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2002-11-26LBR-2002-L-92350
Liberia
General provisions
 
Environment Protection Law, 2002.
Legislation on-line, FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) (PDF) (consulted on 2013-02-18)

An Act to establish a legal framework for sustainable development, management and protection of the environment by the Environment Protection Authority in partnership with regulated Ministries and organizations and in close and responsive relationship with the people of Liberia; and to provide high quality information and advice on the state of the environment and for matters connected therewith.




2002-11-26LBR-2002-L-92349
Liberia
General provisions
 
Environment Protection Agency Act of Liberia, 2002.
Legislation on-line, FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) (PDF of Act in English) (consulted on 2013-02-18)

An Act to establish a monitoring, coordinating and supervisory authority for sustainable management of the environment in partnership with regulated Ministries and organizations and in close and responsive relationship with the people of Liberia; and to provide high quality information and advice on the state of the environment and for matters connected therewith.




1986-10-20LBR-1986-L-3552
Liberia
General provisions
 
Act to repeal an Act amending the Labour Practices Law with respect to administration and enforcement, and to amend Decree No. 21 of the Interim National Assembly in connection therewith.
Printed separately, 6 p.
Labour Law (consolidated text), As enacted by the National Legislature, Reproduced by the Ministry of Labour, Liberia, pp. 187-192

Amends the New Judiciary Law of 1972 by adding a new Ch. 23 to provide for additional Labour Courts, which are to have their seats in each of the counties of the Republic. Defines the powers, jurisdiction and procedures of the Labour Court, and contains provisions on the qualifications, appointment and tenure of judges. The Board of General Appeals of the Ministry of Labour is abolished (s. 1).

Amended text(s):
1985-12-24 (LBR-1985-L-5125)
Interim National Assembly Decree No. 21 amending the Executive Law to extend the administrative powers and procedure of the Ministry of Labour, amending the Labour Law to extend the duties of the Labour Solicitor and amending the Judicial Law to establish a National Labour Court.



1985-12-24LBR-1985-L-5125
Liberia
General provisions
 
Interim National Assembly Decree No. 21 amending the Executive Law to extend the administrative powers and procedure of the Ministry of Labour, amending the Labour Law to extend the duties of the Labour Solicitor and amending the Judicial Law to establish a National Labour Court.
Printed separately, 6 p.
Labour Law (consolidated text), As enacted by the National Legislature, Reproduced by the Ministry of Labour, Liberia, pp. 182-186

Art. 1 defines the power of the Ministry to issue fines and regulations and spells out the jurisidiction and powers of hearing officers. It also governs time limits and other procedural matters. Prior to filing a complaint with the Ministry of Labour, an employee of an enterprise where a grievance committee has been established in accordance with s. 2001 of the Labour Practices Law must submit the complaint to that committee (s. 5). Art. II provides that the Labour Solicitor shall represent employees in all labour matters if they are unable to retain council. Art. III establishes the National Labour Court with its seat in Monrovia and contains provisions on its jurisdiction, judges, and procedures.

Amending text(s):
1986-10-20 (LBR-1986-L-3552)
Act to repeal an Act amending the Labour Practices Law with respect to administration and enforcement, and to amend Decree No. 21 of the Interim National Assembly in connection therewith.



1986-01-06LBR-1986-C-3557
Liberia
Constitutional law
 
Constitution of the Republic of Liberia.
Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1985-09, Albert P. Blaustein & Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, 72 p.
Liberian Codes Revised, 1986-01-06, Liberia Law Experts, Inc., USA, IV, pp. 1-58
Liberia Constitution (in English), University of Bern, Switzerland (consulted on 2005-12-18)
Constitution on-line, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa (PDF) (consulted on 2009-12-21)

