The Constitution

A Written Constitution

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Pointer Page 1 Preamble
Pointer Page 2 The People
Pointer Page 3 The Commonwealth
Pointer Page 4 The Legislature (Sections 1, 2, & 3)
Pointer Page 5 The Legislature (Sections 4, 5, 6 & 7)
Pointer Page 6 The Executive
Pointer Page 7 The President (Sections 1 & 2)
Pointer Page 8 The President (Sections 3, 4 & 5)
Pointer Page 9 The The Judiciary

Part 1. The People.

1. On the promulgation of this Constitution any person who is then a citizen of the United Kingdom, its dependencies and territories according to law shall become and be a citizen of the Commonwealth of Britain. The future acquisition and loss of British nationality and citizenship shall be determined in accordance with law.

2. Every citizen of this Commonwealth is guaranteed a republican form of government.

3. We affirm individual liberty to be a fundamental right that may be limited only to the extent necessary for the common good or to protect the rights of citizens and only by due process of law.

4. Equal protection of the law shall be afforded to all citizens of the Commonwealth.

5. The right of minorities shall be recognised. No exceptional penalty or disability shall be imposed by law on a minority.

6. The right of citizens to associate freely and to join in all activities that do not infringe the rights of other citizens or pose an imminent danger to public safety shall not be violated.

7. All citizens shall have a right to move freely throughout the various nations and regions of the Commonwealth unless imprisoned or charged with a criminal offence as provided for in this Constitution.

8. Freedom and diversity of thought and expression being essential to the liberty of the individual, democratic government and human progress, there shall be no law limiting freedom of belief, expression or communication, except as may be necessary in the second case to protect citizens from imminent danger, to prevent the dissemination of malicious untruths against living persons or to protect the moral welfare of minors.

9. No information held by or on behalf of any public organisation shall be withheld from public inspection save to protect the privacy of a living person in her or his lawful pursuits, commercial confidentiality or public safety.

10. Citizens shall have the right to assemble in a peaceable and orderly manner and to make representations in like manner in order to draw attention to matters of concern.

11. Recognising the diversity of beliefs and practices of the people all government shall be secular in nature. No religion shall be recognised as the national religion and no church shall be recognised as the national church, nor be afforded any privilege. No holder of clerical office shall hold any public office by virtue of that clerical office. No person shall be compelled to give support to any religious group or belief, nor to take part in any religious practice. Nor shall any penalty or disability be imposed on any person who elects to refrain from any religious practice.

12. Unless informed consent has been given no premises may be entered, no property or records may be inspected, interfered with or removed and no communication may be intercepted, listened to or recorded surreptitiously except when necessary with probable cause to uphold the law or to protect national security and then only with warrant of an authorised judicial officer in accordance with the law, which warrant shall specify the places, persons and property which are subject to its provisions. Private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation

13. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. No person shall be convicted of a capital or other offence which is not petty in nature except after trial by jury. No person shall be tried twice for the same offence. No person shall be made in any criminal case to implicate herself or himself.

14. In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall be informed of the allegations and of those who will give evidence against him or her. There shall be a speedy and public trial. Trial shall be by an impartial jury unless the offence is petty or if such right is waived. Sufficient time shall be allowed for the preparation of a defence. The accused shall have the right to choose to defend herself or himself or to have legal representation. The accused shall have the right to have witnesses compelled to attend and give evidence.

15. Bail, fines and other punishments shall be proportionate to the seriousness of the offence and the circumstances of the accused.

16. The designation of certain rights in this Constitution does not signify that the people do not have other rights, nor that those rights are of lesser importance.

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