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  1. Sierra Leone - General provisions - International agreement

    Traité révisé de la Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), fait à Cotonou le 24 juillet 1993. - Traité révisé

    Adoption: 1993-07-24 | INT-1993-IA-39591

    Les Etats membres (Côte d'Ivoire, Sénégal, Ghana, Gambie, Bénin, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Mauritanie, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigéria, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Mali et Togo) s'engagent à abolir tous les obstacles à la liberté de circulation et de résidence à l'intérieur de la Communauté (art. 27.1) et à dispenser, par accords mutuels, les citoyens de la détention de visa touristique et de permis de résidence. Les Etats membres permettront aux ressortissants de la Communauté d'exercer des activités commerciales et industrielles sur leur territoire (art. 27.2).

  2. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Population Policy for Development, Progress and Welfare (G.N. No. 82)

    Adoption: 1993-04-02 | SLE-1993-M-33444

    A population policy is established to reinforce national development with the following goals: limitation of the rate of growth to one that is sustainable by the economy; incorporation of the demographic dimension; contribution to meeting the basic goals of people and enhancement of quality and utilisation of national resources; promotion of the health and welfare of people, particularly of mothers and children; moderation of the expected rise in population through voluntary family planning; and guidance of rural-urban migration to minimize socio-economic problems and optimize benefits to migrants and non-migrants alike.

  3. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Emergency Regulations (Public Notice No. 25 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | SLE-1992-R-44532

    Provides regulations concerning unlawful possession of gold or diamonds, firearms, food control, and powers of arrest and seizure of commodities. Permits the National Provisional Ruling Council to requisition transport, to require persons engaged in navigation of aircraft or vessels to place their services at the disposal of the Council, and to censor publications.

  4. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Imposition of Curfew Order, 1992 (P.N. No. 22 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | SLE-1992-R-31966

    Imposes curfew to prohibit persons from being out of doors commencing 4 May 1992 between the hours of 12 p.m. each day and 6 a.m. the following day except with a written permit granted by the Inspector-General of Police.

  5. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Development Loans Act, 1992 (No. 8 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-04-14 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-01 | SLE-1992-L-31275

    This Act makes provisions in respect of authority to raise loans for financing development projects and application of loans. It also repeals the Development Loans Act of 1965.

  6. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Constitution

    The Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 [No.6 of 1991]. - Constitution Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1991-09-24 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-01 | SLE-1991-C-26723

    The 192 sections of this Constitution are divided into chapters covering such matters as the fundamental principles of state policy (Ch.II); the recognition and protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms of the individual(Ch.III); the representation of the people(Ch.IV); the executive(Ch.V); the legislature(Ch.VI); the judiciary(Ch.VII); the ombudsman(Ch.VIII); commissions of inquiry(Ch.IX); the public service(Ch.X); and the armed forces(Ch.XI).

  7. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1986 [No. 1 of 1986] - Act online

    Adoption: 1986-04-07 | SLE-1986-L-28583

    Pursuant to the Constitution of Sierra Leone, Act No. 12 of 1978, amends section 43 of the Constitution.

  8. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act (No. 8 of 1985)

    Adoption: 1985-11-14 | SLE-1985-L-28579

    Pursuant to the Constitution of Sierra Leone, Act No. 12 of 1978, makes various changes in the Constitution relating to the election of the President.

  9. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Court of Appeal Rules [P.N. No. 29 of 1985]

    Adoption: 1985-11-01 | SLE-1985-R-28589

    Pursuant to section 120 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1978, sets forth procedural rules for civil appeals, criminal appeals and appeals to the Supreme Court. Includes relevant forms. Repeals Rules of 1973.

  10. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1985.

    Adoption: 1985-05-15 | SLE-1985-C-1567

    An Act to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone (No. 12 of 1978). No. 2. Inserts new provisions in s.25 (1).

  11. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Presidential Elections Act (No. 1 of 1985)

    Adoption: 1985-04-18 | SLE-1985-L-28574

    Establishes procedure for presidential elections.

  12. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Supreme Court Rules [P.N. No. 1 of 1982]

    Adoption: 1982-02-19 | SLE-1982-R-28591

    Pursuant to section 120 of the Sierra Leone Constitution, 1978, sets forth rules of procedure for the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone, including special leaves to appeal, hearings, criminal appeals, civil appeals, judgements and orders, and jurisdiction. Includes relevant forms. Revokes prior rules of 1976.

  13. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Sierra Leone 1978. - Constitution

    Adoption: 1978-06-14 | SLE-1978-C-12708

    An Act to make provision for a one-party Republican Constitution for Sierra Leone. No. 12. Ch. II: Protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual.

  14. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    The 1973/74 Supplementary Appropriation Act (No. 4 of 1974)

    Adoption: 1974-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 1974-01-01 | SLE-1974-L-28585

    Makes supplementary provision for the service of Sierra Leone for the year 1973/1974.

