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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Antigua and Barbuda, English

Whereas every person in Antigua and Barbuda is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, regardless of race, place of origin, political opinions or affiliations, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following, namely-
a. life, liberty, security of the person, the enjoyment of property and the protection of the law;

c. protection for his family life, his personal privacy, the privacy of his home and other property and from deprivation of property without fair compensation,
… (Sec. 3)

Protection from Violence

Antigua and Barbuda, English

WHEREAS the People of Antigua and Barbuda-

b. respect the principles of social justice and, therefore, believe that the operation of their economic system should result in the material resources of their community being so distributed as to serve 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;

e. desire to establish a framework of supreme law within which to guarantee their inalienable human rights and freedoms, among them, the rights to liberty, property, security and legal redress of grievances, as well as freedom of speech, of the press and of assembly, subject only to the public interest:
… (Preamble)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Antigua and Barbuda, English

WHEREAS the People of Antigua and Barbuda-

e. desire to establish a framework of supreme law within which to guarantee their inalienable human rights and freedoms, among them, the rights to liberty, property, security and legal redress of grievances ... subject only to the public interest:
… (Preamble)

Protection from Violence

Antigua and Barbuda, English

Whereas every person in Antigua and Barbuda is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, regardless of race, place of origin, political opinions or affiliations, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following, namely-
a. life, liberty, security of the person, the enjoyment of property and the protection of the law;
… (Sec. 3)

Protection from Violence

Antigua and Barbuda, English

1. No person shall be held in slavery or servitude.
2. No person shall be required to perform forced labour.
… (Sec. 6)

Protection from Violence

Antigua and Barbuda, English

1. No person shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or other such treatment.
… (Sec. 7)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Antigua and Barbuda, English

Nothing contained in or done under the authority of a law enacted by Parliament shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of section 5 or section 14 of this Constitution to the extent that the law authorises the taking during any period of public emergency of measures that are reasonably justifiable, for dealing with the situation that exists in Antigua and Barbuda during that period. (Sec. 16)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Antigua and Barbuda, English

Except as is otherwise expressly provided in this Constitution, no law may abrogate, abridge or infringe or authorise the abrogation, abridgement or infringement of any of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual herein before recognised and declared. (Sec. 19)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Antigua and Barbuda, English

Whereas every person in Antigua and Barbuda is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, regardless of race, place of origin, political opinions or affiliations, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest,
...
the provisions of this Chapter5 shall have effect for the purpose of affording protection to the aforesaid rights and freedoms, subject to such limitations of that protection as are contained in those provisions, being limitations designed to ensure that the enjoyment of the said rights and freedoms by any individual does not prejudice the rights and freedoms of others or the public interest. (Sec. 3)

Electoral Bodies

Antigua and Barbuda, English

1. The Governor-General shall by notice published in the Gazette appoint a Supervisor of Elections on resolutions to that effect of both Houses of Parliament specifying the person nominated for appointment.
2. The Supervisor of Elections shall have and exercise such functions, powers and duties as may be provided by law.
… (Sec. 67)