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  1. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Climate Resilience Act 2018, Act 16 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DMA-2018-L-108949

    The Act was drafted following the Category 5 Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on 18th September, 2017 and devastated the country. The Act sets up the Dominica Climate Resilience Policy Board and the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD). The role of Board is to define the measures needed to make Dominica a climate resilient nation in all sectors; to develop a climate resilience plan with CREAD and other bodies; to oversee the operations and task allocation with respect to CREAD and other agencies: and advise the government on promotional and legislative/policy measures to implement the plan. CREAD is accountable to the Board and is responsible for the implementation, drafting and execution of the climate plan.

  2. Dominica - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Citizenship (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (SRO 41 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-15 | DMA-2016-R-104937

  3. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act 9 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-15 | DMA-2016-L-104938

  4. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 3 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-08 | DMA-2016-L-102708

  5. Dominica - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) (Commencement) Order, 2015, SRO 4 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-23 | DMA-2015-R-100386

    Provides that the Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) Act, 2014 shall come into force on the 27th day of February, 2015.

  6. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) Act 2014, Act 4 of 2014 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-27 | DMA-2014-L-100387

  7. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law and Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2014, Act 3 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-31 | DMA-2014-L-97016

  8. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2014, Act 2 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-31 | DMA-2014-L-100388

  9. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 21, 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-18 | DMA-2013-L-95137

    Amendment to section 6(4) of the Act gives marriage officers the legal right to celebrate or solemnize marriages not only in the church but outside the church. There is no longer an obligation to publish banns or notice to marry under the Act in order to be grated a marriage licence.

  10. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection of Witnesses (Amendment) Act 2013, Act 12 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-23 | DMA-2013-L-93707

    Adds a new section to the principal Act concerning live link evidence from outside the Commonwealth of Dominica.

  11. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2013, Act 9 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-21 | DMA-2013-L-93685

  12. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2013, Act 6 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93684

  13. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law and Procedure (Amendment) Act 2013, Act 2 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93698

    Makes numerous amendments to the Act. In particular it adds new sections IIA (Interviewing of Suspects), IIB (Enforcement Powers in respect of Ships) and amends articles concerning disclosure and amends to First Schedule concerning Serious Crimes which are listed as:
    Money laundering
    Drug trafficking offences
    Firearm offences
    Murder
    Manslaughter
    Burglary
    Wounding with Intent
    Rape
    Kidnapping
    Armed robbery
    Treason
    Human trafficking
    Conspiring, procuring, counseling, aiding and abetting to commit an offence listed above.

  14. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Reform) (Amendment) Act, 2013, Act 3 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93702

    Makes amendments to the Act with respect to community service and firearms offences.

  15. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection of Witnesses Act 2013, Act 4 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93706

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Application.
    PART II - WITNESS ANONYMITY
    4. Abolition of common law rules.
    5. Measures for witness anonymity order.
    6. Application for witness anonymity order.
    7. Conditions for making witness anonymity order.
    8. Relevant considerations.
    9. Discharge or variation of order.
    10. Warning to jury about witness anonymity order.
    11. Privacy as to precise address of witness.
    PART III - SPECIAL MEASURES
    12. Witness eligible for assistance on grounds of fear or distress about testifying.
    13. Special measures direction relating to eligible witness.
    14. Effect of special measures direction.
    15. Discharge or variation of special measures direction.
    16. Evidence by live link.
    17. Evidence in private.
    18. Video recorded evidence.
    19. Video recorded cross-examination or re-examination.
    20. Examination of witness through intermediary.
    21. Aids to communication.
    22. Status of evidence.
    23. Warning to jury on special measures direction.
    24. Direction prohibiting accused from cross-examining particular witness.
    25. Defence representation for purpose of cross examination.
    26. Warning to jury on prohibition from cross-examining witness.
    SCHEDULE

  16. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment), Act 7 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | DMA-2013-L-93709

    ONLY EXTRACT OF TEXT ON GOVERNMENT WEBSITE.

