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  1. Liberia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Democracy Sustainability Act. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012 | LBR-2013-L-96960

    Provides for the financing of political parties, coalitions, alliances and independent candidates through public funding.

  2. Liberia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Liberia. - Liberia Constitution (in English) Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1986-01-06 | LBR-1986-C-3557

    The Constitution contains the following Chapters: I. Structure of the State; II. General Principles of National Policy; III. Fundamental Rights; IV. Citizenship; V. The Legislature; VI. The Executive; VII. The Judiciary; VIII. Political Parties and Elections; IX. Emergency Powers; X. Autonomous Public Commissions; XI. Miscellaneous; XII. Amendments; XIII. Transitional Provisions; and two Schedules. It abrogates the Constitution of 1847, which was suspended in 1980. In particular, Art. 8 of the new Constitution provides, "The Republic shall direct its policy towards ensuring for all citizens, without discrimination, opportunities for employment and livelihood under just and humane conditions, and towards promoting safety, health and welfare facilities in employment." Included in the Chapter on Fundamental Rights are a prohibition on slavery or forced labour, as defined therein (Art. 12), a guarantee of equal protection of the law (Art. 11), the right to assemble and to associate in trade unions and other organisations (Art. 17) and a provision that, "All Liberian citizens shall have equal opportunity for work and employment regardless of sex, creed, religion, ethnic background, place of origin or political affiliation, and all shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work". (Art. 18). Includes a "Simplified version" of the Constitution (20 p.).

  3. Liberia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Liberia (as amended through 8 May 1972).

    Adoption: 1972-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 1973-02-01 | LBR-1972-C-42815

    Suspended 1980-04-12

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