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Status of International Law

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English


The public authorities have the duty to promote and to assure, through teaching, education and diffusion, the respect of the rights of man, of the fundamental freedoms and of the duties of the citizens provided by this Constitution.
The public powers have the duty to assure the diffusion and the teaching of the Constitution, the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man, the African Charter of the Rights of Man and of Peoples, as well as all the duly ratified regional and international conventions concerning the rights of man and to international humanitarian law.
… (Art. 45)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French


Les pouvoirs publics ont le devoir de promouvoir et d’assurer, par l’enseignement, l’éducation et la diffusion, le respect des droits de l’homme, des libertés fondamentales et des devoirs du citoyen énoncés dans la présente Constitution.
Les pouvoirs publics ont le devoir d’assurer la diffusion et l’enseignement de la Constitution, de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme, de la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples, ainsi que de toutes les conventions régionales et internationales relatives aux droits de l’homme et au droit international humanitaire dûment ratifiées.
… (Art. 45)

Status of International Law

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English


The civil and military Courts and Tribunals apply the duly ratified international treaties, the laws, [and] the regulatory acts, provided that they are in conformity with the laws as well as customary [law] unless the latter is contrary to the public order or to morality.
… (Art. 153)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French


Les Cours et Tribunaux, civils et militaires, appliquent les traités internationaux dûment ratifiés, les lois, les actes réglementaires pour autant qu’ils soient conformes aux lois ainsi que la coutume pour autant que celle-ci ne soit pas contraire à l’ordre public ou aux bonnes mœurs.
… (Art. 153)

Status of International Law

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

The international treaties and agreements, regularly concluded, have, on their publication, an authority superior to that of the laws, under reserve for each treaty and agreement, of its the application by the other party. (Art. 215)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Les traités et accords internationaux régulièrement conclus ont, dès leur publication, une autorité supérieure à celle des lois, sous réserve pour chaque traité ou accord, de son application par l’autre partie. (Art. 215)

Status of International Law

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English


Reaffirming our adherence and our attachment to the Conventions of the United Nations on the Rights of the Child and on the Rights of Women, particularly to the objective of the parity of man-woman representation within the institutions of the country as well as to the international instruments concerning the protection and promotion of human rights;8
… (Preamble)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French


Réaffirmant notre adhésion et notre attachement à la Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l’Homme, à la Charte Africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples, aux Conventions des Nations Unies sur les Droits de l’Enfant et sur les Droits de la Femme, particulièrement à l’objectif de la parité de représentation homme-femme au sein des institutions du pays ainsi qu’aux instruments internationaux relatifs à la protection et à la promotion des droits humains;
… (Préambule)

Status of International Law

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

If the Constitutional Court consulted by the President of the Republic, by the Prime Minister, the President of the National Assembly or the President of the Senate, by a tenth of the Deputies or a tenth of the Senators, declares that an international treaty or agreement includes a clause contrary to the Constitution, the ratification or approval may only intervene after the revision of the Constitution. (Art. 216)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Si la Cour constitutionnelle consultée par le Président de la République, par le Premier ministre, le Président de l’Assemblée nationale ou le Président du Sénat, par un dixième des députés ou un dixième des sénateurs, déclare qu’un traité ou accord international comporte une clause contraire à la Constitution, la ratification ou l’approbation ne peut intervenir qu’après la révision de la Constitution. (Art. 216)

Status of International Law

South Africa, English

Customary international law is law in the Republic unless it is inconsistent with the Constitution or an Act of Parliament. (Sec. 232)

Status of International Law

South Africa, English

The following principles govern national security in the Republic:

(c) National security must be pursued in compliance with the law, including international law.
… (Sec. 198)

Status of International Law

South Africa, English


(5) The security services must act, and must teach and require their members to act, in accordance with the Constitution and the law, including customary international law and international agreements binding on the Republic.
… (Sec. 199)

Status of International Law

South Africa, English

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(2) An international agreement binds the Republic only after it has been approved by resolution in both the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, unless it is an agreement referred to in subsection (3).
(3) An international agreement of a technical, administrative or executive nature, or an agreement which does not require either ratification or accession, entered into by the national executive, binds the Republic without approval by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, but must be tabled in the Assembly and the Council within a reasonable time.
(4) Any international agreement becomes law in the Republic when it is enacted into law by national legislation; but a self-executing provision of an agreement that has been approved by Parliament is law in the Republic unless it is inconsistent with the Constitution or an Act of Parliament.
(5) The Republic is bound by international agreements which were binding on the Republic when this Constitution took effect. (Sec. 231)

Status of International Law

South Africa, English

When interpreting any legislation, every court must prefer any reasonable interpretation of the legislation that is consistent with international law over any alternative interpretation that is inconsistent with international law. (Sec. 233)