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  1. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Seventh Amendment to the Constitution Act, 2011 (Act No. 15 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-08 | LSO-2011-L-101097

  2. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Sixth Amendment to the Constitution Act, 2011 (Act No. 13 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-10 | LSO-2011-L-101098

  3. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Fourth Amendment to the Constitution Act, 2001 (No. 4 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-03-15 | LSO-2001-L-66163

    Amends Constitution to establish mixed member proportional electoral system for the election of members to the National Assembly. Also provides for greater independence for the Independent Electoral Commission, and sets forth provisions for the conduct of general elections.

  4. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Third Amendment to the Constitution Act (No. 5 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | LSO-1998-C-66960

    Amends sections 147 and 148 of the Constitution (Police Service and Director-General of the National Securtiy Service).

  5. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Second Amendment to the Constitution Act, 1997 (No. 7 of 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-07-07 | LSO-1997-C-47644

    Establishes an Independent Electoral Commission and abolishes the Constituency Delimination Commission and the office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Reduces the prescribed age limit for a person to qualify to be registered as an elector to the National Assembly from 21 years to 18.

  6. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Constitution

    First Amendment to the Constitution Act (No. 1 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-03-29 | LSO-1996-C-52938

    Repeals and replaces articles of the Constitution regarding the Defence Force, Courts-Martial Appeal Court, Police Force, and Prison Service.

  7. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Constitution

    The Constitution of Lesotho, 1993 (No. 5). - Constitution Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1993-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-02 | LSO-1993-C-56764

    Establishes Lesotho as a "sovereign democratic kingdom" and requires the necessary "modification, adaptation, qualfication and exceptions" needed to bring all existing laws into conformity with its disciplines. Does not address the status of customary law. Chapter II provides for the protection of fundamental human rights, including, inter alia, freedom from slavery and forced labour, freedom of association and freedom from discrimination. Chapter III stipulates principles of state policy and provides for their enforcement "subject to the limits of the economic capacity and development ofthe country." Amongst the principles are: equality and justice, protection of health, promotion of education, opportunity to work, just and favourable conditions of work, protection of children and young persons, rehabilitation and training of the disabled, and protection of the environment. Chapter IX vests all land in the Basotho Nation and grants the king power to allocate interests or rights in and/or over it.

  8. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly Election (Amendment) Order, 1993 (No. 1 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-15 | LSO-1993-R-32359

    Provides for the Appropriate Executive Authority to specify an appropriate date for elections where elections have been postponed. This amendment provides that the date for the election cannot be more than 125 days from the original date.

  9. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly Election (Amendment) (No. 3) Order, 1992 (No. 26 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-26 | LSO-1992-R-32356

    Provides for additional time for the Chief Electoral Officer to process absent electors' ballots, clarifies that the presiding officer for absent electors does not have to issue a ballot paper to an absent elector immediatly after accepting that elector's application, and allows for the Appropriate Executive Authority to postpone an election while not specifying a date for the election at that stage.

  10. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly Election (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 1992 (No. 20 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-30 | LSO-1992-R-31923

    Modifies the definition of "election notice" so that the date of publication of a notice specifying the nomination day is the relevant day for the beginning of the elections. Clarifies that the Chief Electoral Office need not amend the general register and electoral list during a period of general suspension of registration. Changes the period for lodging objections regarding the registration of an elector from 30 days to 15 days or such further period as the Chief Electoral Office may allow, and makes minor changes regarding how voting is to be conducted at polling stations.

  11. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly Election (Amendment) Act (No. 2) Order, 1992 (No. 20 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-30 | LSO-1992-R-32355

    Changes the definition of "election notice", provides that the Chief Electoral Officer is not required to amend the general register and electoral list during a period of general suspension of registration in respect of a change of address of an elector, and provides for minor changes in how voting is to be conducted at a polling station.

  12. Lesotho - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly Election Regulations, 1992 (L.N. No. 151 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-07-21 | LSO-1992-R-31238

    Provides the form for lodging objection to the registration of a person as an elector, election result form, particulars of candidates to be notified to the Chief Electoral Officer, prescribed particulars of candidates, form of application to vote as an absent elector, form of ballot account, place where an indelible mark is to be applied to an elector's hand and form for recording the votes counted at a polling station or the office of a returning officer.


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