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  1. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-416-N to Supplement the Law No. HO-96-N of 22 June 2015 Amending and Supplementing the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2018-11-22 | ARM-2018-L-109532

    Supplements part 2 of Article 57 (minor provisions related to employment record-book) of the Law No. HO-96-N Amending and Supplementing the Labour Code, replacing the word ‘two’ for ‘three’.

  2. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-206-N of 23 March 2018 on Public Service. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-23 | ARM-2018-L-109548

    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. Classification of Public Positions
    Chapter 3. Characteristics of Organisation of Public Service
    Chapter 4. Pubic Servants Main Rights and Duties, Restrictions for Giving Orders
    Chapter 5. Codes of Ethics
    Chapter 6. Declaration of Property and Revenue, Interests
    Chapter 7. Ethical Committees and Manager of Codes of Ethics
    Chapter 8. Social Protection for Public Servants and Persons Holding Public Position
    Chapter 9. Granting High Ranks to Pubic Servant
    Chapter 10. Final and Transitional Provisions

    Repeals the previous Law on Public Service HO-172-N of 26 May 2011.

  3. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-205-N of 23 March 2018 on Civil Service. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-23 | ARM-2018-L-109551

    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. Civil Service Position Passport (Job Description) and Approval (Change) of the List
    Chapter 3. Taking Civil Service Position
    Chapter 4. Attestation and Training of the Civil Servants
    Chapter 5. Characteristics of the Civil Servants Legal Status
    Chapter 6. Characteristics of the Civil Servants Labor Relationships
    Chapter 7. Civil Servant Ethic Commission and Manager of Rules of Ethics
    Chapter 8. Termination of Service, Releasing the Civil Servant from the Position, Termination of Duties
    Chapter 9. Bodies for the Management and Organisation of the Civil Service
    Chapter 10. Particularity of Civil Service Management in Cases of Works Organised in Experimental Order
    Chapter 11. Closing and Transitional Provisions

    Repeals the previous Law on Civil Service HO-272 of 4 December 2001.

    Articles 33-36 enter into force on 01.01.2019. Articles 42-49 enter into force the day the new President assumes the Office.

  4. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-15-N of 12 January 2018 ‘On Petitions’. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-01-12 | ARM-2018-L-109533

    This law defines the rights, restrictions and procedure for submission of individual petition by one person or collective petition submitted by two and more persons on one question. It also describes legitimate reasons for rejecting petitions.

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Procedure for Submission of Petitions
    Chapter 3. Conclusion and Transitional Provisions

  5. Austria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Foster Homes Victims Pensions Act (BGBl I 49/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | AUT-2018-L-109144

    Amendments of the sections:
    . § 1 Al. 1 regarding persons who receive a lump-sum compensation payment after May 9, 1945, until 31 December 1999, after suffering violence in foster homes or other similar establishments (nursing, hospitals, psychiatric and medical and other), after reaching their retirement age, such persons are entitled to monthly pension benefit
    -§ 1 Al. 2 case of foster homes victims, who did not receive any compensation, nevertheless are also entitled to monthly pension
    -§ 19b. Transitional law (for the duration of one year)

  6. Bangladesh - General provisions - Law, Act

    Digital Security Act, 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-10-08 | BGD-2018-L-110029

    The Act is enacted to ensure National Digital Security and enact laws regarding Digital Crime Identification, Prevention, Suppression, Trial and other related matters.

    Of note: the Act includes a jail sentence of up to 14 years for any "propaganda or campaign against liberation war, cognition of liberation war, father of the nation, National Anthem or National Flag" (Section 21). Section 31(1) provides that a person may be jailed for up to 10 years if the "destroy any communal harmony or create unrest or disorder".

  7. Belarus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 136-3 of 17 July 2018 to Amend and Supplement the Law On Public Procurement of Goods (Works, Services). Amended Version of the Law as of January 2018. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2018-07-17 | BLR-2018-L-109599

    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. State Regulation in Public Procurement
    Chapter 3. Persons Participating in Public Procurement
    Chapter 4. General Requirements for Public Procurement
    Chapter 5. Open and Restricted Tenders
    Chapter 6. Electronic Auction
    Chapter 7. Tender Procedure for Price Offers
    Chapter 8. Other Types of Public Procurement Procedure
    Chapter 9. Protection of Rights and Legitimate Interests of Persons When Conducting Public Procurement Procedures and Responsibility For Violation of the Legislation on Public Procurements
    Appendix to the Law on Public Procurement of Goods (Works, Services)

  8. Belarus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 97-3 of 8 January 2018 to Amend and Supplement the Law On Pension Insurance (Pensions Act of 1992). - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2018-01-08 | BLR-2018-L-109586

    Amends Article 3.1 (Pension Benefits for Public Servants); supplements Article 5 (Persons Eligible for Pension) and part 1 of Article 8 (Funds for Payments of Pensions); supplements Article 22.1 (Pensions for Certain Categories of Citizens) ; amends sub-point of Article 51 (Periods of Work Activity Counted in the Length of Service).

