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  1. Yemen - Constitutional law - Constitution

    The Constitution of the Republic of Yemen [consolidated version]. - Constitution (in English) Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1991-05-16 | YEM-1992-C-29413

    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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