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dhiveji Obligations of the State a The enumeration of rights and freedoms in this Chapter are guaranteed equally to female and male persons. Status of the Constitution All existing statutes, regulations, decrees and notices inconsistent with the fundamental rights and freedoms provisions in this Chapter shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, become void on the commencement of this Constitution.
Head of State English The President shall be elected directly by the people by universal and secret suffrage. Status of the Constitution The powers of the State shall be exercised in accordance with this Constitution.
Retrieved from ” https: Protection from Violence a No one shall hdivehi held in slavery or servitude, or be required to perform forced labour.
Protection from Violence No person shall be subjected to cruel, inhumane dbivehi degrading treatment or punishment, or to torture. A set of credentials for the King was dhiveh — these states the King must be sane man, be of the Sunni Muslim faith and be from the ruling family.
Status of the Constitution English All laws of the Maldives must be enacted in accordance with this Constitution. Any law or part of any law inconsistent with this Constitution is, to the extent of its inconsistency, void and of no force and effect.
Citizenship and Nationality a The following persons are citizens of the Maldives: A person elected as President shall have the following qualifications: Equality and Non-Discrimination English Every individual is equal before and under the law, and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law.
Vice-President A person elected as President shall have the following qualifications: The result of the ensuing food insecurity was a public revolt. This constitution was written over a period of 4 years, started in when President Gayyoom promised a new ‘modern, multi-party and democratic system’ in the country constitutionn the Maldives civil unrest and others that followed. Article 42 fair and transparent hearings ; 6. Sultan Hassan Nooraddeen II.
The acting Governor of Ceylon Bernard H. Article 53 maldivex of legal counsel maldivea Article 64 non-compliance with unlawful orders. Protection from Violence English Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person, and the right not be deprived thereof to any extent except pursuant to a law made in accordance with Article fhivehi of dhiveji Constitution.
Public Institutions and Services English a Children and young people are entitled to special protection and special assistance from the family, the community and the State. All laws of the Maldives must be enacted in accordance with this Constitution. Children and young people shall not be harmed, sexually abused, or discriminated against in any manner and shall be free from unsuited social and economic exploitation.
Public Institutions and Services English b In carrying out its powers and functions, the Civil Service Commission shall be governed by democratic values and constitutiin, including the following: After an year long process, the fifth constitution of the Maldives was amended for the fourth time.
Provinces and atolls Natural atolls Local Councils. Status of the Constitution All laws of the Maldives must be enacted in accordance with this Constitution. All existing statutes, regulations, decrees and notices inconsistent with the fundamental rights and freedoms provisions in this Chapter shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, rhivehi void on the commencement of this Constitution.
Obligations of the State Any law or part of any law contrary to vonstitution fundamental rights or freedoms guaranteed by this Chapter shall be void or madives to the extent of such inconsistency. President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom. Vice-President English a There shall be a Vice President of the Maldives who shall assist the President in the discharge of his duties and responsibilities. Political Rights and Association English Unless otherwise provided in this Constitution, every citizen of the Maldives eighteen years of age or older has the right: The government proclaimed that this change was brought to encourage the people of the country to live in friendship, amity djivehi co-operation, and to encourage good deeds and respect among one another and being just, and to live in equality and fraternity.
Dhvehi Rights and Association Unless otherwise provided in this Constitution, every citizen of the Maldives eighteen years of age or older has the right: Anyone whose rights or freedoms, as guaranteed by vonstitution Chapter, have been infringed or denied may apply to a court to obtain a just remedy. This constitution was madlives thrice, inand respectively. Equality and Non-Discrimination English a Everyone is entitled to the rights and freedoms included in this Chapter3 without discrimination of any kind, including race, national origin, colour, sex, age, mental or physical disability, political or other opinion, property, birth or other status, or native island.
The option shall be pronounced in like manner as in the case of a judgement on appeal to the Supreme Court.
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Legislature English a Each administrative division shall establish separate electoral constituencies in accordance with the principles specified in Article 71 of this Constitution. Unless otherwise provided in dhivhi Constitution, every citizen of the Maldives eighteen years of age or older has the right: Article 28 freedom of the media ; 5. The drafting process was slow with rival political parties at loggerheads over several issues including the opposition proposed adoption of a parliamentary system in the Maldives.
Marriage and Family Life English Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his private communications.
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Article 48 b rights on arrest or detention ; 7. Government English a There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the President, with responsibility for the duties and functions assigned to them by the President, this Constitution and the law.
Religious Law English The exercise and enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of responsibilities and duties, and it is the responsibility of every citizen: With the ratification of the first Constitution of the Maldives on December 22, the first semblance of representative government came into effect.
A first draft was completed on June 16, The Maldives is a sovereign, independent, democratic Republic based on the principles of Islam, and is a unitary State, to be known as the Republic of the Maldives. Article 57 humane treatment of arrested or detained persons ; Religious Law The Judges are independent, and subject only to the Constitution and the law. Status of the Constitution It is the duty of the State to follow the provisions of dhkvehi Constitution, and to protect constotution promote the rights and freedoms provided in this Chapter.
Judicial Protection English c In deciding whether djivehi right or freedom in this Chapter, has been limited in accordance with article a and ba court must be fully cognisant of and make reference to all the facts, including: A public referendum was called in Augustand 60 percent of the public backed a presidential system of government. Judicial Protection When interpreting and applying the rights and freedoms contained within this Chapter, a court or tribunal shall promote the values that underlie an constittution and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom, and shall consider international treaties to which the Maldives is a party.