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Volume I: National Reports 1988

N. Rubin1, revised by C. B. O’Beirne2

Swaziland became independent on 6 Sept. 1968 as a constitutional monarchy with an hereditary King as Head of State.


The Swaziland Independence Order 1968 (S.I. 1968 no. 1377) contained the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland under which the head of the government was a Prime Minister appointed by the King from among the members of the legislature. By a Proclamation on 12 April 1973 the late King (Sobhuz…

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Neville Rubin and C. B. O’Beirne, “Swaziland”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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