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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Obligations of the State

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;
… (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)

Obligations of the State

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

The respect of the rights of man and of the fundamental freedoms consecrated in the Constitution is imposed on the public powers and on every person. (Art. 60)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Le respect des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales consacrés dans la Constitution s’impose aux pouvoirs publics et à toute personne. (Art. 60)

Obligations of the State

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

Without prejudice to the other provisions of this Constitution, the law establishes the rules concerning:
1. the civic rights and the fundamental guarantees granted to the citizens for the exercise of the public freedoms;
… (Art. 122)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Sans préjudice des autres dispositions de la présente Constitution, la loi fixe les règles concernant:
1. les droits civiques et les garanties fondamentales accordées aux citoyens pour l’exercice des libertés publiques;
… (Art. 122)

Obligations of the State

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

Without prejudice to the other provisions of this Constitution, the following matters are of the concurrent competence of the Central Power and the Provinces:
1. the implementation of the mechanisms of promotion and of protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms consecrated in this Constitution;
… (Art. 203)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Sans préjudice des autres dispositions de la présente Constitution, les matières suivantes sont de la compétence concurrente du Pouvoir central et des provinces:
1. la mise en oeuvre des mécanismes de promotion et de sauvegarde des droits humains et des libertés fondamentales consacrés dans la présente Constitution;
… (Art. 203)

Obligations of the State

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.
The State has the obligation to integrate the rights of the human person into all the training programs of the armed forces, of the police and of the security services.
… (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.
L’Etat a l’obligation d’intégrer les droits de la personne humaine dans tous les programmes de formation des forces armées, de la police et des services de sécurité.
… (Art. 45)

Obligations of the State

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English


Any constitutional revision having for its object or for [its] effect the reduction of the rights and freedoms of the person or the reduction [of] the prerogatives of the Provinces and the decentralized territorial entities is formally prohibited. (Art. 220)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French


Est formellement interdite toute révision constitutionnelle ayant pour objet ou pour effet de réduire les droits et libertés de la personne, ou de réduire les prérogatives des provinces et des entités territoriales décentralisées. (Art. 220)

Obligations of the State

Eritrea, English

We, the people of Eritrea, …
Convinced that the establishment of a democratic order, through the participation of and in response to the needs and interests of citizens, which guarantees the recognition and protection of the rights of citizens, human dignity, equality, balanced development and the satisfaction of the material and spiritual needs of citizens, is the foundation of economic growth, social harmony and progress;
… (Preamble)

Obligations of the State

Eritrea, English


2. This Constitution enunciates the principles on which the State is based and by which it shall be guided and determines the organization and operation of government. It is the source of government legitimacy and the basis for the protection of the rights, freedoms and dignity of citizens and of just administration. …
5. This Constitution shall serve as a basis for instilling constitutional culture and for enlightening citizens to respect fundamental human rights and duties. (Art. 2)

Obligations of the State

Eritrea, English


2. Any act that violates the human rights of women or limits or otherwise thwarts their role and participation is prohibited.
… (Art. 7)

Obligations of the State

Eritrea, English

1. The National Assembly or any subordinate legislative authority shall not make any law, and the Executive and the agencies of government shall not take any action that abolishes or abridges the fundamental rights and freedoms conferred by this Constitution, unless so authorised by this Constitution. Any law or action in violation thereof shall be null and void.
… (Art. 28)