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  1. Antigua and Barbuda - Human rights - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act, 2004 (No. 19 of 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | ATG-2004-L-71749

    Gives effect to the provisions of the Constitution conferring the right to receive and disseminate information.

  2. Antigua and Barbuda - Human rights - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act, 1995 (No. 9 of 1995). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 1995-11-02 | ATG-1995-L-42538

    Defines and sets penalties for sexual offences. An adult who has sexual intercourse with a minor (under 16 years of age) who is in his or her employment is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for ten years (s. 10). Sections 21 and 22 prohibit brothels and prostitution.

  3. Antigua and Barbuda - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act, 1994 (No. 5 of 1994). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994-06-23 | ATG-1994-L-37984

    Provides for an Ombudsman to investigate administrative decisions and acts of officers of the government and statutory bodies. Sets out the functions of the ombudsman, procedures to be followed in respect of investigations, special powers such as the power to visit premises, and requires that the ombudsman take an oath to maintain secrecy regarding information obtained in the course of his or her duties.

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