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  1. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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 - General provisions - Law, Act

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

    Adoption: 2019 | SLE-2019-L-108737

  3. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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 - General provisions - 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 - General provisions - 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 - General provisions - 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 - General provisions - 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.

  8. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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

  9. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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).

  10. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  11. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  12. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  13. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  14. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  15. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  16. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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).

  17. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  18. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  19. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  20. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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].

  21. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  22. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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]

  23. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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].

  24. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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

  25. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  26. Sierra Leone - General provisions - 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.

  27. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Independent Media Commission (Amendment) Act, 2006 [No. 3 of 2006]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-06 | SLE-2006-L-78343

    Amends section 4 of the principal Act concerning the composition of the Commission.

  28. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone Act, 2004 [No. 9 of 2004]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2004-08-20 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-26 | SLE-2004-L-70663

    Establishes the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone and sets out its functions and powers.

  29. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Local Government Act, 2004 [No. 1 of 2004]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2004-03-01 | SLE-2004-L-80087

    consolidates with amendments, the law on local government, and provides for the decentralisation and devolution of functions, powers and services to local councils and for other matters connected therewith. Repeals the Rural Areas Act (Cap. 75), the Sherbro Urban District Council Act (Cap. 76), the District Councils Act (Cap. 79), the Bo Town Council Act (Cap. 80), the Townships Act (Cap. 295), the City Council of Freetown (Validation and Confirmation of Acts) Act, 1960, the Local Authorities (Audit) Act, 1964, the Local Authorities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1965, the Local Authorities (Warrants for Rates) Act, 1966 and the Freetown Municipality Act, 1973.

  30. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Special Court Agreement, 2002 (Ratification) Act, 2002 (No. 9).

    Adoption: 2002-03-29 | SLE-2002-L-62125

    Provides for ratification of Agreement between Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations on the establishment of Special Court for Sierra Leone. Divided into 9 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II provides for administration of Special Court. Part III regulates jurisdiction of Special Court. Part IV makes provision for mutual assistance between Sierra Leone and Special Court, Part V for order of Special Court, Part VI for arrest and delivery of persons, Part VII for judgments and sentences, and Part VIII for offences against administration of justice and other offences.

  31. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties (Amendment) Act, 2002 [No. 6 of 2002]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2002-03-21 | SLE-2002-L-70669

    Amends section 31 of the Act by allowing the Commissioner, where circumstances so require, to enlarge or reduce the time prescribed in the Act.

  32. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act, 2002 (No. 3 of 2002). - Act online

    Adoption: 2002-02-18 | SLE-2002-L-62124

    Provides for establishment of the Political Parties Registration Commission for the registration and regulation of the conduct of political parties in accordance with Sections 34 and 35 of the Constitution. Section 11 sets forth obligation of political parties to register. Section 16 regulates powers of Commission to refuse registration. Part IV contains provisions regarding conduct of political parties. Deals with funding and, inter alia, declaration of assets and accounts.

  33. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Laws Act, 2002 (No. 2 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-02-06 | SLE-2002-L-61139

    Consolidates and amends laws pertaining to public elections. Part II provides for registration of electors by wards, Part III for procedure for registration of electors, Part IV for presidential election, Part V for general election of members of parliament, Part VI for procedures and arrangement of elections, Part VII for election of paramount chief members, Part VIII for election offences, and Part IX for election campaign period.

  34. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2001 [No. 15 of 2001]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2002-02-07 | SLE-2001-L-70675

    Amends sections 38 and 43 of the Constitution concerning elections.

  35. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The National Commission for Social Action Act, 2001 [No. 13 of 2001]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-11-30 | SLE-2001-L-78346

    Establishes a National Commission for Social Action to deal with reconstruction and sustainable development activities.

  36. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Independent Media Commission Act, 2000 [No. 12 of 2000]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-06-06 | SLE-2000-L-78341

    Establishes and autonomous body for the regulation of mass media.

  37. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Environment Protection Act, 2000 [No. 2 of 2000]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-02-28 | SLE-2000-L-78347

  38. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitutional and Statutory Instruments Act, 1999 [No. 6 of 1999]. - Act online

    Adoption: 1999-08-31 | SLE-1999-L-56616

    Provides for the enactment and publication of subsidiary legislation by constitutional or statutory instrument, and for matters related thereto.

