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Citizenship and Nationality

Seychelles, English

A person who, immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution, was a citizen of Seychelles by birth, descent, naturalization or registration shall, on and after that date, continue by virtue of this article to be a citizen of Seychelles by birth, descent, naturalization or registration, as the case may be. (Art. 7)

Citizenship and Nationality

Seychelles, English

(1) This article shall apply to a person —
(a) who would not, but for this article, be or become a citizen of Seychelles;
(b) who was born outside Seychelles before Independence Day; and
(c) any one of whose grand parents or parents was born in Seychelles.
(2) Subject to any Act, a person to whom this article applies shall be eligible to become a citizen of Seychelles by naturalization or registration. (Art. 10)

Citizenship and Nationality

Seychelles, English

Subject to article 9, a person born in Seychelles on or after the coming into force of this Constitution, shall become a citizen of Seychelles at the date of birth. (Art. 8)

Citizenship and Nationality

Seychelles, English

A person born outside Seychelles on or after the coming into force of this Constitution shall become a citizen of Seychelles at the date of birth if at that date the person’s father or mother is a citizen of Seychelles. (Art. 11)

Citizenship and Nationality

Seychelles, English

(1) A person shall not become a citizen of Seychelles by virtue of article 8 if, at the date of birth, neither of the person’s parents is a citizen of Seychelles.
(2) A person shall not become a citizen of Seychelles by virtue of article 8 if, at the date of birth, —
(a) either of the person’s parents possesses such immunity from suit and legal process as is accorded to an envoy of a foreign sovereign power accredited to Seychelles; or
(b) either of the person’s parents is a citizen of a country with which Seychelles is at war and the birth occurs in a place then under occupation by that country, and neither of the person’s parents is a citizen of Seychelles. (Art. 9)

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Seychelles, English

(1) The State recognises that the family is the natural and fundamental element of society and the right of everyone to form a family and undertakes to promote the legal, economic and social protection of the family.
(2) The right contained in clause (1) may be subject to such restrictions as may be prescribed by law and necessary in a democratic society including the prevention of marriage between persons of the same sex or persons within certain family degrees. (Art. 32)

Marriage and Family Life

Seychelles, English

The State recognises the unique status and natural maternal functions of women in society and undertakes as a result to take appropriate measures to ensure that a working mother is afforded special protection with regard to paid leave and her conditions at work during such reasonable period as provided by law before and after childbirth. (Art. 30)

Marriage and Family Life

Seychelles, English

(2) The Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1981 shall unless sooner repealed, cease to have effect twelve months after the date of coming into force of this Constitution.
… (Schedule 7, Transitional, Part I, Art. 2)

Marriage and Family Life

Seychelles, English

The State recognises the right of children and young persons to special protection in view of their immaturity and vulnerability and to ensure effective exercise of this right the State undertakes−

(d) to ensure, save in exceptional and judicially recognized circumstances, that a child of young age is not separated from his parents. (Art. 31)

Marriage and Family Life

Seychelles, English

(1) The State recognises that the family is the natural and fundamental element of society and the right of everyone to form a family and undertakes to promote the legal, economic and social protection of the family.
(2) The right contained in clause (1) may be subject to such restrictions as may be prescribed by law and necessary in a democratic society including the prevention of marriage between persons of the same sex or persons within certain family degrees. (Art. 32)