  17. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, SRO 25 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-02 | DMA-2012-L-93689

  18. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2011, Act No. 9 of 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-01 | DMA-2011-L-93683

  19. Dominica - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules, 2011 (S.R.O. 24 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-29 | DMA-2011-R-93678

    Makes numerous amendments to the Principal Act.

  20. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Piracy Act 2010 (Act No. 11 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-10 | DMA-2010-L-84779

    Provides for the definition of "piracy" (article 2)
    "2. (a) any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft, and directed -
    (i) on the high seas, against another ship or aircraft, or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft;
    (II) against a ship, aircraft, persons or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any State;
    (b) any act of voluntary participation in the operation of a ship or of an aircraft with knowledge of facts making it a pirate ship or aircraft;
    (c) any act of inciting or of intentionally facilitating an act described in subparagraph (a) or (b).
    3. A person engages in piracy commits an offence.
    4. A person who commits piracy is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term of 20 years."

  21. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 10 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-13 | DMA-2010-L-83856

    Amends the Proceeds of Crime Act (Cap. 12:29) section 2 and repeals and replaces Schedule 1 concerning list of offences.

  22. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2009 (Act No. 3 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-06 | DMA-2009-L-83855

    Facilitates the transfer of prisoners between Dominica and other countries by virtue of Orders made by courts in exercise of their criminal jurisdiction.

  23. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security Act, 2007 (Act 3 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-01-27 | DMA-2007-L-83858

    Provides for the implementation of the agreement establishing the CARICOM Agency for Crime and Security.

  24. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Caribbean Court of Justice (Original Jurisdiction) Act, 2005. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-01-26 | DMA-2006-L-73703

    Provides for the implementation of the agreement establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice. Includes provisions on the jurisdiction of the court (Part II), enforcement of judgements (Part III), administrative provisions (Part IV), regional judicial and legal services commission (Part V), privileges and immunities (Part VI), as well as the text of the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice (First Schedule) and Articles of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the Caribbean Court of Justice and the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission having the force of law in Dominica (Second Schedule).

  25. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community Act, 2005 (Act No. 22 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-01-23 | DMA-2006-L-73702

    Gives legal effect to the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM single market and economy. Repeals the Caribbean Community and Common Market Act 1998.

  26. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Preliminary Inquires) (Amendment) Act, 2004, Act 1 of 2004. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-06-17 | DMA-2004-L-93704

  27. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Preliminary Inquires) (Amendment) Act, 2003, Act 9 of 2003. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-08-07 | DMA-2003-L-93705

  28. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Act (No. 3 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-05-29 | DMA-2003-L-65824

    Provides for suppression, prevention and detection of activities respecting the financing of terrorism. Divided into 12 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 deals with offences and penalties, Part 3 with implementation, administration and jurisdiction, Part 4 with terrorists and terrorist groups, Part 5 with prohibitions respecting terrorists and terrorist groups, and Part 6 with investigations. Part 7 provides for extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters, Part 8 for disclosure and sharing of information, Part 9 for seizure and forfeiture of terrorist property, Part 10 for charities, and Part 11 for border control. Part 12 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  29. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Copyright Act 2003 (No. 5 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-05-29 | DMA-2003-L-65826

    Comprehensive legislation on protection of literary and artistic works. Divided into 10 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions; Part 2 provisions relating to copyright. Part 3 provides for moral rights, Part 4 for ownership and assignment of copyright, Part 5 for protection of performers, producers of sound recordings and broadcasting organisations, Part 6 for infringement of copyright, and Part 7 with exceptions to infringement of copyright. Part 8 regulates special jurisdiction of court relating to licensing; Part 9 border protection measures. Part 10 contains general provisions.

  30. Dominica - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2002, SRO 57 of 2002. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-10-15 | DMA-2002-R-62957

    Made under Companies Act 1994. Amends Company Regulations 1997. Modifies annual company fee payable under Section 9A.

  31. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2001, Act 16 of 2001. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-09-27 | DMA-2001-L-93687

  32. Dominica - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2001, SRO 22 of 2001. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-07-05 | DMA-2001-R-93679

    Contains in the Schedule to the Rules the procedural rules for the Supreme Court.

