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SCHEDULE 1 TO THE
THE CONSTITUTION OF SAINT LUCIA
Arrangement of Sections
Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
rights and freedoms.
of right to life.
of right to personal liberty.
from slavery and forced labour.
from inhuman treatment.
from deprivation of property.
from arbitrary search or entry.
to secure protection of the law.
of freedom of conscience.
of freedom of expression.
of freedom of assembly and association.
of freedom of movement.
from discrimination on grounds of race, etc.
of persons detained under emergency laws.
of protective provisions.
and Deputy President.
House of Assembly
of Senate and House of Assembly and their staff.
of questions of membership.
Legislation and procedure of Parliament
to make laws.
of Constitution and Supreme Court Order.
for sitting if unqualified.
of exercise of legislative power.
with regard to certain financial measures.
on powers of Senate as to money bills.
on powers of Senate as to bills other than money bills.
relating to ss. 48, 49 and 50.
of electoral legislation.
Summoning, prorogation and dissolution
Constituency Boundaries and Electoral Commission
Boundaries Commission and Electoral Commission.
Delimitation of constituencies
of constituency boundaries
of the Government.
of portfolios to Ministers.
of functions of Ministers during absence or illness.
of Governor-General's functions.
to be informed concerning matters of government.
to be taken by Ministers, etc.
of the Opposition.
to the Cabinet.
of offices, etc.
of public prosecutions.
on Prerogative of Mercy.
in capital cases.
from Consolidated Fund or other public funds.
of expenditure from Consolidated Fund by appropriation law.
of expenditure in advance of appropriation.
of certain officers.
of public accounts, etc.
The Public Service
The Public Service Commission
etc. of public officers.
Appointment, etc., to particular offices
etc., of permanent secretaries and certain other officers.
of Public Prosecutions.
etc., of magistrates, registrars and legal officers.
The Teaching Service Commission
etc., of teachers.
The Public Service Board of Appeal
Service Board of Appeal.
in discipline cases.
laws and protection of pension rights.
to withhold pensions, etc.
who become citizens on 22nd February 1979.
born in Saint Lucia on or after 22nd February 1979.
born outside Saint Lucia on or after 22nd February 1979.
deprivation and renunciation.
jurisdiction of High Court in constitutional questions.
of constitutional questions to High Court.
to Court of Appeal.
to Her Majesty in Council.
etc. of Commissioner.
on matters for investigation.
to obtain evidence.
matters concerning Commissioner.
and concurrent appointments.
Alteration of Constitution and Supreme Court
Provisions of Constitution referred to in
Provisions of Supreme Court Order referred to in
Rules concerning constituencies
Matters not subject to investigation by
WHEREAS the People of Saint Lucia-
a) affirm their faith in the supremacy of the
b) believe that all persons have been endowed
equally by God with inalienable rights and dignity;
c) recognize that the enjoyment of these rights
depends upon certain fundamental freedoms namely, freedom of the person, of
thought, of expression, of communication, of conscience and of association;
d) maintain that these freedoms can only be
safeguarded by the rule of law;
e) realize that human dignity requires respect
for spiritual values; for private family life and property; and the enjoyment of
an adequate standard of economic and social well-being dependent upon the
resources of the State;
f) respect the principles of social justice and
therefore believe that the operation of the economic system should result in the
material resources of the community being so distributed as to subserve the
common good, that there should be adequate means of livelihood for all, that
labour should not be exploited or forced by economic necessity to operate in
inhumane conditions but that there should be opportunity for advancement on the
basis of recognition of merit, ability and integrity;
g) express their commitment to democracy, in
particular the principle of a government freely elected on the basis of
universal adult suffrage.
h) consider that individually, each person has
duties towards every other and to the community and is under obligation to
observe and promote the rights, freedoms and values recognized in this
i) pledge their support for international peace
and security, for friendly relations among nations and the promotion of
universal respect for human rights and freedoms; and their co-operation in
solving by peaceful means international problems of an economic, social or
j) desire that this Constitution shall reflect
and make provisions for ensuring and protecting these rights, freedoms and
NOW; THEREFORE, the following provisions shall
have effect as the Constitution of Saint Lucia:
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