  9. Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 1167, de 11 de abril de 2019, que ratifica la “Convención Conjunta sobre Seguridad en la Gestión del Combustible Gastado y sobre Seguridad en la Gestión de Desechos Radiactivos” - Lexivox

    Adoption: 2019-04-11 | Date of entry into force: 2019-04-18 | BOL-2019-L-110005

    La ley en cuestión ratifica la “Convención Conjunta sobre Seguridad en la Gestión del Combustible Gastado y sobre Seguridad en la Gestión de Desechos Radiactivos”, aprobada el 5 de septiembre de 1997 en una Conferencia Diplomática convocada por el Organismo Internacional de Energía Atómica, celebrada del 1 al 5 de septiembre de 1997 en su Sede, Viena, República de Austria.

  10. Botswana - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Declaration of State of Public Emergency (S.I. 59 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-31 | BWA-2020-R-110016

    WHEREAS it is provided by section 17 (1) of the Constitution that the President may at any time declare that a state of public emergency exists;

    AND WHEREAS on 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a “global pandemic”;

    AND WHEREAS it is necessary to declare a state of public emergency for the purpose of taking the necessary measures to address the risks posed by COVID-19;

    NOW THEREFORE in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 17 (1) of the Constitution, I, DR. MOKGWEETSI ERIC KEABETSWE MASISI, President of the Republic of Botswana, hereby proclaim and declare a state of public emergency with effect from midnight of 2nd April, 2020.

    Given under my hand and the Public Seal at Gaborone this 31st day of March, 2020.

    PULA!

    Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi,
    President.

  11. Botswana - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Essential Supplies and Services (Availability of Supplies at Fair Price) Regulations, 2020 (SI 57 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | BWA-2020-R-110017

    IN RECOGNITION of the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and in exercise of the powers conferred on the President by section 3 (1) (a) of the Essential Supplies and Services Act, the following Regulations are hereby made —

    1. Citation
    These Regulations may be cited as the Essential Supplies (Availability of Supplies at Fair Price) Regulations, 2020.

    2. Availability of supplies at fair price
    A trader shall not increase the prices of the following supplies by more than the cost incurred to procure or produce the supplies —
    (a) medical supplies and equipment including sanitisers, gloves, masks and hygiene supplies;
    (b) pharmaceutical supplies;
    (c) food supplies; and
    (d) commercial goods.

    Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
    President.

  12. China - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision of the National People's Congress on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to Safeguard National Security. (全国人民代表大会关于建立健全香港特别行政区维护国家安全的法律制度和执行机制的决定 [现行有效]) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-28 | CHN-2020-R-110072

    The Decision contains seven sections. The first section provides that the Chinese Central government will upholds implement the policies of "one country, two systems," "Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong," but will take necessary measures to establish and improve the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to protect national security, and prevent, stop, and punish acts and activities that endanger national security according to the law. Sections 2 provides that the government will prevent, stop and punish the exploitation of Hong Kong by foreign and overseas forces for secession, subversion, infiltration, and sabotage activities in accordance with the law. The following sections set out the responsibilities and duties of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with respect to national security.

  13. Democratic Republic of the Congo - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi n° 15/005 du 17 mars 2015 portant Code des assurances. - Loi

    Adoption: 2015-03-17 | COD-2015-L-109926

    Contient des dispositions relatives aux rentes et pensions de réversion servies au profit du conjoint survivant et des enfants de la victime ainsi qu'aux prestations en espèces versées en cas d'incapacité temporaire ou permanente.

  14. Ethiopia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Proclamation 3/2020 - A State of Emergency Proclamation Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-08 | ETH-2020-R-110046

    Article 3 – Scope of application
    1)This proclamation shall be applicable throughout the country.
    2)This proclamation and regulations issued pursuant to this proclamation shall be applicable on Ethiopians and foreign nationals residing in or transitioning throughEthiopia.
    3)Any federal or regional law, procedure or decision that is in contravention with this proclamation or regulations issued pursuant to this proclamation shall have no effect while this proclamation is valid.

