|UPP leader: Mick Beddoes|
12.1.1 We propose therefore that following the first sitting of all new parliaments from 2014 and beyond. A special Independent Judicial Inquest be established, made up of 3 prominent High Court Judges sourced from the Commonwealth Secretariat to:-
a. Investigate the Judiciary and Ministry of Justice to ensure that all of the judgments and related matters since December 5th 2006 were free of all interference or involvement directly or indirectly of the Executive and any other institution including parliament, the police, the military and the President and where interference in cases is established,
b. Recommend the prosecution of the individuals involved through due process.
12.2 We further recommend the following deterrents be incorporated into the constitution:
a. Any members of the Judiciary, individually or collectively who collaborates with or assists the executive arm of government or President that may be established after the removal of an elected parliament will be guilty of the offence of treason.
b. Immediately following the unlawful removal of an elected government through any means other than a general election all members of the Judiciary are to vacate their offices and these offices are to remain closed until such time as an elected parliament and government has been re-established.
c. Under NO circumstances are members of the Judiciary to continue in office with the presence of an unelected government and anyone who sees fit to provide judicial services to an unelected government or the President, commits an offence against the people and will be held accountable.
20. Emergency Powers
20.1 We recommend that Sections 187, 188 and 189 be retained and that the following additional clauses be incorporated into this section:-
1) The President can only approve laws enacted by the people’s representative in the House of Parliament and if the elected Parliament and Executive are removed by any other means other than through a General Election, the President Powers to assent to any laws become null and void.
2) In the event of a coup or the unlawful removal of the elected government and parliament, the President’s authority to assign any powers or make any laws by decree or by other means is negated at the time of the unlawful removal of the government.
3) The President must always remain obliged to obtain his advice and direction to act from members of parliament & executive as the ultimate authority at all times.
4) The President cannot under any circumstances unless through an elected parliament abrogate or attempt to facilitate the abrogation in any way of the constitution and shall be guilty of a capital offence against the government and the people if attempting to use his or her position to do so.
5) The President cannot under any circumstances unless by an act of parliament:-
a. Grant any immunity to an individual or group or
b. Pardon any person who has been convicted of an act of treason or for aiding and abetting and act of treason
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