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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Status of the Constitution No provision of constithtion 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. Head of State The President shall be elected directly by the people by universal and secret suffrage. 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 following the Maldives civil unrest and others that followed.

Status of the Constitution The powers of the State shall be exercised in accordance with this Constitution. Such statute shall specify the responsibilities, powers, mandate, qualifications, and ethical standards of members.

A thirteen member committee began work on drafting the constitution on March 22, Protection from Violence 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 16 of this Constitution.

Every individual is equal before and under the law, and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law. Public Institutions and Services a Every person of marriageable age as determined by law has the right to marry, and to establish a family as specified in law.


Status of International Law 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.

Equality and Non-Discrimination Every individual is equal before and under the law, and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law. Religious Law The Judges are independent, and subject only to the Dhivehk and the law.

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In OctoberGayoom was elected by A cabinet of ministers dhiveji a parliament comprising forty seven members was also established. 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.

In Septemberunprecedented anti-government riots broke out in Male, sparked by deaths of four prison inmates. Each chapter and schedule focus on a specific topic. Sultan Muhammad Fareed Didi. Sultan Hassan Nooraddeen II.

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Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database. Public Institutions and Services b In carrying out its powers and functions, the Civil Service Commission shall be governed by democratic values and principles, including the following: All members shall be elected from a separate electoral constituency. Article 48 b rights on arrest or detention ; 7. Retrieved 12 July The Constitution of the Maldives is the supreme law of the country of Maldives.

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Among other changes, it states that “a non-Muslim may not become a citizen of the Maldives”. The constitution consists of a preamble, fourteen chapters followed by three schedules.


Article 55 no imprisonment for mwldives of contractual obligation ; After an year long process, the fifth constitution of the Maldives was amended for the fourth time. The country chivehi to a Sultanate on January 31, Article 54 no degrading treatment or torture ; 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 to the extent of such inconsistency.

Article 42 fair and transparent hearings ; 6. All laws of the Maldives must be enacted in accordance with this Constitution. Status of the Constitution English 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. 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: Obligations of the State a The enumeration of rights and freedoms in this Chapter are guaranteed equally to female and male persons.

The government proclaimed that this change was brought to encourage the people of the country to live in friendship, amity and co-operation, and to encourage good deeds and respect among one another and being just, and to live in equality and fraternity.