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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries

Francisco Pereira Coutinho

Subject(s):
International organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries—the official name is Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (‘CPLP’) —is an international organization that joins States that adopt Portuguese as their official language. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, it comprises nine Member States (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Timor-Leste), ten associated observer States (Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Japan, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal, Slovakia, Turkey, and Uruguay) and several private and...
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