Country Tuvalu
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Section 18 of the Constitution adopted in 1986, and amended in 2010, includes the following provisions:

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part, and in particular to —
(a) the succeeding provisions of this section; and
(b) section 32 (foreign disciplined forces); and
(c) section 33 (hostile disciplined forces); and
(d) section 36 (restrictions on certain rights and freedoms during public emergencies),
no-one shall —
(e) be held in slavery or servitude; or
(f) be required to perform forced labour.
(2) For the purposes of this section —
(a) slavery or servitude includes slavery or servitude within the meaning of any international or multinational convention or treaty prohibiting slavery or servitude to which Tuvalu is a party;

Source of Information

Constitution of Tuvalu 1986 (amended in 2010), UN Women Constitutional Database

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