Rino Island Constitution (2014)

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Constitution of the Republic of Rino Island
Coat of Arms of Rino Island
Coat of Arms of Rino Island
Created 20 May 2014
Ratified 20 June 2014
Location Rino Island
Authors President Benedetto Samperi as Author
Anastasio López as Revisor
Signers President Benedetto Samperias President of Rino Island

The Political Constitution of Rino Island is the highest rule in the Republic of Rino Island. It is the second constitution of the micronation, and was officially promulgated on June 20 of 2014 by President Benedetto Samperi, who was its main editor. It follows the guidelines of neoconstitutionalism, receiving various influences; mainly those of the Chilean constitutions of 1833 and 1925, as well as the Fundamental Law of Bonn.

The constitution ratified the role of the President of the Republic as the Head of State and Government, following the Chilean constitutional tradition. He also maintained the Great Senate, with ten members, of which the majority are elected on lists proportional to the vote of the parties. From the Constitution of Italy the idea was obtained that a number of senators were appointed by the president and institutions, for greater representation.

The inspirations for the Constitution come from different sources. Mainly from the 1833 Constitution of Chile, as well as the 1925 Constitution of Chile. Part of its regulation also considered the Fundamental Law of Bonn (in the prohibition of Nazism and totalitarian groups) and of the Italian Republic (organic representation of the legislative power).


In 2013 Rino Island went through a serious social and moral crisis due to the massive entry of citizens via the web, many of radical ideologies, which were not part of the original project. Due to this, Vittorio Rino left the presidency to his friend Benedetto Samperi, with the mandate to write a new constitution that adapted the republic to the new times. In May 2014, Samperi a new constitution to replace the Rino Island Constitution of 2010. The new constitution was approved by decree of the President of the Republic. It was the object of massive popular support and acceptance.

Features of the Constitution

The prominent features of the constitution were:

  • A unitary state under strong leadership from the President of the Republic.
  • Great unicameral Senate, with members elected and appointed by the President of the Republic and institutions.
  • Establish the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman religion as the official one of the state The constitution limited the presidential term to one year, without re-election
  • Powers of legislative initiative to the president.
  • It created an independent supreme court in charge of the administration of justice.
  • Creation of a National Trade Union Center, which would represent the country's workers, both before the president and in the Great Senate.