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The Belgian constitution was heavily influenced by the French "Code Napoleon" which was in itself a great influence to many countries throughout the world seeking a legal framework for personal freedoms after emerging from under regional Imperial powers. Code Napoleon was very influential in South American and the Middle East.


Comparing just to the Constitution of the Netherlands, that of Belgium was for a Unitary State with no substantial body of Common Law and tradition, while that of The Netherlands was for a Federal State, with a substantial body of Common Law and Tradition. Further part of the motive for the separation of Belgium from Netherlands in 1831 had been a feeling ...

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