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Year of current version:2005
Date of entry into force of original text:April 18, 1980
Date of Text (Adopted):December 21, 1979
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:The Constitution of Zimbabwe was adopted on December 21, 1979 and has been amended 17 times, most recently in 2005.

The Constitution does not contain provisions on intellectual property. However, Section 18 (15) contains general provisions on the protection of traditional knowledge relating to the traditional or customary tribal practices and procedures. Furthermore, Section 16 provides protection from deprivation of property.
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Constitution of Zimbabwe Constitution of Zimbabwe, Complete document (pdf) [907 KB] Constitution of Zimbabwe, Complete document (htm) [1186 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:ZW015

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