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The Argentine Republic: Introductory Note »

Jonathan M. Miller
Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
The Argentine Constitution dates back to 1853 and its text has enjoyed substantial stability. After extensive amendment in 1860, the Constitution underwent only minor changes between 1860 and 1994, with the exception of a short lived Peronist Constitution in force from 1949 through 1956. While Argentina suffered six coups and twenty-four years of de facto governments between 1930 and 1983, the Constitution remained nominally in force even under the military. The United States Constitution was the model for both the 1853 Constitution and the 1860 amendments . A new...

Constitution of the Argentine Nation: August 23, 1994 (Argentina [ar]) »

Constitution of Argentina »

Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
We, the representatives of the people of the Argentine Nation, assembled in General Constituent Congress by the will and election of the provinces which compose it, in fulfillment of pre-existing pacts, with the object of constituting the national union, ensuring justice, preserving domestic peace, providing for the common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves, to our posterity, and to all men in the world who wish to dwell on Argentine soil: invoking the protection of God, source of all reason and justice, do...

Supreme Court of Argentina (Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación) »

José Sebastián Elias
1. The Supreme Court of Argentina (Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación) is the highest court on all federal and constitutional matters and it sits at the apex of the Argentine Judiciary. It was established by the Constitution of 1853 ( Constitution of the Argentine Nation: 1 May 1853 (Arg) ), following the model of the Supreme Court of the United States (García-Mansilla and Ramírez Calvo (2008) 113–114). The Supreme Court has never been formally abolished or replaced by a different judicial body, despite several amendments to the Constitution, including two...