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  1. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Petroleum Act (Chapter 236)[consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1926-01-01 | SLE-1960-L-28605

    Formerly entitled the Petroleum Ordinance. Makes provision for regulating the importation, conveyance, and storage of petroleum, and other inflammable oils and liquids.

  2. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workmen's Compensation (Insurers Returns) Rules [P.N. No. 27 of 1955] [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1955 | SLE-1960-R-28606

    Requires all undertakings carrying on buisness under the Workmen's Compensation Act to submit required form.

  3. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Chiefdom Councils Act (Chapter 61) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1938-01-01 | SLE-1960-L-28607

    Entitled "the Tribal Authorities Ordinance" prior to independence. Establishes an Office of Tribal Authorities. Sets forth duties and powers of authorities.

  4. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Explosives Act (Chapter 235) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1908-03-13 | SLE-1960-L-28608

    Formerly entitled the Explosives Ordinance. Consolidates and amends law relating to explosives.

  5. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Act (Chapter 195) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1957-09-01 | SLE-1960-L-28609

    Entitled "the Fisheries Ordinance" prior to independence. Regulates licensing of motor fishing vessels and regulates fishing generally.

  6. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Trade Disputes (Declaration of Law) Act (Chapter 222) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1940-01-25 | SLE-1960-L-28612

    Formerly entitled the Trade Disputes (Declaration of Law) Ordinance. Sets forth the law relating to trade disputes, specifically conspiracy, breach of contract, intimidation or annoyance by violence or otherwise, picketing, and penalties.

  7. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workmen's Compensation (Notification of Injuries) Rules. [P.N. No. 26 of 1955] [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1955 | SLE-1960-R-28613

    Pursuant to the Workmen's Compensation Act, Chapter 219, requires notification to the government in the case of an accident or death in the work place. Includes relevant schedules.

  8. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Docks Regulation (Chapter 217) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1938-11-24 | SLE-1960-R-28615

    Gives the Governor in Council authority to make rules for the safety of persons employed in the processes of loading, unloading, moving and handling of goods or produce in, on, or at any dock, wharf or coaling any ship in any dock, harbour or canal.

  9. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Trade Unions Act (Chapter 221) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1940-01-01 | SLE-1960-L-28599

    Formerly entitled the Trade Unions Ordinance. Gives trade unions legal standing and declares circumstances where unions are not criminal. Regulates registration of trade unions, cancellation of registration, accounts and returns, rules of trade unions, offences and legal procedure. Relevant schedules and forms.

  10. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Pensions Ordinance (Chapter 173) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1946-01-01 | SLE-1960-L-28610

    Ordinance prescribes the pensions, gratuities and allowances payable to officers in the service of the government of Sierra Leone. Sets forth pension rules, law applicable to grant of pension or gratuity, circumstances in which pension may be granted, compulsory retirement, maximum pensions, circumstances where pension may be terminated.

  11. Sierra Leone - - 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.

  12. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Recruiting of Workers Ordinance (Chapter 216) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1941-12-04 | SLE-1960-L-28614

    An ordinance to control the recruiting of workers. States that persons wishing to recruit workers must obtain a licence issued at the discretion of the licensing officer. Licences are issued for a period not exceeding one year, and may be renewed. All recruited workers to be brought befor a magistrate and to be medically examined.

  13. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Workmen's Compensation Act (Chapter 219) [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1955-01-01 | SLE-1960-L-28616

    Formerly entitled the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance, purpose of Act is to give statutory effect to various ILO conventions. Sets forth provisions regulating compensation for injury, medical aid, occupational diseases.

  14. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Docks Regulation (Safety of Wharf Workers) Rules [P.N. No. 30 of 1949] [consolidated to 1960]

    Adoption: 1960 | Date of entry into force: 1949 | SLE-1960-L-28617

    Pursuant to the Docks Regulation, Chapter 217: Part 1 requires life saving appliances and first aid equipment. Part 2 regulates hatch covering; Part 3 lifting equipment and tackle; Parts 4 and 5, various safety provisions to be observed aboard vessels.

  15. Sierra Leone - - 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.

  16. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Children and Young Persons Act, 1945 (Cap. 44). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1945-12-31 | SLE-1945-L-92357

    This Act governs the treatment of juveniles who violate the law. The Act applies to anyone below the age of 17 years old. Anyone who is 17 years or above is treated, for the purposes of criminal law, as an adult. The Act provides for two categories, that of 'child' who is anyone under the age of fourteen years old and 'young person' who is anyone aged between the ages of 14 years up to 16 years old.

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Special Provisions as to Procedure
    Part III - Treatment of Young Offenders
    Part IV - Children and Young Persons in Need of Care and Protection
    Part V - Approved School
    Part VI - Remand Homes
    Part VII - Appeals
    Part VIII - General

  17. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Protection of Women and Girls Act (Cap. 30) (No. 2 of 1927). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1927-04-23 | SLE-1927-L-92356

    Provides that "any person who procures or attempts to procure any girl or woman under twenty-one years of age, not being a common prostitute or of known immoral character, to unlawful carnal connection, either within or without Sierra Leone with any other person shall be guilty of an offence" (Article 2).

  18. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1926 [Cap. 31]. - Act online

    Adoption: 1926-12-24 | SLE-1926-R-70677

    Provides that any person over the age of sixteen years, who has the custody, charge, or care of any child, who wilfully assaults, ill-treats, neglects, abandons, or exposes a child shall be guilty of a misdemeanour under the Act. It also provides offences for certain acts to do with the prostitution of a child.

  19. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Bastardy Laws Amendment Act, 1873. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1873-08-24 | SLE-1873-L-92354

  20. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Bastardy Laws (Amendment) Act 1872. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1872-08-10 | SLE-1872-L-92353

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