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The St. Helena Constitution Order 1988

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement.

  3. 2.Interpretation.

  4. 3.Amendment of existing Constitution.

  5. 4.Revocations.

  6. 5.Establishment of Constitution.

  7. 6.Existing laws.

  8. 7.Existing offices.

  9. 8.Standing Orders.

  10. 9.Pending legal proceedings.

  11. 10.Power reserved to Her Majesty.

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1 TO THE ORDER

      THE CONSTITUTION OF ST. HELENA

      1. THE CONSTITUTION OF ST. HELENA

        1. PART I the governor

          1. 1.Office of Governor constituted.

          2. 2.Succession to Government.

          3. 3.Deputy to Governor.

        2. PART II the executive

          1. 4.Executive authority.

          2. 5.Executive Council.

          3. 6.Tenure of office of Unofficial and Temporary Members of Executive Council.

          4. 7.Determination of questions as to membership of Executive Council.

          5. 8.Summoning of and proceedings in Executive Council.

          6. 9.Summoning of persons to assist Executive Council.

          7. 10.Presiding in Executive Council.

          8. 11.Governor to consult Executive Council.

          9. 12.Governor’s special responsibilities.

          10. 13.Oath by members of Executive Council.

          11. 14.Powers of the Attorney General.

        3. PART III legislative council

          1. 15.Legislative Council.

          2. 16.Temporary Members of Legislative Council.

          3. 17.Qualifications and disqualifications of Elected Members of Legislative Council.

          4. .18.Tenure of office of Elected Members of Legislative Council

          5. 19.Vacation of seat on sentence, etc.

          6. 20.Determination of questions as to membership of Legislative Council.

          7. 21.Law as to elections.

        4. PART IV council committees

          1. 22.Council Committees.

          2. 23.Functions of Council Committees.

          3. 24.Rules of procedure, etc., of Council Committees.

          4. 25.Tenure of office of members of Council Committees.

          5. 26.Governor may confer functions on Council Committees.

        5. PART V legislation and procedure in legislative council

          1. 27.Power to make laws.

          2. 28.Royal Instructions.

          3. 29.Standing Orders.

          4. 30.Presiding in Legislative Council.

          5. 31.Legislative Council may transact business not-withstanding vacancies.

          6. 32.Quorum.

          7. 33.Voting.

          8. 34.Governor’s reserved power.

          9. 35.Introduction of Bills.

          10. 36.Assent to Bills.

          11. 37.Disallowance of laws.

          12. 38.Oath of Allegiance.

          13. 39.Privileges of Legislative Council and members.

          14. 40.Sessions.

          15. 41.Prorogation and dissolution.

          16. 42.General election.

        6. PART VI the judicature

          1. The Supreme Court

            1. 43.Constitution of Supreme Court.

            2. 44.Exercise of jurisdiction of Supreme Court.

            3. 45.Appointment of Chief Justice.

            4. 46.Persons empowered to hold Supreme Court.

          2. Court of Appeal

            1. 47.Constitution of Court of Appeal.

            2. 48.Jurisdiction of Court of Appeal.

            3. 49.Practice and procedure on appeals.

        7. PART VII miscellaneous

          1. 50.Public seal.

          2. 51.Grants of land.

          3. 52.Governor’s power of pardon.

          4. 53.Constitution of offices, appointments, etc.

          5. 54.Resignations.

          6. 55.Reappointments and concurrent appointments.

          7. 56.Interpretation.

      2. SCHEDULE TO THE CONSTITUTION

        forms of oaths and affirmations

        1. 1.Oath of Allegiance

        2. 2.Oath for due execution of office

        3. 3.Judicial Oath

        4. 4.Affirmations

    2. SCHEDULE 2 TO THE ORDER

      REVOCATIONS

  13. Explanatory Note

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