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  1. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Persons with Disability Equity Act, 2021 (Act No. 2 of 2021).

    Adoption: 2021-03-12 | LSO-2021-L-112416

    An Act to establish the Persons with Disability Advisory Council, to provide for equal opportunities and recognition of rights of persons with disabilities, and for related matters.

  2. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 (2) (Legal Notice 41 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-06 | LSO-2020-R-110077

  3. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 (Legal Notice 38 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-21 | LSO-2020-R-110076

    Made under sections 16, 17, 18, 38 and 43 of the Public Health Act, 1970.

  4. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Declaration of COVID-19 State of Emergency Notice, 2020 (LN 26 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2020-03-18 | LSO-2020-R-110074

    Made pursuant to section 23(1) of the Constitution of Lesotho, the notices declares that a state of emergency exists throughout the Kingdom of Lesotho, in respect of the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Defines essential services, restricts movement of citizens with certain exceptions as stated.

  5. Lesotho - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Lesotho Nutrition and Health System Strengthening Project (LNHSSP) Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020 | LSO-2020-M-110797

    Sets out the Health and Nutrition policy for Lesotho including the management and prevention of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

  6. Lesotho - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    RIATT-ESA Strategic Plan and Costed Implementation Plan (2019-2022).

    Adoption: 2019 | INT-2019-M-111800

  7. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Code Wages (Amendment) Notice, 2014 (L.N. No. 82 of 2014).

    Adoption: 2014-10-17 | LSO-2014-R-108537

  8. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Penal Code Act 2010 (Act No. 6 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-02 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-09 | LSO-2012-L-91506

    Lesotho are passing from a legal situation where criminal law was regulated under common law principles based on a Roman-Dutch system to a codified system. Most of the offences in the Code are a restatement of the common law principles applied prior to the Act.

    Part I - General Provisions
    Part II - General Principles of Criminal Liability
    Part III - Offences against the Person
    Part IV - Offences against Property
    Part V - Offences against Administration and Public Order
    Part VI - Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes [includes articles which touch on trafficking and forced labour]
    Part VII - Acts of Terrorism and Related Offences
    Part VIII - Defamation and Criminal Injuria
    Part IX - Offences related to Marriage
    Part X - Penalties

  9. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Companies Regulations, 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012 | LSO-2012-R-91510

    Provides detailed rules for the implementation of the Companies Act 2011.

  10. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 2011 (Act No. 18 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-02 | LSO-2011-L-91507

    An Act to provide for standard and adaptable requirements for the incorporation, organisation, operation and liquidation of companies; to define the relationship between companies and their shareholders, directors and creditors; to encourage efficient and responsible management of companies; to protect shareholders and creditors against abuse of management power; to provide for registration of external companies in Lesotho; to set out responsibilities of the Registrar of Companies and to provide for incidental matters.

  11. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Seventh Amendment to the Constitution Act, 2011 (Act No. 15 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-08 | LSO-2011-L-101097

  12. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Sixth Amendment to the Constitution Act, 2011 (Act No. 13 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-10 | LSO-2011-L-101098

  13. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (No. 1 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-11 | LSO-2011-L-108715

    An Act to provide for the prohibition, prevention, prosecution and punishment of perpetrators of the offence of trafficking in persons and other related offences. Contains measure to protect, rehabilitated and reintegrate victims of trafficking.

  14. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Children's Protection and Welfare Act, 2011 (Act No. 7 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011 | LSO-2011-L-106492

  15. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Code Wages (Amendment) Order 2010 (LN No. 166 of 2010).

    Adoption: 2010-09 | LSO-2010-R-90037

    Sets out the minimum wages in the Schedule to the Order. Provides the minimum monthly, weekly and daily wages in different sectors.

  16. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Land Act, 2010 (Act No. 8 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-14 | LSO-2010-L-91508

    The Land Act 2010 proposes the consolidation of the Land Act 1979 amendments and related laws. It also introduces reforms in land administration and land tenure security with a view to promote efficiency in land services and enhance use of land as an economic asset in Lesotho.

    It provides for the grant of titles to land, the conversion of titles to land, the better securing of titles to land, the administration of land, the expropriation of land for public purposes, the grant of servitudes, the creation of land courts and the settlement of disputes relating to land. It also provides for systematic regularisation and adjudication.

