Belize’s Constitution of 1981 with Amendments through 2011

Judicial Independence

Article 6. 1. All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law. 2. If any person is charged with a criminal offence, then, unless the charge is withdrawn, the case shall be afforded a fair hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial court established by law. […]

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

Article 110E. 1. There shall be established for Belize a Judicial and Legal Services Commission. 2. The members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission shall be appointed by the Governor-General and shall consist of: a. the Chief Justice, who shall be a member and Chairman; b. the Chairman of the Public Services Commission; c. the Solicitor General; and d. the President of the Bar Association of Belize. […]

Attorney General’s Office

Article 40. […] Provided further that, subject to section 42(3) of this Constitution, a national of Belize may be appointed as Attorney General whether or not that person is a member of either House of the National Assembly […]. Article 42. 1. The Attorney-General shall be the principal legal adviser to the Government. 2. The office of Attorney-General shall be the office of a Minister, with responsibility for the administration of legal affairs in Belize […].

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime