The Kiribati Independence Order 1979 of the United Kingdom made provision for the Constitution of Kiribati to come into effect on 12 July 1979. The Constitution contains provisions on the structure of the Government, citizenship and fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual (Ch. II). Replaces the Constitution set out in Schedule 2 to the Gilbert Islands Order 1975 of the United Kimgdom (S.I. 1975, Part III, p. 8487), as amended.