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  1. Mauritius - Human rights - Law, Act

    Data Protection Act 2017 (Act No. 20 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-22 | MUS-2017-L-108724

  2. Mauritius - Human rights - Law, Act

    Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 19 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-03 | MUS-2012-L-92128

    The amendments concern the establishment of a Commission comprised of three divisions: a Human Rights Division; a Police Complaints Division; and a National Preventive Mechanism Division. The Chairperson and members are to be appointed by the President acting on the advice of the Prime Minister. It sets out the functions of the Commission and its composition.

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. Section 2 of principal Act amended
    4. Section 3 of principal Act repealed and replaced
    5. Section 3A of principal Act repealed and replaced
    6. Section 4 of principal Act amended
    7. Section 5 of principal Act amended
    8. Section 6 of principal Act amended
    9. Sections 7, 8 and 9 of principal Act amended
    10. Section 10 of principal Act amended
    11. Section 11 of principal Act amended
    12. Section 13 of principal Act repealed and replaced
    13. Section 15 of principal Act amended
    14. Schedule to principal Act repealed and replaced
    15. Commencement
    SCHEDULE

  3. Mauritius - Human rights - Law, Act

    National Preventive Mechanism Act 2012 (No. 21 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-03 | MUS-2012-L-92130

    Gives effect in Mauritius to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and to provide for the setting up of a National Preventive Mechanism Division within the National Human Rights Commission.

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. National Preventive Mechanism Division
    4. Functions of Division
    5. Powers of Division
    6. Meetings of Division
    7. Staff of Division
    8. Confidentiality of information
    9. Protection from liability
    10. Offences
    11. Regulations

  4. Mauritius - Human rights - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 12 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-11 | MUS-2003-L-64770

    Amends sections 77 and 78 of Criminal Code. Makes provision for sanction for torture by public official.

  5. Mauritius - Human rights - Law, Act

    Protection of Human Rights Act 1998 (No. 19 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-12-18 | MUS-1998-L-69100

    Establishes National Human Rights Commission, and defines its functions and powers. Also provides for enhanced protection of human rights, for better investigation of complaints against members of police force as well as for some related matters.

  6. Mauritius - Human rights - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 1998 (No. 13 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-08-18 | MUS-1998-L-51522

    Adds new provisions to the Criminal Code which penalize sexual harassment, family abandonment, trafficking in children, and failure to pay alimony. Amends provisions relating to prostitution and sexual assault on children or mentally impaired persons.

  7. Mauritius - Human rights - Constitution

    Constitution of Mauritius (Amendment) Act 1994 (No. 26 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-07-26 | MUS-1994-C-38390

    Inserts a new subsection 3 in section 5 prohibiting bail for persons who have already been convicted of a drug offence, or who have already been arrested or detained for such an offence and released on bail.


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