CONTENTS

PREAMBLE

    CHAPTER 1
    THE STATE

  1. The Republic of the Fiji Islands
  2. Supremacy of Constitution
  3. Interpretation of Constitution
  4. Languages
  5. State and religion

    CHAPTER 2
    COMPACT

  6. Compact
  7. Application of Compact

    CHAPTER 3
    CITIZENSHIP

  8. Retention of existing citizenship
  9. Way in which citizenship may be acquired
  10. Citizenship by birth
  11. Infant found abandoned in Fiji
  12. Citizenship by registration
  13. Citizenship by naturalisation
  14. Loss of citizenship
  15. Renunciation of citizenship
  16. Rights to enter and reside in Fiji
  17. Powers of Parliament concerning citizenship
  18. Laws relating to calculation of periods in Fiji
  19. Deprivation of citizenship
  20. Prevention of statelessness

    CHAPTER 4
    BILL OF RIGHTS

  21. Application
  22. Life
  23. Personal liberty
  24. Freedom from servitude and forced labour
  25. Freedom from cruel or degrading treatment
  26. Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizure
  27. Arrested or detained persons
  28. Rights of charged persons
  29. Access to courts or tribunals
  30. Freedom of expression
  31. Freedom of assembly
  32. Freedom of association
  33. Labour relations
  34. Freedom of movement
  35. Religion and belief
  36. Secret ballot
  37. Privacy
  38. Equality
  39. Education
  40. Protection against compulsory acquisition of property
  41. Enforcement
  42. Human Rights Commission
  43. Interpretation

    CHAPTER 5
    SOCIAL JUSTICE

  44. Social justice and affirmative action

    CHAPTER 6
    THE PARLIAMENT

    Part 1
    General

  45. Legislative power
  46. Way in which legislative power exercised
  47. Passage of Bills
  48. Urgent Bills
  49. Limitation on powers of Senate with respect to money Bills

    Part 2
    House of Representatives

  50. Members
  51. Seats
  52. Boundaries
  53. Redistributions
  54. Voting and other matters
  55. Registration as voter
  56. Compulsory voting
  57. Registration of voters
  58. Nomination as candidate for election
  59. Term of House of Representatives
  60. Writs for elections
  61. Date of nomination
  62. Dates of polling
  63. By-elections

    Part 3
    Senate

  64. Members
  65. Term of Senate
  66. Vacancies

    Part 4
    Both Houses

  67. Candidates who are public officeholders
  68. Sessions of Parliament
  69. Voting in both Houses
  70. Quorum
  71. Vacation of place of member of Parliament
  72. Vacancies in House membership
  73. Court of disputed returns
  74. Proceedings of the Parliament

    Part 5
    Institutions and Offices

  75. Constituency Boundaries Commission
  76. Appointments to Constituency Boundaries Commission
  77. Disqualification for appointment
  78. Electoral Commission
  79. Supervisor of Elections
  80. Speaker and Deputy Speaker
  81. President and Vice-President of the Senate
  82. Leader of the Opposition
  83. Parliamentary Emoluments Commission
  84. Secretary-General to Parliament and staff

    CHAPTER 7
    EXECUTIVE GOVERNMENT

    Part 1
    EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY

  85. President
  86. Head of State
  87. Commander-in-Chief
  88. Vice-President

    Part 2
    President and Vice-President

  89. Qualifications for President and Vice-President
  90. Appointment of President and Vice-President
  91. Term of office
  92. Vacancy in office of Vice-President
  93. Removal from office of President or Vice-President
  94. Oath of office by President and Vice-President
  95. Legislation relating to President or Vice-President

    Part 3
    Cabinet Government

  96. President acts on advice
  97. Responsible government
  98. Appointment of Prime Minister
  99. Appointment of other Ministers
  100. Attorney-General
  101. Oath of office by Minister
  102. Responsibility of Ministers and Cabinet
  103. Functions of Ministers
  104. President to be kept informed
  105. Vacation of office of Minister
  106. Acting Ministers
  107. Defeat of Government at polls or on floor of House
  108. Advice to dissolve Parliament by Prime Minister defeated on confidence vote
  109. Dismissal of Prime Minister