  15. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Laws (Adaptation) Act (No. 29 of 1972)

    Adoption: 1972-04-18 | SLE-1972-L-28576

    An Act of Parliament to bring existing laws into accord with the provisions of the Constitution. Gives effect in the new Republic to legislation enacted when Sierra Leone was a colony. Repeals sections 24 and 25 of the Summary Conviction Offences Act (Chap. 24) and the Protectorate Vagrancy Act (Chap. 64), containing forced labour provisions.

  16. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Sierra Leone

    Adoption: 1971-04-19 | SLE-1971-C-17167

    Ch. I: protection of the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual (ss. 3: protection from arbitrary arrest or detention; 5: protection from slavery and forced labour; 12: protection of freedom of assembly and association; and 13: protection from discrimination).

  17. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employers and Employed (Amendment) Rules [P.N. No. 72 of 1970]

    Adoption: 1970-12-10 | SLE-1970-R-28586

    Amends the Employers and Employed Act, Chapter 212, to include provisions pertaining to carriers, i.e., persons employed to carry loads.

  18. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Public Order Act (No. 46 of 1965) - Act Online

    Adoption: 1965-12-31 | SLE-1965-L-28567

    An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to public order. Sets forth penalties for persons breaching the public order, and includes such offences as public insult, intimidation, throwing of missiles, idle and disorderly persons, rogues and vagabonds, drunkeness, beating drums, riotous conduct, street noises and trespass. Prohibits carrying of offensive weapons, regulates processions and public meetings. Sets forth provisions regarding defamation and seditious libel, and public emergencies. Repeals various prior legislation.

  19. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employers and Employed (Amendment) Act (No. 37 of 1965)

    Adoption: 1965-10-21 | SLE-1965-L-28600

    Pursuant to the Employers and Employed Act, Chapter 212, modifies damages court may award in the case of an employment contract breach.

  20. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Acts, 1965 [No. 32 of 1965]. - The Criminal Procedure Acts

    Adoption: 1965 | SLE-1965-L-65811

    Comprehensive legislation on criminal procedure. Divided into 7 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions. Part 2 regulates summary trial; Part 3 preliminary investigations. Part 4 provides for indictment and trial in Supreme Court; Part 5 for special trials. Part 6 deals with execution and sentences. Part 7 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  21. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employers and Employed (Amendment) Act (No. 50 of 1964)

    Adoption: 1964-12-17 | SLE-1964-L-28601

    Pursuant to the Employers and Employed Act, Chapter 212, redefines term "industrial worker" for purposes of Act.

  22. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employers and Employed (Amendment) Act (No. 23 of 1962)

    Adoption: 1962-05-10 | SLE-1962-L-28602

    Amends the Employers and Employed Act, Chapter 212. Redefines terms "employed" and "wages" as used in the Act. Replaces provisions relating to written contracts. Requires medical certificates for those employed with written contracts. Prohibits persons under 15 years of age from entering into a contract of service. Provisions relating to assignment and termination of contracts, status of contract at the time of employee's death. Various other modifications.

  23. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prisons (No. 2) Rules [P.N. No. 176 of 1961]

    Adoption: 1961-09-21 | SLE-1961-R-28592

    Pursuant to the Prisons Ordinance, 1960, regulates the classification of prisons and prisoners; medical officers and health of prisoners; treatment of prisoners; discipline of prisoners; sentencing, release and parole; appointment and discipline of prison officers, duties of prison officers. Revokes prior legislation No. 93 of 1961.

  24. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employers and Employed Act (Chapter 212) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1935-01-01 | SLE-1960-L-28611

    Entitled "The Employers and Employed Ordinance" prior to independence. Act regulates relations between employers and employed, and safeguards heath of the employed. Sets forth provisions relating to the formation and interpretation of contracts of service, the recruitment of native labor for foreign services, restrictions on the engagement of industrial workers, employment of women, adolescents and children apprenticeship contracts. Also regulates the death, insolvency and change of residence of employer; breaches of contract and disputes between employer and employed, provisions as to agents; advances by employers.

  25. Sierra Leone - General provisions - Law, Act

    Corporal Punishment Act (Cap. 41) [No. 12 of 1953]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1953-09-17 | SLE-1953-L-92355

    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. No corporal punishment of adults except for certain prison offences.
    4. Restriction of corporal punishment of juveniles.
    5. Corporal punishment of juveniles in lieu of other punishments.
    6. Determination of age.
    7. Exemptions.
    8. Maximum for juveniles.
    9. Limitations as to time.
    10. When sentence to be carried out.
    11. Detention pending punishment.
    12. Type of instrument and manner of use.
    13. Punishment to be in private.
    14. Rules.

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