Tag: constitution

Wagaru Dhammath of Burma-King Wareru of Pegu Dynasty-1300 CE

When this universe had reached the period of firmly established continuancy, the original inhabitants of this world conjointly entreated the great king Mahasammata to become their ruler; the pouring of water (abhisekam) which inaugurated his reign took place beneath the Udumbara tree. King Mahasammata gov­erned the world with righteousness. Now the king had a wise nobleman called Manu, who was well versed in the law. This nobleman Manu, desiring the good of all men, and being also opportuned by King Mahasammata, rose into the expanse of heaven, and having arrived at the boundary wall of the world, he there saw (this lawbook written in) letters of the size of a full-grown cow ; he committed them to memory and, having returned, com­municated the same to King Mahasammata

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

I wanted to offer readers a sense of what it’s like to be the president of the United States; I wanted to pull the curtain back a bit and remind people that, for all its power and pomp, the presidency is still just a job and our federal government is a human enterprise like any other, and the men and women who work in the White House experience the same daily mix of satisfaction, disappointment, office friction, screw-ups, and small triumphs as the rest of their fellow citizens.

Can God and Caesar Coexist, Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law-Robert F. Drinan

The Catholic Church did not always seek religious freedom for every believer. For centuries the Church held to the conviction that governments should be required to discourage and even ban not only non-Christian religions but any version of Christianity that differed from Catholicism. Butin the Second Vatican Council radically altered that doctrine, so that now the Catholic Church strongly states that any governmental coercion of individuals to adhere or not to adhere to any religion is wrong.

Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present-Keith Whittington

A hun­dred years ago there were se­ri­ous and live­ly de­bates over wheth­er courts should even have the pow­er to strike down acts of elected leg­is­la­tures. Those de­bates are large­ly in the past. Courts now rou­tine­ly, al­most cas­u­al­ly, in­val­i­date leg­is­la­tion. But the re­ac­tion ju­di­cial re­view now pro­vokes is ra­ther dif­fer­ent. Few ar­gue that judges should aban­don the pow­er to re­view and in­val­i­date the de­lib­er­ate acts of oth­er gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

Letter to Imam al-Husayn and His reply to the people of Kufa-680 CE

Now, I send my brother, my cousin and a reliable person in my relatives to you. If he writes that the opinions of most of you and your wise and elder ones is in agreement with what your messengers inform about and I read in your letters, I will soon come to you by the will of God; for I swear by my soul that Imam (a) is not anyone but one who rules according to the Book of God, rises to justice, observes the religion of truth and commits himself to what God has said and ordered.

DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON DIVINE REVELATION -Die Verbum- Paul VI

God, who through the Word creates all things and keeps them in existence, gives men an enduring witness to Himself in created realities. Planning to make known the way of heavenly salvation, He went further and from the start manifested Himself to our first parents. Then after their fall His promise of redemption aroused in them the hope of being saved and from that time on He ceaselessly kept the human race in His care, to give eternal life to those who perseveringly do good in search of salvation.

Constitution of Myanmar 2008

Myanmar is a Nation with magnificent historical traditions. We, the National people, have been living in unity and oneness, setting up an independent sovereign State and standing tall with pride. Due to colonial intrusion, the Nation lost her sovereign power in 1885. The National people launched anti-colonialist struggles and National liberation struggles, with unity in strength, sacrificing lives and hence the Nation became an independent sovereign State again on 4th Januay 1948.

Constitution of Mexico-1917

In the United Mexican States, all individuals shall be entitled to the human rights granted by this Constitution and the international treaties signed by the Mexican State, as well as to the guarantees for the protection of these rights. Such human rights shall not be restricted or suspended, except for the cases and under the conditions established by this Constitution itself.

Constitution of Palestine 2003

The continuous attachment of the Arab Palestinian people to the land of their fathers and forefathers, on which this people has historically lived, is a fact that has been expressed in the Declaration of Independence, issued by the Palestine National Council. The strength of this attachment is confirmed by its consistency over time and place, by keeping faith with and holding onto national identity, and in the realization of wondrous accomplishments of struggle.

TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION

The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the Member States in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail.

Constitutional Law of New Zealand-1986

An Act to reform the constitutional law of New Zealand, to bring together into one enactment certain provisions of constitutional significance, and to provide that the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom shall cease to have effect as part of the law of New Zealand

नेपालको संविधान-Constitution of Nepal

नेपालको संविधान भाग–१ प्रारम्भिक भाग–२ नागरिकता भाग–३ मौलिक हक र कर्तव्य भाग–४ राज्यका निर्देशक सिद्धान्त, नीति तथा दायित्व भाग–५ राज्यको संरचना र राज्यशक्तिको बाँडफाँड भाग–६ राष्ट्रपति र उपराष्ट्रपति भाग–७ संघीय कार्यपालिका भाग–८ […]

Constitution of the Slovak Republic-1992

The Slovak Republic is a sovereign, democratic state governed by the rule of law. It is not bound to any ideology or religion. State power is derived from citizens, who execute it through their elected representatives or directly.Citizens have the right to work. Citizens who are unable to exercise this right through no fault of their own are provided for materially by the state to an appropriate extent. The conditions will be defined by law.

Constitution of Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a Socialist Democratic State based on the alliance of the working forces of the people. The Egyptian people are part of the Arab Nation and work for the realization of its comprehensive unity. Islam is the Religion of the State. Arabic is its official language, and the Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia) ia a principal source of legislation. Sovereignty is for the people alone who will practise and protect this sovereignty and safeguard national unity in the manner specified by the Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL

In pursuance of the Agreement signed on the 8th day of August 1945 by the Government of the United States of America, the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, there shall be established an International Military Tribunal (hereinafter called “the Tribunal”) for the just and prompt trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis.

Constitution of Germany 1949

Unless otherwise provided by a law, a German within the meaning of this Basic Law is a person who possesses German citizenship or who has been admitted to the territory of the German Reich within the boundaries of 31 December 1937 as a refugee or expellee of German ethnic origin or as the spouse or descendant of such person. Former German citizens who between 30 January 1933 and 8 May 1945 were deprived of their citizenship on political, racial or religious grounds, and their descendants, shall on application have their citizenship restored. They shall be deemed never to have been deprived of their citizenship if they have established their domicile in Germany after 8 May 1945 and have not expressed a contrary intention.