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  1. Vanuatu - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 39 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-21 | VUT-2014-L-96916

  2. Vanuatu - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution (Sixth) (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 27 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-20 | VUT-2013-L-96915

    Amends the Constitution to enable the recognition of dual citizenship.

  3. Vanuatu - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act No. 10 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-26 | VUT-2012-L-96910

  4. Vanuatu - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Representation of the People Act (Act No. 13 of 1982) (Cap. 146). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982-07-09 | VUT-1982-L-96911

  5. Vanuatu - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Entitled Persons) Act [Cap 110] (Act No. 13 of 1980). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-07-30 | VUT-1980-L-83126

    1. Interpretation
    2. Application by entitled person
    3. Time for lodging applications
    4. Registration of entitled person
    5. Publication of names of registered citizens
    6. Register
    7. Loss of citizenship
    8. Retention of certificates and extension of time for renunciation
    9. Penalties

  6. Vanuatu - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Citizenship Act [Cap 112] (Act No. 16 of 1980). - Consolidated Edition 2006

    Adoption: 1980-07-30 | VUT-1980-L-83127

    Provides for citizenship by naturalization, renunciation of citizenship, and the establishment of a Citizenship Commission.

  7. Vanuatu - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu, 1980. - Consolidated Edition 2006

    Adoption: 1980 | VUT-1980-C-44017

    As amended to the Third Amendment Act, 1983. The national language is Bislama; the official languages and languages of education shall be French and English. Chapter 2 contains fundamental rights and duties, including the right to life, liberty, and protection of the law; freedom of expression, assembly, religion and movement, as well as freedom from inhuman treatment and forced labour. Duties include the duty to work in "socially useful employment and, if necessary, to create ...legitimate opportunities for such employment." Chapter 3 governs citizenship; Chapter 4 Parliament; Chapter 5 the National Council of Chiefs; Chapter 6 the Head of State (the President); and Chapter 7 the Executive (Prime Minister). The judiciary is set forth in Chapter 8, including the Supreme Court. Chapter 9 relates to the public service, including the post of an Ombudsman. Chapter 10 governs emergency powers, allowing the promulgation of measures "justifiable in a democratic society," as long as they do not derogate from the right to life and freedom from inhuman treatment and forced labour (art. 69). Chapter 12 stipulates that land belongs to indigenous custom owners. Existing law shall remain in effect (s. 93).


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