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  1. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2019 (Act No. 3 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-17 | SLE-2019-L-108738

  2. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Anti Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019 | SLE-2019-L-108737

  3. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 2 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-16 | SLE-2017-L-108739

  4. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    National Civil Registration Act, 2016 (No. 14 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-26 | SLE-2016-L-104323

    Being an Act to provide for the amendment and consolidation of the laws relating to the compulsory registration of citizens and non-citizens resident in Sierra Leone, to provide for the issuance of identity cards, to provide for the establishment of the National Civil Registration Authority responsible for the registration of births, adoptions, deaths, marriages, divorces and nullities throughout Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.

  5. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 11 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-07 | SLE-2016-L-104321

  6. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 10 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-08 | SLE-2016-L-104318

    Being an Act to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 to provide for the use of the existing register of voters for byeelections where the register of voters has not been reviewed or revised in accordance with subsection (8) of section 38.

  7. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    National Social Security and Insurance Trust (Amendement) Act, 2016 (No. 7 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-18 | SLE-2016-L-104322

    Being an Act to amend the National Social Security and Insurance Trust Act, 2001 to provide for the appointment of two Deputy Director-Generals.

  8. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    National Youth Service Act 2016 (No. 4 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-07 | SLE-2016-L-104319

    Being an Act to establish the National Youth Service and to provide for other related matters.
    The Act provides that any service corp who becomes a member of any trade union shall have his name automatically struck off from the service register (section 48). Laws governing employers and employees shall not be applicable to service corps (section 49).

  9. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Sierra Leone Small and Medium Development Agency Act 2016 (No. 2 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-12 | SLE-2016-L-104320

    Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, to create a conducive environment within which Small and Medium Enterprises can thrive and operate, to provide for Sierra Leone’s fiscal, monetary and banking policy, trade and industry, technology, marketing, infrastructural and institutional development, and for other related matters.

  10. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    National Commission for Social Action (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 3 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-30 | SLE-2015-L-104317

  11. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Polytechnics (Amendment) Act, 2014 (No. 7 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-17 | SLE-2014-L-104310

  12. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Universities (Amendment) Act, 2014 (No. 6 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-17 | SLE-2014-L-104311

  13. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Sierra Leone Correctional Service Act, 2014 (No. 5 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-17 | SLE-2014-L-104315

    Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Correctional Service, to introduce provisions for the organisation and management of correctional centres and for other related matters.

    Repeals the Prisons Act, 1960 (No. 22 of 1960).

  14. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2014 (No. 9 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-17 | SLE-2014-L-104316

  15. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Petroleum Regulatory Act, 2014 (No. 3 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-08 | SLE-2014-L-104314

    Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Petroleum Regulatory Agency to license and regulate the efficient importation, storage, transportation and distribution of petroleum so as to ensure its regular availability to consumers at reasonable prices and to provide for other related matters.

  16. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Petroleum (Exploration and Production) (Amendment) Act, 2014 (No. 2 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-19 | SLE-2014-L-104313

  17. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 5 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-29 | SLE-2013-L-104306

    Amends sections 79 and 80 of the Constitution concerning the parliamentary speaker and deputy speaker.

  18. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Right to Access Information Act, 2013 (No. 2 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10 | SLE-2013-L-96961

    Being an Act to provide for the disclosure of information held by public authorities or by persons providing services for them and to provide for other related matters.

  19. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Geneva Conventions Act, 2012 (No. 14 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-03 | SLE-2012-L-104307

    Being an Act to give effect to the Geneva Conventions done at Geneva on 12th August 1949 and to the Protocols additional to those Conventions done at Geneva on 8th June 1977 and for other related purposes.

  20. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act, 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-23 | SLE-2012-L-92359

    The Act, inter alia, incresaes the minimum jail sentence for sexual violations from two years to between five and fifteen years. It defines consent as an agreement by choice with the person having both the freedom and the capacity to make that choice. Persons under the age of 18 years are not capable of giving consent under the Act. Marriage can also not be used as a defence against violations of the Act, effectively prohibiting forced sex in marital relationships. The Act protects children, especially girls, from being abused by teachers, as well as traditional and religious leaders.

    The Prevention of Cruelty to Children Act (Cap 31.) is amended by repealing sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15.

  21. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2012 (Act No. 7 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-23 | SLE-2012-L-96962

    Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority to exercise regulatory and supervisory control for the beneficial and peaceful uses of radioactive substances and their applications, including licensing, inspection and enforcement throughout Sierra Leone; to provide adequate protection to the public, workers and the environment against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation; to provide for Sierra Leone to meet its obligations under relevant international treaties, in particular, the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Agreement between Sierra Leone and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Non-Proliferation Treaty; to provide for the establishment of the Radiation Protection Board as the governing body of the Authority and for other related matters.

  22. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Public Elections Act, 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-07 | SLE-2012-L-92358

    Consolidates and amends the law on public elections, to make provision supplementary to sections 32 and 33 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone with respect to the Electoral Commission and for other related matters.

