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Constitution – Chapter 2 – Fundamental rights and freedoms

Fundamental rights and freedoms.

 

3.- Whereas every person in Saint Christopher and Nevis is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, birth, political opinions, colors, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following, namely-

a) life, liberty, security of the person, equality before the law and the protection of the law;

b) freedom of conscience, of expression and of assembly and association; and

c) protection for his personal privacy, the privacy of his home and other property and from deprivation of property without compensation, the provisions of this Chapter shall have effect for the purpose of affording protection to those rights and freedoms subject to such limitations of that protection as are contained in those provisions, being limitations designed to ensure that the enjoyment of those rights and freedoms by any person does not impair the rights and freedoms of others or the public interest. 

 

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CHAPTER II – Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

 

Fundamental rights and freedoms.

Protection of right to life.

Protection of right to personal liberty.

Protection from slavery of forced labour.

Protection from inhuman treatment.

Protection from deprivation of property.

Protection from arbitrary search or entry.

Provisions to secure protection of law.

Protection of freedom of conscience.

Protection of freedom of expression.

Protection of freedom of assembly and association.

Protection of freedom of movement.

Protection from discrimination on grounds of race etc.

Emergency measures derogating from s.5 of 15.

Protection of persons detained in derogation from s.5.

Enforcement of protective provisions.

Declaration of emergency.

Interpretation and savings.

 

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Constitution – Chapter 1

CHAPTER I – THE FEDERATION AND THE CONSTITUTION

 

The Federation and its territory.

1.- (1) The island of Saint Christopher (which is otherwise known as Saint Kitts) and the island of Nevis shall be a sovereign democratic federal state which may be styled Saint Christopher and Nevis or Saint Kitts and Nevis or the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis or the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

(2) The territory of Saint Christopher and Nevis shall comprise all areas that were comprised in the associated state of Saint Christopher and Nevis immediately before 19th September 1983, together with such other areas as may be declared by Parliament to form part of the territory of Saint Christopher and Nevis. 

 

Constitution is supreme law.

2.- This Constitution is the supreme law of Saint Christopher and Nevis and, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, if any other law is inconsistent with this Constitution shall prevail and the other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.

 

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THE CONSTITUTION OF SAINT CHRISTOPHERAND NEVIS

 

 

CHAPTER I

The Federation And The Constitution

  

 CHAPTER II

Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

 

CHAPTER III

The Governor-General

 

CHAPTER IV

Parliament 

 

CHAPTER V
The Executive

 

 CHAPTER VI

Finance

 

 CHAPTER VII

The Public Service

 

CHAPTER VIII
Citizenship

 

 CHAPTER IX

Judicial Provisions

 

 CHAPTER X

The Island Of Nevis

 

 CHAPTER XI

Miscellaneous

 

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