  17. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Land Administration Authority Act, 2010 (Act No. 9 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-14 | LSO-2010-L-91509

    An Act to provide for the establishment of the Land Administration Authority as the main body responsible for land administration, land registration, cadastre, mapping and surveying and matters incidental thereto.

  18. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Education Act, 2010 (Act No. 3 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-01 | LSO-2010-L-101099

  19. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Education Act (No.3 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-01 | LSO-2010-L-110075

    The Act aims to:
    (a) make provision for free and compulsory education at primary level;
    (b) align the education laws with decentralisation of services;
    (c) make provision for education for all in accordance with
    the provisions of section 28 of the Constitution; and
    (d) clarify roles and responsibilities of persons tasked with
    the administration of education.

    Children must be enrolled in school by the time they are six years old and attendance is compulsory up until the child "reaches such age as may be prescribed by the Minister." (Article 6).

  20. Lesotho - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Codes of Good Practice 2008 (L.N. No. 194 of 2008). - PART I PART II PART III PART IV

    Adoption: 2008-12 | LSO-2008-M-81644

    Provides for a code of conduct for public officers

    Division 1 - General
    Division 2 - Grievance Procedure
    Division 1 - General Principles
    Division 2 - Disciplinary Procedure

  21. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Public Officers' Defined Contribution Pension Fund Act. 2008 (No. 8 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-08 | LSO-2008-L-81642

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - The Fund
    Part III - Membership of the Fund
    Part IV - Board of Trustees
    Part V - Administration
    Part VI - Investments and Financial Matters
    Part VII - Benefits
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

  22. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service Regulations, 2008 (L.N. No. 78 of 2008). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06 | LSO-2008-R-81641

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - Appointments, Mobility and Termination of Service
    Chapter III - Remuneration, Benefits and Allowances
    Chapter IV - Leave of Absence
    Chapter V - Performance Management System
    Chapter VI - Organisational Development
    Chapter VII - Training and Development
    Chapter VIII - Foreign Service
    Chapter IX - Miscellaneous
    Chapter X - Repeals [Repeals the Public Service Regulations 1969 (L.N. No. 16 of 1969)].

  23. Lesotho - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Labour Code (Establishment of Wages Advisory Board) Notice, 2008 (L.N. No. 76 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-05 | LSO-2008-M-81640

    Establishes the Wages Advisory Board, appoints the Chairperson (P.S. Ministry of Labour and Employment), deputy Chairperson (Deputy Principal Secretary) and the Secretary (Labour Commissioner) of the Board. Also contains representatives of employers and workers. The Board shall hold office for 4 years. Repeals the 2003 Notice (L.N. No. 77 of 2003).

  24. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Local Government Service Act, 2008 (Act No. 2 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-01 | LSO-2008-L-81639

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Local Government Service
    Part III - Local Government
    Part III - Local Government Service Commission
    Part IV - Codes of Practice and Discipline
    Part V - Settlement of Disputes
    Part VI - Local Government Service Tribunal
    Part VII - Miscellaneous [provides that an officer is entitled to freedom of association in accordance with Section 16(1) of the Constitution. They may form associations under the provisions of the Societies Act 1966 (Act No. 20 of 1966).

  25. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Millennium Challenge Account Lesotho Authority Act 2008 (Act No. 1 of 2008). - Millenium Challenge Compact (as annexed to the Act)

    Adoption: 2008 | LSO-2008-L-81723

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - The Authority
    Part III - The Board
    Part IV - Management Unit
    Part V - Stakeholders Committee
    Part VI - Financial Provisions
    Part VII - Fiscal and Procurement Agents
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

    Establishes the Millennium Challenge Account, with the object to implement the Programme and projects to reduce poverty through economic growth in Lesotho as described in the Millennium Challenge Compact.

  26. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Environment Act, 2008 (No. 10 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | LSO-2008-L-104009

  27. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act, 2007 (Act No. 3 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-12 | Date of entry into force: 2007-12-28 | LSO-2007-L-81637

    Amends the Public Service Act 2005, section 18(4) by deleting the words " but reviewable in the courts of law". Also amends section 20 by deleting subsections (1) to (4) and replacing them with new subsections concerning the Public Service Tribunal. Deletes section 30 and replaces it concerning the extent of application of the Labour Code: "30. The Labour Code Order 1992 shall not apply to public officers, except in relation to appeals to the Labour Court in pursuance of section 20 of this Act."

