THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL

Article 63
The Constitutional Council is the judge of the constitutionality of laws, treaties and international agreements.

Article 64
At the demand of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the President of the National Assembly, the President of the Senate or of at least one-tenth of the members of the National Assembly or the Senate, the Constitutional Council will decide on the Constitutionality of a law, before it is promulgated.

Article 65
Every citizen may raise the exception of unconstitutionality before any jurisdiction regarding a matter that concerns him. In such a case, the jurisdiction suspends judgment and seizes the Constitutional Council which must make a decision within a maximum of forty-five days.

Article 66
No text may be promulgated or take effect with its provisions declared unconstitutional.

Article 67
The decisions of the Constitutional Council are not susceptible to any recourse. They are applicable to the public powers, and all the administrative, military and judicial authorities.