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  1. Bahamas - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Maritime Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 31 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-12-28 | BHS-2012-L-94030

    Amends the Long Title of the Maritime Marriage Act, 2011 to "An Act to make provision for marriages to be contracted on Bahamian Ships on the High Seas". Also amends section 2 and section 7 of the Act.

  2. Bahamas - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies (Winding Up Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 53 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-30 | BHS-2011-L-90291

    Amends the Companies Act to restate and improve the law relating to the winding up of companies. Repeals and replaces Part VII of the Principal Act.

  3. Bahamas - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 1992 (No. 18 of 1992), as amended. - Lex Bahamas

    Adoption: 1992 | Date of entry into force: 1992-08-01 | BHS-1992-L-66894

    Comprehensive legislation on companies. Divided into 10 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-2) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 3-34) regulates constitution and incorporation of companies. Part 3 (s. 35-83) provides for share capital, share holders and related matters. Part 4 (s. 84-160) deals with management of companies and protection of creditors and investors. Part 5 (s. 161-168) makes provision for merger, consolidation and consequential matters. Part 6 (s. 169-191) regulates incorporation and registration of other companies. Part 7 (s. 192-275) provides for winding-up of companies. Part 8 (s. 276-284) deals with administrative matters. Part 9 (s. 285-306) makes provision for civil remedies, civil penalties and offences. Part 10 (s. 307-312) contains miscellaneous provisions.

  4. Bahrain - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No. 35 of 2012 concerning Consumer Protection. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-08-03 | BHR-2012-L-92412

    The Consumer Protection Law includes provisions on the rights of consumers. Its main objective is to protect the consumer's health and ensure that quality control is efficient in the country. It aims also at combating unfair business practices such as the availability of counterfeit products in the market and it imposes sanctions on those who are in breach of its provisions.

    Introductory Chapter: Definitions.
    Chapter I: The Consumer Rights.
    Chapter II: The Supplier Obligations.
    Chapter III: The Duties of the Competent Administration in Protecting the Consumer.
    Chapter IV: The Rules and Conditions of the Competition and Monopoly, and Breaking the Rules.
    Chapter V: Offences Control and its Dispose.
    Chapter VI: Sanctions
    Chapter VII: General Provisions.

  5. Bangladesh - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Parents Care Act, 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | BGD-2013-L-95797

    The Parent's Care Act, 2013, a law to ensure social security of the senior citizens, compels the children to take good care of their parents. According to the law, the children will have to take necessary steps to look after their parents and provide them with food and shelter. Each of the children will have to pay 10% of their total income regularly to their parents if they do not live with their parents. Moreover, children will have to meet their parents regularly if they live in separate residences. Furthermore, under no circumstances are children allowed to send their parents in old homes beyond their wishes. The law also allows aggrieved parents to file cases against their children if they decline to support them. A first class magistrate court will settle issues related to the violation of the law. For reconciliation of any issues, local government representatives such as chairmen, members and others authorised by them will settle the disputes. The law has the provision of Tk200,000 as fine and, in default, six months jail term for violation of the law. Spouse or any relative, including the in-laws, will be considered as offenders and will be punished if they are proved to be guilty of having objected to such support.

  6. Barbados - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Tourism Development Act (Cap. 341). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-08-31 | BRB-2002-L-87101

    This Act concerns the approval of tourism projects and products and the provision of incentives for sustainable tourism development and related matters. "Tourism project" includes the restoration, preservation and conservation of natural sites and the establishment, restoration, preservation and conservation of monuments, museums and other historical structures and sites. The Minister may require an environmental impact assessment to be carried out for the project to be approved. In order to be financed, projects shall meet environmental standards defined by the Minister of Environment.

  7. Barbados - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Act (Cap. 308). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1985-01-01 | BRB-1985-L-87114

    An Act to revise and amend the laws relating to companies and to provide for related and consequential matters.

  8. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No.330-Z of 24 December 2015 to Amend and Supplement the Law "On Citizenship of the Republic of Belarus". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-30 | BLR-2015-L-102013

    Makes major wording changes in articles 15 (Acquisition of citizenship in the procedure of registration), 16 (Grounds for refusal considering application for acquisition of citizenship), 33 (Submission and registration of applications for citizenship), 35 (Date of acquisition or termination of citizenship),
    Rephrases article 18 which now reads: "Exit from citizenship of Belarus", Chapter V which now reads: "Citizenship of child in case of change of citizenship of parents, adopters, in case of adoption, identification of motherhood (fatherhood)", article 28 which now reads: "Decision making in affairs of citizenship of Belarus", article 38, which now reads: "Appealing decisions, actions (inaction) of state bodies and officials for citizenship affairs)".
    Also makes minor wording changes in articles 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 20, 22, 29, 30, 31, 37.

