Constitution of the Republic of Estonia
 

Translation into English. Estonian Translation and Legislative Support Centre 1996
Translations into English are officially sanctioned for information purpose only. Only The Estonian language text has the force of law.

Chapter I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter II. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, FREEDOMS AND DUTIES
Chapter III. THE PEOPLE
Chapter IV. THE RIIGIKOGU
Chapter V. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
Chapter VI. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC
Chapter VII. LEGISLATION
Chapter VIII. FINANCE AND THE STATE BUDGET
Chapter IX. FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
Chapter X. NATIONAL DEFENCE
Chapter XI. THE STATE AUDIT OFFICE
Chapter XII. THE LEGAL CHANCELLOR
Chapter XIII. THE COURTS
Chapter XIV. LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Chapter XV. AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

With unwavering faith and a steadfast will to strengthen and develop the state,

which is established on the inextinguishable right of the people of Estonia to national self-determination and which was proclaimed on 24 February 1918,

which is founded on liberty, justice and law,

which shall protect internal and external peace, and is a pledge to present and future generations for their social progress and welfare,

which shall guarantee the preservation of the Estonian nation and culture through the ages,

the people of Estonia, on the basis of § 1 of the Constitution which entered into force in 1938, and by a referendum held on 28 June 1992, adopted the following Constitution.

 

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