  28. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Old Age Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (LN. No. 178 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-11 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-01 | LSO-2007-R-81634

    Amends Regulation 3 of the Old Age Pensions Regulations 2007 (L.N. No. 75 of 2007) by inserting the following new sub-regulation after sub-regulation (2)-

    "(3) Notwithstanding sub-regulation (2), a monthly pension shall be paid to a volunteer or widow aged 70 years and above."

  29. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pensions (Amendment) Regulations, 2007 (LN. No. 171 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-10 | Date of entry into force: 2007-10-19 | LSO-2007-R-81633

    Amends Schedule 1 to the Pensions Proclamation 1964 (No. 4 of 1964) by inserting a new sub-regulation
    15(3)"Pensionable service earned by teachers and other members of the public service outside the civil service shall be recognised as continuous service when such public officers proceed into the civil service.
    15(4) The services referred to in sub regulation (3) are the following - (a) teaching service; (b) judicial service; (c) police force; (d) defence force; (e) local government; (f) correctional service; and (g) national security service."

  30. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Statutory Salaries (Amendment of Schedule) (No. 2) Regulations, 2006 (L.N. No. 78 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-11-20 | LSO-2006-R-77849

    Amends Category A of Schedule 2 of the 1972 Act by adding the words "Utility car in respect of Chief Justice" after the last term and in Category B concerning certain privileges.

  31. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Court (Amendment) Rules 2006 (L.N. No. 173 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-11 | LSO-2006-R-77847

    Adds a new Rule 27A to the Labour Court Rules, 1994 concerning application for review.

  32. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Statutory Salaries (Amendment of Schedule) Regulations, 2006 (L.N. No. 78 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-04-01 | LSO-200-R-77844

    Repeals and replaces Schedules 1 and 2 of the Statutory Salaries Act 1972.

  33. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Statutory Salaries (Amendment of Schedule) Regulations, 2006 (L.N. No. 47 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-03-21 | LSO-2006-R-77843

    Repeals and replaces Schedule 1 and 2 of the Statutory Salaries Act 1972 concerning salaries, allowances and privileges in the public service.

  34. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Labour Code (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. 5 of 2006). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08-04 | LSO-2006-L-74691

    Makes provisions for HIV and AIDS in the workplace and transfers the review powers from the Labour Appeal Court to the Labour Court.

    Inserts a new part XX A on "HIV and AIDS and Employment", which makes provision for information and education of employees, confidentiality, non-discrimination, eligibility for employee benefits, risk assessment, and workplace HIV and AIDS policy. Also deals with testing, termination of employment, protection against victimisation, care and support to employees.

    Amends section 38A(b) (Jurisdiction of the Labour Appeal Court), section 226(2)(c) (Disputes of right) and section 228F (Review of arbitration awards).

  35. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Race Relations Act, 2005 (Act No. 9 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-08-23 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-23 | LSO-2005-L-75261

    Prohibits discrimination based on race. Repeals Race Relations Order No. 49 of 1971.

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. Places of public resort
    4. Public facilities and services
    5. Incitement and accessories
    6. Liability of employers and principals
    7. Notification of complaint
    8. Race relations education
    9. Regulations
    10. Savings
    11. Repeals

  36. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    The National AIDS Commission Act, 2005 (Act No. 8 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-08-22 | Date of entry into force: 2005-09-19 | LSO-2005-L-75263

    Provides for the establishment of the National AIDS Commission responsible for the development and coordination of strategies and programmes for combating HIV and AIDS.

  37. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. 7 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-08 | LSO-2005-L-87932

    Amends the principal Act by inserting a new section 6A concerning disciplinary powers.

  38. Lesotho - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Public Service Act 2005 (Commencement) Notice 2005 (L.N. No. 31 pf 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-03-23 | LSO-2005-M-73253

    Appoints day of 1st April 2005 as the day the Act is to come into force.

