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  1. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Microfinance Institutions Act 2018 (Act No. 1 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-06-23 | TON-2018-L-109713

  2. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act 3 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-31 | TON-2016-L-105140

    1 Short title and interpretation
    2 Section 6 amended

  3. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act 14 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-19 | TON-2015-L-102541

  4. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 11 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-27 | TON-2014-L-98639

  5. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-20 | TON-2014-L-98646

  6. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Rehabilitation of Offences Act 2013 (Act No. 27 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-02-26 | TON-2014-L-98655

  7. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Family Protection Act 2013 (Act No. 19 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-05 | TON-2013-L-98651

    An Act to provide for greater protection from domestic violence, to introduce protection order, clarify the duties of the police and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of victims of domestic violence and related matters.

  8. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Counter Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime Act 2013 (Act No. 23 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-05 | TON-2013-L-98656

  9. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 3 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-23 | TON-2013-L-95595

    1. Short title
    2 Clause 23 amended
    3 Clause 23 further amended

  10. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act No. 19 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-21 | TON-2012-L-95588

  11. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) (No.2) Act 2010 . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-24 | TON-2010-L-89602

    1 Short Title
    2 Clause 17 amended - Government to be impartial
    3 Clause 19 amended - Expenditure to be voted
    4 Clause 22 amended - Guards and Militia
    5 Clause 24 replaced - Public Officer not to engage in trade
    6 Clause 30 amended - Government
    7 Clause 31 amended - Form of Government
    8 Clause 31A inserted - Attorney General
    9 Clause 37 replaced - King may pardon convicts
    10 Clause 39 amended - Treaties
    11 Clause 41 amended - King's powers - Signature to Acts
    12 Clause 50 replaced - Constitution and powers of Privy Council
    13 Clause 50A inserted - Prime Minister
    14 Clause 50B inserted - Votes of No Confidence
    15 Clause 51 replaced - Constitution and powers of Cabinet
    16 Clause 54 replaced - Governors - how appointed
    17 Clause 55 amended - Powers of Governors
    18 Clause 59 replaced - Composition of Legislative Assembly
    19 Clause 61 replaced - Speaker
    20 Clause 62 replaced - Rules of procedure
    21 Clause 70 amended - Offences against the Assembly
    22 Clause 71 replaced - Noble deprived of his seat
    23 Clause 75 amended - Impeachment
    24 Clause 76 amended - Bye-elections
    25 Clause 77 replaced - General Elections
    26 Clause 85 amended - The Court of Appeal
    27 Clause 86 replaced - The Supreme Court
    28 Clause 87 amended - Judges to hold office during good behaviour
    29 Schedule - Procedure for appointing a Prime Minister
    30 Minor amendments

  12. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Tonga Police Act 2010 (Act No. 35 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-01 | TON-2010-L-89617

    Provides for the establishment, organisation, discipline and powers of the Tonga police force. Part 3 of the Act deals with employment which include provisions on code of conduct, recruitment, promotion, transfers. Also establishes the Police Employment Committee as the competent authority for overseeing matters related to employment.

  13. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) (No.3) Act 2010 (Act No. 39 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-24 | TON-2010-L-89603

    1 Short title, interpretation
    2 Amendment of certain references to Chief Justice
    3 Clause 31A amended - Attorney General
    4 Clause 83A inserted - Rule of Law and Judicial Independence
    5 Clause 83B inserted - Lord Chancellor
    6 Clause 83C inserted - Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel
    7 Clause 84 repealed - The Courts
    8 Clause 85 amended - Court of Appeal
    9 Clause 86 amended - Supreme Court
    10 Clause 86A inserted - Land Court
    11 Claude 88 amended - Acting Judge

  14. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 30 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-20 | TON-2010-L-98645

  15. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 14 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89601

    Amends sections 60, 64 and 65 concerning elections.

  16. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 13 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89604

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act.

  17. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Boundaries Commission Act 2010 (Act No. 15 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89605

    Establishes an Electoral Boundaries Commission to define the boundaries of electoral districts and keep these under review.

  18. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Commission Act 2010 (Act No. 11 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89606

    Establishes the Electoral Commission to supervise elections.

  19. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 2 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-29 | TON-2009-L-89600

    BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:

    1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2009.

    (2) The Act of Constitution of Tonga (Cap. 2) as amended, shall be referred to in this Act, as the Principal Act.

    2. Clause 59 of the Principal Act is amended by adding the following proviso at the end of the clause:

    "Provided that a representative of the Nobles or of the people, who is appointed pursuant to clause 51, shall be entitled to remain as a representative until the next occurring general election, subject to any other provision contained in his commission or in this Constitution."


    Passed by the Legislative Assembly this 22 day of June 2009.

  20. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 2007 (Act No. 20 of 2007). - Act on-line in English and Tongan

    Adoption: 2007-10-26 | TON-2007-L-85481

    Amends section 197 of the Act providing that all prosecutions under this Act may be brought by the Attorney General or the person aggrieved.

  21. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Commissioner Act 2007 (Act No. 13 of 2007). - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-09-13 | TON-2007-L-85480

    An act to establish the Office of the Anti-corruption Commissioner and to define his functions and to provide for related matters.

  22. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2004 (Act No. 12 of 2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-10-17 | TON-2004-L-98644

  23. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Impact Assessment Act 2003 (Act No. 16 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-18 | TON-2003-L-85485

    Provides that all major projects shall be supported by an appropriate environmental impact assessment. Regulates the procedures for conducting these assessments.

