Entries in the constitution that you should know…


These are excerpts from the constitution of Belize.

Please make sure you are paying attention to the laws and constitution.Know your rights so that you can stand up to the powers of Tyranny and Oppression.

We will be posting more of this type of information as the days go by.

12.-(1) Except with his own consent, a person shall not be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions without interference, freedom to receive ideas and information without interference, freedom to communicate ideas and information without interference (whether the communication be to the public generally or to any person or class of persons) and freedom from interference with his correspondence.

13.-(1) Except with his own consent, a person shall not be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of assembly and association, that is to say, his right to assemble freely and associate with other persons and in particular to form or belong to trade unions or other associations for the protection of his interests or to form or belong to political parties or other political associations.

14.-(1) A person shall not be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation. The private and family life, the home and the personal correspondence of every person shall be respected.

16.-(2) Subject to the provisions of subsections (6), (7) and (8) of this section, no person shall be treated in a discriminatory manner by any person or authority.

16.-(3) In this section, the expression “discriminatory” means affording different treatment to different persons attributable wholly or mainly to their respective descriptions by sex, race, place of origin, political opinions, colour or creed whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such description are not made subject or are accorded privileges or advantages which are not accorded to persons of another such description.

121.-(1) The persons to whom this section applies shall conduct themselves in such a way as not-

(a) to place themselves in positions in which they have or could have a conflict of interest;

(b) to compromise the fair exercise of their public or official functions and duties;

(c) to use their office for private gain;

(d) to demean their office or position;

(e) to allow their integrity to be called into question; or

(f) to endanger or diminish respect for, or confidence in, the integrity of the Government.

(2) This section applies to the Governor-General, members of the National Assembly, members of the Belize Advisory Council, members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, the Security Services Commission or the Public Services Commission, members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, public officers of statutory corporations and government agencies, and such other officers as may be prescribed by law enacted by the National Assembly.

Keep yourselves in the know people. When you start to educate yourselves on the laws and constitution of the land and start standing up for your rights; you will demand change.

What happens when people stand up and fight back? Change happens!

Belize Law

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