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Education

Palau, English

The national government shall take positive action to attain these national objectives and implement these national policies: ... provision of public education for citizens which shall be free and compulsory as prescribed by law. (Art. VI)

Citizenship and Nationality

Palau, English

A person born of parents, one or both of whom are citizens of Palau is a citizen of Palau by birth, and shall remain a citizen of Palau so long as the person is not or does not become a citizen of any other nation. (Art. III, Sec. 2)

Citizenship and Nationality

Palau, English

A person who is a citizen of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands immediately prior to the effective date of this Constitution and who has at least one parent of recognized Palauan ancestry is a citizen of Palau. (Art. III, Sec. 1)

Citizenship and Nationality

Palau, English

A person born of parents, one or both of whom are of recognized Palauan ancestry, shall have the right to enter and reside in Palau and to enjoy other rights and privileges as provided by law, which shall include the right to petition to become a naturalized citizen of Palau; provided, that prior to becoming a naturalized citizen, a person must renounce his citizenship by naturalization except pursuant to this section. (Art. III, Sec 4)

Citizenship and Nationality

Palau, English

A citizen of Palau who is a citizen of another nation shall, within three (3) years after his eighteenth (18) birthday, or within three (3) years after the effective date of this Constitution, whichever is later, renounce his citizenship of the other nation and register his intent to remain a citizen of Palau. If he fails to comply with this requirement, he shall be deprived of Palauan citizenship. (Art. III, Sec. 3)

Citizenship and Nationality

Palau, English

The Olbiil Era Kelulau shall adopt uniform laws for admission and exclusion of noncitizens of Palau. (Art. III, Sec. 5)

Citizenship and Nationality

Palau, English

The Olbiil Era Kelulau shall have the following powers:

(4) to regulate immigration and establish a uniform system of naturalization;
… (Art. IX, Sec. 5)

Marriage and Family Life

Palau, English

Every person shall be equal under the law and shall be entitled to equal protection. The government shall take no action to discriminate against any person on the basis of sex, race, place of origin, language, religion or belief, social status or clan affiliation except for the preferential treatment of citizens, for the protection of minors, elderly, indigent, physically or mentally handicapped, and other similar groups, and in matters concerning intestate succession and domestic relations. No person shall be treated unfairly in legislative or executive investigation. (Art. IV, Sec. 5)

Marriage and Family Life

Palau, English

The government shall provide for marital and related parental rights, privileges and responsibilities on the basis of equality between men and women, mutual consent and cooperation. Parents or individuals acting in the capacity of parents shall be legally responsible for the support and for the unlawful conduct of their minor children as prescribed by law. (Art. IV, Sec. 13)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Palau, English

Every person shall be equal under the law and shall be entitled to equal protection. The government shall take no action to discriminate against any person on the basis of sex, race, place of origin, language, religion or belief, social status or clan affiliation except for the preferential treatment of citizens, for the protection of minors, elderly, indigent, physically or mentally handicapped, and other similar groups, and in matters concerning intestate succession and domestic relations. No person shall be treated unfairly in legislative or executive investigation. (Art. IV, Sec. 5)