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Post-transition Interim Constitution of the Republic of Burundi

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Year of current version:2005
Date of entry into force of original text:March 18, 2005
Date of Text (Adopted):October 20, 2004
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The current Constitution of the Republic of Burundi, named "Post-transition Interim Constitution of the Republic of Burundi", was promulgated by Law. No. 1/018 of 20 October 2004 and submitted to the vote of the Burundian people by referendum of 28 February 2005, whereby it was approved. The Constitution entered into force on 18 March 2005.

This Constitution does not contain provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, however, in Title II: "Charter of Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Individual", Article 6 of Chapter I: "Fundamental Rights of the Individual" guarantees the protection of the right to property.
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Constitution intérimaire post-transition de la République du Burundi Constitution intérimaire post-transition de la République du Burundi, Complete document (pdf) [271 KB] Constitution intérimaire post-transition de la République du Burundi, Complete document (htm) [433 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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