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Belize Constitution Act (Cap. 4)

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Year of current version:2000
Date of entry into force of original text:September 21, 1981
Date of Text (Adopted):September 21, 1981
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of Belize is the supreme law of the Constitutional monarchy of Belize. It was signed on 21 september 1981 and entered into force at the same date. The Constitution is Chapter 4 of the Laws of Belize, and is divided into a preamble, twelve parts and four schedules. The Constitution provides for a clear separation of powers, expressed in parts 4 to 6.
This Constitution does not contain provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, however, the right to property is guaranteed as a fundamental right under article 3 and protection from deprivation thereof is guaranteed by article 17 of the Constitution.
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