    Article 4 - Suspension of Rights and Measures
    1)As per the FDRE Constitution Article 93 (4) (a) and (b), the Council of Ministers shall, through the Regulations it will adopt as per this Proclamation, stipulate details of the suspension of rights and measures to adopted to counter and mitigate the humanitarian, social, economic and political damage that could be caused by the pandemic.
    2)The Regulations to be enacted and measures to be taken by the Council of Ministers shall not in any way infringe on provisions specially protected by the FDRE Constitution Article 93(4)(c).

    Article 93(4)(b) of the Constitution provides that "The Council of Ministers shall have the power to suspend such political and democratic rights contained in this Constitution to the extent necessary to avert the conditions that require the declaration of a state of emergency." This does not apply to suspension of Articles 1 (Nomenclature of the state), 18 (Prohibition against Inhuman Treatment), 25 (Right to Equality) and sub-Articles 39(1) (right to self-determination, including the right to secession) and 39(2) ( right to speak, to write and to develop its own language).

  15. Gambia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of The Gambia DRAFT 2020 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-30 | GMB-2020-C-110050

    The Constitutional Review Commission, in accordance with the Constitutional Review Commission Act 2018 presented the DRAFT to President Adama Barrow on 30th March 2020. The Ministry of Justice was to publish the national document in the Gazette before the end of May 2020, before it is subsequently presented to the National Assembly in August 2020.

  16. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Truth, Reparations And Reconciliation Act, 2017 (No. 9 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | GMB-2017-L-110052

    The TRRC Act provides for the establishment of the historical record of the nature, causes and extent of violations and abuses of human rights committed during the period July 1994 to January 2017 and to consider the granting of reparation of victims.

    The main objectives of the TRRC, pursuant to Section 13 of the Act, are to:

    (a) create an impartial historical record of violations and abuses of human rights from July 1994 to January 2017, in order to –
    (i) promote healing and reconciliation,
    (ii) respond to the needs of the victims,
    (iii) address impunity, and
    (iv) prevent a repetition of the violations and abuses suffered by making recommendations for the establishment of appropriate preventive mechanisms including institutional and legal reforms;

    (b) establish and make known the fate or whereabouts of disappeared victims;

    (c) provide victims an opportunity to relate their own accounts of the violations and abuses suffered; and

    (d) grant reparations to victims in appropriate cases.

  17. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Human Rights Commission Act, 2017 (No. 8 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-13 | GMB-2017-L-110053

    The NHRC Act establishes a Commission for the promotion and protection of human rights in The Gambia. The Commission shall consist of five people ( including at least two women):
    - Chairperson who must be a legal practitioner of not less than ten years post-call experience and has an additional at least five years of experience in promotion or protection of human rights in any capacity;
    - A vice-chairperson who has acquired not less than five years expertise in his or her field; and
    - three other members.

  18. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitutional Review Commission Act, 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | GMB-2017-L-110054

  19. Ghana - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of Public Health Emergency Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Instrument, 2020 (Executive Instrument 61 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-23 | GHA-2020-M-110057

    Executive Order made under section 169 of the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851).
    1. Declaration of public health emergency
    2. Testing and quarantine directives
    3. Preventive measures

  20. Ghana - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Emergency Communications System Instrument, 2020 (Executive Instrument 63 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-23 | GHA-2020-M-110058

    Executive Order made under section 100 of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775). Stipulates that a Network Provider is to put the network of the network provider or service provider at the disposal of the State for the mass dissemination of information to the public. The Central Subscriber Identity Module Register is to be the responsible for the centralised database for validly registered Subscriber Identity Module cards and subscriber numbers on all networks of mobile and service providers in the country.

  21. Ghana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-21 | GHA-2020-L-110060

    The Act provides for powers to impose restrictions on persons, to give effect to paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) of clause (4) of article 21 of the Constitution in the event or imminence of an emergency, disaster or similar circumstance to ensure public safety, public health and protection (section 1). Restrictions can be imposed if is reasonably required in the interest of defence, public safety, public health or the running of essential services; on the movement or residence within Ghana; to restrict the freedom of entry in to Ghana, or movement in Ghana, of a person who is not a citizen of Ghana; or for the purpose of safeguarding the people of Ghana against the teaching or propagation of a doctrine which exhibits or encourages disrespect for the nationhood of Ghana, the national symbols and emblems, or incites hatred against other members of the community.

