Mauritius

Expression

Article 12 of the Constitution upholds the freedom of expression, with restrictions on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality, public health and the protection of the rights and reputations of others. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The Constitution, in Article 13, also recognises with freedom of assembly, with limitations on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health. Read more

Association

Article 13 of the Constitution protects the freedom of association, except on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health, and in particular recognises the right to form trade unions and other associations. Read more

Mauritius-Overview

Mauritius is a middle-income country with long-established practices of democracy and an active culture of political debate, and it has a diverse civil society, working on issues such as human rights, women’s rights and women’s political under-representation, LGBTI rights, the rights of the excluded Creole community, high-level political corruption, the environment and HIV/AIDS. Read more