Sierra Leone: Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act No 39 of 1962

Published: 3/Oct/1962

Further retroactive amendments to the constitution in relation to ‘negro African descent’ requirements.

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1. This Act may be cited as the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 1962, and shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 27th day of April, 1961.

2. Sub-section (4) of section 23 of the Constitution is hereby amended by-

(a) the substitution of a semi-colon and the word ‘or’ for the fullstop at the end of paragraph (f); and

(b) the addition immediately thereafter of the following new paragraph-
‘(g) for the limitation of citizenship of Sierra Leone to persons of negro African descent, as defined in sub-section( 3) of section 1 of this Constitution, and for the restrictions placed upon certain other persons by sub-section (4) of the said section’.


Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Discrimination, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Sierra Leone
Year: 1962