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Name: Constitution of Malta.
Country: Malta
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1964
Entry into force:
ISN: MLT-1964-C-41552
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World [as amended to 2007], 2009-11, Albert P. Blaustein & Gisbert H. Flanz, eds., Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA, ISBN: 978-0-379-00467-0, 83 p.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs, Malta PDF of Constitution as amended to Act No. XXI of 2007 PDF of Constitution as amended to Act No. XXI of 2007 (consulted on 2012-07-26)
Abstract/Citation: Consists of eleven Chapters and four Schedules. Chapter II sets forth a Declaration of Principals, including the right to work (Art. 7); the protection of work and hours of work (Art. 12 & 13); the equality of men and women (Art. 14); labour of minors (Art. 15 & 16); and social assistance and insurance (Art. 17). Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual are set out in Chapter IV, which contains a provision on forced labour (Art. 35). Chapters V through IX regulate the structure of the Government. Chapter X contains provisions relating to Public Service, including the protection of pension rights (Art. 113). Chapter XI contains miscellaneous provisions, providing for, inter alia, the creation of an Employment Commission to regulate labour practices (Art. 120).
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