Constitution of Antigua

Constitution of Antigua

- Laws and the constitution
Preamble

Chapter I - The State and the Constitution

1. The State and its Territory
2. Constitution is Supreme Law

Chapter II - Protection of Fundamental Rights And Freedoms of the Individual

3. Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual
4. Protection of Right to Life
5. Protection of Right to Personal Liberty
6. Protection from Slavery and Forced Labour
7. Protection from Inhuman Treatment
8. Protection of Freedom of Movement
9. Protection from Deprivation of Property
10. Protection of Person Or Property from Arbitrary Search Or Entry
11. Protection of Freedom of Conscience
12. Protection of Freedom of Expression Including Freedom of the Press
13. Protection of Freedom of Assembly And Association
14. Protection from Discrimination On the Grounds of Race, Sex Etc.
15. Provision to Secure Protection of the Law
16. Derogations from Fundamental Rights And Freedoms Under Emergency Powers
17. Protection of Persons Detained-under Emergency Laws
18. Enforcement of Protective Provisions
19. Protection from Derogations from Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Generally
20. Declaration of Public Emergency
21. Interpretation and Savings

Chapter III - The Governor-General

22. Establishment Of Office
23. Acting Governor-general
24. Oaths
25. Deputy to Governor-General
26. Public Seal

Chapter IV - Parliament

Part 1 - Establishment And Composition Of Parliament

27. Establishment of Parliament

The Senate

28. Composition of the Senate
29. Qualifications for Appointment as Senators
30. Disqualifications from Appointment as Senators
31. Tenure of Office of Senators
32. Appointment of Temporary Senators
33. President and Vice-president
34. Attendance of Attorney-general at Proceedings of Senate
35. Attendance at Proceedings of Senate of Ministers who are Members of the House

The House Of Representatives

36. Composition of the House
37. Attendance at Proceedings of the House of Ministers who are Senators
38. Qualifications for Election as a Member of the House
39. Disqualifications from Election as a Member of the House
40. Election of Members of the House
41. Tenure of Seats of Members of the House
42. Speaker and Deputy Speaker
43. Clerks to Houses of Parliament and their Staffs
44. Determination of Questions of Membership
45. Unqualified Persons Sitting or Voting

Part 2 - Powers And Procedure Of Parliament

46. Power to Make Laws
47. Alternation of this Constitution and Supreme Court Order
48. Oath of Allegiance by Members of Parliament
49. Presiding in Senate and House
50. Quorum
51. Voting
52. Mode of Exercising Legislative Power
53. Restrictions with regard to Certain Financial Measures
54. Restrictions on Powers of Senate as to Money Bills
55. Restrictions on Powers of Senate as to Bills other That Money Bills
56. Provisions Relating to Sections 53, 54 and 55
57. Regulation of Procedure of Houses of Parliament
58. Freedom of Speech in Proceedings of Parliament

Part 3 - Summoning, Prorogation And Dissolution Of Parliament

59. Sessions of Parliament
60. Prorogation and Dissolution of Parliament
61. General Elections and Appointment of Senators

Part 4 - Delimitations Of Constituencies

62. Constituencies
63. Constituencies Boundaries Commission
64. Report By Commission
65. Procedure Upon Report

Part 5 - The Ombudsman

66. Establishment, Appointment, Functions Etc. Of Ombudsman

Part 6 - The Supervisor Of Elections

67. Appointment, Functions And Removal Of Supervisor Of Elections

Chapter V - Executive Powers

Part 1 - General

68. Executive Authority
69. Minister of Government
70. The Cabinet
71. Allocation Of Portfolios
73. Tenure Of Office Of Ministers
74. Performance Of Functions Of Prime Minister During Absence, Illness Or Suspension
75. Parliamentary Secretaries
76. Oaths To Be Taken By Ministers And Parliamentary Secretaries
77. Secretary To The Cabinet
78. Permanent Secretaries
79. Leader Of The Opposition
80. Exercise Of Governor-general's Functions
81. Governor-general To Be Informed Concerning Government Matters
82. Attorney-general
83. Exercise of Certain Powers Of Governor-general
84. Power Of Pardon
85. Advisory Committee On Prerogative Of Mercy
86. Functions Of Advisory Committee

Part 2 - Director of Public Prosecutions

87. Appointment and Removal of Director of Public Prosecutions
88. Powers and Functions of Director of Public Prosecutions
89. Directions To Director Of Public Prosecutions

