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  1. Samoa - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution Amendment Act 2019 (2019, No. 6). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-01-31 | WSM-2019-L-111364

    The amendment replaces Article 19(2) with the following:
    (2) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a person who holds, or who has held for one (1) term, office as Head of State, is only eligible for re-appointment to that Office once.
    (2A) A person who has held the office as Head of State for two (2) terms is not eligible to be reappointed to that Office..

  2. Samoa - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution Amendment Act 2013 (2013, No. 17). (Teuteuga o le Faavae) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-25 | WSM-2013-L-93576

    An Act to amend the Constitution of the Independent State of Samoa to provide for a minimum number of women Members of Parliament, and to exclude officers and employees of the Attorney-General from the Public Service.

  3. Samoa - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Attorney General's Office Act 2013 (2013, No. 15). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-08 | WSM-2013-L-102746

    AN ACT to establish the Attorney General's Office, to provide for its functions, administration and finance and to provide for other functions, duties and powers of the Attorney General, and for related purposes.

  4. Samoa - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Public Records Act 2011 (No. 2 of 2011). - Legislation on-line in English and Samoan

    Adoption: 2011-01-28 | WSM-2011-L-90981

    An Act to provide for the custody, control, management, preservation and use of Public Records, and for establishing the National Archivist and the National Archives and Records Authority, and for related purposes.

  5. Samoa - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution Amendment Act 2010 (2010, No. 4). (Teuteuga o le Faavae) - Legislation on-line in English and Samoan

    Adoption: 2010-02-26 | WSM-2010-C-87629

    Amends section 46 concerning tenure of office of Members.

  6. Samoa - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution Amendment Act 2005 (2005, No. 2). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-01-25 | WSM-2005-L-72587

    Increases the retirement age of supreme court judges from 62 to 68.

  7. Samoa - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution Amendment Act 2000 (No. 12 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-12-22 | WSM-2000-L-70887

    Amends Article 87 of the Constitution concerning the Public Service Commission responsibilties as well as Article 89 concerning the Chief Justice, Article 32 concerning the appointment of the Deputy Prime Minister and Article 33 concerning the procedure when the Prime Minister is temporarily prevented from performing his or her functions.

  8. Samoa - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution Amendment Act (No. 2) 1997 (No. 15). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-07-04 | WSM-1997-C-51621

    Amendments to reflect the name change of the state from "Western Samoa" to "Samoa."

  9. Samoa - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution Amendment Act (No. 1) 1997 (No. 3). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-03-14 | WSM-1997-C-51620

    Amendments regarding the Controller and Chief Auditor.

  10. Samoa - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Independent State of Western Samoa, 1962. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1962-01-01 | WSM-1962-C-44021

    Part II sets forth fundamental rights and freedoms. These include the right to life (except in cases of death penalty) and liberty; freedom of religion, assembly and association; and freedom from forced labour and inhuman treatment. No law shall discriminate against persons on the grounds of their descent, sex, language, religion, nor shall it prevent the making of any provision for the advancement of women and children (s. 15). Part X covers emergency powers. Existing laws shall continue after independence. Integrated version of 1998 available.


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