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  1. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Carib Reserve Act (Cap 25:90).

    Adoption: 1978-03-30 | DMA-1978-L-82340

    Provides for the establishment of a body corporate for the Carib Reserve, to make provision for the administration of the Reserve and for matters connected therewith.

  2. Dominica - General provisions - Constitution

    Commonwealth of Dominica Constitution Order 1978 (S.I. No. 1027 of 1978) [consolidated version]. - Constitution as amended up to 1984 (in English) Constitution on-line (as amended to 1984)

    Adoption: 1978 | Date of entry into force: 1978-11-03 | DMA-1991-C-43389

    Sets out the Constitution. Chapter I outlines fundamental rights and freedoms, including the right to life (the death penalty is prohibited by art. 3), the right to property, freedom from forced labour and discrimination due to race and sex (art. 13), and the freedom of expression, assembly, and movement. There shall be no derogation from articles 3 and 13 under emergency laws (art. 14). Chapter II outlines the responsibilities of the President, who holds a term of 5 years. Chapter III governs the election of Parliament; Chapter IV relates to executive ministries. Provisions relating to the public service, including appointment and dismissal procedures, are outlined in Chapter VI. Chapter VII relates to citizenship. Chapter VIII provides a High Court with jurisdiction over constitutional matters, and regulates other aspects of the judiciary. Chapter IX creates a Parliamentary Commissioner, with the purpose of investigating complaints against government bodies.

  3. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Standards Act, 1977, Chap. 89:05, (Act No. 2 of 1977) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1977-03-28 | DMA-1977-L-55284

    Provides for the fixing of wages of workers, the hours of work, and other matters pertaining to the welfare of workers. Establishes that minimum wages for specific sectors of economic activity are to be fixed by ministerial proclamation. Provides for the establishment of advisory boards to advise on such matters. Establishes normal working hours at eight per day and forty per week. Obliges employers to pay employees overtime for all work above this at the rate of one and a half times the normal wage. Provides for one day of rest per week. Regulates vacation leave. Provides for at least two weeks to three weeks of leave per year depending on the amount of years worked. Regulates the granting of such leave. Governs maternity leave. Provides for six weeks of maternity leave prior to confinement and six weeks after confinement. Regulates application for and entitlement to maternity leave. Establishes equality of wages between male and female employees. Provides for transfers of businesses. Provides for the administration and enforcement of regulations. Regulates inspections and inspectors. Provides for complaints to labour trbunals. Provides for the keeping of records.

  4. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Dominica) Act, Chapter 4:02 (No. 10 of 1969). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1969-09-18 | DMA-1969-L-93680

  5. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Marriage Act, Chapter 35:01. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1910 | Date of entry into force: 1911-01-01 | DMA-1910-L-95136

    An Act to regulate marriages in the State of Dominica and to amend the law relating to the registration of marriages.

  6. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prevention of Crimes Act, Chapter 12:31, L.I. 1 of 1874. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1874 | DMA-1874-L-93710

    An Act relating to the Prevention of Crimes. Provides offences with respect to the detention and arrest of criminal offenders.

  7. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law And Procedure Act, Chapter 12:01 (Act No. 3 of 1873). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1873 | DMA-1873-L-80991

    Provides for the procedures relating to criminal trials and punishment. Part X deals with the death penalty.

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