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Limitations and/or Derogations

Solomon Islands, English

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(7) Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of section 5, 6(2), 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 of this Constitution to the extent that the law in question makes in relation to any period of public emergency provision, or authorises the doing during any such period of any thing, that is reasonably justifiable in circumstances of any situation arising or existing during the period for the purpose of dealing with that situation.
… (Sec. 16)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Solomon Islands, English

Whereas every person in Solomon Islands is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, ...
the provisions of this Chapter shall have effect for the purpose of affording protection of those rights and freedoms subject to such limitations of that protection as are contained in those provisions, being limitations designed to ensure that the enjoyment of the said rights and freedoms by an individual does not prejudice the rights and freedoms of others or the public interest. (Sec. 3)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Marshall Islands, English

The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. (Art. II, Sec. 17)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Marshall Islands, English

(1) No right secured by the Bill of Rights may be denied or abridged, whether directly through the imposition of force or penalty, or indirectly through the withholding of privilege or benefit.
… (Art. II, Sec. 18)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Slovakia, English

(1) Duties may be imposed
a) by law or on the basis of a law, within its limits, and while complying with basic rights and freedoms,
b) by international treaty pursuant to Article 7, paragraph 4 which directly establishes rights and obligations of natural persons or legal persons, or
c) by government ordinance pursuant to Article 120, paragraph 2.
(2) Limits to basic rights and freedoms may be set only by law under conditions laid down in this Constitution.
(3) Legal restrictions of basic rights and freedoms must apply equally to all cases which meet prescribed conditions
(4) When restricting basic rights and freedoms, attention must be paid to their essence and meaning.
These restrictions may only be used for the prescribed purpose. (Art. 13)

Slovakia, Slovak

(1) Povinnosti moţno ukladať
a) zákonom alebo na základe zákona, v jeho medziach a pri zachovaní základných práv a slobôd,
b) medzinárodnou zmluvou podľa čl. 7 ods. 4, ktorá priamo zakladá práva a povinnosti fyzických osôb alebo právnických osôb, alebo
c) nariadením vlády podľa čl. 120 ods. 2.
(2) Medze základných práv a slobôd moţno upraviť za podmienok ustanovených touto ústavou len zákonom.
(3) Zákonné obmedzenia základných práv a slobôd musia platiť rovnako pre všetky prípady, ktoré spĺňajú ustanovené podmienky.
(4) Pri obmedzovaní základných práv a slobôd sa musí dbať na ich podstatu a zmysel.
Takéto obmedzenia sa môţu pouţiť len na ustanovený cieľ. (Čl. 13)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Slovakia, English

(1) The rights listed under Article 35, Article 36, Article 37, paragraph 4, Articles 38 to 42, and Articles 44 to 46 of this Constitution can be claimed only within the limits of the laws that execute those provisions.
(2) The conditions and scope of limitations of the basic rights and freedoms during war, under the state of war, martial state and state of emergency shall be laid down by the constitutional law. (Art. 51)

Slovakia, Slovak

(1) Domáhať sa práv uvedených v čl. 35, 36, 37 ods. 4, čl. 38 aţ 42 a čl. 44 aţ 46 tejto ústavy sa moţno len v medziach zákonov, ktoré tieto ustanovenia vykonávajú.
(2) Podmienky a rozsah obmedzenia základných práv a slobôd a rozsah povinností v čase vojny, vojnového stavu, výnimočného stavu a núdzového stavu ustanoví ústavný zákon. (Čl. 51)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

A person’s reliance on a Convention right does not restrict—
(a) any other right or freedom conferred on him by or under any law having effect in any part of the United Kingdom; or
(b) his right to make any claim or bring any proceedings which he could make or bring apart from sections 7 to 9. (Human Rights Act 1998, Sec. 11)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

Nothing in this Convention may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein or at their limitation to a greater extent than is provided for in the Convention. (Art. 17 of ECHR, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

The restrictions permitted under this Convention to the said rights and freedoms shall not be applied for any purpose other than those for which they have been prescribed. (Art. 18 of ECHR, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council make emergency regulations if satisfied that the conditions in section 21 are satisfied.
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(5) Regulations under this section must be prefaced by a statement by the person making the regulations—

(iv) is satisfied that the regulations are compatible with the Convention rights (within the meaning of section 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42)).
... (Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Sec. 20)