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Name: New Penal Law of 1976.
Country: Liberia
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1976-07-19
Entry into force:
ISN: LBR-1976-L-42812
Bibliography: Revised Liberian Statutes, Ministry of Justice, KAWO Press, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, pp. 1-103
Liberian Codes Revised, 1999, Liberia Law Experts, Inc, United State of America, Liberia, Volume IV, pp.726-870
Abstract/Citation: Provides a comprehensive system of penal law. Part I contains definitions of culpability and complicity, including corporate criminal liability (s. 3.2). Part II defines specific offenses, including offenses against civil rights (Chapter 13). Specifically, a person who commits an act of prejudice against another person because of their race, or the race of their spouse, is guilty of a first degree misdemeanor. Termination of an employee within sixty days of his marriage to a person of a different race shall give rise to the presumption that the termination was discriminatory because of the race of the spouse. Corporations guilty of two discrimination offences may be dissolved. Part III prescribes specific penalties and punishments, including the death penalty (s. 50.5).
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