THE CONSTITUTION OF MONTSERRAT
Whereas the people of Montserrat are entitled to preserve for themselves and future generations the fundamental rights and freedoms to which they are entitled by virtue of their inherent dignity as persons and as citizens of a free and democratic society;
Believing in the concept of true democracy with free and fair elections;
Acknowledging that their society is founded on social justice, moral and spiritual principles, democratic values and respect for fundamental human rights and the equitable distribution of resources, the rule of law and the supremacy of God;
Recalling their desire for a Constitution which reflects these values and their aspirations for social justice, economic empowerment and political advancement;
Recognising their inherent right to pursue their hopes, visions, aspirations and their right to self-determination;
Now, therefore, the following provisions have effect as the Constitution of Montserrat..