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Law No. 90-24 of November 23, 1990 on the Protection of National Cultural Heritage

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Year of current version:1990
Date of entry into force of original text:December 5, 1990
Date of Text (Enacted):November 23, 1990
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:
This law ensures the protection of national cultural heritage. According to Article 2, national cultural heritage concerns: “religious, artistic, literary or touristic movable and immovable property whose conservation and protection is major importance for the national community”. Articles 5, 6 and 7 provide a list of protected movable and immovable property. When property is considered as part of the national cultural heritage, they fall into the public domain. Its exportation, exploitation and reproduction for commercial use are prohibited (Articles 4, 13 and 29).

Source : http://www.archives.assemblee-nationale.tg/repertoire-des-lois/ive-legislature
Available Texts: 
French

Loi n° 90-24 du 23 novembre 1990 relative a la protection du patrimoine culturel national Loi n° 90-24 du 23 novembre 1990 relative a la protection du patrimoine culturel national, Complete document (pdf) [542 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:TG012

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