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THE STATE AND SOVEREIGNTY

1. Republic of Vanuatu

2. Constitution supreme law

3. National and official languages

4. National sovereignty, the electoral franchise and political parties

CHAPTER 2

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND DUTIES PART I

Fundamental Rights

5. Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual

6. Enforcement of fundamental rights

PART II

Fundamental Duties

7. Fundamental duties

8. Fundamental duties non-justiciable but public authorities to encourage compliance

CHAPTER 3

CITIZENSHIP

9. Automatic citizens

10. Entitlement to citizenship

11. Persons born after Day of Independence

12. Naturalisation

13. Avoidance of dual nationality

14. Further provision for citizenship

CHAPTER 4

PARLIAMENT

15. Parliament

16. Power to make laws

17. Election of members of Parliament

18. Electoral Commission

19. Principal Electoral Officer

20. Functions of Electoral Commission and Principal Electoral Officer

21. Procedure of Parliament

22. Speaker and Deputy Speakers

23. Committees

24. Proceedings to be public

25. Public finance

26. Ratification of treaties

27. Privileges of members

28. Life of Parliament

CHAPTER 5

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHIEFS

29. National Council of Chiefs

30. Functions of Council

31. Organisation of Council and role of chiefs

32. Privileges of members of Council

CHAPTER 6

HEAD OF STATE

33. President of the Republic

34. Election of President

35. Qualifications for election as President

36. Term of office and removal of President

37. Speaker to act as President

38. Presidential powers of pardon, commutation and reduction of sentences

CHAPTER 7

THE EXECUTIVE

39. Executive power

40. Council of Ministers

41. Election of Prime Minister

42. Appointment and removal of other Ministers

43. Collective responsibility of Ministers and votes of no confidence

44. Termination of office of Ministers

45. Other times when a Minister ceases to hold office

46. Ministers to remain members of Parliament

CHAPTER 8

JUSTICE

47. The Judiciary

48. The Judicial Service Commission

49. The Supreme Court, the Chief Justice and other judges

50. Appeals from Supreme Court to Court of Appeal

51. Ascertainment of rules of custom

52. Village and island courts

53. Application to Supreme Court regarding infringements of Constitution

54. Election disputes

55. Public Prosecutor

56. Public Solicitor

CHAPTER 9

ADMINISTRATION

PART I

The Public Service

57. Public servants

58. Exclusion of security of tenure in relation to political advisers and transfer of public servants

59. Membership of Public Service Commission

60. Functions of Public Service Commission

PART II

The Ombudsman

61. Ombudsman

62. Enquiries by Ombudsman

63. Findings of Ombudsman and reports

64. Right of a citizen to services in own language

65. Ombudsman not subject to direction or control

CHAPTER 10

LEADERSHIP CODE

66. Conduct of leaders

67. Definition of a leader

68. Parliament to give effect to this Chapter

CHAPTER 11

EMERGENCY POWERS

69. Emergency regulations

70. Period of and renewals of state of emergency

71. Effect of emergency regulations

72. Complaints to Supreme Court concerning emergency regulations

CHAPTER 12

LAND

73. Land belongs to custom owners

74. Basis of ownership and use

75. Perpetual ownership

76. National land law

77. Compensation

78. Disputes

79. Land transactions

80. Government may own land

81. Redistribution of land

CHAPTER 13

DECENTRALISATION

82. Legislation for decentralisation

83. Local Government Councils

CHAPTER 14

AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

84. Bills for amendment of Constitution

85. Procedure for passing Constitutional amendments

86. Amendments requiring support of referendums

CHAPTER 15

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

87. First President of the Republic

88. First Prime Minister and other Ministers 89. First Parliament

90. Existing offices

91. Judges of the Supreme Court

92. Rights, liabilities and obligations

93. Electoral system

94. Legal proceedings

95. Existing law

SCHEDULE 1: ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
SCHEDULE 2: ELECTION OF THE PRIME MINISTER