  24. Tonga - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Protection from Abuse of Press Freedom Ordinance 2003 (GS No. 8 of 2003). - Ordinance on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-04 | TON-2003-R-85484

    The Ordinance makes it unlawful for any person to publish; sell or offer for sale; distribute; copy or reproduce; possess; or import, any publication to which this Ordinance applies.

  25. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2002 (Act No. 20 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-12-23 | TON-2002-L-98643

  26. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act 2000 (Act No. 28 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-02-27 | TON-2001-L-98657

  27. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 2000 (No. 4 of 2000). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-08-04 | TON-2000-L-73179

    Amends section 24 (different kinds of punishment) of the principal Act.

  28. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 28 of 1999). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-11-17 | TON-1999-L-73177

    Insert new section 83A. which provides that Sections 82 and 83 do not apply to any game played pursuant to a licence obtained under any legislation.

  29. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 18 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-11-03 | TON-1999-L-73175

    Relates to offences against the Assembly.

  30. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 17 of 1999). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-11-03 | TON-1999-L-73176

  31. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 11 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-08-11 | TON-1999-L-73174

  32. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1997 (No. 16 of 1997). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-10-29 | TON-1997-L-73173

    Amends clause 77 (general elections) and 113 (right to allotments) of the principal Act.

  33. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 1995 (No. 12 of 1995). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995-11-14 | TON-1995-L-73172

    Amends sections 109, 112 and 188(1) of the The Criminal Offences Act, (Chap 18).

  34. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act 1995 (Act No. 14 of 1995). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-28 | TON-1995-L-85487

    Reforms the laws relating to companies. Repeals the Companies Act 1912 (Cap. 27).

  35. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 1993 (Act No. 11 of 1993). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-10-13 | TON-1993-L-98642

  36. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Development Incentives (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. 27 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-02 | TON-1992-L-32869

    Defines "export oriented manufacturing industry", and adds subsection 13(3) providing that export oriented manufacturing industries, hotels and cruising vessels which are granted development licences shall be exempted from payment of Port and Service Tax.

  37. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. 15 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-10-06 | TON-1992-L-32868

    Provides for voting procedures, policing of polling stations, and general offences.

  38. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 1992 (Act No. 14 of 1992). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-10-06 | TON-1992-L-98641

  39. Tonga - General provisions - Constitution

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act (No. 1 of 1991)

    Adoption: 1991-02-21 | TON-1991-C-25253

    This Act amends the Constitution of Tonga so that the King and Legislative Assembly now may enact laws declaring any person "whether or not they have ever resided in Tonga" to be or to become naturalized subjects of Tonga.

  40. Tonga - General provisions - Constitution

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 23 of 1990)

    Adoption: 1990-11-09 | TON-1990-C-26568

    Minor amendment to definitional sections of the Act of the Constitution of Tonga (Cap. 2). Most of the changes are made to definitions relating to criminal offenses.

  41. Tonga - General provisions - Constitution

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 12 of 1990)

    Adoption: 1990-07-26 | TON-1990-C-29997

    This Act amends the Constitution to provide a right of appeal to the Privy Council from Land Court decisions relating to the determination of hereditary estates and titles.

  42. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Act 1989 (Act No. 22 of 1989). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1989-11-30 | TON-1989-L-85492

    Regulates the election of representatives to the legislative assembly.

  43. Tonga - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Tonga [Official Revised Edition of 1988]. - Constitution Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | Date of entry into force: 1875-11-04 | TON-1991-C-35656

    Divided into 3 Parts concerning the rights of citizens, the form of government, and property rights (all land is owned by the King of Togo). Prohibits slavery and any laws discriminating between classes of people. Provides for freedom of the press unless this conflicts with laws for the protection of the Royal Family, and for certain rights to ensure a fair trial.

  44. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Law Act (Cap. 25) (Act 12 of 1966 and 12 of 1983). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1966-10-18 | TON-1966-L-85486

    Provides that "subject to the provisions of this Act, the Court shall apply the common law of England and the rules of equity, together with statutes of general application in
    force in England" (article 3).

  45. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences Act (Cap. 18). - Act on-line Revised Edition 1988

    Adoption: 1926-09-06 | TON-1926-L-73337

    Part I - Attempts To Commit Crime
    Part II - Abetment, Harbouring Criminals, Conspiracy. Etc.
    Part III - Exemptions From Criminal Responsibility
    Part IV - Punishments
    Part V - Trial Of Offences And Alternative Verdicts
    Part VI - Procedure Against Corporations
    Part VII - Offences Against The State
    Part VIII - Offences Against Justice, The Public Peace And Public Morals
    Part IX - Offences Against The Person
    Part X - Offences Against Property
    Part XI - Wilful Damage To Property And Animals, Trespass, Burning Off Undergrowth, Etc.
    Part XII - Restitution Of Property Criminally Obtained And Disposition Of Money Taken From Prisoner On Arrest
    Part XIII - Prosecutions And Procedure in relation thereto
    Part XIV - Probation of Offenders

  46. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Government Act (Cap. 3) (Act No. 2 of 1903). - Revised Edition 1988

    Adoption: 1903-07-08 | TON-1903-L-85494

    Defines the powers of the public offices within the Kingdom.

  47. Tonga - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places Act (Act No. 16 of 1903). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1903 | TON-1903-L-98640


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