  22. Guinea-Bissau - General provisions - Law, Act

    Decreto Presidencial núm. 19/2017, de 3 de julio, que ratifica el Convenio de Bamako sobre la prohibición de importación de desechos peligrosos a África, la fiscalización del transporte transfronterizo y la gestión de los mismos en el continente africano (Decreto Presidêncial n.° 19/2017, de 3 de Julho, que ratifica a Convenção de Bamako sobre Proibição de Importação em África, Resíduos Perigosos e sobre o Controlo dos Movimentos Transfronteiriços e a Gestão dos mesmos Produzidos no Continente Africano, adotada pela Conferência dos ministros do Ambiente em Bamako, Mali em 30 de janeiro de 1991, e aprovada pela Resolução n.º 09/PL/IX/2015, de 7 de abril, da Assembleia Nacional Popular )

    Adoption: 2017-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-23 | GNB-2017-L-110003

    La ley en cuestión ratifica el Convenio de Bamako sobre la prohibición de importación de desechos peligrosos a África, la fiscalización del transporte transfronterizo y la gestión de los mismos en el continente africano, adoptada por la Conferencia de Ministros de Medio Ambiente, celebrada en Bamako, Malí, el 30 de enero de 1991, y aprobada por Resolución de la Asamblea Popular Nacional núm. 09/PL/IX/2015, de 7 de abril.

  23. Hungary - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act CXXX of 2018 on administrative courts (2018. évi CXXX. törvény a közigazgatási bíróságokról) - Act on-line in English Magyar Közlöny - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2018-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | HUN-2018-L-109325

    Part One: The organisation of administrative courts
    Chapter I Fundamental provisions
    Chapter II The organisation of the individual administrative courts
    Chapter III The activity of the supreme administrative court for ensuring the uniformity of jurisprudence
    Chapter IV The national administrative judicial Council
    Chapter V Certain competences of court administration
    Chapter VI The leaders of administrative courts and their administrative competences
    Chapter VII Administrative competences of the judicial bodies
    Chapter VIII The duties of judicial administration affecting administrative courts
    Chapter IX Procedures aimed at resolving the conflict of material jurisdiction between the ordinary court and the administrative court and at handling the uniformity questions affecting their material jurisdiction
    Part Three: Specific rules on the legal status of administrative judges
    Chapter X Special rules on the service relationship of administrative judges
    Part Four: Final provisions

  24. Hungary - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act LV of 2018 on the right of assembly (2018. évi LV. törvény a gyülekezési jogról) - Magyar Közlöny - Official Gazette Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2018-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 2018-10-01 | HUN-2018-L-109320

    Chapter I General provisions
    Chapter II Holding the assembly
    Chapter III Dissolution of the assembly
    Chapter IV Compensation for the damage caused by the assembly
    Chapter V Final provisions

  25. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Health Act (Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19) Regulations, 2020 (L.N. No. 49 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-03 | KEN-2020-R-110068

    1. Citation
    2. Responsibility for notification
    3. Medical officer of health and medical practitioner to notify
    4. Powers for the control of COVID-19
    5. Power of search
    6. Power of medical officer of health or public health officer to disinfect premises
    7. Power of medical officer of health or public health officer to direct the use of building
    8. Removal and disposal of bodies
    9. Reception by health facilities
    10. Escaping from isolation and quarantine
    11. Carriers of disease
    12. Infected area
    13. Designation of Facilities
    14. General powers
    15. Penalty

  26. Kyrgyzstan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No 87 of 6 August 2018 on Counteracting the Terrorism Financing and Legalization (Money Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2018-08-06 | KGZ-2018-L-109565

    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. Subjects of Counteracting the Terrorism Financing and Legalization (Money Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime
    Chapter 3. Preventive Measures
    Chapter 4. System of Internal Control of Financial Institutions and Non-Financial Entities
    Repeals the previous law No. 135 of 2006 on Counteracting the Terrorism Financing and Legalization (Money Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime.

  27. Kyrgyzstan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No 93 of 2 August 2018 on Authorised Body for Combating Economic Crime. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2018-08-02 | KGZ-2018-L-109566

    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. System, Organisation of Activities, Functions and Rights of the Authorized Body
    Chapter 3. Legal Regulation of Labor and Legal Status of the Authorized Body Employee
    Chapter 4. Use of Physical Measures, Special Measures and Firearms by the Employee of the Authorised Body
    Chapter 5. Social Protection of Employees of the Authorised Body
    Chapter 6. Performance Evaluation, Financial, Logistical Support and Documents of the Authorized Body
    Chapter 7. Control and Supervision of Activities of the Authorised Body

  28. Kyrgyzstan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No 54 of 24 May 2018 on Civil Protection. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2018-05-24 | KGZ-2018-L-109567

    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. Powers of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Authorized State Body in the Field of Civil Protection, the Responsibilities of Ministries, State Committees and Administrative Departments, Plenipotentiaries of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Regions, Local State Administrations, Local Governments and Organizations, the Rights and Obligations of the Population in the Field of Civil Protection
    Chapter 3. Management Bodies for Civil Protection, Civil Protection Commission, Civil Protection Services
    Chapter 4. Forces for Civil Protection
    Chapter 5. Emergency Prevention and Response
    Chapter 6. State Expertise, Supervision and Control in the Field of Civil Protection
    Chapter 7. International Cooperation and International Treaties for Civil Protection
    Chapter 8. Funding for Civil Protection

    Repeals the previous Law No. 239 of 20 July 2009 on Civil Defence/Protection.

