Country Vanuatu
Year 1983
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Article 5 of the Constitution adopted in 1980, and amended in 1983, includes the following provisions:

(1) The Republic of Vanuatu recognises, that, subject to any restrictions imposed by law on non-citizens, all persons are entitled to the following fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual without discrimination on the grounds of race, place of origin, religious or traditional beliefs, political opinions, language or sex but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and to the legitimate public interest in defence, safety, public order, welfare and health –
(c) security of the person;
(e) freedom from inhuman treatment and forced labour;

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu 1980 (amended in 1983), UN Women Constitutional Database

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