|Name:||Constitution of the Kingdom of Tonga [Official Revised Edition of 1988].|
|Type of legislation:||Constitution|
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|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 Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute PDF of Constitution as amended to Act 12 of 1990 (consulted on 2006-04-11)
Legislation on-line Legislation of Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga 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.|