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  1. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Amendment Act (Act No. 13 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-12 | NAM-2010-L-85749

    Amends the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to increase the maximum fines that may be imposed for certain offences; to increase the admission of guilt fine that may be paid in terms of a written notice or a summons; to make provision for the payment of admission of guilt fines after appearing in court; to further regulate the release of an accused on warning; to increase the fine that may be imposed on an accused after a conviction pursuant to a plea of guilty only; and to further provide for the protection of witnesses.

  2. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 2 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-12 | NAM-2010-L-85752

    Amends the Prisons Act, 1998, so as to empower the Minister to amend the First Schedule to that Act and to substitute the First Schedule to that Act.

  3. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2003 (No. 24 of 2003). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 2003-12-21 | NAM-2003-L-79053

    Amends the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to provide for the making of special arrangements for vulnerable witnesses. Regulates the admissibility of certain unsworn or unaffirmed evidence and determines the weight to be attached to certain evidence. Makes provision for the manner of cross-examination of witnesses under a certain age. Provides for the admission as evidence of certain medical records as evidence and certain statements made out of court.

  4. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Domestic Violence Regulations (G.N. No. 235 of 2003). - Legislation

    Adoption: 2003-11-07 | NAM-2003-R-82556

    Implements the Domestic Violence Act 2003. Provides, inter alia, for Protection Orders, notice for enquiry and procedure for enquiry as well as service of documents.

  5. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Community Courts Act, 2003 (Act No. 10, 2003). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-31 | NAM-2003-L-79052

    Provides for the recognition and establishment of community courts and the appointment of Justices and for clerks and messengers of court. Also provides for the application of customary law by community courts and for the jurisdiction of and procedure to be adopted by community courts and appeals.

  6. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Act, 2003 [No.8 of 2003]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-16 | NAM-2003-L-84945

    Establishes the Anti-Corruption Commission and provide for its functions. Provides for the prevention and punishment of corruption and makes provision for matters connected therewith.

  7. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Combating of Domestic Violence Act, 2003 (Act No. 4 of 2003). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-17 | NAM-2003-L-82553

    Provides for the issuing of protection orders in domestic violence matters as well as for matters relating to domestic violence offences. Also provides for police duties in respect of domestic violence incidents. Amends the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977.

  8. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations made under the Police Act, 1990 (Act No. 19 of 1990).

    Adoption: 2001-08-14 | NAM-2001-R-90648

    CHAPTER 1 - FIXED ESTABLISHMENT, ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE POLICE
    2. Determination and distribution of establishment
    3. Powers, duties and functions of the Inspector-General
    4. Delegation of powers by Inspector-General
    5. Conditions in regard to the filling of posts
    6. Certificate of appointment
    7. Promotion
    8. Ranks, official designations, precedence and seniority in rank
    9. Resignation
    10. Discharge of member on account of ill-health under section 7(1) of the Act
    11. Appeal against discharge on account of ill-health in terms of section 7(2) of the Act
    12. Enquiry into fitness of member to remain in the Force or to retain his or her rank
    13. Appeal against discharge or reduction of rank under section 8(2) of the Act
    14. Certificate of service

    CHAPTER II - DISCIPLINE
    15. Offences against duty or discipline
    16. Recording and investigation of complaints of misconduct against members and the institution of criminal disciplinary proceeding against such members
    17. Disciplinary proceedings against members under section 18 of the Act
    18. Penalties for misconduct
    19. Appeal against conviction for misconduct and penalty
    20. Repealed
    21. Repealed
    22. Conduct sheet
    23. Prohibition on wearing of uniform during period of suspension

    CHAPTER III - GENERAL
    24. Board of Inquiry for administrative purpose
    25. Deficiency, loss, damage or expenses
    26. Payment by the public for police services
    27. Deduction from salary
    28. Dress, uniform and equipment
    29. Police club established under section 37 of the Act
    30. Participation in sport
    31. Redress of wrongs
    32. Abandoned, lost or unclaimed property
    33. Departures in time of war or national emergency
    34. Advisory Board

