Barbados is an island in the Caribbean. The 439 square kilometer state has a population of 2,87,000 - of which 75% are Christians and 91% are black.

Almost every constitution in the Caribbean is a copy-paste of one another. The whole constitution is conventional, noting special to mention.

Every person in Barbados is entitled to basic human rights and freedoms regardless of their place of birth, political opinion, skin color, religion or gender. It is lawful to impose control on a person under the age of twenty-one by the order of a court or with the consent of his parents or guardians, for the purpose of his education or welfare. In addition, if someone is suspected of being addicted to drugs or alcohol, he or she can be detained for the purpose of care or treatment.


Constitution of Barbados


Admirable Articles of Barbadoss Constitution


1. This Constitution is the supreme law of Barbados  and, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, if any other law is  inconsistent with this Constitution, this Constitution shall prevail  and the other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.

11. Whereas every person in Barbados is entitled to  the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say,  the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions,  colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms  of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the  following, namely-

  1. life, liberty and security of the person;
  2. protection for the privacy of his home and other property and from deprivation of property without compensation;
  3. the protection of the law; and
  4. freedom of conscience, of expression and of assembly and association,

13. 1. No person shall be deprived of his personal  liberty save as may be authorised by law in any of the following cases,  that is to say-

  1. in the case of a person who has not attained the age of  twenty-one years, under the order of a court or with the consent of his  parent or guardian, for the purpose of his education or welfare ;
  2. for the purpose of preventing the spread of an infectious or contagious disease;
  3. in  the case of a person who is, or is reasonably suspected to be addicted  to drugs or alcohol, or a vagrant, for the purpose of his care or  treatment or the protection of the community;

4. Any person who is unlawfully arrested or detained by any other  person shall be entitled to compensation therefor from that other  person.

47. 1. Whenever any person vacates his seat as a Senator for any  reason other than a dissolution of Parliament, the Governor-General  shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy under the same provisions of section 36 as the person whose seat has become vacant was appointed.

48. 1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, Parliament may make laws for the peace, order and good government of Barbados.