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Guatemala has a republican, democratic, and representative form of government (Article 140 of the Political Constitution). From a centralized view of the state (1965 Constitution), there has been an evolution to the current supreme legal framework of the Republic of Guatemala in Central America (the 1985 Constitution), which enshrines the primacy of the human person as the subject and purpose of social order (Preamble), as a response to humanist trends of thought.

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This is an online guide to Romanian legal research. It provides information and links to print and online resources and is aimed primarily at researchers outside of Romania needing an overview of Romanian legal research.

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Legislationline.org provides direct access to international norms and standards relating to specific human dimension issues (see list of topics on left-hand column) as well as to domestic legislation and other documents of relevance to these issues. These data and other information available from the site are intended for lawmakers across the OSCE region.

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The Romanian Law has evolved a lot in the last years, in multiple directions: it has to reflect the Romanian reality requirements, and it has to be in compliance with the European Community Legislation. This Section is dedicated to those interested in different Romanian Law aspects and its purpose is purely informative, for a first contact with the main problems in the discussed topics. The documents don’t have an official character but they present a Romanian Law specialist opinion.

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The Special Rapporteur takes up, with the States concerned, individual cases of human rights violations committed against defenders. This website provides an introduction to the procedure upon the submission of complaints, and guidelines for submitting complaints to the special rapporteur.

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The HRC Complaint Procedure allows individuals and organizations to bring human rights violations to the attention of the Council. This website explains how the complaint procedure works, what the criteria are for acceptable communications, and how to submit communications.

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The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasası), also known as the Constitution of 1982, is Turkey’s fundamental law. It establishes the organisation of the government and sets out the principles and rules of the state’s conduct along with its responsibilities towards its citizens.

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This article from Dr. Serap Yazici provides an overview of the constitutional and legal order of the Republic of Turkey, discussing fundamental rights under the constitution, the political branches and other institutions, sources of Turkish law, as well as recent constitutional amendments.

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