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Name: The Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/1379).
Country: United Kingdom - Cayman Islands
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2009-06-10
Entry into force:
ISN: GBR-2009-R-81742
Bibliography: Order on-line Order on-line Office of Public Sector Information, United Kingdom (consulted on 2009-07-24)
Abstract/Citation: This Order establishes a new Constitution for the Cayman Islands, to replace the Constitution of 1972. The new Constitution includes, a Bill of Rights setting out the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual and provisions for their enforcement. It provides for a Governor as Her Majesty's representative in the Islands, and for a Premier and other Ministers who form a Cabinet together with the Deputy Governor and the Attorney General. It provides for an elected Legislative Assembly, which together with Her Majesty forms the Legislature. It provides for a Grand Court and a Court of Appeal as superior courts, and a Judicial and Legal Services Commission to advise on judicial and senior legal appointments. Provision is also made for a Human Rights Commission, a Commission for Standards in Public Life, and a Constitutional Commission. A new National Security Council is established, as is the new office of Director of Public Prosecutions. Provision is also made for the public service, public finance, a Complaints Commissioner, a Register of Interests, and freedom of information.

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