Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia
On Tuesday, 13 December 2011, at 13.00 the opening of an exhibition and a presentation of joint projects of the National Assembly and the Constitutional Court on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia took place in the foyer of the National Assembly building.
Guests were addressed by the President of the National Assembly, Ljubo Germič, and the President of the Constitutional Court, Dr Ernest Petrič.
About the exhibition:
The exhibition on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia comprises two parts.
The texts in the first part of the exhibition highlight key moments in the process of creating the Constitution, summarise the guiding principles for its adoption, and present significant points in its development and subsequent amendments. At the symbolic level, the continuity of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia as the highest general legal act is illustrated by a display of all the editions of the Constitution from 1991 to today.
Also on display are special editions of the Constitution which resulted from collaboration between the Constitutional Court and the National Assembly: the edition in Braille, the edition for the visually impaired, and an audio edition produced in collaboration with RTV Slovenia. To educate the younger public and raise awareness, the institutions also prepared a selection of articles of the Constitution illustrated by Zoran Smiljanić, which targets teenagers in the last years of primary school.
The exhibition includes a presentation of the independent project of the Union of Associations of Deaf and Hearing Impaired of Slovenia to translate the Constitution into sign language.
From 13 December, the audio and sign language versions of the Constitution and a selection of illustrated articles will be posted at the website of the Constitutional Court (www.us-rs.si) and the National Assembly (www.dz-rs.si).
The second part of the exhibition places Slovenia’s Constitution in a wider context, with all the constitutions of the EU member states on display.