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Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic

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Kyrgyzstan

Year of current version:2010
Date of Text (Adopted):June 27, 2010
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
Kyrgyzstan declared its independence on August 31,1999 after the breakup of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The first Constitution of the Kyrgyzstan was adopted on May 5, 1993. It has been amended in 1996, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

The current Constitution of the Kyrgyzstan Republic was adopted on June 27, 2010 by popular referendum and entered into force on July 2, 2010.
The Constitution proclaims the establishment of a democratic, legal, secular, unitary and social State (Article 1). Kyrgyzstan Republic has the principle of separation of powers (Article 3). The legislative power is vested in Jogorku Kenesh (the Parliament). The executive power is carried by the Government, state committees, administrative departments and local state administrations. The judicial power is exercised by the courts.

The Constitution contains specific provisions regarding intellectual property in Article 49 proclaims that the freedom of literary, artistic, scientific, technical and other forms of creativity is guaranteed for everyone; everyone has the right to participate in cultural life and have access to cultural values, and that the State ensures the preservation of historical monuments and other objects of cultural heritage, and; that intellectual property is protected by law.

The Constitution also contains provisions which can be extended to intellectual property in Article 42.1, which proclaims that everyone has the right to own, use and dispose of his property, and Article 37.1 which proclaims that popular customs and traditions that do not infringe on the rights and freedoms of a human, are supported by the State in the Kyrgyzstan Republic.
Available Texts: 
English

Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, Complete document (pdf) [187 KB]

Russian

Конституция Киргизской Республики Конституция Киргизской Республики, Complete document (pdf) [274 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:KG084

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