A Proclamation ( from Latin proclamare " cry aloud, shout "; from pro, " before, for", and clamare, " call ", and of French proclamation, " proclamation, proclamation ") is a public appeal, a notice or public statement.

A distinction is generally between official proclamations of states or state organs of a binding nature and proclamations of political and social groups or organizations that are trying to win over both the mood of the person addressed.

International law

International law, however, defines the proclamation as the formal declaration of one or more States have their own opinions or intentions about the relations between states that are not generally aimed at specific target, but to the international community.

To play unilateral proclamations, for example, in maritime law a special role. In contrast to the multi-page contracts proclamations on the commitment involved is lacking.


  • The proclamations of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV as part of the March Revolution of 1848
  • The German imperial proclamation of Versailles during the Empire (18 January 1871) has more the character of a call.
  • Easter Proclamation - April 24, 1916 declaration of independence of Ireland from Great Britain
  • In contrast, it is in the proclamations of the Allied Control Council for Germany ( 30 August-20 October 1945) to basic legal regulations.
  • June 18, 1946 - Proclamation of the Republic of Italy
  • 15 November 1983 - unilateral proclamation of the " Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"
  • May 24, 1993 - Proclamation of the independence of Eritrea
  • November 11, 1994 - Announcement of the proclamation of the Federal Government on the extension of the German territorial sea
  • Solemnly is also invoked in the Vorkarnevalszeit to Prince proclamation.