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Constitution of Grenada

CONSTITUTION OF GRENADA

Upon Grenada’s attainment of Independence in 1974, the Grenada Constitution Order of 1973, which was made on the 19th of December 1973 in London, came into operation on the day of Independence being 7th February, 1974. The Grenada Constitution comprises a number of rules, which establish the way the country is to be governed.  Grenada has a written Constitution unlike the United Kingdom whose Constitution is unwritten.

The Constitution is made up of nine (9) chapters:

CHAPTER 1

Comprises sections 1 to 18 and deals with the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, such as:
right to life, right to personal liberty, protection from slavery and forced labour, etc.

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CHAPTER 2

Comprises sections 19 to 22 and deals with the establishment of the office of Governor-General.
The Governor-General represents the Queen in Grenada.

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CHAPTER 3

Comprises section 23 to 56 and deals with the establishment and composition of Parliament.

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CHAPTER 4

Comprises sections 57 to 74 and deals with the the establishment and functioning of the Executive.
- The appointment of the Prime Minister
- The allocation of portfolios to Ministers
- The appointment of the Leader of the Opposition
- The functioning of the Attorney-General and the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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CHAPTER 5

Comprises sections 75 to 82 and deals with Finance matters.
The Consolidated Fund and how expenditure is to be authorized.

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CHAPTER 6

Comprises sections 83 to 93 and deals with the Public Service.
- The Public Service Commission
- Appointments

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CHAPTER 7

Comprises sections 94 to 100 and deals with Citizenship of Grenada and what qualifications are needed.

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CHAPTER 8

Comprises sections 101 to 105 and deals with The Judicial Provisions
- The High Court
- The Court of Appeal
- The Privy Council

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CHAPTER 9

Comprises sections 106 to 111 and deals with Miscellaneous matters such as-
- The establishment of the Constitution as being the Supreme Law
- The Interpretation of the Constitution

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