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Original name: Solitulafono
Name: Crimes Act 2013 (2013, No. 10).
Country: Samoa
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2013-04-05
Entry into force:
ISN: WSM-2013-L-93579
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament of Samoa, www.parliament.gov.ws, Samoa PDF of Act in English PDF of Act in English (consulted on 2013-07-18)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament of Samoa, www.parliament.gov.ws, Samoa PDF of Act in Samoan PDF of Act in Samoan (consulted on 2013-07-18)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII) PDF of Act as at 31/12/2015 PDF of Act as at 31/12/2015 (consulted on 2016-09-22)
Abstract/Citation: AN ACT to regulate crimes in Samoa, to repeal the Crimes Ordinance 1961 and consequently amend other Acts, and for related purposes.

Part I - Preliminary
Part II - Jurisdiction
Part III - Matters of Justification or Excuse
Part IV - Justification or Excuse in the Arrest of Any Person
Part V - Parties to the Commission of Offences
Part VI - Crimes Against Public Order
Part VII - Sexual Crimes
Part VIII - Crimes Against Public Welfare
Part IX - Crimes Against the persons
Part X - Assaults and Injuries to the Persons
Part XI - Crimes Against the Administration of Justice
Part XII - Organised Crime, Corruption and Transnational Offending
Part XIII - Smuggling and Trafficking in People
Part XIV - Crimes Against the Right of Property
Part XV - Crimes Involving Damage or Danger to Property or Transport
Part XVI - Threatening Harm to Persons or Property
Part XVII - Forgery and False Document
Part XVIII - Crimes Involving Electronic Systems
Part XIX - Miscellaneous Provisions

Makes consequential amendments to the following laws:
- Acts Interpretation Act 1974 (article 20A)
- Criminal Procedure Act 1972 (article 87)
- Indecent Publication Ordinance 1960 (sections 2 and 3)
Repealed text(s):
Amended text(s):

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