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  1. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Independent Media Commission (Amendment) Act, 2007 [No. 19 of 2007]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-26 | SLE-2007-L-78342

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act.

  2. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Domestic Violence Act, 2007 [No. 20 of 2007]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2007-07-26 | SLE-2007-L-80085

    Provides provisions for to counter domestic violence and to provide protection for the victims of domestic violence.

  3. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (Amendment) Act, 2007 [No. 14 of 2007]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-23 | SLE-2007-L-78339

    Amends sections 11(5) and 21 with respect to payment of funds.

  4. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS Act, 2007 (No. 8 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-13 | SLE-2007-L-78336

    Provides for the prevention, management and control of HIV and AIDS, for the treatment, counseling, support and care of persons infected with, and affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS infection.

  5. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Telecommunications Act, 2006 [No. 9 of 2006]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2006-08-03 | SLE-2006-L-80086

    Establishes the National Telecommunications Commission and provides for the licensing and regulation of telecommunications operators and for the promotion of universal access to basic telecommunication services, fair competition for the benefit of investors in, and the users of telecommunication networks and services. Improves the national, regional and global integration of Sierra Leone in telecommunications.

  6. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Independent Media Commission (Amendment) Act, 2006 [No. 3 of 2006]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-06 | SLE-2006-L-78343

    Amends section 4 of the principal Act concerning the composition of the Commission.

  7. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2005 [No. 7 of 2005]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-08-12 | SLE-2005-L-78345

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Measures to Combat Human Trafficking
    Part III - Financial Provisions
    Part IV - Prosecution of Trafficking Offences

  8. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Universities Act, 2005 [No. 1 of 2005]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-03-04 | SLE-2005-L-78344

    Reconstitutes the University of Sierra Leone, establishes the Njala University, and provides for the establishment of other public universities and private universities.

  9. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone Act, 2004 [No. 9 of 2004]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2004-08-20 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-26 | SLE-2004-L-70663

    Establishes the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone and sets out its functions and powers.

  10. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Education Act, 2004 [No. 2 of 2004]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2004-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-01 | SLE-2004-L-70662

    Provides for the reform of the education system, including provision for pre-primary education, technical and vocational training, adult and non-formal education and the role of universities.

  11. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Local Government Act, 2004 [No. 1 of 2004]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2004-03-01 | SLE-2004-L-80087

    consolidates with amendments, the law on local government, and provides for the decentralisation and devolution of functions, powers and services to local councils and for other matters connected therewith. Repeals the Rural Areas Act (Cap. 75), the Sherbro Urban District Council Act (Cap. 76), the District Councils Act (Cap. 79), the Bo Town Council Act (Cap. 80), the Townships Act (Cap. 295), the City Council of Freetown (Validation and Confirmation of Acts) Act, 1960, the Local Authorities (Audit) Act, 1964, the Local Authorities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1965, the Local Authorities (Warrants for Rates) Act, 1966 and the Freetown Municipality Act, 1973.

  12. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2003 [No. 4 of 2003]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2003-06-20 | SLE-2003-L-70667

    Provides for the salaries, pensions, gratuities and other benefits of the President, Vice President, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Judges, Chairman and members of the Electoral Commission; and for other matters connected therewith. Repeals the State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2001.

  13. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Merchant Shipping Act, 2003 [No. 3 of 2003]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2003-06-10 | SLE-2003-L-70665

    Comprehensive legislation on maritime matters that consolidates, with amendments, the laws relating to the registration of ships, the regulation of shipping, the maintenance of safety at sea and the marine environment.

    Includes, inter alia, provisions on manning and certification, engagement and welfare of seamen, wages, occupational safety, provisions and water to be supplied, repatriation and safety of life at sea.

  14. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2003 [No. 2 of 2003]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2003-04-10 | SLE-2003-L-80089

    Amends section 83 of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone Act 1961 concerning persons able to act as appropriate superior authority in relation to a person charged with an offence.

  15. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Statistics Act, 2002 [No. 13 of 2002]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2002-10-25 | SLE-2002-L-80090

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment of Statistics Sierra Leone
    Part III - Functions of Statistics Sierra Leone
    Part IV - Employees of Statistics Leone
    Part V - Financial Provisions
    Part VI - Miscellaneous Matters

  16. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Special Court Agreement, 2002 (Ratification) Act, 2002 (No. 9).

