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Name: Promotion of Liberty Law (No. 20 of 1991)
Country: Libya
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-01-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed Separately, 11 p.
Unofficial English translation, 2003, 7 p. (PDF 58KB)
Unofficial French translation, 11 p.
ISN: LBY-1991-L-55306
Bibliography: Printed Separately, 11 p.
Unofficial English translation, 2003, 7 p. PDF 58KB PDF 58KB
Unofficial French translation, 11 p.
Law on-line Law on-line UNHCR - Refworld (consulted on 2010-04-19)
Abstract/Citation: Establishes the freedoms and rights of the people of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Grants equal rights to both men and women. Grants freedom of religion, speech and association so long as the moral health of society is not endangered. Establishes the right to defend the country. Grants citizens the right to choose forms of employment and earn wages. Establishes the right of citizens to own private property. Provides for social security to protect the needy, aged, disabled, orphaned and those otherwise incapable of working. Prohibits the employment of children in work hazardous to their health, morals or physical development.
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