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Argentina

Constitution of 1853, as amended up to 1998.

Article 75

    Congress is empowered:

    17. To recognize the ethnic and cultural pre-existence of indigenous peoples of Argentina. To guarantee respect for the identity and the right to bilingual and intercultural education; to recognize the legal capacity of their communities, and the community possession and ownership of the lands they traditionally occupy; and to regulate the granting of other lands adequate and sufficient for human development; none of them shall be sold, transmitted or subject to liens or attachments. To guarantee their participation in issues related to their natural resources and in other interests affecting them. The provinces may jointly exercise these powers.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution and further information on the constitutional background of Argentina are provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Bern.


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