    Adoption: 2002-03-29 | SLE-2002-L-62125

    Provides for ratification of Agreement between Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations on the establishment of Special Court for Sierra Leone. Divided into 9 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II provides for administration of Special Court. Part III regulates jurisdiction of Special Court. Part IV makes provision for mutual assistance between Sierra Leone and Special Court, Part V for order of Special Court, Part VI for arrest and delivery of persons, Part VII for judgments and sentences, and Part VIII for offences against administration of justice and other offences.

  17. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Political Parties (Amendment) Act, 2002 [No. 6 of 2002]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2002-03-21 | SLE-2002-L-70669

    Amends section 31 of the Act by allowing the Commissioner, where circumstances so require, to enlarge or reduce the time prescribed in the Act.

  18. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act, 2002 (No. 3 of 2002). - Act online

    Adoption: 2002-02-18 | SLE-2002-L-62124

    Provides for establishment of the Political Parties Registration Commission for the registration and regulation of the conduct of political parties in accordance with Sections 34 and 35 of the Constitution. Section 11 sets forth obligation of political parties to register. Section 16 regulates powers of Commission to refuse registration. Part IV contains provisions regarding conduct of political parties. Deals with funding and, inter alia, declaration of assets and accounts.

  19. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Electoral Laws Act, 2002 (No. 2 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-02-06 | SLE-2002-L-61139

    Consolidates and amends laws pertaining to public elections. Part II provides for registration of electors by wards, Part III for procedure for registration of electors, Part IV for presidential election, Part V for general election of members of parliament, Part VI for procedures and arrangement of elections, Part VII for election of paramount chief members, Part VIII for election offences, and Part IX for election campaign period.

  20. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2001 [No. 15 of 2001]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2002-02-07 | SLE-2001-L-70675

    Amends sections 38 and 43 of the Constitution concerning elections.

  21. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The National Commission for Social Action Act, 2001 [No. 13 of 2001]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-11-30 | SLE-2001-L-78346

    Establishes a National Commission for Social Action to deal with reconstruction and sustainable development activities.

  22. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Tertiary Education Commission Act, 2001 [No. 8 of 2001] - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-25 | SLE-2001-L-70670

    Establishes the Tertiary Education Commission, regulates its functions and provides for its administration.

  23. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Polytechnics Act, 2001 [No. 9 of 2001] - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-25 | SLE-2001-L-70671

    Establishes polytechnic institutions, corresponding polytechnic councils and makes provision for the management and supervision of polytechnic institutions throughout Sierra Leone.

  24. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    National Council for Technical, Vocational and Other Awards Act, 2001 [No. 10 of 2001] - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-25 | SLE-2001-L-70672

    Establishes the National Council for Technical, Vocational and other Academic Awards and regulates the evaluation and certification of certain academic courses and programmes.

  25. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    National Social Security and Insurance Trust Act, 2001 [No. 5 of 2001]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-07-20 | SLE-2001-L-60146

    Establishes National Social Security and Insurance Trust and regulates functions and finances of the Trust. Determines coverage of the scheme, as well as calculation of contributions. Benefits payable under this Act include: old age pension and old age gratuity, retirement grant, invalidity pension, invalidity grant, survivor's pension, survivor's grant, as well as other benefits prescribed by the Minister. Finally, makes provision for appeals against decisions of the Trust.

  26. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2001 [No. 1 of 2001]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2001 | SLE-2001-L-80091

    Being an Act to provide for the salaries, pensions, gratuities and other benefits of Members of Parliament and for the holders of certain high offices of State; and for other matters connected therewith. Repeals the Parliamentary Pensions Act, 1980. Repealed by the State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2003.

  27. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2000 [No. 13 of 2000]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 2000-07-31 | SLE-2000-L-80093

    Repeals Section 129 and inserts a new Part VI concerning appeals from court-martial.

  28. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Act, 2000 [No. 11 of 2000]. - Act online

    Adoption: 2000-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2000-06-22 | SLE-2000-L-70676

    Establishes an autonomous body for the registration of ships and other vessels, the licensing and safety of maritime personnel and for the regulation and development generally of maritime, coastal and inland water transport.

  29. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Independent Media Commission Act, 2000 [No. 12 of 2000]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-06-06 | SLE-2000-L-78341

    Establishes and autonomous body for the regulation of mass media.

