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The St. Helena Constitution Order 1988

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6.  (1)  Subject to the provisions of this section, the existing laws shall have effect on and after the appointed day as if they had been made in pursuance of the Constitution and shall be construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with the Constitution.

(2) The Governor may by order made at any time within twelve months after the appointed day make such amendments to any existing law as may appear to him to be necessary or expedient for bringing that law into conformity with the provisions of the Constitution or otherwise for giving effect or enabling effect to be given to those provisions.

(3) The provisions of this section shall be without prejudice to any powers conferred by the Constitution upon any person or authority to make provision for any matter, including the amendment or repeal of any existing law.

(4) For the purposes of this section, the expression “existing laws” means laws and instruments (other than Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and instruments made thereunder) having effect as part of the law of St. Helena or its Dependencies immediately before the appointed day.

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