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Name: The Antigua and Barbuda Constitution Order 1981.
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1981-07-31
Entry into force:
ISN: ATG-1981-C-41556
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1982-03, Albert P. Blaustein & Gisbert H. Flanz, eds., Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, 81 p.
Constitution on-line Constitution on-line Government of Antigua and Barbuda PDF PDF (consulted on 2007-05-07)
Abstract/Citation: Provides a constitution for Antigua and Barbuda, consisting of 10 chapters. Chapter II provides for the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, including protection from forced labour (Art. 6); protection from inhuman treatment (Art. 7); and freedom of speech (Art. 12). Articles 16 and 17 provide for the non-derogation from certain rights during a declared public emergency, which is subsequently defined in Article 20. Chapters III through VI relate to the structure of the Government. Chapter VII sets forth provisions relating to public service, including pension regulations (Art. 109, 110). The Judiciary is outlined in Chapter IX.
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