  30. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    The Environment Protection Act, 2000 [No. 2 of 2000]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-02-28 | SLE-2000-L-78347

  31. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Constitutional and Statutory Instruments Act, 1999 [No. 6 of 1999]. - Act online

    Adoption: 1999-08-31 | SLE-1999-L-56616

    Provides for the enactment and publication of subsidiary legislation by constitutional or statutory instrument, and for matters related thereto.

  32. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence Rules, 1999 (No. 10 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-08-19 | SLE-1999-R-56614

    Regulates several aspects of criminal procedures, such as absence of the accused, cross-examination, and admissible evidence.

  33. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone (Participation in Political and Democratic Process) Act, 1999 (No. 4).

    Adoption: 1999-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-23 | SLE-1999-L-55785

    Seeks to facilitate the transformation of the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone into a political movement and the assumption by members of the Front of the public offices assigned to them pursuant to the Lomé Peace Agreement.

  34. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Emergency Regulations, 1999 (No. 11 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-15 | SLE-1999-R-56615

    Provides for several measures to secure public order, such as detention, restriction and deportation orders (section 3), measures against illicit possession of arms (s. 4), possession of military and police uniforms (s. 6), smuggling (s. 7), publication of disturbing or false reports (ss. 10-11) etc.

  35. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Criminal Procedure and Regulations, 1998 (Public Notice No. 4 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-04-08 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-09 | SLE-1998-R-51519

    Provides for trials of persons in absentia, continuance of a trial where a juror dies or becomes incapable of serving, and the admissability of secondary evidence. S. 6 requires that any statements made by a defendant regarding a case shall only be valid if they were made voluntarily.

  36. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Emergency Regulations, 1998 (Public Notice No. 2 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 1998-03-10 | SLE-1998-R-51520

    Provides for the unlimited detention of persons upon Presidential Order. Also provides for the control of arms, requisition of property, suspension of any law other than the Constitution in relation to criminal cases, and the imposition of a curfew. Prohibits smuggling and hoarding of essential commodities. Made under s. 29 of the Constitution.

  37. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Proclamation of a State of Emergency (Public Notice No. 1 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 1998-03-10 | SLE-1998-R-51521

  38. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act, 1997 (No. 2 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 1997-05-08 | SLE-1997-L-46833

    Establishes the office of the Ombudsman, who shall be appointed by the President. The Ombudsman shall investigate complaints or information relating to maladministration, including cases of discrimination, abuse of power, high-handedness on the part of public officials, and negligence of duty. Provides the Ombudsman independence and immunity from legal proceedings for acts done in good faith.

  39. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    Minimum Wage Act, 1997 (No. 1 of 1997). - Act Online

    Adoption: 1997-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-01 | SLE-1997-L-46821

    Sets forth statutory minimum wage.

  40. Sierra Leone - - Constitution

    Constitution Reinstatement (Consequential Provisions) Act 1996 (No. 2 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-29 | SLE-1996-C-49402

    Reinstates provisions of the Constitution of 1991 which were suspended.

  41. Sierra Leone - - Law, Act

    National Unity and Reconciliation Commission Act, 1996 (No. 1 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-25 | SLE-1996-L-44587

    Establishes a Commission to promote national unity and reconciliation.

  42. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Maritime Zones (Establishment) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 11]. - Act Online

    Adoption: 1996-06-06 | SLE-1996-R-80095

    Establishes the maritime zones of the country in conformity with the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea, 1982.

  43. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Commission for Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Decree, 1996 (NPRC Decree No. 12).

    Adoption: 1996-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-28 | SLE-1996-R-44586

    Establishes a Commission for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of programmes for the relief and rehabilitation of persons and communities affected by conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies.

  44. Sierra Leone - - 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).

  45. Sierra Leone - - 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.

  46. Sierra Leone - - 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.

  47. Sierra Leone - - 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.

  48. Sierra Leone - - 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.

  49. Sierra Leone - - 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).

  50. Sierra Leone - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Employment Exchange Rules, 1990.

    Adoption: 1990-06-08 | SLE-1990-R-21852

    Rules made under the Employers and Employment Act (Cap. 212), to establish the procedure for notification of vacancies to the Employment Exchange and related reporting requirements imposed on employers.

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