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  1. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2011 (No. 3 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-03 | TZA-2011-L-90405

    Makes amendments to the following Acts:
    - Evidence Act (Cap. 6) section 3;
    - Penal Code (Cap. 16) section 132, Part XVII, 171A, 173B, 285, 287A, inserts new section 287C, and 305;
    - Witchcraft Act (Cap. 18)section 8;
    - Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 20) sections 58, 129A, 192, 222, 226, 235, 345, 353, 383, 392A, and the First Schedule;
    - Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology Act (Cap. 144) sections 11 and 12;
    - Economic and Organized Crime Control Act (Cap. 200) section 29;
    - Contractors Registration Act (Cap. 235) sections 10, 13, 13A;
    - Executive Agencies Act (Cap. 245) section 6;
    - Local Government (Urban Authorities) Act (Cap. 288) section 94;
    - Extradition Act (Cap. 368) section 13A.

  2. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Act, 2002 (No. 25 of 2002). - Act No. 25 of 2002

    Adoption: 2002-11-14 | TZA-2002-L-64745

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to a number of acts, including Trade Unions Act 1998, National Health Insurance Fund Act 1999, Elections Act 1995, Penal Code, and Public Service Act 2002.

  3. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Act, 2002 (No. 9 of 2002). - Act No. 9 of 2002

    Adoption: 2002-04-12 | TZA-2002-L-64744

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to a number of acts, including Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Act 1985, Drugs and Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Drugs Act 1995, and Prisons Act 1967.

  4. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Community Service Act, 2002 (No. 6 of 2002). - Act No. 6 of 2002

    Adoption: 2002-04-10 | TZA-2002-L-64747

    Regulates community service to be performed by offenders in certain cases. Community service consists of unpaid public work within a community, for the benefit of that community, for a period to be fixed by the court but not exceeding term of imprisonment for which the court would have sentenced the offender.

  5. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 10 of 2001). - Act No. 10 of 2001

    Adoption: 2001-04-06 | TZA-2001-L-64741

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to a number of acts, including Penal Code and Elections Act.

  6. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Economic and Organised Crime (Amendment of the First Schedule) Order 1998 (No. 658 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 1998-12-01 | TZA-1998-R-56628

    Amends the first schedule of the Economic Organised Crime Control Act of 1984.

  7. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1988 (Act No. 5 of 1988). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988-06-23 | TZA-1988-L-90413

  8. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code Act, 1985 (No. 9 of 1985). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985-08-15 | TZA-1985-L-90412

    Repeals the Criminal Procedure Code. Provides for the investigation into and trial of criminal matters.

  9. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Preventive Detention (Amendment) Act (No. 2 of 1985).

    Adoption: 1985-03-01 | TZA-1985-L-48554

    Inter alia, provides for the right to challenge a detention order.

  10. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, 1984 (No. 13 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984-09-18 | TZA-1984-L-59605

    Pursues the aim of controling certain crime and culpable non-criminal misconduct. Part II establishes the Economic Crimes Court, and regulates its duties and powers. Part III makes provision for investigation of economic crimes, and Part IV for procedure prior to and during trial before the Court. Part V deals with offences and penalties. Schedule 1 contains a list of economic offences.

  11. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Act, 1983.

    Adoption: 1983-06-25 | TZA-1983-L-59394

    Amends Penal Code with respect to able bodied persons who are not engaged in any productive work and have no means of subsistence, as well as hoarding of commodities. Also amends Regulation of Trade Act with regard to persons in authority not to authorise supply of designated goods.

  12. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Voluntary Special Brigade Act, 1982 (No. 8 of 1982).

    Adoption: 1982-11-24 | TZA-1982-L-49105

    Provides for the establishment of a voluntary law enforcement brigade to be known as the Kikosi Maalum Cha Kujitolea (KMCK), to assist in law enforcement activities against "racketeers", "loiterers", or persons engaged in activities "incompatible with the political, economic or social goals and aspiration of the nation".

  13. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Newspapers Act 1976 (No. 3 of 1976).

    Adoption: 1976-04-03 | TZA-1976-L-59626

    Replaces the Newspaper Ordinance and amends the Penal Code. Part II stipulates obligation to register newspapers; Part III obligation of publisher to execute and register bonds in the office of the Registrar. Part IV contains general provisions relating to newspapers, including provision on prohibition of publication of newspapers. Part V deals with offences against the Republic, and Part VI with defamation. Finally, Part VIII provides for special procedure for trial of cases of defamation in suits of civil nature.

  14. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Resettlement of Offenders Act, 1969 (No. 8 of 1969).

    Adoption: 1969-02-06 | TZA-1969-L-59624

    Makes provision for resettlement of certain offenders and habitual offenders. Establishes resettlement centers and regulates issuing of, and appeal against, resettlement orders. Resettlement orders can be made with respect to any person who has been convicted by a court of a schedule offence, or with respect to any person convicted of any offence punishable with imprisonment for a term of two years or more.

  15. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Act, 1967 (No. 34 of 1967).

    Adoption: 1967-08-09 | TZA-1967-L-49678

    Provides for the administration of prisons and prison discipline and rules. Repeals the Prisons Ordinance.

  16. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Preventive Detention Act, 1962 (No. 60 of 1962).

    Adoption: 1962-10-05 | TZA-1962-L-48542

    Allows a person to be placed in preventive detention if that person acts in a manner prejudicial to the peace or the security of the state.

  17. Tanzania, United Republic of - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code, 1945 (Cap. 16). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1945-09-28 | TZA-1945-L-59637

    Penal Code of Tanzania. Divided into 44 Chapters and 8 Divisions. Division 1 deals with offences against public order, Division 2 with offences against the administration of lawful authority, Division 3 with offences injurious to the public general, Division 4 with offences against the person, Division 5 with offences relating to property, Division 6 with malicious injuries to property, Division 7 with with forgery, coining and counterfeiting and similar offences, and Division 8 with attempts, conspiracies and accessories after the fact.


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