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  1. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act (Act No. 21 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-08-04 | GUY-2017-L-105461

  2. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Finance of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 15 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-09 | GUY-2016-L-102170

  3. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 1 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-07 | GUY-2016-L-102171

  4. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering And Countering The Financing Of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act No. 10 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-06 | GUY-2016-L-102172

  5. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism and Terrorist Related Activities Act 2015 (No. 15 of 2015). (NO COPY OF LAW ON WEBSITE (24/06/2016)) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-06 | GUY-2016-L-102173

  6. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act No. 2 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | GUY-2015-L-102174

  7. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Access To Information Act 2011 (No. 21 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-15 | GUY-2011-L-99447

  8. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Adoption of Children (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 10 of 2011) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-10 | GUY-2011-L-99449

  9. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Judicial Review Act 2010 (No. 23 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-02 | GUY-2010-L-99451

    AN ACT to provide for an application to the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature for relief by way of judicial review and for related matters.

  10. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile Offenders (Amendment) 2010 (No. 20 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-14 | GUY-2010-L-99453

    Deletes paragraph (f) of Section 19.

  11. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-money laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2010 (No. 15 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-09 | GUY-2010-L-99457

  12. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act 2010 (Cap. 8:03) (No. 7 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-22 | GUY-2010-L-99460

    AN ACT to reform and consolidate the laws relating to sexual offences and to provide for related matters.

  13. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prison (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 37 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-11-26 | GUY-2009-L-99461

  14. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, 2009 (No. 13 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-08-14 | GUY-2009-L-99458

  15. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 5 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-01-29 | GUY-2009-L-99468

  16. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Rights Commissions Tribunal (Cap. 38:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-05-31 | GUY-2004-L-105466

    Provides for the establishment and functioning of the Rights Commissions Tribunal.

  17. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act 2001. Act No. 5 of 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2001-06-01 | GUY-2001-C-75332

    Amends Articles 200, 201, 207, 210, 211 and 226 and inserts new Articles 212G and 212F, including gender inclusion.

  18. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act (No.2 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-04-11 | GUY-2000-C-85544

    1. Short title
    2. Repeal and re-enactment of article 110 of the Constitution.
    3. Repeal and re-enactment of article 161 of the Constitution.
    4. Insertion of new article 161A in the Constitution.
    5. Alteration of article 177 of the Constitution.
    6. Repeal and re-enactment of article 184 of the Constitution.
    7. Alteration of article 226 of the Constitution.

  19. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Act (Cap. 11:09). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-12-31 | GUY-1996-L-107615

    An Act to afford protection in cases involving domestic violence by the granting of a protection order, to provide the police with powers of arrest where a domestic violence offence occurs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  20. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1995 (No. 15 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-12-12 | GUY-1995-C-48522

    Amendments regarding the Election Commission.

  21. Guyana - 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.

  22. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Election Laws (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. 11 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-04-18 | GUY-1992-C-48521

    Amendments regarding elections.

  23. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 4) Act 1991 (No. 36 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991-12-27 | GUY-1991-C-48520

    Amendments regarding elections.

  24. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act (No. 35 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991-12-03 | GUY-1991-C-48519

    Recalls Parliament with the stipulation that it shall have the same membership as it did 1 January 1991, except for members expelled from the National Assembly on that date.

  25. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1991 (No. 12 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991-05-29 | GUY-1991-C-48518

    Amendments regarding the Election Commission.

  26. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 23 of 1990).

    Adoption: 1990-10-31 | GUY-1990-C-48517

    Amendments regarding protection from deprivation of property and right to appeal in cases of lawful disposession of property.

  27. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1988 (No. 1 of 1988).

    Adoption: 1988-02-18 | GUY-1988-C-48516

    Inserts a new paragraph into Art. 65 which provides that the validity of any law made under this Constitution with effect from a date earlier than the day this Constitution commenced shall not be called into question in any court or tribunal on the grounds that it contravenes previous constitutions. Art. 231 is amended to provide that no court shall question as to whether there was consultation with co-operatives, trade unions and socio-economic institutions pursuant to Art. 11. Also adds a par. 4 to Art. 142 regarding protection from deprivation of property.

  28. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Fundamental Rights (Practice and Procedure) (No. 13 of 1988) (Cap. 3:03) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | Date of entry into force: 1988-07-14 | GUY-1988-L-72104

    Gives effect to article 153 (6) of the Constitution and matters connected therewith (Practice and procedure of the High Court).

  29. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Order 1987 (No. 38 of 1987).

    Adoption: 1987-06-30 | GUY-1987-C-48515

    Amendments concerning Commonwealth citizens.

