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Moldova/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.1 Constitution

According to Article 32, section 1 of the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova (1994):

"all citizens are guaranteed the freedom of thought, opinion, as well as freedom of expression in public by words, images or any other possible way".

Section 3 of the Article 33 states that:

"the state contributes to the keeping, developing and promoting of achievements of culture and science, nationally and globally”. The same Article also states that “the liberty of artistic and scientific creation is guaranteed".

According to Article 33, section 2:

"the citizens' right to intellectual property, their material and moral interests related to the various types of intellectual creation are protected by law."

The right to the preservation of cultural identity is mentioned in section 2 of Article 10:

"the state recognises and guarantees all its citizens the right to preserve, develop and express their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity."

According to Article 50, section 5:

"it is the duty of the public authorities to establish the conditions enabling the young people to take part freely in the social, economic, cultural and sporting life of the country."

Chapter published: 11-03-2015

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