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Name: Penal Code Act 2010 (Act No. 6 of 2012).
Country: Lesotho
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-01-02
Entry into force:
ISN: LSO-2012-L-91506
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Lesotho Legal Information Institute (LesothoLII) PDF of Code and Commentaries PDF of Code and Commentaries (consulted on 2012-11-13)
Abstract/Citation: Lesotho are passing from a legal situation where criminal law was regulated under common law principles based on a Roman-Dutch system to a codified system. Most of the offences in the Code are a restatement of the common law principles applied prior to the Act.

Part I - General Provisions
Part II - General Principles of Criminal Liability
Part III - Offences against the Person
Part IV - Offences against Property
Part V - Offences against Administration and Public Order
Part VI - Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes [includes articles which touch on trafficking and forced labour]
Part VII - Acts of Terrorism and Related Offences
Part VIII - Defamation and Criminal Injuria
Part IX - Offences related to Marriage
Part X - Penalties

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