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Jurisdiction and Access

Kiribati, English

(3) The Beretitenti may withhold his assent to a Bill only if he is of the opinion that the Bill, if assented to, would be inconsistent with this Constitution.
(4) If the Beretitenti withholds his assents to a Bill under the preceding subsection, the Bill shall be returned to the Maneaba for amendment.
(5) If a Bill which has been returned to the Maneaba under the preceding subsection is again presented to the Beretitent, and the Beretitenti is still of the opinion that the Bill, if assented to, would be inconsistent with this Constitution, the Beretitenti shall refer the Bill to the High Court for a declaration as to whether or not the Bill, if assented to, would be inconsistent with this Constitution.
… (Sec. 66)

Jurisdiction and Access

Kiribati, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, if any person alleges that any provision of this Constitution (other than Chapter II) has been contravened and that his interests are being or are likely to be affected by such contravention, then, without prejudice to any other action with respect to the same matter which is lawfully available, that person may apply to the High Court for a declaration and for relief under this section.
(2) The High Court shall have jurisdiction, in any application made by any person under the preceding subsection or in any other proceedings lawfully brought before the Court, to determine whether any provision of this Constitution (other than Chapter II) has been contravened and to make a declaration accordingly: …
(3) Where the High Court makes a declaration under the preceding subsection that any provision of this Constitutions has been contravened and the person by whom the application under subsection (1) of this section was made or, in the case of other proceedings before the Court, the party in those proceedings in respect of whom the declaration is made, seeks relief, the High Court may grant to that person such remedy, being a remedy available against any person in any proceedings in the High Court under any law in force in Kiribati, as the Court considers appropriate.
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(5) The High Court shall have jurisdiction to make a declaration as to whether any Bill referred to it by the Beretitenti under section 66 (5) of this Constitution, if assented to, would be inconsistent with this Constitution. (6) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the High Court shall have original jurisdiction to hear and determine any question as to the interpretation to this Constitution: Provided that the following authorities only are entitled to make application to the Court under this subsection-
(a) the Beretitetinti, acting in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet;
(b) the Attorney-General; and
(c) the Speaker. (Sec. 88)

Legislature

Kiribati, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Maneaba ni Maungatabu shall be composed of-
(a) 35 elected members;
(b) the member provided for in section 117 of this Constitution; and
(c) if he is not an elected member, the Attorney-General as an ex- officio member.
… (Sec. 53)

Government

Kiribati, English

There shall be a Cabinet which shall consist of the Beretitenti, the Kauoman-ni-Beretitenti and not more than 10 other Ministers, and the Attorney-General. (Sec. 40)

Legislature

Kiribati, English

There shall be a legislature for Kiribati which shall be known as the Maneaba ni Maungatabu and shall consist of a single chamber. (Sec. 52)

Head of State

Kiribati, English

(1) There shall be a president of Kiribati, who shall be known as Beretitenti.
(2) The Beretitenti shall be the Head of State and the Head of Government. (Sec. 30)

Political Rights and Association

Kiribati, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section and of section 118(3) of this Constitution, every person who-
(a) is a citizen of Kiribati;
(b) has attained the age of 18 years; and
(c) is a person resident within an electoral district established by or under this Constitution, shall be entitled to be registered as an elector in the electoral district in which he is resident, and when so registered to vote at an election of a member of the Maneaba ni Mangatabu for that electoral district.
… (Sec. 64)

Political Rights and Association

Kiribati, English

(1) Except with his own consent, no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of assembly and association, that is to say, his right to assemble freely and associate with other persons and in particular to form or belong to associations for the advancement or protection of his interests.
… (Sec. 13)

Legislature

Kiribati, English

(1) In the Maneaba ni Maungatabu 1 seat shall be reserved for a nominated representative of the Banaban community (in this section referred to as “the nominated member”).
(2) The Electoral Commission shall declare the nominated member to be such person, qualified under the next following subsection, as shall have been nominated by the Rabi council to fill the seat provided for by this section.
(3) No person shall be qualified to be a nominated member unless-
(a) he is a Bananba; and
(b) he is qualified to be elected as an elected member of the Maneaba in accordance with section 55 (b) and 56 of this Constitution.
… (Sec. 117)

Vice-President

Kiribati, English

(1) There shall be a vice-president of Kiribati, who shall be known as Kauoman-ni-Beretitenti.
(2) The Beretitenti shall, as soon as practicable after assuming that office, appoint a Kauoman- ni-Beretitenti from among the Ministers.
… (Sec. 39)