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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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Constitution of the Maldives

Any law or part of any law contrary to the fundamental rights or freedoms guaranteed by this Chapter shall be void or void to the extent of such inconsistency. Political Rights and Association English a Every citizen has the right to establish and to participate in the activities of political parties.

A set of credentials for the King was established — these states the King must be sane man, be of the Sunni Muslim faith and be from the ruling family.

Article 25 no slavery or forced labour ; 3. Employment Rights and Protection Every one engaged in employment with the State shall have the right of pension as provided by law. A first draft was completed on June 16, Every person must respect these rights with respect to others.

The country reverted to a Sultanate on January 31, Vice-President a There shall be a Vice President of the Maldives who shall assist the President in the discharge of his duties and responsibilities. Employment Rights and Protection English a Every citizen has the right to engage in any employment or occupation.

Maldives Law : Constitution of Maldives

Public Institutions and Services a Children and young people are entitled to special protection and special assistance from the family, the community and the State. The first constitution had 92 articles and a bill of rights guaranteeing equality before the law, freedom from arbitrary arrest and torture, protection of private property, freedom of expression, association and press, and a pension after 25 years of service to dhivshi state.


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. In OctoberGayoom was elected by Religious Law The Maldives is a sovereign, independent, democratic Republic based on the principles of Islam, and is dhjvehi unitary State, to be known as the Republic of the Maldives.

Under the rule of president Maumoon Abdul Gayyooma 12th constitution was introduced in Protection from Violence English No person shall be subjected to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment, or to torture.

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.

In his inaugural address, Gayoom promised various political reforms. Constitution of the Republic of the Maldives English. Each chapter and schedule focus on a specific topic. Vice-President A person elected as President shall have the following qualifications: Equality and Non-Discrimination English a The enumeration of rights and freedoms in this Chapter are guaranteed equally to female and male persons. Vice-President English A person elected as President shall have the following qualifications: For the first time in Maldivian history, a woman was elected to the parliament.

Obligations of the State It is the constigution of the State to follow the provisions of this Constitution, and to protect and promote the rights and freedoms provided in dhivvehi Chapter. Status of the Constitution It is the duty of the State to follow the provisions of this Constitution, and to protect and promote the rights and freedoms provided in this Chapter.

Government 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.

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 new constitution also constittuion the presidential term to five years, but appointed Al-Ameer Mohamed Ameen Dhoshimeyna Kilegefaanu as the first president of the Maldives. The sixth constitution of the Maldives, ratified in Augustintroduced a whole new set of democratic rights, enshrined the separation of powers and introduced mechanisms for accountability and transparency.

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure a Every citizen has the right to acquire, own, inherit, transfer or otherwise transact of such property.

It provides the legal foundation for the existence of the Republic of Maldives, sets out the rights and duties of the citizens of Maldives, and defines the structure of the Government of the Maldives. The declaration of a state of emergency shall specify the reasons for the declaration of an emergency, and include measures to deal with the emergency, which may include the temporary suspension of the operation of laws and infringement of certain fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by this Constitution in Chapter 2.

It is the duty of the State to follow the provisions of this Constitution, and to protect and promote the rights and freedoms provided in this Chapter.

Shortly after the Maldives won independence from the British Empire, the fourth constitution was repealed and a Second Republic was established under the rule of President Ibrahim Nasir in Judicial Protection English 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.