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Grenada

Constitution as adopted on 19 December 1973.

Article 8

    (2) Every person who is charged with a criminal offence-
      b. shall be informed as soon as reasonably practicable, in a language that he understands and in detail, of the nature of the offence charged ;
      f. shall be permitted to have without payment the assistance of an interpreter if he cannot understand the language used at the trial of the charge,

Article 15

    (1) When a person is detained by virtue of any such law as is referred to in section 14 of this Constitution the following provisions shall apply, that is to say:
      a. he shall, as soon as reasonably practicable and in any case not more than seven days after the commencement of his detention, be furnished with a statement in writing in a language that he understands specifying in detail the grounds upon which he is detained;

Article 25

    Subject to the provisions of section 26 of this Constitution, a person shall be qualified to be appointed as a Senator if, and shall not be so qualified unless, he-
      c. is able to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause, to read the English language with sufficient proficiency to enable him to take an active part in the proceedings of the Senate.

Article 30 Subject to the provisions of section 31 of this Constitution, a person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the House of Representatives if, and shall not be so qualified unless, he-

    c. is able to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause, to read the English language with sufficient proficiency to enable him to take an active part in the proceedings of the House.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution is available in English through the Political Database of the Americas maintained by Georgetown University.


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