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Name: Constitution of the Kingdom of Tonga [Official Revised Edition of 1988].
Country: Tonga
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1988
Entry into force:
ISN: TON-1991-C-35656
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=35656&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 2012-10, Oceana Publications, Inc., Dobbs, Ferry, New York, U.S.A., As amended to 2011, 39 p.
Constitution Constitution Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute PDF of Constitution as amended to Act 12 of 1990 PDF of Constitution as amended to Act 12 of 1990 (consulted on 2006-04-11)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Legislation of Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 12 of 1990 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 12 of 1990 (consulted on 2013-09-19)
Abstract/Citation: Divided into 3 Parts concerning the rights of citizens, the form of government, and property rights (all land is owned by the King of Togo). Prohibits slavery and any laws discriminating between classes of people. Provides for freedom of the press unless this conflicts with laws for the protection of the Royal Family, and for certain rights to ensure a fair trial.
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