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Constitution of the Republic of Panama

Year of Version:2004
Date of Entry into Force:October 11, 1972
Date of Text (Adopted):October 11, 1972
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of Panama was promulgated on October 11, 1972, and came into force on the same date. It was amended in 1978, 1983, 1993, 1994 and 2004.
This revised version of the Constitution takes into account amendments up to Legislative Act No. 1 of July 27, 2004, which was published in the Official Gazette No. 25176 of November 15, 2004.

Article 53 of the Constitution states that every author, artist or inventor enjoys the exclusive ownership of his work or invention during the time and in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Available Texts: 
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Constitución Política de la República de Panamá Constitución Política de la República de Panamá, Complete document (pdf) [206 KB] Constitución Política de la República de Panamá, Complete document (htm) [359 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

WIPO Lex No.:PA019

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