    Repeals the National Electoral Commission Act, 2002; and the Electoral Laws Act, 2002.

  23. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The National Minerals Agency Act, 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-26 | SLE-2012-L-104309

    Being an Act to establish the National Minerals Agency to promote the development of the minerals sector by effectively and efficiently managing the administration and regulation of mineral rights and minerals trading in Sierra Leone, including geological survey and data collection activities; to establish a National Minerals Agency Board to provide technical and other support the agency and to provide for other related matters.

  24. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Anti Money Laundering and Combating of Financing of Terrorism Act, 2012 (No. 2 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-15 | SLE-2012-L-104308

    Being an Act to provide for the criminalization of money laundering and financing of terrorism, the establishment of structures to implement this and for other related matters.

    Repeals the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2005 (No. 6 of 2005).

  25. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The National HIV and AIDS Commission Act, 2011 (No. 11, 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-09-14 | SLE-2011-L-94292

    Establishes the National HIV and AIDS Commission which is responsible for making policies for the prevention, management and control of HIV/AIDS. Provides for the treatment, counselling, support and care of persons infected with, affected by, or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

  26. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 2011 (No. 7 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-25 | SLE-2011-L-104312

    Repeals the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 2001 (No. 11 of 2001).

  27. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Persons With Disability Act, 2011 [No. 3 of 2011]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-05 | SLE-2011-L-92352

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment of the National Commission for Persons with Disability
    Part III - Staff of Commission
    Part IV - Financial Provisions
    Part V - Rights and Privileges of Persons with Disability
    Part VI - Establishment of National Development Fund for Persons with Disability
    Part VII - Relief and Incentives
    Part VIII - Offences and Penalties
    Part IX - Miscellaneous

  28. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Public Debt Management Act, 2011 [No. 2 of 2011]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-14 | SLE-2011-L-87721

    Provides for the management of the public debt of Sierra Leone.

  29. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission Act, 2011 [No. 1 of 2011]. - At on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-03 | SLE-2011-L-87720

    Provides for the establishment of the Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission to manage the affairs of teachers in order to improve their professional status and economic wellbeing.

  30. Sierra Leone - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    The Legal Practitioners (Code of Conduct) Rules, 2010 [S.I. No. 1 of 2011]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-13 | SLE-2011-M-87722

    Sets out the code of conduct for legal practitioners. Includes disciplinary measures.

  31. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms Act, 2010 [No. 6 of 2010]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-21 | SLE-2010-L-87724

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1. Interpretation.
    PART II - ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION
    2. Establishment of Commission.
    3. Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.
    4. Tenure of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.
    5. Functions of Commissioner.
    6. Remuneration of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.
    7. Other staff of Commission.
    8. Consultants and experts.
    9. Functions of Commission.
    10. Independence of Commission.
    PART III - ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    11. Advisory Committee.
    PART IV - FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
    12. Funds of Commission.
    13. Accounts and Audit.
    14. Financial year.
    15. Annual Report.

  32. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2009 [No. 1 of 2010]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-08 | SLE-2010-L-87723

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1. Interpretation.
    PART II - ESTABLISHMENT OF CORPORATION
    2. Establishment of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation.
    3. Board of Corporation.
    4. Tenure of members.
    5. Functions of Board.
    6. Remuneration of Board.
    7. Filling of vacancies.
    8. Meetings of Board.
    9. Disclosure of interest.
    PART III - FUNCTIONS OF CORPORATION
    10. Functions of Corporation.
    11. Guiding principles.
    12. Independence of Corporation.
    PART IV - STAFF OF CORPORATION
    13. Director-General.
    14. Deputy Director-General.
    15. Other staff and employees of Corporation.
    PART V - FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
    16. Funds of Corporation.
    17. Accounts and audit.
    18. Financial year of Corporation.
    19. Annual report.
    PART VI - MISCELLANEOUS
    20. Transfer of assets.
    21. Transitional provisions.
    22. Regulations.

  33. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Mines and Minerals Act, 2009 [No. 12 of 2009]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12 | SLE-2009-L-87733

    Being an Act to consolidate and amend the law on mines and minerals; to promote local and foreign investment in the mining sector by introducing new and improved provisions for exploration, mine development and marketing of minerals and mineral secondary processing for the benefit of the people of Sierra Leone; to ensure that management of the mineral sector is transparent and accountable in accordance with international best practice; to promote improved employment practices in the mining sector; to improve the welfare of communities adversely affected by mining; to introduce measures to reduce the harmful effects of mining activities on the environment and to provide for other related matters.
    Repeals the Mines and Minerals Act, 1994. Repeals the Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and Development Act, 1999.

  34. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Chieftaincy Act, 2009 [No. 10 of 2009]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-09-10 | SLE-2009-L-87729

    Being an Act to provide for the qualification, election, powers, functions and removal of a person as Paramount Chief and for other matters connected with chieftaincy. Repeals sections 5 and 25 of the Provinces Act [Cap. 60].

