Chapter 12. Final and transitional provisions

Article 137.

The day of the adoption of the Constitution is declared a holiday “The Day of Constitution”.

Article 138.

This Constitution, shall come into force on the day following the publication in the "Official Bulletin of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh" except for the provisions set in point 1, Article 79, the provision of the first sentence stipulated by point 4,Article 99, sub-point 2.6 of the point 2, Article 114, the term fixed in point 1, Article 128.

Article 139.

Before the Constitution comes to force, the elected or appointed incumbent members of the constitutional bodies of public authorities and state officials shall continue to remain in office until the expiry of their term of office.

Article 140

1. Point 1, Article 79 comes to force no later than from 2015` for the subsequent convocations of the National Assembly. Until then, the President of the Republic, Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, ministers and their deputies, heads of regional administrations and their deputies, judges, persons serving in armed forces, prosecutor’s office, police, national security and tax services , the Ombudsman, President of the Oversight Chamber, as well as other persons as prescribed by law can not be National Assembly Deputies simultaneously; and the Deputy, working full-time can not hold any other position in state or local-self-government bodies or conduct any paid work other than academic, pedagogic or creative work.

2. The provision set in the first sentence of the Point 4, Article 99 comes into force from January 1, 2008. Until then the structure of the Government is defined by a decree of the President of the Republic.

3. Point 2, Article 113 comes into force from June1, 2009. Until the formation of Constitutional and Appeal Courts, the Supreme Court exercises the responsibilities stipulated by Article 114 of the Constitution with a full staff, with the order of Appeals it trials cases as prescribed by Law.

4. 2,6 provision of the point 2, Article 114 comes to force from July 2009.

5. The term fixed in the point 1, Article 128 shall come into force for the local self-government bodies elected after the adoption of the Constitution, and the elections to which shall be conducted on the second Sunday of October 2007. The local self-government bodies whose term in office doesn’t come to end in 2007, shall exercise their responsibilities as prescribed by Constitution till the end of their term in office.

Article 141.

After the Constitution comes into force:

1) The laws and other legal acts of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic are in force to the extent that does not contradict the Constitution;

2) Till the adoption of Laws on the Coat of Arms and the National Anthem of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the Decisions on Coat of Arms and National Anthem adopted by the Supreme Council of Nagorno Karbakh Republic on November 23, and December 23,1994 shall be in force;

3)The Law “On the President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic” of December 22,1994 becomes invalid. The President of the Republic exercises his authority prescribed by the Constitution till the end of his term in office;

4) The Law “On the National Assembly of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic” of March 19, 2001 becomes invalid. the National Assembly exercises powers vested in it by the Constitution till the end of its term in office;

5) The Law “On the Government of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic” of March 22,2004 becomes invalid. The Government of the Republic exercises its authority prescribed by the Constitution till the end of its term in office;

6) Before the adoption of a new judicial system and the formation of legal proceedings corresponding the Constitution , the court of First Instance and Supreme Court continue to exercise authorities vested in them prior to the adoption of the Constitution;

7) Before the formation of a new judicial system and the Council of Justice, the Council of Judicial Magistrates shall continue to exercise powers vested in it by Law;

8)The Prosecutor General shall continue to remain in office till the adoption of a law corresponding to the Constitution until the appointment of the Prosecutor General in conformity with the procedure prescribed in Point 2, Article 117 of the Constitution, but no later than January 1, 2008;

9) The President of the Oversight Chamber shall continue to remain in office till the adoption of a law corresponding to the Constitution until the appointment of the President of the Oversight Chamber in conformity with the procedure prescribed in Point 1, Article 122 of the Constitution, but no later than January 1, 2008;

10) The National Assembly shall within a two-year period harmonize the current legislation with the Constitution.

Article 142.

Till the restoration of the state territorial integrity of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and the adjustment of its borders public authority is exercised on the territory under factual jurisdiction of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh.