Constitution, Statutes and General Regulations
The Grand Magisterial
Council Meeting 1995 held in Bristol (U.K.) has decided that the Constitution
and Statutes of the Order, issued years ago under the Grand Mastership of the
late D. Francisco Enrique de Borbon y de Borbon, 47th Grand Master elected, have
to be revised. A special commission has been set up under the chairmanship of
the late Grand Custodian, H.E. Major the Chevalier Stuart Hamilton, GCLJ.
After three years of
discussions all proposals of different Jurisdictions have been examined and at
the end of 1998 Chevalier Hamilton presented the draft of the revised
Constitution, which was distributed to the members of the Supreme Council by the
Grand Chancery. As the result of these consultations a few alternations have
During the Grand
Magisterial Council Meeting 1999 held at St. Poelten (Austria) Chevalier
Hamilton presented the last version to the Supreme Council. The members being
present, including he Grand Master, have affirmed and The Duke of Seville has
signed it on October 8th, 1999. Since that day all Members of the Order are
bound to the new Constitution, Statutes and General Regulations, which are
promulgated by Grand Magisterial Decree no. 17/99.
Even today being
autonomous from the management of the former Grand Master the Obedience of Malta
is still governed according to the rules written in this Constitution. It is
intended that in due course the Constitution will be reformed and adjusted
according to the today demands.
At the moment
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