  29. Mozambique - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 26/2019, de 27 de diciembre, que aprueba el Código de Ejecución de Penas (Lei n.º 26/2019, de de 27 de Dezembro, que aprova o Código de Execução das Penas)

    Adoption: 2019-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2020-06-24 | MOZ-2019-L-110010

    La ley en cuestión aprueba el Código de Ejecución de Penas y deroga el Decreto-Ley núm. 26643 de 1936. El Código se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    - LIBRO I: Parte general
    - LIBRO II: Procedimientos ante el Tribunal de Sentencias.

  30. Mozambique - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 24/2019, de 24 de diciembre, que aprueba el nuevo Código Penal (Lei n.º 24/2019, de 24 de Decembro, que revisa o Código Penal e revoga o artigo 2 do Decreto-Lei n.º 182/74, de 2 de Maio e o Código Penal aprovado pela Lei n.º 35/2014 de 31 de Dezembro )

    Adoption: 2019-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2020-06-21 | MOZ-2019-L-110012

    La ley en cuestión aprueba el nuevo Código Penal y deroga el artículo 2 del Decreto Ley núm. 182/74, de 2 de mayo, y el Código Penal aprobado por la Ley núm. 35/2014, de 31 de diciembre. Asimismo, repristina los artículos 4, 16, 17, 30, 31, 32 y 33 de la Ley núm. 9/87, el artículo 38 de la Ley núm. 17/87, y los artículos 204, 205, 206 y 207 de la Ley núm. 2/2006. El nuevo Código se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -LIBRO PRIMERO: Parte General
    -LIBRO SEGUNDO: Parte Especial.

  31. Mozambique - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 1/2018, de 12 de Junio, que aprueba la revisión puntual de la Constitución de la República (Lei n.º 1/2018, de 12 de Junho, da Revisão Pontual da Constituição da República de Moçambique)

    Adoption: 2018-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-12 | MOZ-2018-L-110013

    La ley en cuestión aprueba la revisión puntual de la Constitución de la República y republica en su totalidad el texto de la Constitución de la República de Mozambique del 22 de diciembre de 2004. Modifica los artículos 8, 135, 137, 138, 139, 159, 160, 166, 195, 204, 226, 244, 250, 275, 292 y el Título XII, derogando los artículos 141, 142, 262, 263, 264, 271, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 302, 303 y 304 y agrega los artículos 142-A, 270-A, 270-B, 270-C, 270-D, 270-E, 270-F, 270-G, 270-H, 270-I, 270-J, 270-K, 270-L, 270-M, 270-N, 270-O, 270-P, 270-Q, 270-R, 270-S y 301–A. Así, modifica lo que concierne al Estado unitario, la incompatibilidad de cargos, los órganos centrales del Estado, los poderes del Jefe de Estado, el Consejo de Estado, la Comisión Permanente de la Asamblea de la República y el Consejo de Ministros, la composición de la Corte Suprema, la competencia del Consejo Constitucional, la estructura de la Administración Pública, los órganos deliberativos y ejecutivos de las autoridades locales y los límites materiales de las leyes de revisión constitucional. Agrega una nueva norma sobre el Secretario de Estado en la Provincia, deroga el Capítulo sobre Órganos de Gobierno Local en el Título XII y reemplaza el Título XIV sobre Gobierno Local con un nuevo Título XIV sobre Descentralización.

  32. Mozambique - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 35/2014, de 31 de diciembre, por la que se aprueba el Código Penal (Lei n.º 35/2014, de 31 de Dezembro, que aprova o Código Penal)

    Adoption: 2014-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-29 | MOZ-2014-L-110011