  9. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law of 13 July 2012 on Economic Insolvency (Bankruptcy). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | BLR-2012-L-92727

    Law of 13 July 2012 on Economic Insolvency (Bankruptcy).
    Part 1: General Provision
    Part 2: Judicial Procedure for Examination of Cases of Economic Insolvency (Bankruptcy)
    Part 3: Supervisor of the Proceedings for Cases of Economic Insolvency (Bankruptcy)
    Part 4: Bankruptcy Proceedings
    Part 5: Distinctions of Economic Insolvency (Bankruptcy) for Certain Categories of Creditors - Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneur
    Part 6: Carrying out Procedures of Bankruptcy in the Simplified Procedure

    Repeals the following laws:
    - Law of 18 July 2000 on Economic Insolvency (Bankruptcy) ( Natsionalnii Reyestr Pravavix Aktov (NRPA) Respubliki Belarus, 2000, No. 73, 2/198);
    - Article 20 of the Law of 4 January 2003 to Amend Certain Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus ( NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2003, No. 8, 2/932);
    - Article 33 of the Law of 29 June 2006 to Amend and Supplement the Law Concerning the Licensing of Certain Types of Activity and Repealing some Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus (NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2006, No. 107, 2/1235);
    - Article 10 of the Law of 11 July 2007 to Amend some Laws of the Republic of Armenia ( NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2007, No. 170, 2/1348);
    - Article 11 of the Law of 26 December 2007 to Amend and Supplement some Legal Acts and Specific Provisions of the Law on Insurance ( NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2007, No. 305, 2/1397);
    - Article 5 of the Law of 8 July 2008 to Amend and Supplement some Laws on Audit Activities ( NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2008, No. 172, 2/1469);
    - Article 2 of Law of 14 July 2009 to Amend and Supplement some laws of the Republic of Armenia ( NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2009, No. 171, 2/1593);
    - Article 6 of the Law of 28 December 2009 to Amend and Supplement the Law on Regulation of Land Relations ( NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2010, No. 6, 2/1648);
    - Article 23 of Law of 31 December 2009 to Amend and Supplement the Law on Budgetary Relations ( NRPA Respubliki Belarus, 2010, No. 15, 2/1666).

  10. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No. 341-3 of 7 January 2012 on Assisted Reproductive Technologies. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-07 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-19 | BLR-2012-L-92757

    Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 2: Basis for Application of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    Chapter 3: Donation of Germ Cells. Storage and Utilization of Donor Germ Cells
    Chapter 4: Rights of the Patient in Application of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    Chapter 5: Conditions and Form of Application of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    Chapter 6: Final Provisions

  11. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No. 300-Z of 18 July 2011 on Complaints of Citizens and Legal Entities. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-22 | BLR-2011-L-90216

    Sets up, inter alia, the rights and duties of legal and physical persons as well as State bodies. Regulates the procedure for the consideration of complaints made by both citizens and legal entities.

    Repeals the previous Law on Citizens' Appeals of 1996.

  12. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No. 301-Z of 18 July 2011 on Arbitration Courts. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-26 | BLR-2011-L-90217

    Regulates, inter alia, the procedure for the creation and functioning of Arbitration Courts (except international arbitration courts). Provides for procedural details of arbitration process as well as defines the mechanisms for the implementation of decisions of the Arbitration Courts.

  13. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No. 262 of 17 May 2011 on Copyright and related Rights. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 2012-12-01 | BLR-2011-L-90220

    Regulates, inter alia, the legal relationship arising from creation and use of copyrighted materials. Defines the concept of copyright and its associated rights, as well as provides for mechanisms for copyright protection.

    Repeals the previous Law on Copyright and related Rights of 1996.

  14. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 129 of 22 June 2006 to amend and supplement the Act on citizenship.

    Adoption: 2006-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-10 | Date of partial entry into force: 2006-07-10 | BLR-2006-L-74404

    Amends several sections relating, inter alia, to acquisition and loss of Belarussian citizenship.

  15. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 99 of 5 January 2006 to amend and supplement the Civil Code.

    Adoption: 2006-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2006-02-01 | BLR-2006-L-73160

    Contains several minor amendments.

  16. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 159-Z of 16 December 2002 to amend the Civil Code (Text No. 2/908).

    Adoption: 2002-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2003-06-03 | BLR-2002-L-63417

    Amends sections 1000, 1001 and 1002 on copyrights.

