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The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia

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Year of current version:2007
Date of entry into force of original text:November 7, 1992
Date of Text (Adopted):February 15, 1922
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Satversme) was adopted on February 15, 1992 and has been amended eight times. The latest amendment was consolidated into the original text in 2009.

Chapter VII of the Constitution guarantees the right to own property (Article 105), the freedom of scientific research, artistic and other creative activity, the protection to copyrights and patents (Article 113), and the right to preserve and develop the ethnic and cultural identity of ethnic minorities (Article 114).
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The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Complete document (pdf) [52 KB] The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Complete document (htm) [78 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Latvian

Latvijas Republikas Satversme Latvijas Republikas Satversme, Complete document (pdf) [81 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:LV021

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