    La ley en cuestión aprueba el nuevo Código Penal y deroga el Código Penal aprobado por el Decreto de 16 de septiembre de 1886, los artículos 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 y 14 de la Ley núm. 6/2004, de 17 de junio, el apartado 2 del artículo 3 de la Ley núm. 4/92 de 6 de mayo, la Ley núm. 1/79 de 11 de enero, el Decreto-ley núm. 17/74 de 21 de noviembre; los artículos 29, 30 y 32 de la Ley núm. 5/82 de 9 de junio, los artículos 4, 16, 17, 30, 31, 32 y 33 de la Ley núm. 9/87, de 19 de septiembre; el artículo 38 de la Ley núm. 17/87 de 21 de diciembre de 1987, los artículos 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 y 25 de la Ley núm. 19/91 de 16 de diciembre de 1991 de agosto, los artículos 204, 205, 206 y 207 de la Ley núm. 2/2006, de 22 de marzo; el artículo 10 de la Ley núm. 6/2008, de 9 de julio y la Ley núm. 6/2014, de 5 de febrero, por la que se añaden los artículos 156-A y 329-A al Código Penal. El nuevo Código se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -LIBRO PRIMERO: Parte General
    -LIBRO SEGUNDO: Parte Especial.

  33. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Stage 2: State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proclamation No 17 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-04 | Date of end of application: 2020-06-01 | NAM-2020-R-110038

    Inter alia, defines “vulnerable employee” as expecting mothers, nursing mothers, employees with pre-existing conditions such as a heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, obesity, diabetes, tuberculosis or a condition which might compromise the immune system of the employee.
    The regulations also set out additional provisions relating to workplace
    9. (1) Heads of institutions are encouraged to allow vulnerable employees to work from home, subject to suitable arrangements between the employer and employee.
    (2) Heads of institutions are encouraged to provide masks to their employees.
    (3) Heads of institutions must ensure that their employees at all times adhere to the measures to combat, prevent and suppress the spread of COVID-19 as specified in and under these regulations.

  34. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State of Emergency - Covid-19: Suspension of Operation of Provisions of Certain Laws and Ancillary Matters Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proc. 16/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-28 | NAM-2020-R-110041

    SUSPENSION OF OPERATION OF PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN LAWS
    3. Suspension of operation of provision of Employees Compensation Act, 1941
    4. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Magistrates Court Act, 1944
    5. Suspension of operation provision of Price Control Act, 1964
    6. Suspension of time periods and time limits under Arbitration Act, 1965
    7. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Prescription Act, 1969
    8. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Criminal Procedure Act, 1977
    9. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Supreme Court Act, 1990
    10. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of High Court Act, 1990
    11. Suspension of time periods and time limits under Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act, 1992
    12. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Social Security Act, 1994
    13. Suspension of the operation of certain provisions of Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995
    14. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Public Service Act, 1995
    15. Suspension of operation of provision of Identification Act, 1996
    16 Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Liquor Act, 1998
    17. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Standards Act, 2005
    18. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Environmental Management Act, 2007
    19. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Labour Act, 2007
    20. Suspension of operation of provision of Correctional Service Act, 2012
    21. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Electoral Act, 2014
    22. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Public Procurement Act, 2015

    With respect to the Labour Act, 2007 the Proclamation relaxes certain provisions concerning dismissal and remuneration.

  35. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Determination on policy changes in response to economic and financial stability challenges, following the fallout of the Covid-19 Pandemic (BID-33) (GN 217 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-30 | NAM-2020-R-110033

    This document outlines a determination from the Bank of Namibia to relax certain regulatory requirements to provide relief to banking institutions to deal with impaired loans as well as to continue lending to the real economy and stimulate economic growth. The regulatory changes are explained hereunder and are valid for a period of two (2) years, or until revoked in writing by the Bank.

  36. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    COVID-19 Regulations (Proclamation 9 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-28 | Date of end of application: 2020-05-04 | NAM-2020-R-110030

    1. Definitions
    2. Application of regulations
    3. Period of lockdown
    4. Closure of schools and higher education institutions
    5. Public gatherings
    6. Prohibition on movement of persons and goods within zone or between zones
    7. Prohibition relating to entry into Namibia
    8. Quarantine
    9. Restriction of movement from places of residence
    10. Critical services
    11. Prohibitions relating to liquor
    12. Provisions relating to certain operations and closure of certain businesses
    13. Judicial proceedings
    14. Directives
    15. Applicability of Act No. 1 of 2015
    16. Offences and penalties
    17. Regulations to bind State
    18. [regulation 18 repealed by section 16 of Proclamation 13 of 2020]

  37. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Declaration of State of Emergency: National disaster (COVID-19) (Proclamation No. 7 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-17 | NAM-2020-R-110032

    Namibian Constitution
    Declaration of state of emergency: National disaster (COVID-19)
    Proclamation 7 of 2020
    Published in Government Gazette no. 7148 on 18 March 2020

    Commenced on 17 March 2020

    [Up to date as at 23 April 2020]

    Under Article 26(1) of the Namibian Constitution, read together with section 30(3) of the Disaster Risk Management Act, 2012 (Act No. 10 of 2012), I declare that, with effect from 17 March 2020, a State of Emergency exists in the whole of Namibia on account of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
    Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Republic of Namibia at Windhoek this 17th day of March, Twenty Twenty.
    Dr. Hage G. Geingob
    President

  38. New Zealand - General provisions - Law, Act

    COVID-19 Response (Requirements For Entities—Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020 (2020 No 14). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-15 | NZL-2020-L-110022

    The Act gives entities relief from certain obligations in their rules and makes it possible for them to use electronic means (including electronic voting and the use of electronic signatures).