    SCHEDULE A (Regulation 5(2)(a)(vi) and (5): ACCESSION TO OFFICE ON APPOINTMENT AND ENROLLMENT
    SCHEDULE B (Regulation 6): CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT
    SCHEDULE C (Regulation 8(1)): RANKS IN THE FORCE
    SCHEDULE D (Regulation 28(1)): BADGES, BUTTONS AND INSIGNIA OF RANK

  9. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Combating of Rape Act, 2000 (No. 8 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-04-19 | NAM-2000-L-82559

    Provides for the combating of rape. Prescribes the minimum sentences for rape and the abolition of the rule that a boy under the age of fourteen years is presumed incapable of sexual intercourse. Modifies certain rules of evidence applicable to offences of a sexual or indecent nature and imposes special duties on prosecutors in criminal proceedings relating to sexual offences as well as members of the police in respect of certain bail applications. Amends the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (definition of "complaint"). Provides for the rights of a complainant of rape in bail proceedings and regulates the granting of bail to persons charged with rape. Also provides for procedures in court and publication of evidence with respect to sexual offence cases.

  10. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Act, 1998 (Act No. 17 of 1998)

    Adoption: 1998-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 1999-08-15 | NAM-1998-L-74658

    Part X deals with employment and training of prisoners (sections 81 to 84).

    Repeals the Prisons Act, 1959 and amends the Children's Act, 1960.

  11. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 1991 (No. 5).

    Adoption: 1991-05-30 | NAM-1991-L-65114

    Amends Criminal Procedure Act 1977. Regulates authority of courts, magistrates and other judicial officers in relation to bail.

  12. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Legal Aid Act (No. 29 of 1990). - Centre for Human Rights

    Adoption: 1990-12-12 | NAM-1990-L-84941

    Provides for the provision of legal assistance for those that can not afford it in civil and criminal court proceedings.

  13. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Police Act, 1990 (Act No. 19 of 1990).

    Adoption: 1990-12-03 | NAM-1990-L-90646

    The Act contains 47 articles. It provides for the establishment, organization and administration of the Namibian Police Force. Regulates the powers and duties of the Force and prescribes the procedures to secure the internal security of Namibia and to maintain law and order. Also regulates the discipline, appointment, promotion and discharge of members of the Force.

    Repeals the following:
    - Police (South West Africa) Act, 1939 (Act 19 of 1939);
    - Police Act, 1958 (Act 7 of 1958)
    - Police Amendment Proclamation, 1981 (Proclamation AG. 9 of 1981);
    - Police Amendment Proclamation, 1983 (Proclamation AG. 21 of 1983);
    - Second Police Amendment Act, 1987 (Act 16 of 1987);
    - Police Amendment Act, 1987 (Act 20 of 1987);

    Amends the following:
    - Explosives Act, 1956 (Act 26 of 1956) section 1 is amended by the substitution for the definition of "Minister" of the following definition: "'Minister' means the Minister of Home Affairs;";
    - Arms and Ammunition Act, 1969 (Act 75 of 1969) section 1 is amended by the substitution for the definition of "Minister" of the following definition: "'Minister' means the Minister of Home Affairs";
    - Second law Amendment (Abolition of Discriminatory or Restrictive Laws for purposes of Free and Fair Election) Proclamation, 1989 (Proclamation AG. 25 of 1989) is amended in the Annexture by the deletion of the entries relating to the Police Act, 1958.

  14. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Combating of Immoral Practices Act, 1980 (Act No. 21 of 1980)

    Adoption: 1980 | NAM-1980-L-74659

  15. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1977 | NAM-1977-L-85750

    Makes provision for procedures and related matters in criminal proceedings.

  16. Namibia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act, 1957 (Act No. 23 of 1957)

    Adoption: 1957-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 1957-04-12 | NAM-1957-L-74660


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