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Religious Law

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is, within its frontiers of 30 June 1960, a State of Law, independent, sovereign, united and indivisible, social, democratic and secular.
… (Art. 1)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

La République Démocratique du Congo est, dans ses frontières du 30 juin 1960, un Etat de droit, indépendant, souverain, uni et indivisible, social, démocratique et laïc.
… (Art. 1)

Religious Law

South Africa, English

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(2) Religious observances may be conducted at state or state-aided institutions, provided that-
(a) those observances follow rules made by the appropriate public authorities;
(b) they are conducted on an equitable basis; and
(c) attendance at them is free and voluntary.
(3) (a) This section does not prevent legislation recognising-
(i) marriages concluded under any tradition, or a system of religious, personal or family law; or
(ii) systems of personal and family law under any tradition, or adhered to by persons professing a particular religion.
(b) Recognition in terms of paragraph (a) must be consistent with this section and the other provisions of the Constitution. (Sec. 15)

Religious Law

Sudan, Arabic

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم .... (ديباجه)

Sudan, English

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate … (Preamble)

Religious Law

Sudan, Arabic

1. لا يجوز توقيع عقوبة الإعدام إلا قصاصاً او حداً او جزاءً علي الجرائم بالغة الخطورة، بموجب القانون.

3. لا يجوز تنفيذ عقوبة الإعدام علي الحوامل او المرضعات إلا بعد عامين من الرضاعة. (الماده 54)

Sudan, English

(1) The death penalty may only be inflicted as retribution (qasas), a hudud punishment, or as a penalty for crimes of extreme gravity, in accordance with the law.
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(3) The death penalty may only be inflicted on pregnant women and nursing mothers two years after [they have finished] breastfeeding. (Art. 53)

Religious Law

Tunisia, Arabic

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم, ...
وتعبيرا عن تمسّك شعبنا بتعاليم الإسلام، … (التوطئة)

Tunisia, English

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
… Expressing our people’s commitment to the teachings of Islam, … (Preamble)

Tunisia, French

Au nom de Dieu, le Clément, le Miséricordieux.
... Exprimant l’attachement de notre peuple aux enseignements de l’Islam ... (Préambule)

Religious Law

Tunisia, Arabic

تونس دولة حرّة، مستقلّة، ذات سيادة، الإسلام دينها، والعربية لغتها، والجمهورية نظامها.
لا يجوز تعديل هذا الفصل. (الفصل 1)

Tunisia, English

Tunisia is a free, independent, sovereign state; its religion is Islam, its language Arabic, and its system is republican.
This article might not be amended. (Art. 1)

Tunisia, French

La Tunisie est un État libre, indépendant et souverain, l’Islam est sa religion, l’arabe sa langue et la République son régime.
Le présent article ne peut faire l’objet de révision. (Art. 1)

Religious Law

Cameroon, English


(14) the State shall be secular. The neutrality and independence of the State in respect of all religions shall be guaranteed;
… (Preamble)

Cameroon, French


- L’Etat est laïc. La neutralité et l’indépendance de l’Etat vis-à-vis de toutes les religions sont garanties;
… (Préambule)

Religious Law

Cameroon, English


(2) The Republic of Cameroon shall be a decentralized unitary State. It shall be one and indivisible, secular, democratic and dedicated to social service. It shall recognize and protect traditional values that conform to democratic principles, human rights and the law. … (Art. 1)

Cameroon, French


(2) La République du Cameroun est un Etat unitaire décentralisé. Elle est une et indivisible, laïque, démocratique et sociale. Elle reconnaît et protège les valeurs traditionnelles conformes aux principes démocratiques, aux droits de l’homme et à la loi. … (Art. 1)

Religious Law

Gambia, English


(2) The National Assembly shall have no power to pass a Bill—

(b) to establish any religion as a state religion;
… (Sec. 100)

Religious Law

Gambia, English

(1) A Cadi Court shall be established in such places in The Gambia as the Chief Justice shall determine.
(2) The Cadi Court shall be composed—
(a) for hearings at first instance, by a panel consisting of the Cadi and two other scholars of the Sharia qualified to be a Cadi or Ulama;

(4) The Cadi Court shall only have jurisdiction to apply the Sharia in matters of marriage, divorce and inheritance where the parties or other persons interested are Muslims.
(5) Any party to a proceeding in the Cadi Court who is dissatisfied with a decision of the Court may appeal to the Cadi Appeals Panel.
(6) A person shall be required to be of high moral standing and professionally qualified in the Sharia in order to be appointed a Cadi or Ulama.
(7) A party to proceedings in the Cadi court shall be entitled to be represented, at his or her own expense, by a person qualified in the Sharia. (Sec. 137)