On November 26, President Raul Khadzhimba congratulated the people of the Republic of Abkhazia on the Constitution Day.
I sincerely congratulate you on the Constitution Day!
On November 26, 1994, the Main law was adopted which became a fateful document in the modern history of Abkhazia. The Constitution secured the sovereign, democratic and legal nature of the Abkhazian state. It became the foundation for the establishment of state and social institutions and gave the highest value to the rights and freedoms of people.
By relying on the Main law and on the norms and principles that are embedded in it, we went through difficult trials, and today we continue to build an independent state, a subject to international law.
Not only the socio-economic development and improvement of social and state institutions but also the future of Abkhazia as a sovereign state depends on how the state is capable of defending the constitutional rights and freedom of the citizens and of ensuring the stability of constitutional norms and principles.
The professional, systematic and consistent work of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Abkhazia, a judicial body of constitutional review, formed as a result of constitutional and judicial reforms of recent years, plays a fundamental role.
Equality before the law, the rule of law, the legality and fairness of judicial decisions and their unquestioning execution by the authorities and citizens, a developed sense of justice, a real and not imaginary constitutionalism – these and other features of the rule of law should be systematically implemented. There are no other methods for effective state-building, the development of the economy and the social sphere and the improvement of the citizens’ quality of life.
On this wonderful day, I wish all citizens of Abkhazia prosperity, stability, peace and well-being.
Happy Constitution Day!