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  1. Vanuatu - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 15 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-24 | VUT-2016-L-105150

    Amends the Penal Code, inter alia, by inserting a new section 92A entitled "Abduction of a person under 18 years of age" which concerns the sexual exploitation of children under the age of 18 years old.

  2. Vanuatu - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Family Protection Act 2008 (Act No. 28 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2009-03-02 | VUT-2008-L-88503

    An Act to provide for an offence of domestic violence and family protection orders in cases of domestic violence, and for related purpose.

  3. Vanuatu - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2006 (No. 25 of 2006). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2007-03-01 | VUT-2006-L-88515

    Repeals sections 36-58 and inserts new Part IA concerning sentencing (sections 36-58ZH). Also enters new section 89A and amends sections 90-92, 94, 97-98, 99, and 101 concerning sexual offences.

  4. Vanuatu - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2006 (No. 14 of 2006). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-07-17 | VUT-2006-L-88508

    Repeals Sections 118 (Promotion of reconciliation) and 119 (Account to be taken of compensation by custom).

  5. Vanuatu - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code [Cap 136] (Act No. 21 of 1981). - Consolidated Edition 2006

    Adoption: 1981-10-01 | VUT-1981-L-83130

    Provides rules for the conducting of criminal cases.

  6. Vanuatu - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code [Cap 135]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981-08-07 | VUT-1981-L-88512

    To provide for criminal offences and the punishments therefore, principles of criminal law, criminal responsibility and matters connected therewith.

    Section 5 deals with international offences and provides for trafficking of persons. Section 102 prohibits slavery and trafficking in persons, the maximum penalty for this offence is 20 years in prison. Sections 90-101D deal with offences against morality, in particular offences committed against children. Section 150 deals with discrimination and makes it an offence to "discriminate against another person with respect to his right to the supply of goods or services, or to gain or continue in any employment, or to be admitted to any public place, by reason of the sex, ethnic or racial origin, or the religion of such other person." The penalty is up to 2 years in prison for breach of this offence.


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