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Constitution of the Principality, December 17, 1962 (amended by Law No. 1.249 of April 2, 2002)

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Year of current version:2002
Date of Text (Adopted):December 17, 1962
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of Monaco is the fundamental law of the Principality.
Its current version was adopted on 17 December 1962 and last amended on 2 April 2002 by Law No. 1.249. It amends the first Constitution of 1911, outlining the separation of power between 3 branches of government.
The Executive branch in Monaco is composed of the Prince and the Minister of State who presides over a six-member Council of Government, responsible for enforcing the laws.
The legislative branch consists of a unicameral National Council which is the Principality’s legislative body. The judiciary in Monaco is invested in the Prince, who delegates legal procedures to the Courts of the Principality.

This Constitution does not contain provisions concerning the protection of Intellectual Property rights, however, Article 24 of Title III “Liberties and Fundamental Rights" guarantees the right to private property and protection thereof (refer to page 3 of the document).
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