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Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Palau, English

Every person shall be equal under the law and shall be entitled to equal protection. The government shall take no action to discriminate against any person on the basis of sex, race, place of origin, language, religion or belief, social status or clan affiliation except for the preferential treatment of citizens, for the protection of minors, elderly, indigent, physically or mentally handicapped, and other similar groups, and in matters concerning intestate succession and domestic relations. No person shall be treated unfairly in legislative or executive investigations. (Art. IV, Sec. 5)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Palau, English

Only citizens of Palau and corporations wholly owned by citizens of Palau may acquire title to land or waters in Palau. (Art. XIII, Sec. 8)

Religious Law

Palau, English

… The government shall not recognize or establish a national religion, but may provide assistance to private or parochial schools on a fair and equitable basis for nonreligious purposes. (Art. IV, Sec. 1)

Customary Law

Palau, English

A Council of Chiefs composed of a traditional chief from each of the states shall advise the President on matters concerning traditional laws, customs and their relationship to this Constitution and the laws of Palau. No person shall be a member of the Council of Chiefs unless he has been appointed and accepted as a chief in a traditional manner, and is recognized as such by the traditional council of chiefs of his state. No chief shall serve in the Council of Chiefs while serving as a member of the Olbiil Era Kelulau or the cabinet. (Art. VIII, Sec. 6)

Customary Law

Palau, English

Statutes and traditional law shall be equally authoritative. In case of conflict between a statute and a traditional law, the statute shall prevail only to the extent it is not in conflict with the underlying principles of the traditional law. (Art. V, Sec. 2)

Customary Law

Palau, English

The government shall take no action to prohibit or revoke the role or function of a traditional leader as recognized by custom and tradition which is not inconsistent with this Constitution, nor shall it prevent a traditional leader from being recognized, honoured, or given formal or functional roles at any level of government. (Art. V, Sec. 1)

Protection from Violence

Palau, English

Slavery or involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime. The government shall protect children from exploitation. (Art. IV, Sec. 11)

Protection from Violence

Palau, English

Torture, cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment, and excessive fines are prohibited. (Art. IV, Sec. 10)

Protection from Violence

Palau, English

The national government shall take positive action to attain these national objectives and implement these national policies: ... protection of the safety and security of persons and property; … (Art. VI)

Status of the Constitution

Palau, English

The government shall take no action to prohibit or revoke the role or function of a traditional leader as recognized by custom and tradition which is not inconsistent with this Constitution … (Art. V, Sec. 1)