A list of articles about the basic constitutional laws known as Basic Laws
of various jurisdictions. Often, the use of the term Basic Law rather than constitution is intentional to imply that the Law is seen as a temporary measure in place of a more permanent constitution as was the case of Germany. In the context of the Special administrative regions
of Hong Kong
, the term constitution would strictly speaking refer to that of the People's Republic of China
, but under the One country two systems
principle, "mini-constitutions" have been adopted for the respective regions, and are called "Basic Law".
See: Law topics overview and List of legal topics for other lists dealing with the law of various jurisdictions.