Civil rights and fridoms

The First Greek Constitution Of 1822

Abstract

First Greek Constitution, adopted in 1822 is actually the first modern constitution in the Balkans. It feels strong influence of the French constitutions of 1793 and 1795. The Constitution estableshes the republican form of government and consists of 110 paragraphs, divided by chapters and sections. It secures the principles of representation and the separation of powers, and also the basic civil rights and freedoms.

Published here translation is according to the bilingual edition with parallel texts in Greek and English: The Provisional Constitution of Greece. London: John Murray, 1823, 55–116.