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Limitations and/or Derogations

Seychelles, English

Where a right or freedom contained in this Charter10 is subject to any limitation, restriction or qualification, that limitation, restriction or qualification−
(a) shall have no wider effect than is strictly necessary in the circumstances; and
(b) shall not be applied for any purpose other than that for which it has been prescribed. (Art. 47)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Seychelles, English

(1) This article shall apply during any period of public emergency.
(2) Notwithstanding this Chapter7 but subject to clause (3), a law may provide for the taking during a period of public emergency of such measures as are strictly required to meet the exigencies of the situation.
(3) A law referred to in clause (2) shall not provide for the taking of measures that are inconsistent with which articles 15, 16, 17, 18 (3) 19 (2) to (6) and (11), 21 and 27.
… (Art. 43)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Seychelles, English

(1) A law made in relation to a disciplinary force of Seychelles may, in so far as it is necessary in a democratic society,8 provide for the derogation against the provisions of the Charter,9 other than articles 15, 16, and 17.
(2) A law of a country other than Seychelles whose disciplinary force is lawfully in Seychelles in pursuance of arrangements made between the Government of Seychelles and another government or an international organization shall, in so far as the law applies to the disciplinary force, not be held to be inconsistent or in contravention of the provisions of the Charter.
(3) A law which authorises the taking of any measure against a member of a disciplinary force of a country with which Seychelles is at war shall not be held to be inconsistent with the Charter.
(4) A law referred to in clause (3) shall not provide for the doing of anything which constitutes the crime of genocide or a crime against humanity. (Art. 44)

Political Rights and Association

Seychelles, English

(1) A person who is a citizen of Seychelles and has attained the age of eighteen years is entitled to be registered as a voter unless the person is disqualified from registration under an Act on the ground of-
(a) infirmity of mind;
(b) criminality; or
(c) residence outside Seychelles.
… (Art. 114)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Seychelles, English

This Chapter shall not be interpreted so as to confer on any person or group the right to engage in any activity aimed at the suppression of a right or freedom contained in the Charter. (Art. 45)

Vice-President

Seychelles, English

(1) A person is qualified for election as President if−
(a) the person is a citizen of Seychelles;
(b) the person is not disqualified from registration as a voter under this Constitution.
… (Art. 51)

Electoral Bodies

Seychelles, English

(1) The Electoral Commission-
(a) shall be a responsible for the conduct and supervision of the registration of voters and of elections and referenda under this Constitution;
(b) shall keep under continuous review the number and boundaries of the electoral areas into which Mahe and Praslin are divided having regard to article 112 (3);
(c) shall keep under continuous review the practices and working, including such matters as finance, broadcast and advertising, of political campaigns in respect of elections and referenda under this Constitution;
(d) shall have such other functions as may be prescribed by or under this Constitution or an Act.
(e) Shall review the existing legislation governing Electoral matters and make recommendations to the Government. … (Art. 116)

Government

Seychelles, English

(1) There shall be such number of Ministers, not being less than seven or more than fourteen as the President may, from time to time, determine.
(2) The President may, with the approval of a majority of the members of the National Assembly, appoint a person who is a citizen of Seychelles and who has attained the age of eighteen years to the office of Minister.
… (Art. 69)

Legislature

Seychelles, English

The National Assembly shall consist of-
(a) such number of members directly elected in accordance with-
(i) this Constitution; and
(ii) subject to this Constitution, an Act, as is equal to the number of electoral areas;
(b) not more than 10 members elected on the basis of the scheme of proportional representation specified in Schedule 4. (Art. 78)

Electoral Bodies

Seychelles, English

(1) There shall be an Electoral Commission which shall perform the functions conferred upon it by this Constitution any other law.
(2) Subject to this Constitution the Electoral Commission shall not, in the performance of its functions, be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority. (Art. 115)