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Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

(1) Subject to subsections (4), (5) and (7), no law shall make any provision that is discriminatory either of itself or in its effect.

(3) In this section the expression “discriminatory” means affording different treatment to different persons attributable wholly or mainly to their respective descriptions by race, place of origin, birth out of wedlock, political opinions or affiliations, colour, sex or creed whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such description are not made subject or are accorded privileges or advantages that are not accorded to persons of another such description.
(4) Subsection (1) shall not apply to any law so far as that law makes provision-

(d) whereby persons of any such description as is mentioned in subsection (3) may be subjected to any disability or restriction or may be accorded any privilege or advantage that, having regard to its nature and to special circumstances pertaining to those persons or to persons of any other such description, is reasonably justifiable in a democratic society.
… (Sec. 15)

Public Institutions and Services

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

WHEREAS the People of Saint Christopher and Nevis

(d) desire the creation of a climate of economic wellbeing in the context of respect for law and order; and
… (Preamble)

Public Institutions and Services

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

(1) The law to be applied with respect to any pension benefits that were granted to any person at any time before 19th September 1983 shall be the law that was in force at the date on which those benefits were granted or any law in force at a later date that is not less favourable to that person.

(5) In this section "pensions benefits" means any pensions, compensation, gratuities or other like allowances for persons in respect of their service as members of the National Assembly, judges or officers of the Supreme Court or public officers or for the widows, children, dependants or personal representatives of such persons in respect of such service.
… (Sec. 88)

Public Institutions and Services

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

(1) Where under any law any person or authority has a discretion
(a) to decide whether or not any pensions benefits shall be granted; or
(b) to withhold, reduce in amount or suspend any such benefits that have been granted, those benefits shall be granted and may not be withheld, reduced in amount or suspended unless the Public Service Commission concurs in the refusal to grant the benefits or, as the case may be, in the decision to withhold them, reduce them in amount or suspend them.

(5) In this section "pensions benefits" means any pensions, compensation, gratuities or other like allowances for persons in respect of their service as judges or officers of the Supreme Court or public officers or for the widows, children, dependants or personal representatives of such persons in respect of such service. (Sec. 89)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

Whereas every person in Saint Christopher and Nevis is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms, that is to say, the right, whatever his or her race, place of origin, birth, political opinions, 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,

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

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

(1) Subject to subsections (4), (5) and (7), no law shall make any provision that is discriminatory either of itself or in its effect.

(3) In this section the expression “discriminatory” means affording different treatment to different persons attributable wholly or mainly to their respective descriptions by race, place of origin, birth out of wedlock, political opinions or affiliations, colour, sex or creed whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such description are not made subject or are accorded privileges or advantages that are not accorded to persons of another such description.

(4) Subsection (1) shall not apply to any law so far as that law makes provision

(c) for the application, in the case of persons of any such description as is mentioned in subsection (3) (or of persons connected with such persons) of the law with respect to adoption, marriage, divorce, burial, devolution of property on death or other like matters that is the personal law of persons of that description;
… (Sec. 15)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English


(15) Land and buildings other than land and buildings vested in the Crown and specifically appropriated to the use of the Government, including holding of land by persons who are not citizens.
… (Schedule 5 - Legislative Powers, Part 1 - Matters with respect to which the Nevis Island Legislature has exclusive power to make laws)

Protection from Violence

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

Whereas every person in Saint Christopher and Nevis is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms, that is to say, the right, whatever his or her race, place of origin, birth, political opinions, 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, equality before the law and the protection of the law;
… (Sec. 3)

Protection from Violence

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

(1) A person shall not be held in slavery or servitude.
(2) No person shall be required to perform forced labour.
… (Sec. 6)

Protection from Violence

Saint Kitts and Nevis, English

A person shall not be subjected to torture or to inhuman degrading punishment or other like treatment. (Sec. 7)