  17. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 160-Z of 16 December 2002 on Patents and Industrial Models (Text No. 2/909).

    Adoption: 2002-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2003-06-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2003-01-03 | BLR-2002-L-63418

  18. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 136-Z of 1 August 2002 on citizenship (Text No. 885).

    Adoption: 2002-08-01 | Date of entry into force: 2002-08-08 | BLR-2002-L-62493

    Defines legal bases of State regulation in the field of citizenship and regulates the procedure of grant and loss of Belarussian citizenship.

  19. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 128-Z of 17 July 2002 to amend the Civil Code (Text No. 877).

    Adoption: 2002-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-29 | BLR-2002-L-62488

    Amends provisions relating to protection of geographic appellations.

  20. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Procedure Code of 11 January 1999 (Text No. 102).

    Adoption: 1999-01-11 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-05 | BLR-1999-L-53264

  21. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Code of 7 December 1998 (Text No. 101).

    Adoption: 1998-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-01 | BLR-1998-L-52499

    Contains provisions relating to ownership and intellectual property rights.

  22. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 194 of 11 August 1998 to amend and supplement the Act on copyright and related rights (Text No. 472).

    Adoption: 1998-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 1998-11-05 | BLR-1998-L-51781

  23. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 16 May 1996 on copyright and neighbouring rights, as amended to 11 August 1998.

    Adoption: 1998-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 1996-05-16 | BLR-1998-L-59678

  24. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act No. 370-XIII of 16 May 1996 on copyright and neighbouring rights. (Text No. 366)

    Adoption: 1996-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-15 | BLR-1996-L-45130

  25. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 364 of 13 April 1995 to ratify the Eurasian Patent Convention No. 365 of 9 September 1994.

    Adoption: 1995-04-13 | BLR-1995-R-42953

  26. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act on patents for factory models.

    Adoption: 1993-02-05 | BLR-1993-L-39438

  27. Belarus - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Patent Act.

    Adoption: 1993-02-05 | BLR-1993-L-39439

  28. Belgium - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Loi du 7 mai 1999 contenant le Code des sociétés (dans sa teneur modifiée au 18 avril 2011). - Service public fédéral justice

    Adoption: 1999-05-07 | BEL-1999-L-53592

  29. Belgium - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Loi du 30 juin 1994 relative au droit d'auteur et aux droits voisins.

    Adoption: 1994-06-30 | BEL-1994-L-37576

  30. Belize - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Belizean Nationality (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 11 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-14 | BLZ-2016-L-104850

    AN ACT to amend the Belizean Nationality Act, Chapter 161 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011; to make provision, in the interest of administrative and operational efficiency, for the responsible Minister to delegate certain functions to any Minister of State appointed to assist the Minister, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  31. Belize - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Belizean Nationality Act (Cap. 161). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981-11-23 | BLZ-1981-L-104851

  32. Benin - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2018-206 du 6 juin 2018 portant attributions, organisation et fonctionnement de l'Agence nationale d'identification des personnes (ANIP). - Legibenin - Bibliothèque des lois béninoises

    Adoption: 2018-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-06 | BEN-2018-R-108306

  33. Benin - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Loi n° 2017-08 du 19 juin 2017 portant identification des personnes physiques en Republique du Benin. - Legibenin - Bibliothèque des lois béninoises

    Adoption: 2017-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-01 | BEN-2017-L-108059

  34. Benin - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Loi n° 2002-07 du 14 juin 2004 portant Code des personnes et de la famille. - Code Code

    Adoption: 2004-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-24 | BEN-2004-L-75298

  35. Bhutan - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    The Companies Act, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-30 | BTN-2016-L-106178

    Repeals the Companies Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2000. Sets out the rules to govern establishment and running of companies in Bhutan.

    PREAMBLE
    Chapter 1: Preliminary
    Chapter 2: Types of company
    Chapter 3: Articles of Incorporation
    Chapter 4: Incorporation
    Chapter 5: Company names
    Chapter 6: Shares and securities
    Chapter 7: Directors
    Chapter 8: General meetings
    Chapter 9: Management and administration
    Chapter 10: Financial Statements and Audit
    Chapter 11: Registration of charges
    Chapter 12: Compromises and amalgamations
    Chapter 13: Winding up, striking off and dissolution
    Chapter 14: The Regulatory Authority
    Chapter 15: Prosecution and penalties
    Chapter 16: Powers and Functions of Regulatory Authority
    Chapter 17: Definitions

  36. Bhutan - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Prevention Act of Bhutan, 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-18 | BTN-2013-L-98253

  37. Bhutan - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Bhutan Standards Act, 2010. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2010-07-07 | BTN-2010-L-87809

    Establishes the Bhutan Standards Bureau. Sets out its responsibilities and functions.

