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The Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, 5 July 1995

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Year of current version:2005
Date of entry into force of original text:July 5, 1995
Date of Text (Adopted):July 5, 1995
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of the Republic of Armenia was adopted by a nationwide referendum on July 5, 1995. It was amended only once on November 27, 2005. According to the last amendments, the President of the Republic appoints the Prime Minister based on the distribution of the seats in the National Assembly and consultations with the parliamentary factions. The President also appoints (or dismisses from office) the members of the Government upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister. Given the constitutional powers of the president, Armenia can be regarded as a presidential republic.

The Constitution guarantees: the right to own property (Article 8, 28), the protection of environment (Article 10), the preservation of cultural values (Article 11), the protection of state symbols (Article 13), the privacy protection (Article 21), the freedom of speech (Article 24), the right to education (Article 35).

Chapter 2, Article 36 specifically protects the right to intellectual property: "Everyone is entitled to freedom of literary, artistic, scientific and technical creation, to benefit from the achievements of scientific progress and to participate in the cultural life of society. Intellectual property shall be protected by law".
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КОНСТИТУЦИЯ РЕСПУБЛИКИ АРМЕНИЯ КОНСТИТУЦИЯ РЕСПУБЛИКИ АРМЕНИЯ, Complete document (pdf) [232 KB] КОНСТИТУЦИЯ РЕСПУБЛИКИ АРМЕНИЯ, Complete document (htm) [1541 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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