Constitution of South Korea

  • constitution of the
    republic of korea
    2007 11 25 warmemorial 120.jpg
    preamble of the first version of the constitution
    original title大韓民國憲法 (hanja)
    대한민국 헌법 (hangul)
    jurisdictionkorea
    ratifiedjuly 12, 1948
    date effectivejuly 17, 1948
    systemunitary presidential
    constitutional republic
    branchesthree
    head of statepresident
    chambersunicameral
    (national assembly)
    executivepresident
    judiciarysupreme court
    constitutional court
    federalismunitary
    electoral collegeno
    first legislaturemay 10, 1948[1]
    first executivejuly 24, 1948
    first courtaugust 5, 1948
    amendments9
    last amendedoctober 29, 1987
    locationwar memorial of korea, seoul
    commissioned bynational assembly
    author(s)chin-o yu
    signatoriesspeaker syngman rhee, in seoul
    supersedesprovisional constitution of the republic of korea
    south korea
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    the constitution of the republic of korea (korean대한민국 헌법; hanja大韓民國憲法) is the supreme law of south korea.[2] it was promulgated on july 17, 1948, and was last revised on october 29, 1987.

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Constitution of the
Republic of Korea
2007 11 25 WarMemorial 120.JPG
Preamble of the first version of the Constitution
Original title大韓民國憲法 (Hanja)
대한민국 헌법 (Hangul)
JurisdictionKorea
RatifiedJuly 12, 1948
Date effectiveJuly 17, 1948
SystemUnitary presidential
constitutional republic
BranchesThree
Head of statePresident
ChambersUnicameral
(National Assembly)
ExecutivePresident
JudiciarySupreme Court
Constitutional Court
FederalismUnitary
Electoral collegeNo
First legislatureMay 10, 1948[1]
First executiveJuly 24, 1948
First courtAugust 5, 1948
Amendments9
Last amendedOctober 29, 1987
LocationWar Memorial of Korea, Seoul
Commissioned byNational Assembly
Author(s)Chin-O Yu
SignatoriesSpeaker Syngman Rhee, in Seoul
SupersedesProvisional Constitution of the Republic of Korea
Emblem of South Korea.svg
This article is part of a series on the
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the Republic of Korea
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Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea portal

The Constitution of the Republic of Korea (Korean대한민국 헌법; Hanja大韓民國憲法) is the supreme law of South Korea.[2] It was promulgated on July 17, 1948, and was last revised on October 29, 1987.