  38. Bhutan - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Society Organizations Act of Bhutan, 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-06-20 | BTN-2007-L-87812

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Civil Society Organizations
    Chapter 3. Principle and objectives
    Chapter 4. Authority
    Chapter 5. Registration and Establishment
    Chapter 6. Articles of Association and Rules and Regulations
    Chapter 7. Accreditation of a Foreign CSO
    Chapter 8. Management of CSOs
    Chapter 9. Fund Raising
    Chapter 10. Charitable collections
    Chapter 11. Merger and Consolidation of CSOs
    Chapter 12. Insolvency, Dissolution and Liquidation of CSOs
    Chapter 13. Accounts, Reports and Returns
    Chapter 14. Breach of Trust
    Chapter 15. Code of Conduct
    Chapter 16. Removal
    Chapter 17. Legal Proceedings
    Chapter 18. Offences and Penalty
    Chapter 19. Miscellaneous Provisions

  39. Bhutan - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil and Criminal Procedure Code of Bhutan, 2001. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2001-07-03 | BTN-2001-L-87811

  40. Bhutan - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Bhutan Citizenship Act, 1985. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 1985-06-10 | BTN-1985-L-87806

    Sets out the circumstances under which one might obtain citizenship (birth, registration, naturalization) as well as the granting and termination of citizenship.

  41. Bhutan - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Marriage Act of Bhutan, 1980. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 1980 | BTN-1980-L-87824

    Regulates the status of marriage as well as divorce.

  42. Bolivia, Plurinational State of - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 439 que dicta el Código Procesal Civil. - Gaceta Oficial

    Adoption: 2013-11-19 | BOL-2013-L-95762

    Tiene la siguiente organización:
    Libro Primero: Disposiciones Generales
    Libro Segundo: Desarrollo de los procesos.

  43. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 19 May 2016 to amend the Act on Crafts and Entrepreneurship (Official Gazette No. 44/16). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o zanatsko-preduzetnickoj djelatnosti) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-26 | BIH-2016-L-104628

    Amends inter alia article 17 on registration criteria, articles 19, 21 and 26 on electronic application for registration of activity, article 35 on register of entrepreneurs, and article 55 on fines.

  44. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 31 March 2016 on Citizenship of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette No. 34/16). (Zakon o drzavljanstvu Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine) - Sluzbene novine

    Adoption: 2016-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-05 | BIH-2016-L-104622

    Provides for conditions for grant and loss of citizenship.

  45. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 22 March 2016 on Citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette 22/16). (Zakon o drzavljanstvu Bosne i Hercegovine ) - Sluzbeni Glasnik

    Adoption: 2016-03-22 | BIH-2016-L-104619

    Determines conditions for obtaining and for termination of citizenship.

  46. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of December 23 2015 to amend and supplement the Civil Procedure Act. (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o parnickom postupku) - Laws on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-23 | BIH-2015-L-102219

    Amends inter alia article 16 on court procedure, article 61 on procedure for resolving disputed legal issues, article 227 on appeal court, article 264 on European Court of Human Rights, and supplement new heading XXX on complaints for protection of collective interests.

  47. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 17 September 2015 to amend and supplement the Act on protection against family violence. (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o zastiti od nasilja u porodici) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-17 | BIH-2015-L-102221

    Amends article 12 on the procedure for laying complaints and article 23 on types of sanctions.

  48. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 2 July 2014 to amend and supplement the Act on consumer protection. (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama Zakona o zaštiti potrošaca u Republici Srpskoj) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-09 | BIH-2014-L-99394

    Amends article 2 on consumer information, article 13 on complaints, articles 14, 24 and 26 on pricing, article 84 on services in tourism, article 141 on inspections, and article 147 on infractions.

  49. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 10 April 2014 on Citizenship of Republic of Srpska. (Zakon o drzavljanstvu Republike Srpske) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-17 | BIH-2014-L-99395

    Determines conditions and procedures for obtaining and termination of citizenship. The Law on Police Officers ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska", Nos. 43/10 and 78/11) is revoked as of the date this law comes into effect.

  50. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Act of 18 July 2013 to amend the Act on Crafts and Entrepreneurship. (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o zanatsko-preduzetnickoj djelatnosti) - Text in Serbian

    Adoption: 2013-07-18 | BIH-2013-L-95368

    Amends articles 2 and 22 on register, article 15 on entrepreneurship as an additional activity, article 36 on the work of Agency for Crafts and Entrepreneurship, and other minor amendments.

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