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Constitution of Saint Cristopher and Nevis
The Constitution of Saint Kitts and Nevis ensures access to information and participation within the framework of the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association. It also provides constitutional guarantees in case the aforementioned rights are infringed.
Access to information (articles 3 and 12(1))
Every person in Saint Christopher and Nevis is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms, namely, freedom of conscience, of expression and of assembly and association.
Except with his or her own consent, a person shall not be hindered in the enjoyment of his or her 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 is to the public generally or to any person or class of persons) and freedom from interference with his or her correspondence.
Public participation (article 13)
Except with his or her own consent, a person shall not be hindered in the enjoyment of his or her freedom of assembly and association, that is to say, his or her right to assembly freely and associate with other persons and in particular to form or belong to trade unions or other associations for the protection of his or her interests or to form or belong to political parties or other political associations.
Access to justice (article 96)
Any person who alleges that any provision of this Constitution has been or is being contravened may, if he or she has a relevant interest, apply to the High Court for a declaration and for relief.