Chapter VII. Local Self-Government
(Petitions Concerning Constitutionality of Central Government Laws)
In cases where the legislative or executive authorities of the local self-government body, in the exercise of their powers, consider that the application of the law adopted by the central government may infringes upon the powers of local self-government laid down in the Constitution and the law applied is in contravention of the Constitution, they may lodge a petition with the Constitutional Court for a judgment declaring the impugned law unconstitutional.
Articles 50 to 54 shall apply mutatis mutandis to petitions under the preceding Paragraph.
(Petitions Concerning Constitutionality of Acts of the Central Supervisory Authority)
After exhaustion of all ordinary judicial remedies, any local self-government body which considers that any act of the central supervisory authority arising under the circumstances set out in the subparagraphs below, in respect of which the final court decision has ruled against it, infringes upon its powers of local self-government laid down in the Constitution may lodge a petition with the Constitutional Court for a judgment declaring the impugned act unconstitutional:
(1) the self-government ordinances and regulations are nullified or not approved by the central supervisory authority as notified in writing ;
(2) the self-government matters decided by the local legislative authorities are nullified by the central supervisory authority as is notified in writing; or
(3) the self-government matters administered by the local executive authorities are rescinded, amended, revoked, or discontinued by the central supervisory authority.
Petitions under the preceding Paragraph must be lodged within the peremptory period of six months after the service of the relevant final decision.
The provisions of Articles 60, 61 and Article 62, Paragraph 1, First Sentence shall apply mutatis mutandis to petitions under Paragraph 1.