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Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of subsections (4), (5) and (7) of this section, 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 sex, race, place of origin, political opinions, color or creed whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such descriptions are not made subject or are recorded privileges of advantages which are not accorded to persons of another such description.
(4) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to any law do far as that law makes provision-

d. whereby persons of any such description as is mentioned in subsection (3) of this section 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. 13)

Public Institutions and Services

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

(1) Where under any law any person or authority has a discretion-
a. to decide whether or not any pension 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 decisions 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 judge or officer 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)

Protection from Violence

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

Where every person in Saint Vincent is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, color, 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 and the protection of the law;
… (Sec. 1)

Protection from Violence

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

(1) No person shall be held in slavery or servitude.
(2) No person shall be required to perform forced labor.
… (Sec. 4)

Protection from Violence

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

No person shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or other treatment. (Sec. 5)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

WHEREAS the Peoples of the Island of Saint Vincent, who are known as Vincentians-

c. realize that the maintenance of human dignity presupposes safeguarding the rights of privacy of family life, of property… (Preamble)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

Where every person in Saint Vincent is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, color, 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 the privacy of his home and other property and from deprivation of property without compensation,
… (Sec. 1)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of subsections (4),(5) and (7) of this section, 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 sex, race, place of origin, political opinions, color or creed whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such descriptions are not made subject or are recorded privileges of advantages which are not accorded to persons of another such description.
(4) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to any law do 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) of this section (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. 13)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of subsections (4), (5) and (7) of this section, 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 sex, race, place of origin, political opinions, color or creed whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such descriptions are not made subject or are recorded privileges of advantages which are not accorded to persons of another such description.

(5) Nothing contained in any law shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of subsection (1) of this section to the extent that it makes provision with respect to standards or qualifications (not being standards or qualifications specifically relating to sex, race, place or origin, political opinions, color or creed) to be required of any person who is appointed to or to act in any office or employment.
… (Sec. 13)

Marriage and Family Life

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, English

WHEREAS the Peoples of the Island of Saint Vincent, who are known as Vincentians-

c. realize that the maintenance of human dignity presupposes safeguarding the rights of privacy of family life, of property and the fostering of the pursuit of just economic rewards for labor;
… (Preamble)