  39. New Zealand - General provisions - Law, Act

    COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 (2020 No 12). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-13 | NZL-2020-L-110021

    Contents
    1 Title
    2 Commencement

    Part 1 - Preliminary provisions
    3 Repeal of this Act
    4 Purpose
    5 Interpretation
    6 Transitional, savings, and related provisions
    7 Act binds the Crown

    Part 2 - Provisions to limit the risk of outbreak or spread of COVID-19
    Subpart 1—Section 11 orders
    8 Prerequisites for all section 11 orders
    9 Minister may make section 11 orders
    10 Director-General may make section 11 orders
    11 Orders that can be made under this Act
    12 General provisions relating to section 11 orders
    13 Effect of section 11 orders
    Subpart 2—Further provisions relating to section 11 orders
    Form of orders, etc
    14 Form, publication, and duration of section 11 orders
    15 Amendment or extension of section 11 orders
    Parliamentary approval
    16 Section 11 order made by Minister revoked if not approved by House of Representatives
    Application of Legislation Act 2012
    17 Section 11 orders to be disallowable instruments
    Subpart 3—Enforcement, offences, and penalties
    Authorised persons
    18 Authorised persons
    19 Evidence of identity
    Enforcement
    20 Powers of entry
    21 Power to give directions
    22 Power to close roads and public places and stop vehicles
    23 Power to direct person to provide identifying information
    24 Power to direct business or undertaking to close
    25 Directions may be given verbally or in writing
    Offences
    26 Offences relating to compliance with orders
    27 Offences relating to exercise of enforcement powers
    Provisions relating to infringement offences
    28 Proceedings for infringement offences
    29 Who may issue infringement notices
    30 Infringement notices
    31 Reminder notices
    32 Payment of infringement fees
    Subpart 4—Miscellaneous provisions
    33 Regulations
    34 Protection of persons acting under authority of this Act

    Part 3 - Amendments to Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
    35 Amendments to Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
    36 Section 66 amended (Minister may declare state of national emergency)
    37 Section 68 amended (Declaration of state of local emergency)
    38 Section 94B amended (Notice of local transition period)
    39 Section 94E amended (Termination of transition periods)

    Part 4 - Amendment to Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
    40 Amendment to Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
    41 Section 272 amended (Jurisdiction of Youth Court and children’s liability to be prosecuted for criminal offences)

    Schedule 1 - Transitional, savings, and related provisions
    Schedule 2 - Orders under section 70 of Health Act 1956 relating to COVID-19
    Schedule 3 - Infringement notice and reminder notice
    Legislative history
    Administrative information

  40. New Zealand - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    End of Life Choice Referendum Order 2020 (LI 2020/48). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-23 | NZL-2020-R-110025

  41. Russian Federation - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 501-FZ of 27 December 2018 on Children's Rights Commissioners in Russian Federation. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-27 | RUS-2018-L-109561

    Article 1. General Provisions
    Article 2. Activities of the Commissioner
    Article 3. Appointment of the Commissioner. Termination of Powers of the Commissioner
    Article 4. Requirements for the Commissioner
    Article 5. Main Objectives of the Commissioner
    Article 6. Powers of the Commissioner
    Article 7. Treatment of Requests by the Commissioner
    Article 8. Annual Report of the Commissioner
    Article 9. Interaction of the Commissioner with State Bodies, Local Self-Government Bodies and Officials Ensuring the Protection of the Rights and Legitimate Interests of Children
    Article 10. Public Representatives: Expert, Advisory and Other Advisory Bodies
    Article 11. Permanent Location and Financial Support for the Activities of the Commissioner
    Article 12. Liability for Intervention in the Activities of the Commissioner
    Article 13. Commissioner for the Rights of the Child in the Subject of the Russian Federation
    Article 14. Powers of the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child in the Subject of the Russian Federation
    Article 15. The entry Into Force of this Federal Law

  42. Sao Tome and Principe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 15/2017, de 3 de agosto, que aprueba la Ley de Delitos Cibernéticos (Lei n.º 15/2017, de 3 de Agosto, que aprova a Lei sobre Cibercrime)

