Chapter 003:03 - Fundamental Rights (Practice and Procedure)

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LAWS OF GUYANA
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE) ACT
CHAPTER 3:03
Act
13 of 1988
1 – 4 ... 1/2012
(inclusive) by L.R.O.
Pages Authorised
Current Authorised Pages
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Note
on
Subsidiary Legislation
This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.

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CHAPTER 3:03
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE) ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Practice and procedure of High Court in relation to matters
referred to in article 153(6) (a) of the Constitution.
4. Practice and procedure of High Court and Court of Appeal in
relation to matters referred to in article 153(6) (b) of the
Constitution.
5. Practice and procedure of subordinate courts in relation to
references to High Court under article 153(3) of the Constitution.
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13 of 1988 An Act to give effect to article 153(6) of the Constitution
and for matters connected therewith.
[14th JULY,1988]
Short title.
Interpretation.
c. 3:02
1. This Act may be cited as the Fundamental Rights
(Practice and Procedure) Act.
2. (1) In this Act “Rules Committee”’ means the Rules
Committee referred to in section 59(1) of the High Court Act.
(2) Any power conferred by this Act to make rules
with respect to the practice and procedure in relation to any
application (whether by way of originating motion or writ of
summons), appeal or reference shall be deemed to include power
to make rules with respect to the time within which any such
application, appeal or reference shall or may be made or
brought.
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Practice and
procedure of
High Court in
relation to
matters
referred to in
article 153(6)
(a) of the
Constitution.

Practice and
procedure of
High Court
and Court of
Appeal in
relation to
matters
referred to in
article
153(6)(b) of
the
Constitution. Practice and
procedure of
subordinate
courts in
relation to
references to
High Court
under article
153(3) of the
Constitution.
3. (1) An application to the High Court for redress under
article 153 of the Constitution may be made either by way of
originating motion or by way of writ of summons.
(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (1), the
Rules Committee may make rules with respect to the practice
and procedure of the High Court in relation to the jurisdiction
and powers conferred upon the High Court by or under article
153 of the Constitution; and until such rules are made the rules
with respect to the practice and procedure of the High Court, in
so far as they apply to originating motions or writs of summons,
as the case may be shall mutatis mutandis apply to, and in
relation to, any originating motion or writ of summons referred
to in subsection (1).
4. The Rules Committee may make rules with
respect to the practice and procedure of the High Court and
the Court of Appeal in relation to appeals to the Court of
Appeal from decisions of the High Court in the exercise of the
jurisdiction conferred upon the High Court by or under article
153 of the Constitution; and until such rules are made, the rules
with respect to practice and procedure applicable to, and in
relation to, appeals to the Court of Appeal from decisions of
the High Court shall mutatis mutandis apply to, and in relation
to, appeals to the Court of Appeal from decisions of the High
Court in the exercise of its aforesaid jurisdiction.
5. The Rules Committee may make rules in respect of
the practice and procedure of subordinate courts in relation to
references to the High Court under article 153(3) of the
Constitution.
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