Constitution of East Timor

Constitution of East Timor

Constitution of East Timor

Constitution of East Timor

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Constitution of East Timor - The constitution and laws of the Democratic Republic of East Timor
Preamble

Part I - Fundamental Principles

Section 1 - The Republic
Section 2 - Sovereignty and constitutionality
Section 3 - Citizenship
Section 4 - Territory
Section 5 - Decentralisation
Section 6 - Objectives of the State
Section 7 - Universal suffrage and multi-party system
Section 8 - International relations
Section 9 - International law
Section 10 - Solidarity
Section 11 - Valorisation of Resistance
Section 12 - State and religions denominations
Section 13 - Official languages and national languages
Section 14 - National symbols
Section 15 - National flag

Part II - Fundamental Rights, Duties, Freedoms And Guarantees

Title I - General Principles

Section 16 - Universality and equality
Section 17 - Equality between women and men
Section 18 - Child protection
Section 19 - Youth
Section 20 - Old age
Section 21 - Disabled citizen
Section 22 - East Timorese citizens overseas
Section 23 - Interpretation of fundamental rights
Section 24 - Restrictive laws
Section 25 - State of exception
Section 26 - Access to courts
Section 27 - Ombudsman
Section 28 - Right to resistance and self-defence

Title II - Personal Rights, Liberties And Guarantees

Section 29 - Right to life
Section 30 - Right to personal freedom, security and integrity
Section 31 - Application of criminal law
Section 32 - Limits on sentences and security measures
Section 33 - Habeas Corpus
Section 34 - Guarantees in criminal proceedings
Section 35 - Extradition and expulsion
Section 36 - Right to honour and privacy
Section 37 - Inviolability of home and correspondence
Section 38 - Protection of personal data
Section 39 - Family, marriage and maternity
Section 40 - Freedom of speech and information
Section 41 - Freedom of the press and mass media
Section 42 - Freedom to assemble and demonstrate
Section 43 - Freedom of association
Section 44 - Freedom of movement
Section 45 - Freedom of conscience, religion and worship
Section 46 - Right to political participation
Section 47 - Right to vote
Section 48 - Right to petition
Section 49 - Defence of sovereignty

Title III - Economic, Social And Cultural Rights And Duties

Section 51 - Right to work
Section 52 - Right to strike and prohibition of lock-out
Section 53 - Trade union freedom
Section 54 - Right to private property
Section 55 - Obligations of the taxpayer
Section 56 - Social security and assistance
Section 57 - Health
Section 58 - Housing
Section 59 - Education and culture
Section 60 - Intellectual property
Section 61 - Environment

Part III - Organization Of Political Power

Title I - General Principles

Section 62 - Source and exercise of power
Section 63 - Participation by citizens in political life
Section 64 - Principle of renewal
Section 65 - Elections
Section 66 - Referendum
Section 67 - Organs of sovereignty
Section 68 - Incompatibilities
Section 69 - Principle of separation of powers
Section 70 - Political parties and right of opposition
Section 71 - Administrative organisation
Section 72 - Local government
Section 73 - Publication of legislation and decisions

Title II - President Of The Republic

Chapter I - Status, Election And Appointment
Section 74 - Definition
Section 75 - Eligibility
Section 76 - Election
Section 77 - Inauguration and swearing-in
Section 78 - Incompatibilities
Section 79 - Criminal liability and constitutional obligations
Section 80 - Absence
Section 81 - Resignation of office
Section 82 - Death, resignation or permanent disability
Section 83 - Exceptional cases
Section 84 - Replacement and interim office
Chapter II - Competencies
Section 85 - Competencies
Section 86 - Competencies with regard to other organs
Section 87 - Competencies with regard to international relations
Section 88 - Promulgation and veto
Section 89 - Powers of an interim President of the Republic
Chapter III - Council Of State
Section 90 - Council of State
Section 91 - Competencies, organisation and functioning of the Council of State

Title III - National Parliament

Chapter I - Status And Election
Section 92 - Definition
Section 93 - Election and composition
Section 94 - Immunities
Chapter II - Competence
Section 95 - Competence of the National Parliament
Section 96 - Legislative authorisation
Section 97 - Legislative initiative
Section 98 - Parliamentary appraisal of statutes
Chapter III - Organisation And Functioning
Section 99 - Legislative term
Section 100 - Dissolution
Section 101 - Attendance by members of the Government
Chapter IV - Standing Committee
Section 102 - Standing Committee

Title IV - Government

Chapter I - Definition And Structure
Section 103 - Definition
Section 104 - Composition
Section 105 - Council of Ministers
Chapter II - Formation And Responsibility
Section 106 - Appointment
Section 107 - Responsibility of the Government
Section 108 - The Programme of the Government
Section 109 - Consideration of the Programme of the Government
Section 110 - Request for vote of confidence
Section 111 - Vote of no confidence
Section 112 - Dismissal of the Government
Section 113 - Criminal liability of members of Government
Section 114 - Immunity for members of the Government
Chapter III - Competencies
Section 115 - Competencies of the Government
Section 116 - Competencies of the Council of Ministers
Section 117 - Competencies of the members of Government

Title V - Courts

Chapter I - Courts, Public Prosecution And Lawyers
Section 118 - Jurisdiction
Section 119 - Independence
Section 120 - Review of unconstitutionality
Section 121 - Judges
Section 122 - Exclusiveness
Section 123 - Categories of courts
Section 124 - Supreme Court of Justice
Section 125 - Functioning and composition
Section 126 - Electoral and constitutional competence
Section 127 - Eligibility
Section 128 - Superior Council for the Judiciary
Section 129 - High Administrative, Tax and Audit Court
Section 130 - Military courts
Section 131 - Court hearings
Chapter II - Public Prosecution
Section 132 - Function and status
Section 133 - Office of the Prosecutor-General
Section 134 - Superior Council for the Public Prosecution
Chapter III - Lawyers
Section 135 - Lawyers
Section 136 - Guarantees in the activity of lawyers

Title VI - Public Administration

Section 137 - Public Administration general principles

Part IV - Economic And Financial Organisation

Title I - General Principles

Section 138 - Economic organisation
Section 139 - Natural resources
Section 140 - Investments
Section 141 - Land

Title II - Financial And Tax System

Section 142 - Financial system
Section 143 - Central Bank
Section 144 - Tax system
Section 145 - State Budget

Part V - National Defence And Security

Section 146 - Defence Force
Section 147 - Police and security forces
Section 148 - Superior Council for Defence and Security

Part VI - Guarantee And Revision Of The Constitution

Title I - Guarantee Of The Constitution

Section 149 - Anticipatory review of constitutionality
Section 150 - Abstract review of constitutionality
Section 151 - Unconstitutionality by omission
Section 152 - Appeals on constitutionality
Section 153 - Decisions of the Supreme Court of Justice

Title II - Constitutional Revision

Section 154 - Initiative and time of revision
Section 155 - Approval and promulgation
Section 156 - Limits on matters of revision
Section 157 - Limits on time of revision

Part VII - Final And Transitional Provisions

Section 158 - Treaties, agreements and alliances
Section 159 - Working languages
Section 160 - Serious crimes
Section 161 - Illegal appropriation of assets
Section 162 - Reconciliation
Section 163 - Transitional judicial organisation
Section 164 - Transitional competence of the Supreme Court of Justice
Section 165 - Previous law
Section 166 - National Anthem
Section 167 - Transformation of the Constituent Assembly
Section 168 - Second Transitional Government
Section 169 - Presidential election of 2002
Section 170 - Entry into force of the Constitution
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