The Montserrat Constitution Order 1989

  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 officers.

  8. 7.Legislative Council.

  9. 8.Power reserved to Her Majesty.

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1 TO THE ORDER

      REVOCATIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2 TO THE ORDER

      THE CONSTITUTION OF MONTSERRAT

      1. THE CONSTITUTION OF MONTSERRAT

        1. PART I THE GOVERNOR

          1. 1.The Governor.

          2. 2.Acting Governor.

          3. 3.Deputy to Governor.

          4. 4.Exercise of Governor’s functions.

          5. 5.Powers to dispose land.

          6. 6.Power to constitute offices and make appointments etc.

          7. 7.Powers of pardon, etc.

          8. 8.Public seal.

        2. PART II THE EXECUTIVE

          1. 9.Executive authority.

          2. 10.Executive Council.

          3. 11.Appointment of members.

          4. 12.Tenure of office of members.

          5. 13.Performance of functions of Chief Minister in certain events.

          6. 14.Temporary members.

          7. 15.Assignment of responsibilities to Ministers.

          8. 16.Governor’s special responsibilities.

          9. 17.Oaths and affirmations.

          10. 18.Summoning of Executive Council.

          11. 19.Proceedings in Executive Council.

          12. 20.Summoning of persons to Executive Council.

          13. 21.Powers of Attorney-General.

        3. PART III THE LEGISLATURE

          1. 22.Constitution of Legislature.

          2. 23.The Legislative Council.

          3. 24.Nominated members.

          4. 25.Elected members.

          5. 26.Power to summon public officers to attend meetings of Legislative Council.

          6. 27.Qualifications for elected membership.

          7. 28.Disqualifcations for nominated and elected membership.

          8. 29.Tenure of office of nominated and elected members.

          9. 30.Validity of proceedings.

          10. 31.Determnation of questions as to membership.

          11. 32.Filling of vacancies.

          12. 33.Temporary members.

          13. 34.Incapacity of nominated members.

          14. 35.Sessions of Legislative Council.

          15. 36.Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

          16. 37.Presiding in Legislative Council.

          17. 38.Governor’s right to address Legislative Council.

          18. 39.Oath or affirmation of allegiance.

          19. 40.Quorum.

          20. 41.Voting.

          21. 42.Prorogation and dissolution.

          22. 43.General elections.

          23. 44.Introduction of Bills etc.

          24. 45.Power to make laws.

          25. 46.Standing Orders.

          26. 47.Penalties for unauthorised persons sitting or voting.

          27. 48.Assent to Bills.

          28. 49.Words of enactment.

          29. 50.Disallowance of laws.

          30. 51.Privileges etc. of Legislative Council.

        4. PART IV FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

          1. Whereas the realisation of the right of self-determination must be...

          2. Whereas every person in Montserrat is entitled to the fundamental...

          3. 52.Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual.

          4. 53.Protection of right to life.

          5. 54.Protection from inhuman treatment.

          6. 55.Protection from slavery and forced labour.

          7. 56.Protection from arbitrary arrest or detention.

          8. 57.Provisions to secure protection of law.

          9. 58.Protection of privacy of home and other property.

          10. 59.Protection of freedom of conscience.

          11. 60.Protection of freedom of expression.

          12. 61.Protection of freedom of assembly and associations.

          13. 62.Protection of freedom of movement.

          14. 63.Protection from discrimination on grounds of race, etc.

          15. 64.Protection from deprivation of property.

          16. 65.Provisions for periods of public emergency.

          17. 66.Enforcement of fundamental rights.

          18. 67.Interpretation of Part IV.

        5. PART V INTERPRETATION

          1. 68.Interprettation.

      2. THE SCHEDULE TO THE CONSTITUTION

  11. Explanatory Note