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  1. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prevention of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 27 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-16 | MUS-2016-L-104041

  2. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Protection from Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 10 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-16 | MUS-2016-L-104148

  3. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Appeal (Amendment) Act 2013 (No. 20 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-04 | MUS-2013-L-95325

    Amends the Criminal Appeal Act providing the Director of Public Prosecutions with the authority to appeal.

  4. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 11 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-19 | MUS-2012-L-92110

    Amends the Criminal Code to authorise termination of pregnancy in specified circumstances and for related matters.

  5. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Protection from Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 25 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-26 | MUS-2011-L-92101

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. New section 2A inserted in principal Act (definition of "Permanent Secretary")
    4. New sections 4A (occupation order) and 4B (tenancy order) inserted in principal Act
    5. New section 19 inserted in principal Act (rules)
    6. Section 8 of principal Act repealed and replaced

  6. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Community Service Order (Amendment) Act 2009 (Act No. 5 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-15 | MUS-2009-L-88163

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. Section 2 of principal Act amended
    4. Section 3 of principal Act amended
    5. Section 5 of principal Act amended
    6. Section 6 of the principal Act amended
    7. Section 9 of principal Act amended
    8. Section 10 of principal Act amended
    9. Schedules to principal Act repealed and replaced
    10. Commencement

  7. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act 2007 (Act No. 6 of 2007). - Supreme Court of Mauritius

    Adoption: 2007-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-18 | MUS-2007-L-77543

    Amends the Criminal Procedure Act by inserting a new section 150A concerning the sentence of penal servitude for life. At the discretion of the court, the term is to be not less than three years and may not exceed 60 years. In addition, consequential amendments are made to the Criminal Code is amended in sections 61, 64, 222, 223, 231, 236(2) and the Dangerous Drugs Act in sections 41(3) and 47(4).

  8. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2006 (Act No. 24 of 2006). - Supreme Court

    Adoption: 2006-11-20 | MUS-2006-L-75310

    Inserts a new section 39A entitled Culpable Omission, into the Act.

  9. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Community Service Order Act, 2002 (No. 17 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-07-19 | MUS-2002-L-62423

    Regulates issue of community service orders as an alternative to imprisonment. Community service orders requiring convicted person to perform unpaid work may be made where a court convicts a person 18 years or older and sentences him or her to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years and not being a sentence fixed by law. Court shall not make community service order unless convicted person gives his consent; court, after considering report from probation officer, is satisfied that convicted person is suitable person to be subject to such order; and adequate arrangements have been made for carrying out order. Community service order shall be made for a period of not less than 60 hours nor more than 300 hours, spanning over a period of not more than 12 months. Also regulates conditions of community service, obligations of convicted person, obligation of community service officer, amendment of community service order, and breach of community service order.

  10. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002 (No. 5 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-02-27 | MUS-2002-L-61353

    Comprehensive legislation on prevention of corruption. Divided into ten parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II provides for corruption offences. Parts III and IV establish independent commission against corruption, as well as advisory committees. Part V regulates proceedings of commission. Part VI deals with parliamentary committee. Part VII provides for restraint and forfeiture of proceeds of corruption and money laundering. Part VIII deals with mutual assistance in relation to corruption or money laundering offences. Part IX regulates extradition procedures. Finally, Part X contains miscellaneous provisions.

  11. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Financial Intelligence and Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2002 (No. 6 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-02-27 | MUS-2002-L-61354

    Provides for establishment and management of Financial Intelligence Unit and Review Committee to supervise financial activities. Also makes provision for offences of money laundering, reporting of suspicious transactions, exchange of information in relation to money laundering, mutual assistance with overseas bodies in relation to money laundering as well as for some related matters.

  12. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 (No. 2 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-02-19 | MUS-2002-L-61132

    Comprehensive legislation on prevention of terrorism. Part II defines acts of terrorism and related offences, such as support for terrorists, harbouring of terrorists, obstruction of terrorist investigations etc. Part III provides for seizure and detention of terrorist cash and terrorist property; Part IV for mutual assistance and extradition. Part V regulates investigation into terrorist activities; Part VI deals with prosecution. Part VII contains miscellaneous provisions.

  13. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Constitution of Mauritius (Amendment) Act 2000 (No. 31 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-08-22 | MUS-2000-L-60997

    Amends Sections 73A, 89, 93, 101, 102A 108 of Constitution of Mauritius. Provides for establishment of Economic Crime Office, and regulates powers of Director of the Office.

  14. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Abolition of Death Penalty Act 1995 (No. 31 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-14 | MUS-1995-L-44248

    Abolishes death penalty and imposes life imprisonment on those sentenced to death, including persons convicted of sedition.

  15. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prisons Ordinance (Title XXIII, Chapter 313) [of 1888 as amended to 1945].

    Adoption: 1945 | Date of entry into force: 1888-01-01 | MUS-1945-R-47687

    Comprehensive legislation covering prisons. Provides that prisoners may be sentenced to hard labour and outdoor labour, and that they shall be entitled to a specified amount of the proceeds from their work.

  16. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Juvenile Offenders Act, 1935 (Cap. 186). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1935-04-06 | MUS-1935-L-88164

    Provides for the treatment of young offenders within the penal system.

  17. Mauritius - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Cap. 195). - Code on-line

    Adoption: 1838-12-29 | MUS-1838-L-85779

    Sets out the criminal offences in Mauritius as well as the penalties for violation of these offences.


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