The Constitution contains the following Chapters: I. Structure of the State; II. General Principles of National Policy; III. Fundamental Rights; IV. Citizenship; V. The Legislature; VI. The Executive; VII. The Judiciary; VIII. Political Parties and Elections; IX. Emergency Powers; X. Autonomous Public Commissions; XI. Miscellaneous; XII. Amendments; XIII. Transitional Provisions; and two Schedules. It abrogates the Constitution of 1847, which was suspended in 1980. In particular, Art. 8 of the new Constitution provides, "The Republic shall direct its policy towards ensuring for all citizens, without discrimination, opportunities for employment and livelihood under just and humane conditions, and towards promoting safety, health and welfare facilities in employment." Included in the Chapter on Fundamental Rights are a prohibition on slavery or forced labour, as defined therein (Art. 12), a guarantee of equal protection of the law (Art. 11), the right to assemble and to associate in trade unions and other organisations (Art. 17) and a provision that, "All Liberian citizens shall have equal opportunity for work and employment regardless of sex, creed, religion, ethnic background, place of origin or political affiliation, and all shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work". (Art. 18). Includes a "Simplified version" of the Constitution (20 p.).

Repealed text(s):
1972-05-08 (LBR-1972-C-42815)
Constitution of the Republic of Liberia (as amended through 8 May 1972).



1972-05-08LBR-1972-C-42815
Liberia
Constitutional law
 
Constitution of the Republic of Liberia (as amended through 8 May 1972).
Liberian Code of Laws Revised, 1973-02-01, William R. Tolbert, Cornell University Press, Ithica, N.Y., USA, ISBN: 0-8014-0709-5, Vol. I, pp. 3-18

Suspended 1980-04-12
Date of entry into force: 1973-02-01

Repealing text(s):
1986-01-06 (LBR-1986-C-3557)
Constitution of the Republic of Liberia.



1966-05-30LBR-1966-L-57225
Liberia
Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
 
An Act to Amend the Labour Practices Law with Respect to Employment in General, 1966
Printed separately, 16 p.

Adds several provisions to the Labour Practices Law, Title 18-A, of the Liberian Code of Laws of 1956. Makes additions to the labour law in order to provide for contracts of employment, oral contracts, the recruiting of workers, foreign employees, and employment services. Regulates contracts of apprenticeship and governs the protection of wages.

Amended text(s):
1956 (LBR-1956-L-70656)
Labour Practices Law (Title 18 and 18A).



1956LBR-1956-L-70656
Liberia
Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
 
Labour Practices Law (Title 18 and 18A).
Labour Law, As enacted by the National Legislature, Reproduced by the Ministry of Labour, Liberia (date unclear, sometime after 1986), pp. 1-150 (PDF 7.8MB (large file))

TITLE 18
Chapter 1. - Recruitment of Labour
Chapter 2. - Conditions of Employment
Chapter 3. - Administration
Chapter 9. - Repeals

TITLE 18A - LABOUR PRACTICES LAW
Part I ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 1. - Board of General Appeals (abolished)
Chapter 2. - System of inspection
Chapter 3. - Review of complaint of labour violation
Part II CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Chapter 6. - Minimum wages
Chapter 7. - Company stores
Chapter 8. - Maximum hours
Chapter 9. - Weekly rest and public holidays
Chapter 10. - Annual leave
Part III EMPLOYMENT IN GENERAL
Chapter 16. - Employment in general
Part IV GRIEVANCES
Chapter 21. Conciliation of grievances
Part V SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 26. - Retirement pensions
Chapter 27. - Schools for employees' children living in camps
Chapter 36. - Workmen's compensation
Chapter 37. - General exclusion
Part VI. LABOUR ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 40. - Labour organizations; regulation of internal affairs
Chapter 41. - Liability of labour organizations
Chapter 42. - Mediation of labour disputes
Chapter 43. - Peaceful settlement of industrial disputes dangerous to national health, safety, security and economy
Chapter 44. - Unlawful picketing, strikes and boycotts (PRC Decree No. 12 of June 30 1980)
Chapter 45. - General
Chapter 46. - Definitions

Consolidated text received 2005, Liberian Code of Laws 1956.

Amending text(s):
1972-05-26 (LBR-1972-L-57226)
An Act to Amend the Labour Practices Law with Respect to Administration and Enforcement, 1972

1966-05-30 (LBR-1966-L-57225)
An Act to Amend the Labour Practices Law with Respect to Employment in General, 1966
Implementing text(s):
2005 (LBR-2005-R-70658)
Ministry of Labour Regulations on Collective Bargaining and Representation Elections.



