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Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 1994

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Year of current version:2004
Date of entry into force of original text:March 30, 1994
Date of Text (Adopted):March 15, 1994
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian: Канстытуцыя Рэспублікі Беларусь, Russian: Конституция Республики Беларусь) was adopted in 1994. It has been amended twice since the original adoption, in 1996 and in 2004. These amendments increased the power of the presidency over the government and eliminated the term limits for the presidency.
The Constitution guarantees protection of intellectual property rights. In particular, Article 51 refers to the freedom of artistic, scientific and technical creativity and guarantees protection of the intellectual property by law.

Source of the text: © 2004-2007 The National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus: http://www.law.by/
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Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 1994 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 1994, Complete document (pdf) [114 KB]

Russian

Конституция Республики Беларусь от 1994 года Конституция Республики Беларусь от 1994 года, Complete document (pdf) [226 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:BY016

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