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  1. Dominica - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) (Commencement) Order, 2015, SRO 4 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-23 | DMA-2015-R-100386

    Provides that the Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) Act, 2014 shall come into force on the 27th day of February, 2015.

  2. Dominica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) Act 2014, Act 4 of 2014 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-27 | DMA-2014-L-100387

  3. Dominica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Emergency Powers (Amendment) Act 1996 (Act No. 2 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-03-06 | DMA-1996-L-43392

    Amends the Emergency Powers Act by inserting a subsection 2(1), allowing the President to declare a state of emergency if there is an imminent threat of a state of war or any action has been taken by persons which threatens public safety on a large scale.

  4. Dominica - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dominica Termination of Association Order 1978 (S.I. No. 1031 of 1978).

    Adoption: 1978-07-25 | Date of entry into force: 1978-11-03 | DMA-1978-R-43391

    Terminates Dominica's association with the United Kingdom.

  5. Dominica - Constitutional law - 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.


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