Constitution of the Republic of Turkmenistan (as of 2016) (excerpts)



Article 28.

Turkmenistan shall guarantee the equality of rights and freedoms of a person and a citizen, and also the equality of a person and a citizen before the law regardless of their nationality, skin colour, gender, origin, property and official status, place of residence, language, religion, political beliefs, and other circumstances.

Article 29.

Men and women in Turkmenistan shall have equal rights and freedoms, and equal opportunities for their realization.

Violation of equality on the basis of gender shall be punishable according to the law.


Article 46.

Citizens of Turkmenistan shall have the right to elect and be elected to the bodies of state authority and local self-governments.

Citizens of Turkmenistan, in accordance with their abilities and professional training, shall have equal right to access to public service.

Citizens of Turkmenistan shall have the right to participate in administration of justice.