Uruguay's Constitution of 1966 (Amendments 2004)


This is Uruguay's Constitution of 1966, reinstated in 1985 with Amendments through 2004. It recognizes a free, independent and sovereign Republic, with the exclusive right to establish their laws. It also set out the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens.

Moreover, the Constitution of Uruguay guarantees the right to a decent home in article 45, which is given effect in a five-year housing plan for the period 2015-2019. The plan draws on the right to city and the comprehensive definition of adequate housing and addresses issues of discrimination and socio-spatial segregation.

Country: Uruguay
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Year: 2004