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Name: Constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Country: Marshall Islands
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1995
Entry into force:
ISN: MHL-1995-C-46028
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1996-12, Gisbert H. Flanz, ed., Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, 74 p.
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Abstract/Citation: Article I: Supremacy of the Constitution. Article II: Bill of Rights. Provides for the freedom of thought, speech, assembly and petition; prohibits slavery, unreasonable search and seizure, and cruel and unusual punishment, including the death penalty. S. 12 provides for equal protection and freedom from discrimination. Article III: The Council of Iroij. Article IV: The Legislature [Nitijela]. Article V: The Executive. Article VI: The Judiciary. Inter alia, establishes a Supreme Court, a High Court, and a Traditional Rights Court. Article VII: The Public Service. Article VIII: Finance. Article IX: Local Government. Article X: Traditional Rights. Article XI: Citizenship. Article XII: Amendment of the Constitution. Article XIII: Transitional. Existing law shall continue to be in force unless repealed. Article XIV: General.
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