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The Constitution of Georgia

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Year of current version:2006
Date of entry into force of original text:October 17, 1995
Date of Text (Adopted):August 24, 1995
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
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The Constitution of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს კონსტიტუცია) is the supreme law of Georgia. It was approved by the Parliament of Georgia on 24 August 1995 and entered into force on 17 October. The Constitution was amended in 2004, 2005, 2007 with the latest amendments introduced in 2010, which brings the country's political system closer to a parliamentary republic and considerably increases the power of prime minister.

The Constitution guarantees the protection of intellectual property rights. In particular, Part I Article 23 ensures the freedom of intellectual creation and the right to intellectual property. Furthermore, Part II Article 13 states that interference in creative process, censorship in the field of creative activity shall be impermissible. Finally, Part III Article 23 prohibits the seizure of creative work and prohibition of its dissemination unless it infringes upon the legal rights of others.
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English

The Constitution of Georgia The Constitution of Georgia, Complete document (pdf) [330 KB] The Constitution of Georgia, Complete document (htm) [213 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

La Constitution de Géorgie La Constitution de Géorgie, Complete document (pdf) [130 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:GE021

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