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  1. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-20 | TON-2014-L-98646

  2. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 3 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-23 | TON-2013-L-95595

    1. Short title
    2 Clause 23 amended
    3 Clause 23 further amended

  3. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) (No.2) Act 2010 . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-24 | TON-2010-L-89602

    1 Short Title
    2 Clause 17 amended - Government to be impartial
    3 Clause 19 amended - Expenditure to be voted
    4 Clause 22 amended - Guards and Militia
    5 Clause 24 replaced - Public Officer not to engage in trade
    6 Clause 30 amended - Government
    7 Clause 31 amended - Form of Government
    8 Clause 31A inserted - Attorney General
    9 Clause 37 replaced - King may pardon convicts
    10 Clause 39 amended - Treaties
    11 Clause 41 amended - King's powers - Signature to Acts
    12 Clause 50 replaced - Constitution and powers of Privy Council
    13 Clause 50A inserted - Prime Minister
    14 Clause 50B inserted - Votes of No Confidence
    15 Clause 51 replaced - Constitution and powers of Cabinet
    16 Clause 54 replaced - Governors - how appointed
    17 Clause 55 amended - Powers of Governors
    18 Clause 59 replaced - Composition of Legislative Assembly
    19 Clause 61 replaced - Speaker
    20 Clause 62 replaced - Rules of procedure
    21 Clause 70 amended - Offences against the Assembly
    22 Clause 71 replaced - Noble deprived of his seat
    23 Clause 75 amended - Impeachment
    24 Clause 76 amended - Bye-elections
    25 Clause 77 replaced - General Elections
    26 Clause 85 amended - The Court of Appeal
    27 Clause 86 replaced - The Supreme Court
    28 Clause 87 amended - Judges to hold office during good behaviour
    29 Schedule - Procedure for appointing a Prime Minister
    30 Minor amendments

  4. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) (No.3) Act 2010 (Act No. 39 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-24 | TON-2010-L-89603

    1 Short title, interpretation
    2 Amendment of certain references to Chief Justice
    3 Clause 31A amended - Attorney General
    4 Clause 83A inserted - Rule of Law and Judicial Independence
    5 Clause 83B inserted - Lord Chancellor
    6 Clause 83C inserted - Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel
    7 Clause 84 repealed - The Courts
    8 Clause 85 amended - Court of Appeal
    9 Clause 86 amended - Supreme Court
    10 Clause 86A inserted - Land Court
    11 Claude 88 amended - Acting Judge

  5. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 14 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89601

    Amends sections 60, 64 and 65 concerning elections.

  6. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 13 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89604

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act.

  7. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Electoral Boundaries Commission Act 2010 (Act No. 15 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89605

    Establishes an Electoral Boundaries Commission to define the boundaries of electoral districts and keep these under review.

  8. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Electoral Commission Act 2010 (Act No. 11 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89606

    Establishes the Electoral Commission to supervise elections.

  9. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 2 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-29 | TON-2009-L-89600

    BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:

    1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2009.

    (2) The Act of Constitution of Tonga (Cap. 2) as amended, shall be referred to in this Act, as the Principal Act.

    2. Clause 59 of the Principal Act is amended by adding the following proviso at the end of the clause:

    "Provided that a representative of the Nobles or of the people, who is appointed pursuant to clause 51, shall be entitled to remain as a representative until the next occurring general election, subject to any other provision contained in his commission or in this Constitution."


    Passed by the Legislative Assembly this 22 day of June 2009.

  10. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 18 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-11-03 | TON-1999-L-73175

    Relates to offences against the Assembly.

  11. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 11 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-08-11 | TON-1999-L-73174

  12. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1997 (No. 16 of 1997). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-10-29 | TON-1997-L-73173

    Amends clause 77 (general elections) and 113 (right to allotments) of the principal Act.

  13. Tonga - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act (No. 1 of 1991)

    Adoption: 1991-02-21 | TON-1991-C-25253

    This Act amends the Constitution of Tonga so that the King and Legislative Assembly now may enact laws declaring any person "whether or not they have ever resided in Tonga" to be or to become naturalized subjects of Tonga.

  14. Tonga - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 23 of 1990)

    Adoption: 1990-11-09 | TON-1990-C-26568

    Minor amendment to definitional sections of the Act of the Constitution of Tonga (Cap. 2). Most of the changes are made to definitions relating to criminal offenses.

  15. Tonga - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 12 of 1990)

    Adoption: 1990-07-26 | TON-1990-C-29997

    This Act amends the Constitution to provide a right of appeal to the Privy Council from Land Court decisions relating to the determination of hereditary estates and titles.

  16. Tonga - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Tonga [Official Revised Edition of 1988]. - Constitution Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | Date of entry into force: 1875-11-04 | TON-1991-C-35656

    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.

  17. Tonga - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Government Act (Cap. 3) (Act No. 2 of 1903). - Revised Edition 1988

    Adoption: 1903-07-08 | TON-1903-L-85494

    Defines the powers of the public offices within the Kingdom.


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