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Volume I: National Reports 1980

Alexis Gabou1

The People’s Republic of the Congo (République Populaire du Congo) is a unitary state whose official language is French. Under colonial rule the Congo formed part of French Equatorial Africa and was called Mid-Congo. The Basic Law (loi-cadre) of 23 June 1956 permitted the creation …

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Alexis Gabou, “Congo”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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