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Equality and Non-Discrimination

South Sudan, English

… Recalling our long and heroic struggle for justice, freedom, equality and dignity in South Sudan; …
Determined to lay the foundation for a united, peaceful and prosperous society based on justice, equality, respect for human rights and the rule of law;
Committed to establishing a decentralized democratic multi-party system of governance in which power shall be peacefully transferred and to upholding values of human dignity and equal rights and duties of men and women; … (Preamble)

Religious Law

Madagascar, English

The State affirms its neutrality concerning the different religions.
The secularism of the Republic is based on the principle of the separation of the affairs of the State and of the religious institutions and of their representatives.
The State and the religious institutions prohibit themselves [from] any infringement of their respective domains.
No Head of Institution nor any member of the Government may be part of the directing authority of a religious Institution, under penalty of being relieved by the High Constitutional Court or being removed[,] of office[,] from their mandate or their function. (Art. 2)

Religious Law

Madagascar, English

The Malagasy People constitute a nation organized as a sovereign, unitary, republican and secular State. ... (Art. 1)

Citizenship and Nationality

Yemen, English

The law shall regulate Yemeni nationality. Any Yemeni shall not be deprived of his nationality. Once Yemeni nationality is acquired it may not be withdrawn except in accordance with the law. (Art. 44)

Obligations of the State

Madagascar, English

The individual rights and the fundamental freedoms are guaranteed by the Constitution and their exercise is organized by the law. (Art. 7)

Judicial Protection

Madagascar, English

… If, before a jurisdiction, a party raises an exception of unconstitutionality, that jurisdiction postpones its decision and refers the matter to the High Constitutional Court which decides within the time period of one month.
In the same way, if before a jurisdiction, a party maintains that a provision of a legislative or regulatory text infringes their fundamental rights recognized by the Constitution, that jurisdiction postpones its decision within the same conditions as in the previous paragraph. … (Art. 118)

National Human Rights Bodies

Madagascar, English

The High Council for the Defense of Democracy and of the State of Law is responsible for observing the respect for the ethic of power, of democracy and of the respect for the State of Law, and to control the promotion and the protection of human rights.
The law establishes the modalities relative to the composition, the organization and the functioning of the High Council. (Art. 43)

Obligations of the State

Madagascar, English

In addition to the issues that are directed to it by other Articles of the Constitution:
I. The law establishes the rules concerning:
1°.the civil rights and the fundamental guarantees granted to individuals, associations, political parties and to any other group for the exercise of the rights and the freedoms as well as their duties and obligations;
… (Art. 95)

Obligations of the State

Madagascar, English

… Considering the geopolitical situation of Madagascar and its voluntarist [volontariste] participation in the dialog [concert] of nations, and making its own, notably:
– The International Charter of the Rights of Man;
– The Conventions relative to the rights of the child, to the rights of women, to the protection of the environment, to the social, economical, political, civil and cultural rights,
Considering that the development of the personality and of the identity of all Malagasies is the essential factor of the durable and full development of which the conditions are, notably:

– the respect for and protection of the fundamental freedoms and rights;
… (Preamble)4

Equality and Non-Discrimination

South Sudan, English

(5) South Sudan is founded on justice, equality, respect for human dignity and advancement of human rights and fundamental freedoms. (Art. 1)