    Part 4
    Government Administration

  110. Secretaries of departments
  111. Commissioner of Police
  112. Republic of Fiji Military Forces
  113. Solicitor-General
  114. Director of Public Prosecutions

    Part 5
    Prerogative of Mercy

  115. Prerogative of mercy

    CHAPTER 8
    BOSE LEVU VAKATURAGA
    (GREAT COUNCIL OF CHIEFS)

  116. Bose Levu Vakaturaga

    CHAPTER 9
    JUDICIARY

  117. Judicial power
  118. ndependence of judicial branch
  119. Jurisdiction of courts of State
  120. Jurisdiction of High Court
  121. Jurisdiction of Court of Appeal
  122. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
  123. Advisory jurisdiction
  124. Contempt of court
  125. Rules of court
  126. Composition of High Court
  127. Composition of Court of Appeal
  128. Composition of Supreme Court
  129. Disqualification of judge
  130. Qualifications for appointment
  131. Judical Service Commission
  132. Appointments of judges
  133. Other appointments
  134. Criteria for appointment to judicial office
  135. Oath of office
  136. Judges' remuneration
  137. Retirement ages for judges
  138. Removal of judges for cause
  139. Existing appointments

    CHAPTER 10
    STATE SERVICES

  140. Recruitment and promotion policy
  141. Public officeholders must be citizens
  142. Independent service commissions
  143. Appointments to independent service commissions
  144. Vacancies in office
  145. Disqualification for appointment
  146. Functions of Constitutional Offices Commission
  147. Functions of Public Service Commission
  148. Public Service Commission must consult or get agreement in certain cases
  149. Appointment of ambassadors, etc.
  150. Public Service Commission may delegate
  151. Appeals against decisions of Public Service Commission
  152. Functions of Disciplined Services Commission
  153. Powers of Commissioner of Police
  154. Disciplined Services Commission may delegate
  155. Interpretation

    CHAPTER 11
    ACCOUNTABILITY

    Part 1
    Code of Conduct

  156. Code of Conduct

    Part 2
    Ombudsman

  157. Ombudsman
  158. Functions of Ombudsman
  159. Discretion not to investigate
  160. Investigations
  161. eports by Ombudsman
  162. Reports to the Parliament
  163. Appointment of Ombudsman
  164. Annual report
  165. Interpretation

    Part 3
    Auditor-General

  166. Auditor-General
  167. Functions of Auditor-General
  168. Appointment of Auditor-General

    Part 4
    General Provisions relating to certain Constitutional Offices

  169. Interpretation
  170. Terms and conditions of office
  171. Remuneration and allowances
  172. Removal from office for cause
  173. Performance of functions of commissions and tribunals

    Part 5
    Freedom of Information

  174. Freedom of information

    CHAPTER 12
    REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

  175. Raising of revenue
  176. Consolidated Fund
  177. Appropriations to be authorised by law
  178. Authorisation of expenditure in advance of appropriation
  179. Appropriation and taxing measures require ministerial consent
  180. Annual budget
  181. Guarantees by Government
  182. Public moneys to be accounted for
  183. Standing appropriation of Consolidated Fund for payment of certains salaries and allowances
  184. Standing appropriation of Consolidated Fund for other purposes

    CHAPTER 13
    GROUP RIGHTS

  185. Alteration of certain Acts
  186. Customary laws and customary rights

    CHAPTER 14
    EMERGENCY POWERS

  187. Emergency powers
  188. Summoning of House of Representatives
  189. Powers of House of Representatives

    CHAPTER 15
    AMMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION

  190. Alteration of Constitution
  191. Special parliamentary majorities
  192. Veto power of certain members

    CHAPTER 16
    COMMENCEMENT, INTERPRETATION AND REPEALS

  193. Short title and commencement
  194. Interpretation
  195. Repeals and transitional

    SCHEDULE—OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS