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US Constitution

adopted on September 17, 1787
27 amendments
oldest federal constitution of any existing nation

Bill of Rights

first 10 amendments of the the US Constitution

prerogative (előjog)

something which some people are able or allowed to do or have, but which is not possible or allowed for everyone

Constitutional conventions (konvenciók)

practises relating to the exercise of their functions by the Crown, the government, Parliament, judiciary
are not legally enforcable
have not been codified into law
can be modified

3 main functions of the government

legislative, executive and judiciary

directive (előírás, követelmény)

is a legislative act of the European Union, which requires member states to achieve a particular result without dictating the means of achieving that result.


to ensure that decisions are taken as close as possible to the people they affect and that action is taken at the level where it is most effective

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