Saint Kitts and Nevis
Constitutional & Legal Foundations
St. Kitts and Nevis is a federation with a unicameral national assembly and, as part of the British Commonwealth, is headed by the Queen of England, represented by the Governor General. Each Parliament (consisting of the National Assembly and the Queen) has a life of five years unless dissolved before that time. The Cabinet is responsible to the Parliament and consists of the Governor General, who appoints the Prime Minister and other ministers on the advice of the Prime Minister.
The law of St. Kitts and Nevis is administered by the St. Kitts-Nevis Supreme Court as well as Magistrates's Courts. The Privy Council of the United Kingdom is the ultimate court of appeal, with intermediate appellate jurisdiction resting in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
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