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Jurisdiction and Access

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

The appellate division of the Supreme Court may review cases heard in the national courts, and cases heard in state or local courts if they require interpretation of this Constitution, national law, or a treaty. If a state constitution permits, the appellate division of the Supreme Court may review other cases on appeal from the highest state court in which a decision may be had. (Art. XI, Sec. 7)

Jurisdiction and Access

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

When a case in a state or local court involves a substantial question requiring the interpretation of the Constitution, national law, or a treaty, on application of a party or on its own motion the court shall certify the question to the appellate division of the Supreme Court. The appellate division of the Supreme Court may decide the case or remand it for further proceedings. (Art. XI, Sec. 8)

Citizenship and Nationality

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

A person born of parents one or both of whom are citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia is a citizen and national of the Federated States by birth. (Art. III, Sec. 2)

Citizenship and Nationality

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

The following powers are expressly delegated to Congress:

(c) to regulate immigration, emigration, naturalization, and citizenship;
… (Art. IX, Sec. 2)

Citizenship and Nationality

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

A person who is a citizen of the Trust Territory immediately prior to the effective date of this Constitution and a domiciliary of a District ratifying this Constitution is a citizen and national of the Federated States of Micronesia. (Art. III, Sec. 1)

Citizenship and Nationality

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

A citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia who is recognized as a citizen of another nation shall, within 3 years of his 18th birthday, or within 3 years of the effective date of this Constitution, whichever is later, register his intent to remain a citizen of the Federated States and renounce his citizenship of another nation. If he fails to comply with this Section, he becomes a national of the Federated States of Micronesia. (Art. III, Sec. 3)

Protection from Violence

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

Slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited except to punish crime. (Art. IV, Sec. 10)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or be denied the equal protection of the laws. (Art. IV, Sec. 3)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

Equal protection of the laws may not be denied or impaired on account of sex, race, ancestry, national origin, language, or social status. (Art. IV, Sec. 4)

Customary Law

Micronesia, Federated States of, English

Nothing in this Constitution takes away a role or function of a traditional leader as recognized by custom and tradition, or prevents a traditional leader from being recognized, honoured, and given formal or functional roles at any level of government as may be prescribed by this Constitution or by statute. (Art. V, Sec. 1)