2003-10-07LBR-2003-L-85443
Liberia
Civil, commercial and family law
 
An Act to Govern the Devolution of Estates and Establish Rights of Inheritance for Spouses of Both Statutory and Customary Marriages.
Act on-line, Refworld, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-02)

Sets out the rights, duties and liabilities of husbands and wives in both civil and customary marriages.




1973-04-10LBR-1973-L-42814
Liberia
Civil, commercial and family law
 
Domestic Relations Law.
Revised Liberian Statutes, Ministry of Justice, KAWO Press, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, pp. 305-374

Provides comprehensive legislation governing marriage, divorce, and custody of children. Repeals Title 10 of Liberian Code of Laws 1956.




1972LBR-1972-L-42874
Liberia
Civil, commercial and family law
 
Civil Procedure Law (Title 1).
Liberian Code of Laws Revised, 1973-02-01, William R. Tolbert, Cornell University Press, Ithica, N.Y., USA, ISBN: 0-8014-0709-5, Vol. I, pp. 19-300

Revised version of the Civil Procedure Law, as amended through 8 May 1972. Part I regulates procedures before trial, including arrest and questions of habeas corpus. Part II governs trial procedure, such as matters related to evidence and trial by jury. The enforcement of judgements and related matters are covered in Part III. Part IV relates to appellate procedure, and Part V covers special matters, including bonds and security.
Date of entry into force: 1973-02-01




2008-07-22LBR-2008-L-92351
Liberia
Criminal and penal law
 
Act to amend Chapter 14 and 15 Sub-Chapter C, Title 26 of the New Penal Law, 1976.
Legislation on-line, United Nations Oceans and Laws of the Sea (PDF) (consulted on 2013-02-18)

Amends the New Penal Law by making the offences of armed robbery, hijacking and terrorism capital offences and sets out the penalties for violations of these provisions.

Amended text(s):
1976-07-19 (LBR-1976-L-42812)
New Penal Law of 1976.



2005-12-29LBR-2005-L-85440
Liberia
Criminal and penal law
 
An Act to Amend the New Penal Code Chapter 14 Sections 14.70 and 14.71 and to Provide for Gang Rape.
Act on-line, Refworld, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-02)

Sections 14.70 and 14.71 are repealed and are replaced by new sections which introduce the offence of gang rape into the Model Penal Code 1956.

Amended text(s):
1976-07-19 (LBR-1976-L-42812)
New Penal Law of 1976.



1976-07-19LBR-1976-L-42812
Liberia
Criminal and penal law
 
New Penal Law of 1976.
Revised Liberian Statutes, Ministry of Justice, KAWO Press, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, pp. 1-103
Liberian Codes Revised, 1999, Liberia Law Experts, Inc, United State of America, Liberia, Volume IV, pp.726-870

Provides a comprehensive system of penal law. Part I contains definitions of culpability and complicity, including corporate criminal liability (s. 3.2). Part II defines specific offenses, including offenses against civil rights (Chapter 13). Specifically, a person who commits an act of prejudice against another person because of their race, or the race of their spouse, is guilty of a first degree misdemeanor. Termination of an employee within sixty days of his marriage to a person of a different race shall give rise to the presumption that the termination was discriminatory because of the race of the spouse. Corporations guilty of two discrimination offences may be dissolved. Part III prescribes specific penalties and punishments, including the death penalty (s. 50.5).

Amending text(s):
2008-07-22 (LBR-2008-L-92351)
Act to amend Chapter 14 and 15 Sub-Chapter C, Title 26 of the New Penal Law, 1976.

2005-12-29 (LBR-2005-L-85440)
An Act to Amend the New Penal Code Chapter 14 Sections 14.70 and 14.71 and to Provide for Gang Rape.



1972-05-08LBR-1972-L-42875
Liberia
Criminal and penal law
 
Criminal Procedure Law (Title 2).
Liberian Code of Laws Revised, 1973-02-01, William R. Tolbert, Cornell University Press, Ithica, N.Y., USA, ISBN: 0-8014-0709-5, pp. 301-448
Legislation on-line, Liberian Law at University of Cornell Law Library, USA (PDF) (consulted on 2013-02-18)

Criminal Procedure Law as revised through 8 May 1972. Part I contains general provisions, including rights of the defendant set forth in Chapter 2: e.g. the presumption of his or her innocence, the right to adequate legal representation, and the right to be present at court proceedings. Chapter 8 relates to extraditions. Part II covers procedure in criminal action, including arrests, warrants, and process against corporations. Part III governs sentencing. S. 31.3 provides for indefinite sentences (within the maximum term provided by statute) for felonies punishable by more than one year's imprisonment. The minimum term for a life sentence is ten years.
Date of entry into force: 1973-02-01

Amended text(s):
1969-01-01 (LBR-1969-L-82588)
Criminal Procedure Law, 1969.



