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Obligations of the State

Sweden, English

No act of law or other provision may be adopted which contravenes Sweden’s undertakings under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. (Instrument of Government, Chapter 2, Art. 19)

Sweden, Swedish

Lag eller annan föreskrift får inte meddelas i strid med Sveriges åtaganden på grund av den europeiska konventionen angående skydd för de mänskliga rättigheterna och de grundläggande friheterna. (Kungörelse (1974:152) om beslutad ny regeringsform, 2 kap, 19§)

Obligations of the State

Sweden, English

Within the framework of European Union cooperation, the Riksdag may transfer decision-making authority which does not affect the basic principles by which Sweden is governed. Such transfer presupposes that protection for rights and freedoms in the field of cooperation to which the transfer relates corresponds to that afforded under this Instrument of Government and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
… (Instrument of Government, Chapter 10, Art. 6)

Sweden, Swedish

Inom ramen för samarbetet i Europeiska unionen kan riksdagen överlåta beslutanderätt som inte rör principerna för statsskicket. Sådan överlåtelse förutsätter att fri- och rättighetsskyddet inom det samarbetsområde till vilket överlåtelsen sker motsvarar det som ges i denna regeringsform och i den europeiska konventionen angående skydd för de mänskliga rättigheterna och de grundläggande friheterna.
… (Kungörelse (1974:152) om beslutad ny regeringsform, 10 kap, 6§)

Obligations of the State

Slovakia, English

(1) People are free and equal in dignity and in rights. Basic rights and freedoms are inviolable, inalienable, imprescriptible, and indefeasible.
(2) Basic rights and freedoms on the territory of the Slovak Republic are guaranteed to everyone regardless of sex, race, color of skin, language, faith and religion, political, or other thoughts, national or social origin, affiliation to a nation, or ethnic group, property, descent, or any other status. No one may be harmed, preferred, or discriminated against on these grounds.
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(4) No one may be harmed in his rights for exercising of his basic rights and freedoms. (Art. 12)

Slovakia, Slovak

(1) Ľudia sú slobodní a rovní v dôstojnosti i v právach. Základné práva a slobody sú neodňateľné, nescudziteľné, nepremlčateľné a nezrušiteľné.
(2) Základné práva a slobody sa zaručujú na území Slovenskej republiky všetkým bez ohľadu na pohlavie, rasu, farbu pleti, jazyk, vieru a náboţenstvo, politické, či iné zmýšľanie, národný alebo sociálny pôvod, príslušnosť k národnosti alebo etnickej skupine, majetok, rod alebo iné postavenie. Nikoho nemoţno z týchto dôvodov poškodzovať, zvýhodňovať alebo znevýhodňovať.
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(4) Nikomu nesmie byť spôsobená ujma na právach pre to, ţe uplatňuje svoje základné práva a slobody. (Čl. 12)

Obligations of the State

Slovakia, English

Everyone can have rights. (Art. 14)

Slovakia, Slovak

Kaţdý má spôsobilosť na práva. (Čl. 14)

Obligations of the State

Tuvalu, English

(1) Every person in Tuvalu is entitled, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, religious beliefs or lack of religious beliefs, or sex, to the following fundamental rights and freedoms: —
(a) the right not to be deprived of life (see section 16); and
(b) personal liberty (see sections 17 and 18); and
(c) security for his person (see sections 18 and 19); and
(d) the protection of the law (see section 22); and
(e) freedom of belief (see section 23); and
(f) freedom of expression (see section 24); and
(g) freedom of assembly and association (see section 25); and
(h) protection for the privacy of his home and other property (see section 21); and
(i) protection from unjust deprivation of property (see section 20), and to other rights and freedoms set out in this Part or otherwise by law.
(2) The rights and freedoms referred to in subsection (1) can, in Tuvaluan society, be exercised only —
(a) with respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the national interest; and
(b) in acceptance of Tuvaluan values and culture, and with respect for them.
(3) The purpose of this Part is to protect those rights and freedoms, subject to limitations on them that are designed primarily to give effect to subsection (2). (Sec. 11)

Obligations of the State

Tuvalu, English

The fact that certain rights and freedoms are referred to in this Constitution does not mean that there may not be other rights and freedoms retained by the people or conferred by law. (Sec. 28)

Obligations of the State

Tuvalu, English


(2) Everyone has the right to freedom based on law, and accordingly, subject to this Constitution —
(a) everyone has the legal right to do anything that —
(i) does not injure others or interfere with the rights and freedoms of others;
... (Sec. 10)

Obligations of the State

Tuvalu, English

(1) Each provision of this Part2 applies, as far as may be
(a) between individuals as well as between governmental bodies and individuals; and
(b) to and in relation to corporations and associations (other than governmental bodies) in the same way as it applies to and in relation to individuals, except where, or to the extent that, the context requires otherwise.
(2) Except in relation to any act that is done under a valid law which accords with traditional standards, values and practices, any act that is done under a valid law but that in the particular case
(a) is harsh or oppressive; or
(b) is not reasonable in the circumstances; or
(c) is otherwise not reasonably justifiable in a democratic society having a proper respect for human rights and dignity, is an unlawful act.
(3) The burden of showing that subsection (2) applies in respect of an act is on the party claiming that it does apply.
... (Sec. 12)

Obligations of the State

Tuvalu, English

(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Part, other than —
(a) section 33 (hostile disciplined forces); and
(b) section 36 (restrictions on certain rights and freedoms during public emergencies), all laws, and all acts done under a law, must be reasonably justifiable in a democratic society that has a proper respect for human rights and dignity.
… (Sec. 15)

Obligations of the State

Tuvalu, English

(1) Each provision of this Part3 applies, as far as may be
(a) between individuals as well as between governmental bodies and individuals; and
(b) to and in relation to corporations and associations (other than governmental bodies) in the same way as it applies to and in relation to individuals, except where, or to the extent that, the context requires otherwise.
(2) Except in relation to any act that is done under a valid law which accords with traditional standards, values and practices, any act that is done under a valid law but that in the particular case
(a) is harsh or oppressive; or
(b) is not reasonable in the circumstances; or
(c) is otherwise not reasonably justifiable in a democratic society having a proper respect for human rights and dignity, is an unlawful act.
(3) The burden of showing that subsection (2) applies in respect of an act is on the party claiming that it does apply.
... (Sec. 12)