  39. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Public Service Act 2005 (Act No. 1 of 2005) - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | LSO-2005-L-71729

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Conditions of employment and conduct of public officers
    Part III - Settlements of disputes (conciliation, arbitration, strike, etc.)
    Part IV - Public staff association (freedom of association, etc.)
    Part V - Retirement of public officers
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

  40. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Mines and Minerals Act 2005 (Act No. 4 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005 | LSO-2005-L-73255

    Repeals the Mining Rights Act 1967.
    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Ownership of Mineral and Acquisition of Mineral Rights
    Part III - Adminstration
    Part IV - Prospecting Licences
    Part V - Mining Leases
    Part VI - Mineral Permits
    Part VII - Mineral Concession and Surface Rights
    Part VIII - Environmental Obligations
    Part IX - Financial
    Part X - Withdrawal of Applications, Surrender and Termination of Mineral Concession, etc.
    Part XI - Miscellaneous

  41. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Old Age Pensions Act (Act No. 3 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005 | Date of entry into force: 2004-11-01 | LSO-2005-L-73256

    Makes provision for a tax funded non-contributory old age pension scheme. All senior citizens who are citizens of Lesotho, are 70 years old or above and who are not earning a pension or social grant from the consolidated fund are eligible for the pension. They are to be paid a monthly pension from the Consolidated Fund. Pensions cannot be assigned, transferred or hypothecated by a senior citizen.

  42. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Old Age Pensions Regulations, 2005. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005 | LSO-2005-R-93021

    1. Citation and commencement
    2. Interpretation
    3. Eligibility
    4. Application for Pension
    5. Proof of Birth
    6. Circumstances under which Pension ceases
    7. Payment of pension
    8. Penalty for making false certification
    9. Method of payment
    10. Security

  43. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Higher Education Act, 2004 (Act No. 1 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-01-27 | LSO-2004-L-70210

    Establishes as sets out the functions etc. of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Part III regulates higher education public institutions and Part IV deals with their governance. Part V regulates the funding of higher education public institutions. Part VI regulates higher education private institutions.

  44. Lesotho - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Poverty Reduction Strategy 2004-2005 / 2006-2007. - Strategy on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | LSO-2004-M-77845

    Sets out the PRSP for Lesotho.

  45. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Code (Chemical Safety) regulations, 2003

    Adoption: 2003 | Date of entry into force: 2003-06-18 | LSO-2003-R-68908

    1. Citation and commencement
    2. Application
    3. Interpretation
    4. Adequate measures for workers safety, health and welfare
    5. Additional measures
    6. Labelling and packaging
    7. Safety signs, posters or notices to be displayed
    8. Identification and classification
    9. Notification
    10. Notice of substancial risk
    11. Special risks
    12. Records to be kept
    13. Exposure to radioactive chemical substances
    14. Material safety data sheets
    15. Workplace and health surveillance
    16. Training and information of workers
    17. Personal protection
    18. Personal hygiene
    19. First aid and fire safety
    20. Duties of workers
    21. Reporting of accidents,dangerous occurences and diseases
    22. Records
    23. House keeping
    24. Acceptable exposure limit values
    25. Research and related activities
    26. Ban on chemical substances
    27. Exemption from banning of chemical substances
    28. Appeals
    29. Penalties
    Five schedules

  46. Lesotho - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Labour Code (Codes of Good Practice) Notice, 2003 (G.N. No. 4 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | LSO-2003-M-108712

  47. Lesotho - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 10 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-04-23 | LSO-2002-L-66165

    Amends Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act 1981. Makes provision for power of court to detain, in custody, an accused person who is charged with murder, rape, robbery, stock theft and other serious offences. Also deals with some related matters.

  48. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Labour Appeal Court Rules, 2002 (Legal Notice No. 158 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002 | LSO-2002-R-65612

  49. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Code (Construction Safety) Regulations, 2002 (Legal Notice No. 145 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002 | LSO-2002-R-65613

    Applies to all workplaces in which construction or demolition work is carried out. Part 1: Preliminary. Part 2: Demolition . Part 3: Scaffolding other than gantries - Gantries, hoardings and barricades. Part 4: Working of lifts. Part 5. Form-work or false-work. Part 6: Electrical work. Part 7: Excavation and tunneling work. Part 8: Other provisions - Work at construction site. 2 Schedules.

  50. Lesotho - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Teaching Service Regulations 2002 (Legal Notice No. 3 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002 | LSO-2002-R-65615

    Part I: Preliminary. Part II: Registration of teachers. Part III: Educational qualifications. Part IV: Conditions of employment. Part V: Filing of vacancies. Part VI: Conditions of service. Part VII: Leave (annual leave, paid leave, sick leave, maternity leave, educational leave, leave without pay). Part VIII: Retirement. Part IX: Discipline. Part X: Inspection. Part XI: Miscellaneous. Repeals the Teaching Service Regulations 1986.

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