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  1. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 2013 (No. 8 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-13 | KIR-2013-L-98635

    In 1995, the Constitution was amended for the first time since it was adopted in 1979 upon achieving Independence. And the amendments made was, among other things, in respect of section 40 to increase the number of the members of Cabinet from eleven to thirteen. That was achieved by increasing the number of Ministers from eight to ten, the Beretitenti, Te Kauoman ni Beretitenti and the Attorney General makes up the total of thirteen.

    The new amendment at section 2 of the Act is to further amend section 40 to increase that number by one, totalling fourteen in all the number of members of the Cabinet.


    Section 3 of the Act amends section 76 of the Constitution by repealing subsection (2) which confers onto the members of the Maneaba immunity from civil and criminal proceedings for words spoken before, or written in a report to, the Maneaba or a committee of the Maneaba, or by reason of any matter or thing brought by them in the Maneaba or in a committee of the Maneaba. This privilege has been consistently abused by the members themselves, mostly at the meetings of the Maneaba, by making derogatory, abusive, inaccurate, unsubstantiated, scandalous and defamatory remarks not only against their fellow members but to certain members of the public, who cannot by law, take part in the proceedings of the Maneaba. The amendment will act as a reminder to the members of their role as leaders to be responsible for their actions arising of the words spoken or used in the Maneaba or in a committee of the Maneaba and the effect that may have on those that elect them into office.

  2. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Privileges, Immunities and Powers of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu (Amendment) Act 2013 (No. 9 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-13 | KIR-2013-L-98638

  3. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Government Liability Act 2010 (Act No. 9 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | KIR-2010-L-89305

    The Act sets out to limit the Government's liability in tort. It is in effect modifying the well known common law principle of "vicarious liability" where the employer is liable for the actions of his employee arising out and in the course of employment. The main purpose of introducing this Act is to protect the public property from being used up by few individuals. It is accepted that numerous successful suits against the Government will cause substantial strain on the Government funds and properties and will no doubt have dire consequences on the operation of the Government and the public at large resulting in the enormous loss of public funds and properties.

  4. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Elections (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 7 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-07 | KIR-2009-L-89298

    The purpose of this short amendment is to stop the abuse of custom before or during the election. Experience has shown that elections have become more and more expensive with voters taking advantage of the election period to get free kava or alcohol or even other favours from candidates.

  5. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 1 of 1995). - Act online

    Adoption: 1995-02-13 | KIR-1995-L-70694

  6. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Privileges, Immunities and Powers of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu Act 1986 (No. 15 of 1986). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1986-01-21 | KIR-1986-L-98637

  7. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of Kiribati. - Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1979-07-12 | KIR-1979-C-5305

    The Kiribati Independence Order 1979 of the United Kingdom made provision for the Constitution of Kiribati to come into effect on 12 July 1979. The Constitution contains provisions on the structure of the Government, citizenship and fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual (Ch. II). Replaces the Constitution set out in Schedule 2 to the Gilbert Islands Order 1975 of the United Kimgdom (S.I. 1975, Part III, p. 8487), as amended.

  8. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Kiribati Act 1979 (Chapter 27).

    Adoption: 1979-06-19 | KIR-1979-L-44625

    Grants independence to Kiribati, formerly Gilbert Islands. All existing laws shall remain operational.

  9. Kiribati - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Election Ordinance 1977 (No. 12 of 1977). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1977 | KIR-1977-L-89300

    Implement Part 1 of Chapter 7 of the Constitution. Sets out the procedures for conducting elections in Kiribati.


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