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Tonga"s constitution and the changing state

Rodney C. Hills

Tonga"s constitution and the changing state

by Rodney C. Hills

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Published by Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University in Canberra .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tonga,
  • Tonga.
    • Subjects:
    • Constitutional law -- Tonga.,
    • Legislative power -- Tonga.,
    • Tonga -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRodney C. Hills.
      SeriesRegime change and regime maintenance in Asia and the Pacific,, no. 4
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKWP171 .H55 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination17 p. ;
      Number of Pages17
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL429963M
      ISBN 100731512529
      LC Control Number98137138
      OCLC/WorldCa29414437

      Constitution: Adopted: ; Establishes the structure of the Tongan government in terms of branches: executive, judiciary, and legislative. Additionally, the constitution is separated into three parts: the declaration of rights of the Tongan people, the form of government, and part three provides the laws for land ownership, succession, and sale.   How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: A Simple Guide to Understanding the Constitution of the United States (Freedom in America Book 1) - Kindle edition by Skousen, Paul B., Skousen, Mrs. W. Cleon. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading How to Reviews:

      The history of Tonga is recorded since the century after BC, when seafarers associated with the Lapita diaspora first settled the islands which now make up the Kingdom of Tonga. Along with Fiji and Samoa, the area served as a gateway into the rest of the Pacific region known as Polynesia. Ancient Tongan mythologies recorded by early European explorers report the islands of 'Ata and.   Belief in God and allegiance to the church is even encouraged in the Tongan constitution, along with support for freedom of religion. 2 Indigenous Beliefs Before the advent of Christianity, the Tongan afterlife was a world of unseen spirits and animals called "pulotu," and it encompassed both heaven and hell.

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TONGA'S CONSTITUTION AND THE CHANGING STATE Rodney C. Hills Introduction Tonga is the only South Pacific nation to have remained independent and stable since the mid-l 9th century, but signs of change are emerging. Criticism of government began after reform of the taxation system inwhen probing questions were asked about the wayAuthor: Rodney C Hills.

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Description. Tonga is the only South Pacific nation to have remained independent and stable since the mid- l 9th century, but signs of change are emerging.

Criticism of government began Author: Rodney C Hills. Tonga (rev. ) Page 6 • Source of constitutional authority Preamble • Preamble Granted by His Majesty King George Tupou I on the fourth day of November One thousand eight hundred and seventy-five and amended in accordance with the law on divers dates [FN: The Act to amend the Constitution had not, as at This complete constitution has been generated from excerpts of texts from the repository of the Comparative Constitutions Project, and distributed on Tonga's Constitution of with Amendments through Since the current Constitution of Tonga was introduced in recommending democratic constitutional and electoral reform in the governance structure, the most damning review of what took place in relation to the judicial structure came out in a recent independent report funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat under the auspices of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation.

The Tongan constitution is the ninth oldest existing national constitution (written) in the world. It is the second oldest existing constitution in the Southern Hemisphere, behind the constitution of Argentina. The United States Government released a statement giving its “warmest wishes to the people of Tonga”.

The constitution is separated into three parts. Part one is a declaration of rights of the Tongan people. Part two addresses the form of government. Part three provides laws for land ownership, succession, and sale. The Declaration of Rights provides for the basic human rights of the people of Tonga.

It firstly established Tonga as a free nation. Under the constitution, Tonga is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. The monarchy is hereditary, and the monarch is head of state.

Untilthe constitution was essentially King George Tupou I’s constitution granted inunder which executive power resided with.

The Attorney General's Office provides legal services to His Majesty's Government and the people of the Kingdom in accordance with the Constitution of Tonga and the Laws of the Kingdom. The Attorney General's Office role is based upon the accepted traditional functions of the Crown's Law Officers.

And Tongas achievement in education is often characterised in terms of Tonga having the most PhDs in the world per head of population. Rights: Tongans had always understood, perhaps imperfectly and imprecisely, that they had a bundle of rights and freedoms that was guaranteed to them under the constitution.

Tracing Tonga's Constitutional History. Dr Sione Vikilani in Nuku’Alofa Dr Vikilani is the Clerk Assistant – Reporting for the Parliament of Tonga. Tonga has come a long way from when Tonga’s constitution was promulgated and Parliament was established in the Westminster system.

Describe the most common process used in amending the Constitution. 2/3 vote in both houses of Congress or 3/4 of the state legislatures. Does the Constitution outline religious qualifications. Constitution - Constitution - Constitutional change: Written constitutions are not only likely to give rise to greater problems of interpretation than unwritten ones, but they are also harder to change.

Unwritten constitutions tend to change gradually, continually, and often imperceptibly, in response to changing needs.

But when a constitution lays down exact procedures for the election of the. In light of the Government’ s success in adding "the cultural traditions of the Kingdom,"as a new conditionality on the freedom of speech and expression in Tonga, one can be forgiven for jumping to the conclusion that perhaps the Government wants the media and the Tongan people in general to revert to pre-Constitution Tongan standards in which back-chatting the chiefs was punishable by a.

missionaries. George Tupou I transformed Tonga into a modern state, abolishing slavery and the absolute power of chiefs. Since the last Tu'i Tonga had no official heir, as the head of the other two royal lines, King George became the only king of Tonga.

The constitution recognizes only his royal line. Tonga: Constitution and politics. Tonga is two roughly parallel chains of around islands in the south-western Pacific. Neighbouring countries include Fiji to the west, Cook Islands to the east and Samoa north.

Only 36 islands are inhabited. Tonga’s western islands are volcanic (four with active volcanoes) and sit well above sea level. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. ‘State legislatures are a lot pickier about changing the federal constitution than the federal government is, and they often feel themselves to be at odds with the Feds over how to run their own territories.’.

Tonga, laws, legislation, Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations, Acts, legal, amendments, current laws, justice, promulgated, primary legislation, statute book, orders. By exempting the states from its provisions, the Bill of Rights thus guaranteed to each state the right to decide for itself, under its own constitution, bill of rights, and statutes, all matters.Explore our list of U.S.

Constitution Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. and Native Americans represent 27 percent of the United States population, yet they constitute less than 11 percent of nurses and 8 percent of physicians.

In Racism in Health Care: Alive and Well, author Marie Edwige.Coordinates. Tonga (/ ˈ t ɒ ŋ (ɡ) ə /; Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially named the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising islands, of which 36 are inhabited.

The total surface area is about square kilometres ( sq mi) scattered oversquare kilometres (, sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean.