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2019 | 7 | 1 | 25-50

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Introductory parts to the constitutions of Visegrad Group countries. Their relevance, constitutional identity and relation towards European Constitutional Identity.


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Postponed article seeks to find an answer on legal meaning and role played by introductory parts of the Constitutions of Visegrad Group (Hungary, Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia and Republic of Poland) countries – both in internal and external (European) aspect. They commonly expresses respect to freedom and human dignity and vast catalogue of principles and values known in European legal discourse. Preambles though are also main source of reconstructing national identity and constitutional identity and thus makes it worth referring to. Regional Constitutional Courts concerned preambles in their judgment several times and scope of their activities as well as methods are worth interpreting. Relation to international principles and values is also not a coincidence, as it is connected with the process of democratic transition in post – communism countries. Hence it refers to notions of constitutional identity and certain level of “openness” of Constitutions of the V4 countries on European law.


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