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Cabo Verde

Constitution of the Republic of Cabo Verde

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Cabo Verde

Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:September 25, 1992
Date of Text (Adopted):May 3, 2010
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
Independent in 1975, the Republic of Cabo Verde has adopted its first Constitution on September 5, 1980, which was amended several times. The most important being the 1990 amendment, which marked the transition of the State from a single party system to a pluralist democratic system. In 1992, Cabo Verde adopted a new Constitution. It was amended in 1995, 1999 and lastly, in 2010.

Article 54 of the Constitution recognizes the copyright. Article 54 (“Freedom of intellectual, artistic and cultural creation”) provides that: “The law guarantees the protection of copyright”. Furthermore, Article 69 protects private property and guarantees the payment of compensation in case of seizure or expropriation.
Available Texts: 
French

Constitution de la République de Cabo Verde Constitution de la République de Cabo Verde, Complete document (pdf) [488 KB]

Portuguese

Constituição da República de Cabo Verde Constituição da República de Cabo Verde, Complete document (pdf) [2608 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:CV008

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