Allows the government to declare an exceptional state, such as emergency, siege, or martial law. Usually gives the government additional powers, and may suspend some normal functions of the political system.
derogable; inalienable; inviolable; martial law; state of siege; war
- Does the constitution have provisions for calling a state of emergency?
- Who can declare a state of emergency?
- Who approves a state of emergency?
- Who consults in the process to declare emergency powers?
- Under which of the following circumstances can a state of emergency be called?
- Does the constitution provide for suspension or restriction of rights during states of emergency?
- What rights are identified as non-derogable, even during a state of emergency?
- Other than rights, what (if any) operations of government are affected by a state of emergency?