Judgments

Case #: 62 of 2020
The Attorney General AND Shannon Tyreck Rolle et al

Civil Appeal ??' Constitutional Interpretation ??' Purposive Approach to Constitutional Interpretation - Chapter II ??' Article 6 and Article 14(1) of the Constitution of The Bahamas ??' automatic citizenship ??' Whether the reference in Article 14(1) of the Constitution to “father” is to be read as indirectly applying to the interpretation of the word “parents” in Article 6 ??' Whether Article 6 is to be read subject to Article 14(1) ??' Whether the word “parents” in Article 6 means biological parents ??' Whether a person born out of wedlock in The Bahamas after 9th July 1973 to a Bahamian father automatically becomes a citizen of The Bahamas under Article 6 irrespective of the marital status of his parents at the date of birth

Pending before Privy Council?: no

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Written / Supreme Civil / Constitutional Matter
by Justice(s) The Honourable Sir Michael Barnett, P The Honourable Mr. Justice Isaacs, JA The Honourable Madam Justice Crane-Scott, JA The Honourable Mr. Justice Jones, JA The Honourable Mr. Justice Evans, JA
Date Added:
21/06/2021

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