  35. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Companies Act, 2009 [No. 5 of 2009]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-05 | SLE-2009-L-87726

    Act to provide for the registration and regulation of companies and for other related matters. Repeals the Companies Act [Cap. 249].

  36. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Registration of Customary Marriage and Divorce Act, 2009 [No. 1 of 2009]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-01-23 | SLE-2009-L-87725

    Provides for the registration of customary marriages and divorces and for other related matters.

  37. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The National Youth Commission Act, 2009. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009 | SLE-2009-L-87734

    Being an Act to establish the National Youth Commission, to empower the youth to develop their potential, creativity and skills for national development and for other related matters.

  38. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Environment Agency Protection Act, 2008 [No. 11 of 2008]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-08-11 | SLE-2008-L-87735

    An Act to establish the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, to provide for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.
    Repeals the Environment Protection Act, 2000 [No. 2 of 2000]

  39. Sierra Leone - - Constitution

    The Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 9 of 2008]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-24 | SLE-2008-C-87736

    Being an Act to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 so as to grant the Anti-Corruption Commission the power to prosecute offences involving corruption.
    Amends the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 [No. 6 of 1991].

  40. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The National Commission for Social Action (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 8 of 2008]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-21 | SLE-2008-L-87737

    Amends article 13 of the 2001 Act.

  41. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 5 of 2008]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-04 | Date of entry into force: 2008-07-10 | SLE-2008-L-87738

    Amends section 3 to include the definition of "shipping agent". Also inserts new sections 52A-F concerning licencing.

  42. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The National Registration Act, 2008 [No. 4 of 2008]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-04-24 | SLE-2008-L-87739

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1. Interpretation.
    PART II - OBLIGATION TO REGISTER
    2. Establishment of National Register.
    3. Declaration of registration areas and periods of registration.
    4. Appointment of Chief Registrar and Registration Officers.
    5. Registration functions of Chief Registrar.
    6. Obligation of residents to register.
    PART III - IDENTITY CARDS
    7. Identity Cards of registered persons.
    8. Identity Cards of public bodies.
    9. Identity Card to be proof of particulars.
    10. Authorised officer may require production of Identity Card.
    PART IV - NATIONAL REGISTRATION SECRETARIAT
    11. Establishment of National Registration Secretariat.
    PART V - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
    12. Fees and other charges to be paid into Consolidated Fund.
    13. Regulations.
    14. Offences and penalties.
    15. Repeal of Act No. 20 of 1974 [National Registration Act, 1974] and savings.

    SCHEDULE

  43. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Act, 2008 [No. 12 of 2008]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | SLE-2008-L-80084

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment of Commission
    Part III - Advisory and other Committees
    Part IV - Offences
    Part V - Powers of Investigation
    Part VI - Prosecution of Offences
    Part VII - Mutual Assistance
    Part VIII - Integrity in Public Life
    Part IX - Miscellaneous

  44. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Child Rights Act, 2007 (No. 7 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-09-03 | SLE-2007-L-78338

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - National Commission for Children
    Part III - Child Rights, Parental and State Responsibilities
    Part IV - Child Welfare Functions of Local Committees and District Councils
    Part V - Quasi-Judicial and Judicial Child Adjudication
    Part VI - Parentage, Custody and Maintenance of Children
    Part VII - Institutional Care and Miscellaneous Matters
    Part VIII - Employment of Children
    Also amends the Protection of Women and Girls Act (Cap. 30), the Children and Young Persons Act (Cap. 44), the Muslim Marriage Act (Cap. 96), the Armed Forces of Sierra Leone Act,1961 (Act No. 34 of 1961), and the Interpretation Act, 1971 (Act No. 8 of 1971).

  45. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Refugees Protection Act, 2007 (No. 6 of 2007) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-08-30 | SLE-2007-L-78337

    Provides for the recognition and protection of refugees. Gives effect to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, done at Geneva on the 28th July, 1951, to the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees of the 31st January, 1967 and to the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, done at Addis Ababa on the 10th September, 1969.

  46. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Development Learning Centre Act, 2007 [No. 17 of 2007]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-26 | SLE-2007-L-78340

    Establishes the Development Learning Centre to provide cost effective alternative to traditional forms of meetings, conferences and courses enabling managers, professionals and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, as well as students and researchers to connect with their counterparts and others around the world.

  47. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Independent Media Commission (Amendment) Act, 2007 [No. 19 of 2007]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-26 | SLE-2007-L-78342

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act.

  48. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Domestic Violence Act, 2007 [No. 20 of 2007]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2007-07-26 | SLE-2007-L-80085

    Provides provisions for to counter domestic violence and to provide protection for the victims of domestic violence.

  49. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (Amendment) Act, 2007 [No. 14 of 2007]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-23 | SLE-2007-L-78339

    Amends sections 11(5) and 21 with respect to payment of funds.

  50. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS Act, 2007 (No. 8 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-13 | SLE-2007-L-78336

    Provides for the prevention, management and control of HIV and AIDS, for the treatment, counseling, support and care of persons infected with, and affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS infection.

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