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Name: Constitution of the Independent State of Western Samoa, 1962.
Country: Samoa
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1962-01-01
Entry into force:
ISN: WSM-1962-C-44021
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=44021&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1996-02, Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, 62 p.
Constitutions of the Countries of the World (1998 integrated version), 1999, Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, USA
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line World Intellectual Property Organisaiton (WIPO) PDF of Constitution PDF of Constitution (consulted on 2012-08-31)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII) PDF of Constitution as amended to 31/12/2019 PDF of Constitution as amended to 31/12/2019 (consulted on 2016-09-22)
Abstract/Citation: Part II sets forth fundamental rights and freedoms. These include the right to life (except in cases of death penalty) and liberty; freedom of religion, assembly and association; and freedom from forced labour and inhuman treatment. No law shall discriminate against persons on the grounds of their descent, sex, language, religion, nor shall it prevent the making of any provision for the advancement of women and children (s. 15). Part X covers emergency powers. Existing laws shall continue after independence. Integrated version of 1998 available.
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