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The Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution Order 1988

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement.

  3. 2.Interpretation.

  4. 3.Revocations.

  5. 4.Establishment of Constitution.

  6. 5.Existing laws.

  7. 6.Existing offices and officers.

  8. 7.Legislative Council.

  9. 8.Electoral law.

  10. 9.Pending legal proceedings.

  11. 10.Power reserved to Her Majesty.

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1 TO THE ORDER

      Revocations

    2. SCHEDULE 2 TO THE ORDER

      THE CONSTITUTION OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

      1. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

        1. PART I THE GOVERNOR

          1. 1.The Governor.

          2. 2.Emoluments of Governor.

          3. 3.Acting Governor.

          4. 4.Governor’s deputy.

          5. 5.Exercise of Governor’s functions.

        2. PART II THE EXECUTIVE

          1. 6.Executive authority.

          2. 7.The Executive Council.

          3. 8.Oaths.

          4. 9.Tenure of office by Chief Minister.

          5. 10.Tenure of office by Ministers.

          6. 11.Performance of functions of Chief Minister in certain events.

          7. 12.Assignment of responsibilities to members of Executive Council.

          8. 13.Governor’s special responsibilities.

          9. 14.Summoning of Executive Council.

          10. 15.Proceedings in, and quorum of, Executive Council.

          11. 16.Attendance of other persons at meetings.

          12. 17.Powers of Attorney General.

        3. PART III THE LEGISLATURE

          1. 18.Constitution of legislature.

          2. 19.The Legislative Council.

          3. 20.The Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

          4. 21.Elected members.

          5. 22.Qualifications for elected membership.

          6. 23.Appointed members.

          7. 24.Qualifications for appointed membership.

          8. 25.Disqualifications for elected or appointed membership.

          9. 26.Tenure of seats of members of Legislative Council.

          10. 27.Qualifications of electors and entitlement to vote.

          11. 28.Leader of the Opposition.

          12. 29.Determination as to validity of membership ofex officio and appointed members.

          13. 30.Determination as to validity of membership of elected members.

          14. 31.Penalty for unauthorised person sitting or voting.

          15. 32.Sessions of Legislative Council.

          16. 33.Prorogation and dissolution.

          17. 34.General elections and filling vacant seats.

        4. PART IV POWERS AND PROCEDURE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

          1. 35.Power to make laws.

          2. 36.Standing Orders of Legislative Council.

          3. 37.Standing Committees.

          4. 38.Oaths by members of Legislative Council.

          5. 39.Presiding in Legislative Council.

          6. 40.Voting.

          7. 41.Validity of proceedings.

          8. 42.Quorum.

          9. 43.Introduction of bills, etc.

          10. 44.Governor’s reserved power.

          11. 45.Assent to bills.

          12. 46.Return of bills by Governor.

          13. 47.Disallowance of laws.

          14. 48.Privileges, etc. of Legislative Council.

        5. PART V THE JUDICATURE

          1. The Supreme Court

            1. 49.Constitution of Supreme Court.

            2. 50.Tenure of office of judges of Supreme Court.

            3. 51.Acting judges of Supreme Court.

            4. 52.Oaths to be taken by judges of Supreme Court.

          2. The Court of Appeal

            1. 53.Constitution of Court of Appeal.

            2. 54.Tenure of office of judges of Court of Appeal.

            3. 55.Acting judges of Court of Appeal.

            4. 56.Oaths to be taken by judges of Court of Appeal.

        6. PART VI THE PUBLIC SERVICE

          1. Public Service Commission

            1. 57.Public Service Commission.

            2. 58.Appointment, etc, of public officers.

            3. 59.Particular offices.

            4. 60.Additional functions of Public Service Commission.

            5. 61.Regulations regarding Public Service Commission.

          2. Pensions

            1. 62.Applicability of pensions law.

            2. 63.Pensions, etc, charged on revenues of Islands.

            3. 64.Grant and withholding of pensions, etc.

        7. PART VII THE COMPLAINTS COMMISSIONER

          1. 65.The Complaints Commissioner.

          2. 66.Functions of Complaints Commissioner.

        8. PART VIII FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

          1. 67.Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual.

          2. 68.Protection of right to life.

          3. 69.Protection from inhuman treatment.

          4. 70.Protection from slavery and forced labour.

          5. 71.Protection from arbitrary arrest or detention.

          6. 72.Provisions to secure protection of law.

          7. 73.Protection for privacy of home and other property.

          8. 74.Protection of freedom of conscience.

          9. 75.Protection of freedom of expression.

          10. 76.Protection of freedom of assembly and association.

          11. 77.Protection of freedom of movement.

          12. 78.Protection from discrimination on grounds of race, etc.

          13. 79.Protection from deprivation of property.

          14. 80.Provisions for periods of public emergency.

          15. 81.Enforcement of fundamental rights.

          16. 82.Interpretation of Part VIII.

        9. PART IX MISCELLANEOUS

          1. 83.Grants of land, etc.

          2. 84.Powers of pardon, etc.

          3. 85.Public offices and appointments.

          4. 86.Discipline of public service.

          5. 87.Registration of interests.

          6. 88.Interpretation.

    3. SCHEDULE 1 TO THE CONSTITUTION

      FORMS OF OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS

    4. SCHEDULE 2 TO THE CONSTITUTION

      ELECTORAL DISTRICTS

  13. Explanatory Note

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