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Azerbaijan/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.1 Constitution

Following a referendum on 12 November 1995, the new Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan was adopted and entered into force on 5 December 1995. The country's basic law was developed in line with the fundamental principles and norms of international law. There are a number of provisions in the Constitution that directly concern the interests of artists and cultural workers. The most important are: "Intellectual Property Rights" (chapter III, Article 30); "Rights on Culture" (chapter III, Article 40); "Freedom of Thought and Word" (chapter III, Article 47); "Freedom of Information" (chapter III, Article 50); "Freedom to Create" (chapter III, Article 51); "Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments" (chapter IV, Article 77).


Chapter published: 02-11-2016

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