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Name: The Constitution of the Republic of Yemen [consolidated version].
Country: Yemen
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1991-05-16
Entry into force:
Published on: Arab Law Quarterly, 1992, Vol. 7, Part 1, pp.70-82, ISSN: 0268-0556
ISN: YEM-1992-C-29413
Bibliography: Arab Law Quarterly, 1992, Vol. 7, Part 1, pp.70-82, ISSN: 0268-0556
Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1995-03, Oceana Publications, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA, pp. 3-46
Constitution (in English) Constitution (in English) International Constitutional Law, University of Bern, Switzerland (consulted on 2006-11-15)
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation (as amended via Public Referendum, held on 20 February 2001), UNHCR - Refworld PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-04-26)
Abstract/Citation: Consists of 5 Parts and 159 Articles. Article 1 defines the Republic of Yemen as an "Arab Islamic State" in which, according to Article 2 "Islam is the religion of the State" and the Shari'a is to be the foundation of the legal system and the legislation. Article 5 states that the political system shall be established on a political pluralism and multi-party basis. Part Two concerns the basic rights and obligations of citizens. Article 40 provides that all citizens are to be equal in rights and duties. In Article 57, the right to form associations and to be a member of political, professional, scientific, social and cultural associations and unions is acknowledged but this is done "to serve the objectives of the Constitution". Part Three regulates the distribution of State powers. Part Four governs the emblem, flag and national anthem of the Republic and Part Five concerns amendment to the Constitution and general provisions.
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