak National Council electoral period.

(3) Constitutional Law of the Slovak National Council No. 7/1992 on the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic.

Article 156

This Constitution of the Slovak Republic comes into force on the day of its promulgation, with the exception of Article 3, section 2; Article 23, section 4, as regards the deportation or extradition of a citizen to another state; Article 54; Article 84, section 3, as regards declaration of war on another state; Article 86, letters k) and l); Article 102, letter g), as regards the appointment of university professors and rectors and the appointment and promotion of generals, and letters j) and k); Article 152, section 1, second sentence, as regards constitutional laws, laws, and other generally binding legal regulations issued by CSFR bodies, which will go into force simultaneously with the appropriate changes in the constitutional arrangement of the CSFR, in line with this Constitution. Chairman of the Slovak National Council Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic


The Constitution of the Slovak Republic as a whole went into force on the day of its promulgation, that is, on Thursday, 3 September 1992, with the exception of the following provisions:

  • Article 3, section 2: (the borders of the Slovak Republic can be changed only by a constitutional law),
  • Article 23, section 4: (as regards the deportation or extradition of a citizen to another state),
  • Article 54: (the law may restrict the right of judges and prosecutors to engage in entrepreneurial and other activity and the right listed under Article 29 section 2, concerning the right to establish political parties and to associate in them; the right of employees of state administration bodies and territorial self-administration bodies in designated functions listed under Article 37 section 4, which refers to the right to strike; and the rights of members of armed forces and armed corps listed under Article 27, concerning the right of petition, and Article 28, concerning the right of assembly, if these are related to the execution of their duties. The law may restrict the right to strike for persons in professions that are vital for the protection of life and health),
  • Article 84, section 3: (as regards the declaration of war on another state),
  • Article 86:
    • Letter k): (deciding on the declaration of war if the Slovak Republic is attacked or as a result of commitments arising from international treaties on common defense against aggression), Letter l): (expressing consent with sending armed forces outside the territory of the Slovak Republic),
  • Article 102:
    • Letter g): (as regards the appointment of university professors and rectors and the appointment and promotion of generals),
    • Letter j): (the president is the chief commander of armed forces),
    • Letter k): (declares martial law at the recommendation of the Government of the Slovak Republic and declares war on the basis of a decision of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, if the Slovak Republic is attacked or as a result of commitments arising from international treaties about common defense against aggression),
  • Article 152, section 1, second sentence: (as regards constitutional laws, laws, and other generally binding legal regulations issued by CSFR bodies, which will go into force simultaneously with the appropriate changes in the constitutional arrangement of the CSFR, in line with this Constitution).




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