Belize Structure of the Constitution of 1981

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Belize - Structure of the Constitution of 1981

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Structure of the constitution of 1981

The constitution of 1981 contains twelve chapters and 142 sections. The first five chapters, which cover the sovereignty and territory of Belize, fundamental rights, citizenship, the powers of the governor general, and the executive, were essentially new. Chapters six through ten, which deal with the legislature, the judiciary, the civil service, finances, and miscellaneous details relating primarily to national symbols and government procedures, are based upon the constitution of 1963. Chapters eleven and twelve deal with the transition to independence and the date of the document's commencement.

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Constitution of Belize - Wikipedia
Belize / Belice: Constitution 1981
Constitution of Belize
Belize's Constitution of 1981 with Amendments through 2011

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