    Adoption: 2017-08-03 | Date of entry into force: 2017-11-05 | STP-2017-L-110002

    La ley citada aprueba la Ley de Delitos Cibernéticos, cuyo objetivo es abordar aspectos y conceptos de Internet y también las amenazas derivadas de la llamada Revolución Tecnológica, estableciendo las disposiciones penales materiales y procesales, así como las disposiciones relativas a la cooperación internacional en materia penal, relacionadas con el dominio del cibercrimen y la recopilación de pruebas en soporte electrónico, relacionadas con ataques contra sistemas de información, y la adaptación de la legislación nacional a las convenciones internacionales sobre cibercrimen, introduciendo en el sistema jurídico-penal los delitos de fraude informático, daños relacionados con programas u otros datos sistemas informáticos, sabotaje informático, acceso ilegítimo, intercepción ilegítima, reproducción ilegítima de programas protegidos e inserción de datos falsos. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -CAPÍTULO I: Disposiciones y principios generales
    -CAPÍTULO II: Disposiciones penales materiales
    -CAPÍTULO III: Disposiciones procesales
    -CAPÍTULO IV: Cooperación internacional
    -CAPÍTULO V: Disposiciones finales y transitorias.

  43. Serbia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 9 November 2018 on Personal Data Protection (Official Gazette No. 87/18). (Zakon o zastiti podataka o licnosti) - Parliament website

    Adoption: 2018-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2018-11-16 | SRB-2018-L-109270

    Regulates the right to protection of persons in connection with the processing of personal data, principles of data processing, code of conduct, rights, transparency, transfer of personal data to others countries and international organizations, oversight of implementation, penalties, special cases, prevention and protection against threats to public and national security, penal provisions.

  44. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (No. 14 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-09 | SGP-2020-L-109961

    An Act to provide temporary measures, and deal with other matters, relating to the COVID‑19 pandemic, and to make a consequential amendment to the Property Tax Act (Chapter 254 of the 2005 Revised Edition).

    In summary, the Act set out temporary measures for businesses and individuals impacted by the measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It also sets out the criteria under which the Government can institute a Control Order to limit the movement of people or certain persons. These include: closing or limiting access to facilities; restricting the time, manner or extent for the carrying out of any business, undertaking or work; prohibiting or restricting the conduct of or participation in any event or gathering in any premises (see Part VII Article 34).

    In addition the Act:
    - suspends contractual obligations under a range of scheduled contracts;
    - provides mechanisms for financial relief to financially distressed individuals, businesses and firms;
    - sets out alternative arrangements for the conduct of company meetings
    - introduces measures to keep courts functioning through remote communications technology
    - restricts certain activities by the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  45. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 (S 254/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-07 | SGP-2020-R-110014

    The regulations implement the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (No. 14 of 2020) and provide further details for enterprises on safe management measures for customer operations and safe management measures for workplaces.

  46. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Resource Sustainability Act 2019 (Act 29 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-04 | SGP-2019-L-109959

    An Act to impose obligations relating to the collection and treatment of electrical and electronic waste and food waste, to require reporting of packaging imported into or used in Singapore, to regulate persons operating producer responsibility schemes, and to promote resource sustainability.

  47. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (Act 18 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-28 | SGP-2019-L-109960

    An Act to prevent the electronic communication in Singapore of false statements of fact, to suppress support for and counteract the effects of such communication, to safeguard against the use of online accounts for such communication and for information manipulation, to enable measures to be taken to enhance transparency of online political advertisements, and for related matters.

  48. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law Reform Act 2019 (Act 15 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | SGP-2019-L-109958

    An Act to amend the Penal Code (Chapter 224 of the 2008 Revised Edition) and certain other Acts, to update the criminal offences, keep up with technological changes and emerging crime trends, enhance protection for minors and vulnerable victims, harmonise the criminal laws and update the sentencing framework.

  49. Switzerland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordonnance du 13 novembre 2019 sur les mesures visant à prévenir et à combattre la violence à l’égard des femmes et la violence domestique (Ordonnance contre la violence à l’égard des femmes et la violence domestique). - Ordonnance

    Adoption: 2019-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | CHE-2019-R-109984

  50. Tajikistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No 1537 of 3 August 2018 on Personal Data Protection. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2018-08-03 | TJK-2018-L-109580

    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. State Guarantee and Regulation of the Protection of Personal Data
    Chapter 3. Collection, Processing and Storage of Personal Data
    Chapter 4. Rights and Obligations of the Subject
    Chapter 5. Rights and Obligations of the Owner, Operator and Third Party
    Chapter 6. Final Provisions

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