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Upper Volta
(3,521 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1976

Roger Decottignies1

Seydou Madani Sy2

During the colonial period Upper Volta (République de Haute-Volta) was part of French West Africa. The Basic Law (loi-cadre) of 23 June 1956 created a Council of Government which was en…

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Roger Decottignies and Seydou Madani Sy, “Upper Volta”, 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 23 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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