  30. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour (Amendment) Act 1984 (No. 9 of 1984)

    Adoption: 1984-04-06 | GUY-1984-L-458

    An Act to alter the Constitution in accordance with articles 66 and 164 thereof, to amend the Labour Act, to give legal effect to certain provisions of the agreement set out in the Schedule and to provide for matters connected therewith. Amendment of the Labour Act; inserts, inter alia, a new Part VIIA (Collective Agreements), and a new section 33A (Arbitration Tribunal).

  31. Guyana - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Act 1980 (Cap. 1:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-02-20 | GUY-1980-C-11934

    An Act to enact a new Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, to repeal the Guyana Independence Act 1966, the Guyana Independence Order 1966, and the existing Constitution, and to provide for matters incidental theretho or connected therewith. No. 2. Schedule contains the Constitution; Part 1, Ch. II: Principles and bases of the political, economic and social system; Ch. III: Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual; Part 2, Title 1: Protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual. Existing laws shall continue to be in effect.

  32. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law Revision Act, 1972 (no. 4 of 1972) - Act-on-line (as amended up to 1997)

    Adoption: 1972-07-21 | GUY-1972-L-55244

    Provides for the revision of laws of Guyana, connected matters and for various amendments to existing laws. Establishes the Law Revision Commission to carry out the periodical review and revision of laws. Establishes the composition, powers and duties of the commission. Provides for alternative modes of amending laws. Makes various amendments to inter alia, the Traders (Breach of COntract) Ordinance (cap. 24), Insolvency Ordinance (cap. 43), Old Age Pensions Ordinance (cap. 63), Public Officers (Insurance) Ordinance (cap. 71), Subsidiary Legislation Widows and Orphans Order (vol. VII p. 821), Widows and Orphans (Rates of Contribution) Order 1945, Holidays with Pay Ordinance (cap. 108), Accidental Deaths and Workmen's Injuries (Compensation) Ordinance (cap. 112), Trade Unions Ordinance (cap. 113), and the Factories Ordinance (Cap. 115). Most of the amendments concern amending monetary values given in the regulations in question.

  33. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act (No. 17 of 1967) (Cap. 19:04) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1967 | Date of entry into force: 1967-09-09 | GUY-1967-L-72119

  34. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    International Financial Organisations Act (Cap. 76:01) (2 of 1966B) [consolidated up to 1973].

    Adoption: 1966-09-19 | GUY-1966-L-46816

    Provides for Guyana's participation in the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, and the International Development Association.

  35. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prison Act (No. 22 of 1957) (Cap. 11:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1957 | Date of entry into force: 1957-09-17 | GUY-1957-L-72111

  36. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Act (Cap. 98:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1942-01-23 | GUY-1942-L-46811

    Part I establishes a Department of Labour and the post of Chief Labour Officer. Part II provides the Minister power to investigate and appoint an arbitrator in trade disputes. Part III provides for the regulation of wages. Part IV covers rights of employees and duties and obligation of employers in respect of labour contracts. Part V contains provisions relating to payment of wages and wage deductions. Part VI covers wages in retail shops selling alcohol; Part VII provides for the regulation of hours of work.

  37. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Service Act (No. 4 of 1942) (Cap. 15:02) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1942 | Date of entry into force: 1942-02-14 | GUY-1942-L-72117

  38. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile Offenders Act (No. 11 of 1931 ) (Cap. 10:03) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1931 | Date of entry into force: 1931-12-31 | GUY-1931-L-72110

  39. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Whipping and Flogging Act, 1922 (Cap. 11:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1922-12-30 | GUY-1922-L-105465

  40. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Law of Guyana Act (Cap. 6:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1916 | Date of entry into force: 1917-01-01 | GUY-1916-L-72105

  41. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    High Court Act (No. 10 of 1915) (Cap. 3:02) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1915 | Date of entry into force: 1915-03-12 | GUY-1915-L-72103

  42. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Insolvency Act (No. 19 of 1902) (Cap. 12:21) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1902 | GUY-1902-L-72113

  43. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Marriage Act (Cap. 45:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1901-11-06 | GUY-1901-L-95633

  44. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act (Cap. 8:02) (No. 17 of 1893). - Legislation on-lin

    Adoption: 1894-03-01 | GUY-1894-L-46807

    Sets forth definitions of and punishments for criminal offences. S. 27 prohibits peaceful picketing of three of more persons in the context of a labour dispute. Sections 165-168 render prostitution illegal; men found guilty of living off the earnings of a prostitute may be liable for whipping or flogging. S. 188 contains prohibitions of Sunday labour. S. 201 prohibits intimidation of workers.

  45. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Offences) Act (No. 18 of 1893) (Cap. 8:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1893 | Date of entry into force: 1894-03-01 | GUY-1893-L-72106

  46. Guyana - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Procedure) Act (No. 19 of 1893) (Cap. 10:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1893 | Date of entry into force: 1894-03-01 | GUY-1893-L-72108


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