Chapter VI - Finance

90. Consolidated Fund
91. Withdrawals From Consolidated Fund Or Other Public Funds
92. Authorization Of Expenditure From Consolidated Fund By Appropriation Law
93. Authorization Of Expenditure In Advance Of Appropriation
94. Contingencies Fund
95. Remuneration Of Certain Officers
96. Public Debt
97. Audit Of Public Accounts Etc
98. Public Accounts Committee

Chapter VII - The Public Service

Part 1 - The Public Service Commission

99. Establishment And Composition Of Commission
100. Appointment Etc. Of Public Officers
101. Appointment Etc. Of Permanent Secretaries And Certain Other Officers
102. The Director Of Audit
103. Appointment Etc. Of Magistrates, Registrars And Legal Officers

Part 2 - The Police Service Commission

104. Establishment And Composition Of Commission
105. Appointment Etc. Of Police Officers

Part 3 - The Public Service Board Of Appeal

106. Constitution Of Board, Etc
107. Appeals In Disciplinary Cases
108. Powers And Procedure Of Board

Part 4 - Pensions

109. Pensions Laws And Protection Of Pensions Rights
110. Power To Withhold Pensions Etc

Chapter VIII - Citizenship

111. Belonger Status
112. Persons who Automatically Become Citizens at Commencement of this Constitution
113. Persons Who Automatically Become Citizens After Commencement Of This Constitution
114. Persons Entitled To Citizenship By Registration After Commencement Of This Constitution
115. Dual Citizenship
116. Powers Of Parliament
117. Oath Of Allegiance
118. Interpretation

Chapter IX - Judicial Provisions

119. Original Jurisdiction, High Court Constitution Questions
120. Reference Of Constitutional Questions To High Court
121. Appeals To Court Of Appeal
122. Appeals To Her Majesty In Council

Chapter X - Miscellaneous

123. Local Government
124. Certain Questions Not To Be Enquired Into In Any Court
125. Resignations
126. Reappointments And Concurrent Appointments
127. Interpretation
SCHEDULE 1 TO THE CONSTITUTION
SCHEDULE 2 TO THE CONSTITUTION
SCHEDULE 3 TO THE CONSTITUTION

Constitution of Antigua

1. The State and its Territory
2. Constitution is Supreme Law
3. Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual
4. Protection of Right to Life
5. Protection of Right to Personal Liberty
6. Protection from Slavery and Forced Labour
7. Protection from Inhuman Treatment
8. Protection of Freedom of Movement
9. Protection from Deprivation of Property
10. Protection of Person Or Property from Arbitrary Search Or Entry
11. Protection of Freedom of Conscience
12. Protection of Freedom of Expression Including Freedom of the Press
13. Protection of Freedom of Assembly And Association
14. Protection from Discrimination On the Grounds of Race, Sex Etc.
15. Provision to Secure Protection of the Law
16. Derogations from Fundamental Rights And Freedoms Under Emergency Powers
17. Protection of Persons Detained-under Emergency Laws
18. Enforcement of Protective Provisions
19. Protection from Derogations from Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Generally
20. Declaration of Public Emergency
21. Interpretation and Savings
22. Establishment Of Office
23. Acting Governor-general
24. Oaths
25. Deputy to Governor-General
26. Public Seal
27. Establishment of Parliament
28. Composition of the Senate
29. Qualifications for Appointment as Senators
30. Disqualifications from Appointment as Senators
31. Tenure of Office of Senators
32. Appointment of Temporary Senators
33. President and Vice-president
34. Attendance of Attorney-general at Proceedings of Senate
35. Attendance at Proceedings of Senate of Ministers who are Members of the House
36. Composition of the House
37. Attendance at Proceedings of the House of Ministers who are Senators
38. Qualifications for Election as a Member of the House
39. Disqualifications from Election as a Member of the House
40. Election of Members of the House
41. Tenure of Seats of Members of the House
42. Speaker and Deputy Speaker
43. Clerks to Houses of Parliament and their Staffs
44. Determination of Questions of Membership
45. Unqualified Persons Sitting or Voting
46. Power to Make Laws
47. Alternation of this Constitution and Supreme Court Order
48. Oath of Allegiance by Members of Parliament
49. Presiding in Senate and House
50. Quorum
51. Voting
52. Mode of Exercising Legislative Power
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