#AllezDemocracy 02 - The Law of Epidaurus: Provisional Government of Greece
The Law of Epidaurus was adopted by the First National Assembly of Epidaurus on January 1, 1822. Formally it was the Provisional Government of Greece (Προσωρινό Πολίτευμα της Ελλάδος), sometimes translated as Temporary Constitution of Greece.
It is considered to be the first constitution of Modern Greece, written by Vincenzo Gallina, an Italian philhellene, together with Alexandros Mavrokordatos and Theodoros Negris.
Title: The Law of Epidaurus (Provisional Government of Greece). Astros, 13 April 1823
Collection: GSA, Small Collections
Based on the French constitutions of 1793 & 1795, as well as the American constitution of 1787, the Temporary Constitution of Greece provides the protection of human liberties, the principle of representative democracy, as well as the separation of powers.