1969-01-01LBR-1969-L-82588
Liberia
Criminal and penal law
 
Criminal Procedure Law, 1969.
Act on-line, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), 82 p. (PDF) (consulted on 2010-01-21)

The provisions of this title govern the procedure in criminal proceedings in all courts of the Republic of Liberia except where a different procedure is expressly provided by statute or rule of court (Article 1).

Amending text(s):
1972-05-08 (LBR-1972-L-42875)
Criminal Procedure Law (Title 2).



2005-06-10LBR-2005-L-85441
Liberia
Human rights
 
An Act to Establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia 2005.
Act on-line, Refworld, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-02)

Establishes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia. The objective of the TRC is to "promote national peace, security, unity and reconciliation by:
Investigating gross human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law as well as abuses that occurred, including massacres, sexual violations, murder, extra-judicial killings and economic crimes, such as the exploitation of natural or public resources to perpetuate armed conflicts, during the period January 1979 to October 14, 2003; determining whether these were isolated incidents or part of a systematic pattern; establishing the antecedents, circumstances factors and context of such violations and abuses; and determining those responsible for the commission of the violations and abuses and their motives as well as their impact on victims." (section 4)




2005-03-11LBR-2005-L-85442
Liberia
Human rights
 
An Act to Repeal the Act of 1997 Creating the Liberia Commission on Human Rights and to Create the Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia 2005.
Act on-line, Refworld, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-02)

Repeals the 1997 Act and replaces the Commission with the Independant National Commission on Human Rights.




2005LBR-2005-R-70658
Liberia
Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
 
Ministry of Labour Regulations on Collective Bargaining and Representation Elections.
Labour Law (consolidated text), As enacted by the National Legislature, Reproduced by the Ministry of Labour, Liberia, pp. 193-198

Establishes procedures for collective bargaining and the elections of workers' representatives for the purposes of collective bargaining.

Basic text(s):
1956 (LBR-1956-L-70656)
Labour Practices Law (Title 18 and 18A).



2005-07-27INT-2005-IA-94657
International
Elimination of forced labour
 
Accord multilatéral de coopération en matière de lutte contre la traite des enfants en Afrique de l'Ouest, signé à Abidjan le 27 juillet 2005.
Accord multilatéral, Institut international des droits de l'enfant (PDF) (consulted on 2013-12-02)




1981-03-17LBR-1981-R-70657
Liberia
Labour administration
 
People's Redemption Council Decree No. 35 repealing the Act creating the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Sports and Amending the Executive Law to create the Ministry of Labour.
Labour Law (consolidated text), As enacted by the National Legislature, Reproduced by the Ministry of Labour, Liberia, pp. 180-181

Provides for the creation of the Ministry of Labour, its Minister, Deputy Minister and Assistant Ministers and sets out their functions.




1972-05-26LBR-1972-L-57226
Liberia
Labour administration
 
An Act to Amend the Labour Practices Law with Respect to Administration and Enforcement, 1972
Printed separately, 3 p.

Amends the Labour Practices Law in order to provide for appeals. Creates the General Appeals Board within the Ministry of Labour and Youth for this purpose. Establishes appeal procedures and regulate the conduct of proceedings.

Amended text(s):
1956 (LBR-1956-L-70656)
Labour Practices Law (Title 18 and 18A).



1976-05-19LBR-1976-L-32569
Liberia
Cooperatives
 
The Cooperative Societies Act.
Printed separately, pp. 173-191




1967-04-20LBR-1967-L-40425
Liberia
Cooperatives
 
An Act to Amend the Executive Law with respect to the Agricultural Credit Corporation.
Printed separately, 3 p.

Amends sections 841 to 845 (incl.) of Chapter 37 ("Agricultural Credit Corporation") of the Executive Act.




