MALDIVES CONSTITUTION DHIVEHI PDF

Act No: 22/ Dhivehi to English Translation . the Maldives in accordance with the Constitution. All matters adjudicated before the courts of the Maldives. This complete constitution has been generated from excerpts of texts The national language of the Maldives is Dhivehi. • Official or national. Home · Laws · Publication · Constitution · Dhivehi. THE CONSTITUTION. Download The Constitution of Maldives –

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Vice-President English A person elected as President shall have the following qualifications: It also reduces the executive powers vested under the president and strengthens the parliament. When interpreting and applying the rights and freedoms contained within this Chapter,7 a court or tribunal shall promote the values that underlie an open and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom, and shall consider international treaties to which the Maldives is a party.

All members shall be elected from a separate electoral constituency.

Public Institutions and Services English a Members of the security services shall treat all persons and groups equally without any discrimination, and with humanity and dignity in accordance with the decorous principles of Islam.

Article 51 rights of the accused ; 8.

The powers of the State shall be exercised in accordance with this Constitution. Each chapter and schedule focus on a specific topic. The constitution consists of a msldives, fourteen chapters followed by three schedules. Head of State The President shall be elected directly by the people by universal and secret suffrage.

Political Rights and Association a Every citizen has the right to establish and to participate in the activities of political parties. Anyone whose rights or freedoms, as guaranteed by this Chapter, have been infringed or denied may apply to a court to obtain a just remedy.

Gazette of the Maldivian Government. Every one engaged in employment with the State shall have the right of pension as provided by law.

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The result of the ensuing food insecurity was a public revolt. 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.

A cabinet of ministers and a parliament comprising forty seven members was also established. Status of the Constitution English All laws of the Maldives must be enacted in accordance with this Constitution. Participation in Public Life and Institutions English Unless otherwise provided in this Constitution, every citizen of the Maldives eighteen years of age or older has the right: The change was followed by the ratification of the fourth Constitution of Maldives on March 7, Protection from Violence English No person shall be subjected to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment, or to torture.

Article 53 assistance of legal counsel ; Obligations of the State English No provision of the Constitution shall be interpreted or translated in a manner that would grant to the State or any group or person the right to engage in any activity or perform any act aimed at the destruction of the rights and freedoms set out in this Constitution.

The acting Governor of Ceylon Bernard H. Citizenship and Nationality a The following persons are citizens of the Maldives: The new laws angered the public and influential foreign traders in the Maldives. The first written Constitution of the Maldives was codified in the early twentieth century, on December 22, during the thirtieth year of the reign of Sultan Mohamed Shamsudeen Iskandar III. Provinces and atolls Natural atolls Local Councils. The September riots came shortly after the Majlis had unanimously endorsed President Gayoom as the sole candidate for a record sixth term in office.

Constitution of the Maldives

Status of International Law English When interpreting and applying the rights and freedoms contained within this Chapter,7 a court or tribunal shall promote the values that underlie an open and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom, and shall consider international treaties to which the Maldives is a party.

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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. In Septemberunprecedented anti-government riots broke out in Male, sparked by deaths of four prison inmates. Obligations of the State No provision of the Constitution shall be interpreted or translated in a manner that would grant to the State or any group or person the right to engage in any activity or perform any act aimed at the destruction of the rights and freedoms set out in this Constitution.

Obligations of the State English Any law or part of any law contrary to the fundamental rights or freedoms guaranteed by this Chapter shall be void or void constitutin the extent of such inconsistency. In OctoberGayoom was elected by Citizenship and Nationality English a The following persons are citizens of the Maldives: Administrative divisions Provinces and atolls Natural atolls Local Councils. The President shall be elected directly by the people by universal and secret suffrage.

In his inaugural address, Gayoom promised various political reforms. No control or restraint may be exercised against any person unless it is expressly authorised by law.

Maldives Law : Constitution of Maldives

The Judges are independent, and subject only to the Constitution and the law. Public Institutions and Services English a Every person of marriageable cinstitution as determined by law has the right to marry, and to establish a family as specified in law. The founders of the constitution were banished to Colombo and the constitution was amended to 84 articles in June Political Rights and Association Unless otherwise provided in this Constitution, every citizen of the Maldives eighteen years of age or older has the right: