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  1. Lesotho - Criminal and penal law - 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

  2. Lesotho - Criminal and penal law - 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.

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

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence (Amendment) Act 1998 (Act No. 10 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | LSO-1998-L-91511

    An Act to amend the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act 1981 so as to vest in the Courts jurisdiction to impose community service sentences as an option to custodial sentences and for related matters.

  4. Lesotho - Criminal and penal law - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Basutoland Prisons Proclamation (No. 30 of 1957).

    Adoption: 1957-10-14 | LSO-1957-M-44536

    Inter alia, allows the Court to employ a prisoner, with his consent, for work outside of prison.

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