  33. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Dominica) (Amendment) Act 2001, Act No. 5 of 2001 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-05-23 | DMA-2001-L-93682

  34. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Dominica (Amendment) Act, Act 6 of 2000. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-10-04 | DMA-2000-L-93681

  35. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Designs Act 1998 (No. 2 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-04-30 | DMA-1998-L-49697

    Governs registration of industrial designs.

  36. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act 1998 (No. 1 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-04-22 | DMA-1998-L-49696

    Prohibits rape, sex with minors, incest, and certain sexual acts. S. 10 prohibits sexual intercourse between an employer and a minor employee under the age of 16. Part II prohibits the procurement of minors or adults for prostitution and prohibits prostitution, the maintenance of brothels, and living off the earnings of prostitution. Part III regards court proceeding in cases of sexual offences. Repeals the Sexual Offences Act (Ch 10:36) and sections of the Offences against the Person Act (Ch. 10:31) and the Small Charges Act (Ch. 10:39).

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

    Companies Regulations, 1997, SRO 22 of 1997. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-04-22 | DMA-1997-R-46822

    Regulates names, designations, financial disclosure, and prospectus of private and non-profit companies. Made under the Companies Act (No. 21 of 1994).

  38. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 1996, Act 11 of 1996. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-07-30 | DMA-1996-L-93688

  39. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Emergency Powers (Amendment) Act 1996 (Act No. 2 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-03-06 | DMA-1996-L-43392

    Amends the Emergency Powers Act by inserting a subsection 2(1), allowing the President to declare a state of emergency if there is an imminent threat of a state of war or any action has been taken by persons which threatens public safety on a large scale.

  40. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 1994, Act 21 of 1994. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-05-25 | DMA-1995-L-93686

    An Act to revise and amend the law related to companies.

  41. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Preliminary Inquires) Act, 1995, Act 14 of 1995. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-05-25 | DMA-1995-L-93703

  42. Dominica - General provisions - International agreement

    Convention créant l'Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (ensemble deux annexes), faite à Carthagène des Indes le 24 juillet 1994 (publiée par le décret n° 98-450 du 4 juin 1998). - Convention

    Adoption: 1994-07-24 | INT-1994-IA-50297

    L'Association est un organisme de consultation, de concertation et de coopération dont l'objectif est d'identifier et de promouvoir la mise en oeuvre de politiques et de programmes visant notamment à renforcer, utiliser et développer les capacités collectives de la Caraïbe afin de parvenir à un développement soutenu dans les domaines culturel, économique, social, scientifique et technologique. La participation de la France est ouverte comme membre associé au titre de la Guadeloupe, de la Guyane et de la Martinique.

  43. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law and Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1993, Act 13 of 1993. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-12-02 | DMA-1993-L-93700

  44. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime Act (Chapter 12:29). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1993-06-18 | DMA-1993-L-83857

    Provides for the forfeiture or confiscation of the proceeds of certain crimes and matters related therewith.

  45. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law and Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1992, Act 10 of 1992. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-06-18 | DMA-1992-L-93699

  46. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Reform) Act, Chapter 12:35 (Act No. 3 of 1981). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981-01-29 | DMA-1981-L-93701

    An Act to provide for reform of sentencing powers of the Court.

  47. Dominica - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Citizenship Regulations (L.R.O. 13/1979)

    Adoption: 1979-06-28 | DMA-1979-R-40690

  48. Dominica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship Act (Chapter 1:10).

    Adoption: 1978-11-03 | DMA-1978-L-40689

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

    Dominica Modification of Enactments Order 1978 (S.I. No. 1030 of 1978).

    Adoption: 1978-07-25 | Date of entry into force: 1978-11-03 | DMA-1978-R-43390

    Provides regulations concerning citizenship. S. 5 stipulates that all laws passed before Dominican independence, unless specifically amended, shall remain in force.

  50. Dominica - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dominica Termination of Association Order 1978 (S.I. No. 1031 of 1978).

    Adoption: 1978-07-25 | Date of entry into force: 1978-11-03 | DMA-1978-R-43391

    Terminates Dominica's association with the United Kingdom.

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