Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 12
Trend: Today, Azerbaijan celebrates the Constitution Day.
The Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic adopted in 1995 was the first Constitution of the independent Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan Democratic Republic existed for 23 months during 1918-1920 did not have the main Law of the state. The history of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic mainly dates from the period when Azerbaijan was the Soviet Republic.
The first Constitution of Azerbaijan was adopted on May 19, 1921 at the All-Azerbaijan Soviets Congress. New variant of the Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR fitted to the Constitution of the USSR of 1921, adopted at the 4th All-Azerbaijan Soviets Congress on March 14, 1925.The final Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR adopted on April 21, 1978, was fitted to the Constitution of the USSR alike the previous.
After Azerbaijan gained its independence, the necessity arose to develop a new Constitution. A commission headed by President Heydar Aliyev established with this purpose. The project of the Constitution presented to the referendum. The first Constitution of the independent Azerbaijan adopted with the referendum on Nov.12, 1995.