1976-07-16LBR-1976-L-42813
Liberia
Medical care and sickness benefit
 
Public Health Law (Title 33).
Revised Liberian Statutes, Ministry of Justice, KAWO Press, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, pp. 104-304

Provides comprehensive legislation on matters relating to public health, including control of diseases, environmental sanitation, and regulation of drugs. Part IV regulates health standards, and requires, inter alia, persons hired for specified public sector positions (e.g. teachers, civil servants, members of the armed forces) to undergo a medical exam (Chapter 32). Part VII contains provisions governing the registration and licensing of health professionals and pharmacies.




1994-01-19LBR-1994-L-82587
Liberia
Migrant workers
 
Refugee Act, 1993.
Act on-line, Refworld, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-02)

Implements the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, done at Geneva on the 28th of July, 1951 and its January 1967 Protocol as well as the Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, done at Addis Ababa on the 10th of September, 1969. Establishes the Liberia Refugee, Repatriation and Resettlement Commission, provides for its composition, powers and functions.




1985-11-21LBR-1985-M-42809
Liberia
Migrant workers
 
Rescue at Sea of Vietnamese "Boat People" (M.N. No. 10-296-10).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 2 p.

Requires masters of vessels to render assistance to Vietnamese refugees in distress at sea.




1973-05-15LBR-1973-L-85444
Liberia
Migrant workers
 
Aliens and Nationality Law (amended 1974).
Liberian Codes Revised, Vol II, p. 169
Act on-line, Refworld, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-02)

Provides for the procedure for obtaining Liberian nationality and naturalization of foreigners.




2002-06-19LBR-2002-R-76126
Liberia
Seafarers
 
The Liberian Maritime Fees and Taxes Regulations.
Regulation on-line, Lowtax.net, 6 pages (PDF) (consulted on 2007-06-13)

Regulates registration fees, annual taxes and various fees in the maritime industry.

Basic text(s):
1991-12-01 (LBR-1991-L-42798)
The Liberian Maritime Law (Title 21 of Liberian Code of Laws of 1956).



2000LBR-2000-M-81831
Liberia
Seafarers
 
Vessel Registration Requirements and Mortgage Recording Procedures (Series 1/00).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 2008, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia

Chapter I - The Liberian Registry: An Overview
Chapter II - Vessel Ownership
Chapter III - Vessel Registration
Chapter IV - Bareboat Charter Registration
Chapter V - Recordation of Mortgages and Other Instruments
Chapter VI - Transfer of Vessel From the Liberian Registry

Basic text(s):
1991-12-01 (LBR-1991-L-42798)
The Liberian Maritime Law (Title 21 of Liberian Code of Laws of 1956).



1992-01-02LBR-1992-R-42799
Liberia
Seafarers
 
Liberian Maritime Regulations.
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1992, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 39 p.
Labour Law (consolidated text), As enacted by the National Legislature, Reproduced by the Ministry of Labour, Liberia, pp. 151-179
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 2008, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia
Maritime Regulations (as amended up to 2002), Lowtax.net (PDF) (consulted on 2006-07-05)

Provides comprehensive regulations for merchant shipping under Liberian Maritime Law. Chapters I through VI regulate safety, documentation and identification of vessels, ship mortgages and radio. Chapter VII provides for inspection of vessels by nautical inspectors. Chapter IX governs the investigations of accidents and deaths aboard ships. Chapter X is devoted to seafarers. Inter alia, this chapter sets forth minimum manning requirements for vessels and provides regulations relating to medical supplies, survival crafts, fire drills and accident prevention. Section 10.325 requires medical certification for every person employed on a ship. Owners of Liberian vessels are required to maintian third party liability insurance (s. 10.342). S. 10.359 regulates conciliation, mediation and arbitration procedures.

Basic text(s):
1991-12-01 (LBR-1991-L-42798)
The Liberian Maritime Law (Title 21 of Liberian Code of Laws of 1956).



1992LBR-1992-R-42800
Liberia
Seafarers
 
Rules for Marine Investigations and Hearings.
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 20 p.
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 2008, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia

Regulates investigations of accidents and death aboard ships. All accidents resulting in material damage, loss of life or incapacitation of a person for more than 72 hours shall be reported. Sets forth powers and duties of investigating officers and regulates investigation and hearing procedures. Made under the Liberian Maritime Law.




