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Mauritius

Constitution as adopted on 12 March 1968.

Article 5

    2. Any person who is arrested or detained shall be informed as soon as reasonably practical, in a language that he understands, of the reasons for his arrest or detention...

    4. Where a person is detained in pursuance of any such provision of law as is referred to in subsection (1)(k) -

      (a) he shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable and, in any case not more than 7 days after the commencement of his detention, be furnished with a statement in writing in a language that he understands specifying in detail the grounds upon which he is detained;

Article 10

    2. Every person who is charged with a criminal offence...
      (b) shall be informed as soon as reasonably practicable, in a language that he understands and, in detail, of the nature of the offence;...
      (f) shall be permitted to have without payment the assistance of an interpreter if he cannot understand the language used at the trial of the offence,...

Article 15

    4. Where any person whose freedom of movement has been restricted in pursuance of subsection 3(a) or (b) so requests -
      (a) he shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable and in any case not more than 7 days after the making of the request, be furnished with a statement in writing in a language that he understands, specifying the grounds for the imposition of the restriction;

Article 33

    Subject to section 34, a person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the Assembly if, and shall not be so qualified unless, he... (d) is able to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause, to read the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to enable him to take an active part in the proceedings of the Assembly.

Article 49

    The official language of the Assembly shall be English but any member may address the chair in French.

     

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