The usurpers of the Malvinas called for a constitutional review

It is the third modification that has been faced since its sanction in 1985.

11 de November de 2023 11:26

It was sanctioned in 1985 and modified in 1997 and 2008.

The illegitimate Legislative Assembly of the British colony established in the Malvinas, has called for next Thursday the 23rd, a public meeting with the purpose of making a series of amendments to the current Constitution that governs them. This, in its incessant search to expand the powers and autonomy in its role as parliamentary government, facing an executive branch that has a governor and officials appointed by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, based in London.

The brief information published this week by Mercopress shows just that: “The Malvinas are in the process of making amendments to the current Constitution and to do so they have called for a series of public meetings with citizens.” And emphasizing this as a central fact of the call; the modification and/or expansion of the role and functions of the Legislative Assembly, which is currently made up of eight legislators; who are elected from the implanted population, who represent the two jurisdictions; the urban area and the rural sector.

In this way - says the pro-British media - a Commission has been created that will have a first public meeting "next November 23 in the Commission Room of the Municipal Complex." For which proposals will be received until next Friday the 17th, to the email .


The Constitution of the usurpers

Sanctioned in 1985, it was modified for the first time in 1997 and later in 2008. It consists of ten chapters, 100 articles and two annexes.


Chapter I: Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Person

In the first chapter of the Constitution, which is made up of articles 1-22, the fundamental rights and freedoms of the islanders are established. The text is widely taken from documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. Human Rights, although there is a much greater emphasis on the right to self-determination.


Chapter II: Governor

The second chapter, which is made up of articles 23 to 25, establishes the position of Governor of the Malvina Islands and describes the appointment process for that position. The chapter also sets out how the duties and powers of the governor are determined. In the article Chapter 24 describes the times when an interim governor may be required and the appointment process for that position.


Chapter III: Legislative Assembly

The third chapter, which is made up of articles 26 to 36, establishes the structure of the Legislature. The chapter creates the Legislative Assembly of the Malvina Islands (which replaced the Legislative Council of the 1985 Constitution) and describes the composition of the Assembly Legislative.

The qualifications (and disqualifications) for those seeking elections to the Legislative Assembly are listed in articles 28 and 29, as well as the qualifications of electors are listed in article 32. The procedure for general elections, as well as the provision of vacant places between general elections, is established in article 32.


Chapter IV: Powers and Procedures of the Legislative Assembly

The fourth chapter, which is made up of articles 37 to 55, establishes the powers and procedures of the Legislative Assembly, giving the Legislative Assembly the power to make laws. The procedure for electing the President of the Legislative Assembly is described in the article 39.

Members of the Legislative Assembly are granted freedom of expression in article 49 during their function as legislator of the Legislative Assembly.


Chapter V: Executive Branch

The structure and powers of the executive are presented in the fifth chapter, which is made up of articles 56 to 73. The chapter establishes that the executive authority in the Malvina Islands resides with the Queen and is exercised on her behalf by the governor.


Article 57 establishes the Executive Council of the Malvina Islands, to advise the governor on the execution of the executive power. Under articles 66 and 67, the governor is authorized to go against the wishes of the Executive Council, but if he or If she does so, the governor must immediately inform the Secretary of State of the reasons for such measures. The Secretary of State may overrule the governor if necessary.

Article 70 creates an Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Pardon, and describes its composition and powers. Article 71 gives the Governor the power to grant pardons on the advice of the Advisory Commission.Article 72 details the role of the attorney general in relation to criminal proceedings.


Chapter VI: Finance

The sixth chapter, which is made up of articles 74 to 81, describes the powers of the Government of the Malvina Islands in public finances.

Article 76 describes the role of the Director of Finance of the Malvinas Islands and establishes the income and expenses of the islands that must then be authorized by the Legislative Assembly.


Chapter VII: Public Service

The seventh chapter, which is made up of articles 82 to 85, establishes that there will be a Chief Executive of the Malvina Islands and describes the appointment process for that position.

Article 85 describes the procedure for the discipline and dismissal of public officials.


Chapter VIII: Administration of Justice

The eighth chapter, which is made up of articles 86 to 94, establishes the structure and composition of the judicial power.

By Agenda Malvinas


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