1991-12-01LBR-1991-L-42798
Liberia
Seafarers
 
The Liberian Maritime Law (Title 21 of Liberian Code of Laws of 1956).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1992, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 77 p.
Liberian Codes Revised, 1999, Liberian Law Expe, Inc., USA, IV, pp. 412-529
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 2008, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia
Title 21 (as amended up to 2002), Lowtax.net (PDF) (consulted on 2006-07-05)

Provides comprehensive legislation for the operation of ships registered in Liberia. Chapters 1 through 9 cover administrative matters, including the establishment of a Commissioner for Maritime Affairs (s. 11), vessel registration, mortgages and maritime liens, carriage of cargo and passengers, limitation of liability for maritime claims, rules of navigation, and wrecks and salvage. Chapter 10 governs matters related to merchant seafarers, including wages, discharge, paid leave, accident and death on board, disciplinary measures, hours of work and overtime. Minimum age at sea (with certain exceptions) is set at 15 (s. 326). Corporal punishment is prohibited by s. 345. S. 353 provides for the freedom of association; s. 358 allows strikes and picketing, provided that such actions are approved by a majority of employees in a secret ballot and means of arbitration have been exhausted. Procedures for mediation and arbitration are contained in s. 359.

Implementing text(s):
2002-06-19 (LBR-2002-R-76126)
The Liberian Maritime Fees and Taxes Regulations.

2000 (LBR-2000-M-81831)
Vessel Registration Requirements and Mortgage Recording Procedures (Series 1/00).

1992-01-02 (LBR-1992-R-42799)
Liberian Maritime Regulations.



1992LBR-1992-M-42810
Liberia
Seafarers - Certification of qualifications and identity documents
 
Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification.
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1992, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 45 p.
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 2008, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 77 p.

Provides guidelines relating to the certification of crew members. Inter alia, sets forth which functions certain classes of officers may perform and establishes penalties for misrepresentation or fraud in relation to skill certification. Also sets forth requirements for officer licenses, including service experience, physical examinations and fire fighting training.




1989-02-02LBR-1989-M-42801
Liberia
Seafarers - Certification of qualifications and identity documents
 
Revised Examination System for Merchant Marine Personnel (M.N. No. 1-117-2).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 4 p.

Provides for a computerized examination system for marine personnel.




1989LBR-1989-M-42807
Liberia
Seafarers - Certification of qualifications and identity documents
 
Manning of Vessels: Implementation of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW 1978) (M.N. No. 10-292-1).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, .8 p.

Sets forth certification and training requirements for watchkeeping aboard ships. Prohibits assignment of watchkeeping duties in conjunction with other tasks which may create distractions or cause fatigue.




1992-07-16LBR-1992-M-42806
Liberia
Seafarers - Recruitment and job placement
 
Reporting License and Special Qualification Fraud and any Indication of lack of Professional Qualifications or Insufficient Technical Skills (M.N. No. 9-250-5).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 2 p.

Encourages shipowners to report incidences of crew members who fraudulently claim special skills.




1989-03LBR-1989-L-57224
Liberia
Seafarers - Conditions of work: articles of agreement, wages, hours of work and paid leave
 
Proposed Conditions of Employment of the National Seamen, Ports and General Workers' Union of Liberia to Foreign Shipowners for the Liberia Seafarers, 1989
Unofficial English translation, 23 p.

Establishes working conditions for the employment of all personnel on board ships flying the Liberian flag and for Liberian seafarers employed in foreign ships. These govern wages, working hours, leave, public holidays, overtime, and deductions. Establishes the amount of disability benefits payable to injured workers. Establishes minimum wage rates for specific occupations. Provides for discipline of workers. Governs medical treatment and sick leave. Provides for the termination of employment. Establishes the constitution of the Joint Maritime Industrial Committee. Governs the committee's membership, meetings, officers and voting procedures.




1992-06-01LBR-1992-M-42805
Liberia
Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
 
Reporting Incidents of Fire on Board Passenger Ships (M.N. No. 9-250-4).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 2 p.

Requires masters of passenger ships to report any incidence of fire within 12 hours of the occurence of the fire.




