Constitution of Finland
In Finland sovereign power lies with the people represented by the Parliament in session.
The Constitution is the cornerstone of all legislation and exercise of public power. It contains provisions on state organisation, checks and balances and on civil rights. No other enactment may contradict the Constitution. The new Constitution entered into force on 1 March 2000. The new Constitution is based on four old constitutional acts: the Constitution Act of Finland, the Parliament Act and two acts on ministerial liability.
The Constitution of Finland is also available in English ( Constitution of Finland), German ( Grundgesetz Finnlands), French ( Constitution de la Finlande), Russia (Конституция Финляндии ) Spanish ( Constitución de Finlandia) and Sami ( Suoma vuoddoláhka).
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