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Status of the Constitution

Guyana, English

The Constitution is the supreme law of Guyana and, if any other law is inconsistent with it, that other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void. (Art. 8)

Protection from Violence

Guyana, English

(1) No person shall be held in slavery or servitude.
(2) No person shall be required to perform forced labour.
… (Art. 140)

Protection from Violence

Guyana, English

(1) No person shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or other treatment.
… (Art. 141)

Public Institutions and Services

Guyana, English

(1) The preceding two articles4  apply to any benefits that are or may become payable under any law providing for the grant of pensions, compensation, gratuities or other like allowances to persons in respect of their service as public officers or to the widows, children, dependants or personal representatives of such persons in respect of such service.
… (Art. 215)

Indigenous Peoples

Guyana, English

Indigenous peoples shall have the right to the protection, preservation and promulgation of their languages, cultural heritage and way of life. (Art. 149G)

Indigenous Peoples

Guyana, English

(1) The Indigenous Peoples' Commission shall establish mechanisms to enhance the status of indigenous peoples and to respond to their legitimate demands and needs.
(2) The Indigenous Peoples’ Commission shall consist of persons of the categories referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) , (b) and (c) appointed by the President as follows -
(a) not more than ten members nominated by entities, by a consensual mechanism determined by the National Assembly, after the entities are determined by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all elected members of the National Assembly;
(b) three persons, at least one being a woman nominated by the Toushaos Council and two persons including one woman nominated by Amerindian organisations determined by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all elected members of the National Assembly; and
(c) a member who shall be a nominee, without the right to vote, chosen by and from each of the following Commissions: the Human Rights Commission, Ethnic Relations Commission, Women and Gender Equality Commission and the Rights of the Child Commission. (Art. 212S)

Indigenous Peoples

Guyana, English

… Celebrate our cultural and racial diversity and strengthen our unity by eliminating any and every form of discrimination;
Value the special place in our nation of the Indigenous Peoples and recognize their right as citizens to land and security and to their promulgation of policies for their communities; … (Preamble)

Education

Guyana, English

(1) Every child is entitled to free primary and secondary education in schools owned or funded by the State.
(2) The right conferred in paragraph (1) does not imply a right to free education at a specific school.
(3) Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of paragraph (1) to the extent that the law in question makes provision for standards or qualifications, not being standards or qualifications which are discriminatory within the meaning of article 149(2), to be required for admission to a specific school. (Art. 149H)

Education

Guyana, English

Formal education is compulsory up to the age of fifteen years. (Art. 38E)

Education

Guyana, English

(2) Every woman is entitled to equal access with men to academic, vocational and professional training, equal opportunities in employment, remuneration and promotion and in social, political and cultural activity. (Art. 149F)