  39. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence Rules, 1999 (No. 10 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-08-19 | SLE-1999-R-56614

    Regulates several aspects of criminal procedures, such as absence of the accused, cross-examination, and admissible evidence.

  40. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone (Participation in Political and Democratic Process) Act, 1999 (No. 4).

    Adoption: 1999-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-23 | SLE-1999-L-55785

    Seeks to facilitate the transformation of the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone into a political movement and the assumption by members of the Front of the public offices assigned to them pursuant to the Lomé Peace Agreement.

  41. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Emergency Regulations, 1999 (No. 11 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-15 | SLE-1999-R-56615

    Provides for several measures to secure public order, such as detention, restriction and deportation orders (section 3), measures against illicit possession of arms (s. 4), possession of military and police uniforms (s. 6), smuggling (s. 7), publication of disturbing or false reports (ss. 10-11) etc.

  42. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Criminal Procedure and Regulations, 1998 (Public Notice No. 4 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-04-08 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-09 | SLE-1998-R-51519

    Provides for trials of persons in absentia, continuance of a trial where a juror dies or becomes incapable of serving, and the admissability of secondary evidence. S. 6 requires that any statements made by a defendant regarding a case shall only be valid if they were made voluntarily.

  43. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Emergency Regulations, 1998 (Public Notice No. 2 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 1998-03-10 | SLE-1998-R-51520

    Provides for the unlimited detention of persons upon Presidential Order. Also provides for the control of arms, requisition of property, suspension of any law other than the Constitution in relation to criminal cases, and the imposition of a curfew. Prohibits smuggling and hoarding of essential commodities. Made under s. 29 of the Constitution.

  44. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Proclamation of a State of Emergency (Public Notice No. 1 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 1998-03-10 | SLE-1998-R-51521

  45. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act, 1997 (No. 2 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 1997-05-08 | SLE-1997-L-46833

    Establishes the office of the Ombudsman, who shall be appointed by the President. The Ombudsman shall investigate complaints or information relating to maladministration, including cases of discrimination, abuse of power, high-handedness on the part of public officials, and negligence of duty. Provides the Ombudsman independence and immunity from legal proceedings for acts done in good faith.

  46. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution Reinstatement (Consequential Provisions) Act 1996 (No. 2 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-29 | SLE-1996-C-49402

    Reinstates provisions of the Constitution of 1991 which were suspended.

  47. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Unity and Reconciliation Commission Act, 1996 (No. 1 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-25 | SLE-1996-L-44587

    Establishes a Commission to promote national unity and reconciliation.

  48. Sierra Leone - General provisions - International agreement

    Traité révisé de la Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), fait à Cotonou le 24 juillet 1993. - Traité révisé

    Adoption: 1993-07-24 | INT-1993-IA-39591

    Les Etats membres (Côte d'Ivoire, Sénégal, Ghana, Gambie, Bénin, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Mauritanie, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigéria, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Mali et Togo) s'engagent à abolir tous les obstacles à la liberté de circulation et de résidence à l'intérieur de la Communauté (art. 27.1) et à dispenser, par accords mutuels, les citoyens de la détention de visa touristique et de permis de résidence. Les Etats membres permettront aux ressortissants de la Communauté d'exercer des activités commerciales et industrielles sur leur territoire (art. 27.2).

  49. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Population Policy for Development, Progress and Welfare (G.N. No. 82)

    Adoption: 1993-04-02 | SLE-1993-M-33444

    A population policy is established to reinforce national development with the following goals: limitation of the rate of growth to one that is sustainable by the economy; incorporation of the demographic dimension; contribution to meeting the basic goals of people and enhancement of quality and utilisation of national resources; promotion of the health and welfare of people, particularly of mothers and children; moderation of the expected rise in population through voluntary family planning; and guidance of rural-urban migration to minimize socio-economic problems and optimize benefits to migrants and non-migrants alike.

  50. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Emergency Regulations (Public Notice No. 25 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | SLE-1992-R-44532

    Provides regulations concerning unlawful possession of gold or diamonds, firearms, food control, and powers of arrest and seizure of commodities. Permits the National Provisional Ruling Council to requisition transport, to require persons engaged in navigation of aircraft or vessels to place their services at the disposal of the Council, and to censor publications.

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