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The Pitcairn Constitution Order 2010

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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.Island Council

  9. 8.Pending legal proceedings

  10. 9.Appeals to Her Majesty in Council

  11. 10.Power reserved to Her Majesty

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REVOCATIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      THE CONSTITUTION OF PITCAIRN

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.The partnership values

      2. PART 2

        1. 2.Right to life

        2. 3.Physical and mental integrity

        3. 4.Human dignity

        4. 5.Prohibition of torture

        5. 6.Prohibition of slavery and forced labour

        6. 7.Right to liberty and security

        7. 8.Right to a fair trial

        8. 9.Right of prisoners to humane treatment

        9. 10.No punishment without law

        10. 11.Right to respect for private and family life

        11. 12.Freedom of thought, conscience and religion

        12. 13.Freedom of expression

        13. 14.Freedom of assembly and association

        14. 15.Right to marry

        15. 16.Children’s rights

        16. 17.Right to education

        17. 18.Freedom of movement

        18. 19.Protection of the environment

        19. 20.Just administrative action

        20. 21.Protection of property

        21. 22.Protection from arbitrary deprivation of right of abode and of British citizenship

        22. 23.Prohibition of discrimination

        23. 24.Derogation in time of emergency

        24. 25.Enforcement of protective provisions

        25. 26.Interpretation of legislation

      3. PART 3

        1. 27.The Governor

        2. 28.Acting Governor

        3. 29.Powers of pardon, etc

        4. 30.Power to dispose of Crown land

        5. 31.Official stamp

        6. 32.Constitution of offices

      4. PART 4

        1. 33.Executive authority

        2. 34.Island Council

        3. 35.Attorney General

      5. PART 5

        1. 36.Power to make laws

        2. 37.Rules for the making of laws

        3. 38.Certain laws not to be made without instructions

        4. 39.Publication and commencement of laws

        5. 40.Laws to be sent to a Secretary of State

        6. 41.Disallowance of laws

      6. PART 6

        1. 42.Application of English law

        2. 43.The courts of Pitcairn

        3. 44.Independence of the judiciary

        4. SUPREME COURT

          1. 45.Constitution of Supreme Court

          2. 46.Sittings of Supreme Court

          3. 47.Judges of Supreme Court

          4. 48.Exercise of jurisdiction of Supreme Court

        5. COURT OF APPEAL

          1. 49.Constitution of Court of Appeal

          2. 50.Jurisdiction of Court of Appeal

          3. 51.Practice and procedure on appeals

        6. GENERAL

          1. 52.Appointment of judges and judicial officers

          2. 53.Remuneration

          3. 54.Tenure of office of judges

          4. 55.Tenure of office of judicial officers

      7. PART 7

        1. 56.Appointments etc of officers of Pitcairn Public Service

        2. 57.Terms and conditions of employment

      8. PART 8

        1. 58.Audit

      9. PART 9

        1. 59.Ombudsman

        2. 60.Functions of Ombudsman

      10. PART 10

        1. 61.Interpretation

        2. 62.References to the holder of an office to include a person acting in the office

        3. 63.Power to amend and revoke instruments, etc

        4. 64.Appointments

        5. 65.Removal from office

        6. 66.Resignations

      11. SCHEDULE TO THE CONSTITUTION

        1. 1.Oath of allegiance I…………………………do swear that I will be faithful...

        2. 2.Oath for due execution of office of Governor I…………………………do swear...

        3. 3.Judicial Oath I…………………………do swear that I will well and truly...

        4. 4.Affirmations In the forms above respectively set forth, for the...

  13. Explanatory Note

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