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Constitution of the Republic of Haiti, 1987

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Year of current version:1987
Date of entry into force of original text:March 29, 1987
Date of Text (Adopted):March 10, 1987
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The current Constitution of Haiti was adopted by the Constituent National Assembly on March 10, 1987 and entered into force on March 29 of the same year.
The Constitution, the supreme law of the country, defines the government of Haiti as a cooperativist, free, democratic social republic with a dual executive (President and Prime Minister); a bicameral legislature (the National Assembly); and a judicial power vested in the Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation), the Courts of Appeal, Courts of First Instance, Justice of the Peace Courts, and special courts.

The Constitution of Haiti contains provisions for the protection of intellectual property rights in Article 38, explicitly stipulating that scientific, literary or artistic property is protected by law.
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English

Constitution of the Republic of Haiti, 1987 Constitution of the Republic of Haiti, 1987, Complete document (pdf) [141 KB] Constitution of the Republic of Haiti, 1987, Complete document (htm) [270 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Constitution de la République d'Haiti, 1987 Constitution de la République d'Haiti, 1987, Complete document (pdf) [289 KB]

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