Family marriage and maternity

Family marriage and maternity

- Constitution of East Timor
Family marriage and maternity
- The Constitution and Laws of the Democratic Republic of East Timor

Family marriage and maternity

Section 39

(Family, marriage and maternity)

1. The State shall protect the family as the society's basic unit and a condition for the harmonious development of the individual.

2. Every one has the right to establish and live in a family.

3. Marriage shall be based upon free consent by the parties and on terms of full equality of rights between spouses, in accordance with the law.

4. Maternity shall be dignified and protected, and special protection shall be guaranteed to all women during pregnancy and after delivery and working women shall have the right to be exempted from the workplace for an adequate period before and after delivery, without loss of remuneration or any other benefits, in accordance with the law.


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