1992LBR-1992-M-42803
Liberia
Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
 
Fire Extinguishing Requirements for Paint and Flammable Liquid Lockers (M.N. No. 2-081-14).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 1 p.

Implements Regulation 18.7 of Resolution MSC. 13 (57) of the IMO requiring vessels to maintain specified fire extinguishers.




1992LBR-1992-M-42808
Liberia
Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
 
Lifesaving Equipment (M.N. No. 10-296-1).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 2 p.

Owners of vessels shall have lifeboats and other lifesaving equipment inspected and serviced at specified intervals.




1992LBR-1992-M-42802
Liberia
Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
 
Implementation of Amendments to the International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS 1974) (M.N. No. 2-081-12).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 7 p.

Requests owners of cargo and passenger ships to put into force amendments to SOLAS 1974. Inter alia, requires shipowners to install water leakage detection systems, a two-way radio telephone apparatus, and to maintain specified numbers of liferafts and immersion suits.




1989LBR-1989-M-42804
Liberia
Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
 
Safety Inspections of Liberian Ships (M.N. No. 7-191-2).
Maritime Law, Regulations, Notices and Requirements, 1993, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia, 7 p.

Requires shipowners to present their vessels for initial and annual inspections in a timely manner. Nautical inspectors have powers to inspect all ship records, emergency devices and safety conditions.




1976LBR-1976-L-85446
Liberia
Fishers
 
Laws on Marine Fisheries (Title 24 of the Liberian Code of Laws).
Act on-line, FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-03)

The Law applies to fishing in salt and fresh water. The text consists of 11 sections: Licences for captains or owners of fishing trawlers or sports fishermen (sect. 90); registration of boats for fishing (sect. 91); licence plates for boats for fishing (sect. 92); gear on fishing boats (sect. 93); use of dynamite (sect. 94); placing harmful substances in streams (sect. 95); nets and seines (sect. 96); crabs and lobsters found with eggs (sect. 97); personnel of Bureau of Fisheries on fishing boats (sect. 98); zones of fishing areas (sect. 99); reports by licensed fishermen (sect. 100); penalty for violations (sect. 101).
No fishing in marine or freshwater shall be done without a licence issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenues upon presentation of a certificate of the Bureau of Fisheries of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce and the payment of the fees specified in section 90. All fishing vessels and gear shall be registered with the Bureau of Fisheries. The Bureau of Fisheries may prohibit fishing in any area with any type of gear which it finds harmful to the fish resources of that area (sect. 93). Provisions of section 99 empower the Department of Agriculture and Commerce to divide fishing areas of Liberia into zones and to close fishing areas for purposes of fish protection.




1973-04-11LBR-1973-L-85448
Liberia
Agriculture workers
 
Act to amend the Agricultural Law to provide for the prevention of water pollution and to protect the marine life within the rivers and streams of the Republic.
Act on-line, FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) (PDF) (consulted on 2010-12-03)

Section 1.4 of the Agricultural Law, relative to authority and responsibility of the Minister of Agriculture, is amended by adding thereto a new subsection (k) which reads as follows: (k) Upon approval of the President, promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of the marine life within rivers and streams and the prevention of water pollution within the Republic. (2 sections)

Amended text(s):
1973-02-15 (LBR-1973-L-85447)
Agricultural Law (Title 3 of the Revised Liberian Code of Laws).



1983-05-25LBR-1983-R-42811
Liberia
Public and civil servants
 
Standing Orders for the Civil Service.
Standing Orders for the Civil Service, 1983, Civil Service Agency, Republic of Liberia, 44 p.

Provides comprehensive regulations governing employment in the civil service. Chapter 1 outlines the responsibilities of the Civil Service Agency, including the filling of vacant positions with qualified personnel and the maintanence of employee records. Chapter 2 contains definitions. Chapter 3 governs appointments. All appointments shall be channelled through the Civil Service Agency, and appointees must have passed the civil service examination. Disciplinary matters are contained in Chapter 4, including penalties for specified offences. Chapter 5 covers salaries and attendance, and sets hours of work at seven hours a day. Chapter 6 regulates grievance procedures, including matters related to the Board of Appeals. Annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave and other forms of paid leave are treated in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 regulates performance appraisals.




  
 

  
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