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  1. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Education (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act No. 35 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-01-10 | VUT-2020-L-112145

  2. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act No. 38 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-01-10 | VUT-2020-L-112150

  3. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act 2019 (No. 19 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-12-23 | VUT-2019-L-112143

  4. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act No. 10 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-12-23 | VUT-2019-L-112146

  5. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture Act 2019 (Act No. 21 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-12-23 | VUT-2019-L-112151

    An Act to provide for the protection, regulation and management of traditional knowledge and expressions of culture in Vanuatu and for related matters.

  6. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Environmental Protection and Conservation (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act No. 6 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-24 | VUT-2019-L-112149

  7. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Right to Information (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act No. 4 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-24 | VUT-2019-L-112152

  8. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act No. 27 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-24 | VUT-2018-L-112060

  9. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Labour (Work Permits) (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act No. 24 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-24 | VUT-2018-L-112138

  10. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act No. 16 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-07 | VUT-2018-L-112061

  11. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act No. 7 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-07 | VUT-2018-L-112142

  12. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act No. 34 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-06 | VUT-2018-L-112059

  13. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    National Green Energy Fund Act 2018 (Act No. 10 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-06 | VUT-2018-L-112139

    An Act to provide for the establishment of the National Green Energy Fund and for its related matters.

  14. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    National Youth Authority Act 2018 (Act No. 6 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-06 | VUT-2018-L-112140

    An Act to provide for the establishment of the National Youth Authority, matters relating to national youth management and other related matters.
    The objectives of this Act are:

    (a) to institute a clean and manageable framework to guide and enhance the delivery of youth development programs and services through sector wide partnerships approaches at all levels of participation; and

    (b) to provide coordination, direction and support the development of youth programs in Vanuatu; and

    (c) to establish higher standards of youth development programs in all youth related service delivery including training pathways for out of school youth; and

    (d) to improve the participation of youths in youth development programs, national platforms and services; and

    (e) to support and encourage excellence, leadership and innovative performance of youth and youth service providers through capacity building programs, incentives and research; and

    (f) to initiate, design, coordinate, evaluate and monitor all programmes aimed at integrating the youth into the economy and society in general.

  15. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Police (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act No. 15 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-06 | VUT-2018-L-112141

  16. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act 2017 (No. 34 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-01-02 | VUT-2018-L-112144

  17. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Environmental Protection and Conservation (Amendment) Act 2017 (Act No. 24 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-01-02 | VUT-2018-L-112148

  18. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Meteorology, Geological Hazards and Climate Change Act 2016 (Act No. 25 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-26 | VUT-2017-L-105148

    An Act to provide for the provisions of meteorology, geological hazards and climate change and for related purposes.

    The objectives of this Act are to:
    (a) ensure that high quality services are provided in relation to weather, climate, flood forecasting and geological hazards in Vanuatu; and
    (b) promote capacities of governments, communities and organisations to understand and respond to risks arising from weather events, climate change and geological hazards; and
    (c) specifically address the needs of operators of ships and aircrafts and of tourists, to access all necessary weather forecasts, bulletins, alerts, warnings and information concerning geological hazards which may impact upon the safety of their operations or activities; and
    (d) facilitate the use and application within Vanuatu of relevant information, forecasts, bulletins and warnings generated and disseminated to and by local, regional and international bodies; and
    (e) ensure that the government and the public are informed of matters related to weather, climate and geological hazards, and are able to make effective use of such information and data, and to respond to warnings and alerts about such events, in order to protect the environment and the safety and welfare of the community.

    Repeals the Meteorology Act [CAP 204].

  19. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Convention on the Conservation and the Management of High Sea Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act 2016 (Act No. 18 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-16 | VUT-2016-L-105146

  20. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 11 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-13 | VUT-2016-L-105147

  21. Vanuatu - - 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.

  22. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Right to Information Act 2016 (Act No. 13 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-06 | VUT-2016-L-105151

    An Act to provide for the guarantee of the right to information of all persons and to establish practical effective mechanisms supportive of that right and for related matters.

  23. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016 (Act No. 16 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-14 | VUT-2016-L-105153

    An Act to provide for the amendments to certain Acts. The following Acts are amended as set out in the Schedule:

    (1) Customs Act No.7 of 2013;
    (2) Employment Act [CAP 160];
    (3) Forestry Act [CAP 276];
    (4) Government Remuneration Tribunal [CAP 250]
    (5) Police Act [CAP 105];
    (6) Proceeds of Crime Act [CAP 284]
    (7) Vanuatu Financial Services Commission Act [CAP 229];

  24. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 20 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-16 | VUT-2016-L-105144

  25. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 8 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-08 | VUT-2016-L-105145

  26. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Paris Agreement (Ratification) Act 2016 (Act No. 9 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-29 | VUT-2016-L-105149

  27. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016 (Act No. 6 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-27 | VUT-2016-L-105152

    An Act to provide for the amendments to certain Acts. The following Acts are amended as set out in the Schedule:
    (a) Bill of Sale (Amendment) Regulation Act No. 6 of 2009;
    (b) Business Licence Act [CAP 249];
    (c) Companies Act No. 25 of 2012;
    (d) Customs Act No. 7 of 2013;
    (e) Employment Act [CAP 160];
    (f) Health and Safety at Work Act [CAP 195];
    (g) Labour (Work Permits) Act [CAP 187];
    (h) Maritime Zones Act No. 6 of 2010;
    (i) Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act [CAP 285];
    (ia) Oaths Act [CAP 37];
    (j) Parliament (Administration) Act [CAP 306];
    (k) Proceeds of Crime Act [CAP 284];
    (l) Tobacco Control Act No. 19 of 2008.

  28. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Police (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 3 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-03-11 | VUT-2015-L-102537

  29. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Shipping (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act No. 9 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-27 | VUT-2015-L-105143

  30. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 36 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | VUT-2014-L-98713

  31. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 18 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-08 | VUT-2014-L-98710

  32. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Education Act 2014 (Act No. 9 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-23 | VUT-2014-L-98711

    An Act to make provision for early childhood and care, primary and secondary education in Vanuatu, and for related purposes.

  33. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Act 2014 (Act No. 10 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-23 | VUT-2014-L-98712

    An Act to repeal the Fisheries Act [CAP 315] and to make provision for the management, development and regulation of fisheries within Vanuatu waters, and for the control of fishing vessels entitled to fly the flag of Vanuatu outside of Vanuatu waters in a manner consistent with Vanuatu's international obligations, and for related matters.

  34. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Industrial Development Act 2014 (Act No. 19 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | VUT-2014-L-98714

    An Act to make provision for the implementation of the National Industrial Policy to promote, facilitate and support the growth of sustainable and value added industry in Vanuatu and to provide for related matters.

  35. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Shipping (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 21 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-09 | VUT-2014-L-98717

  36. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Vanuatu Qualifications Authority Act 2014 (Act No. 1 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-23 | VUT-2014-L-98718

    An Act to establish the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority and to prescribe its functions, powers and duties.

    The Vanuatu National Training Council Act [CAP 255] is repealed.

  37. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 39 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-21 | VUT-2014-L-96916

  38. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Teaching Service Act 2013 (Act No. 38 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-17 | VUT-2014-L-96920

    The purpose of this Act is to establish a Teaching Service and a Teaching Service Commission, to make arrangements for the effective management of the Teaching Service and to provide for the licensing of teachers.

  39. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Relating to Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (Ratification) Act 2013 (Act No. 25 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-10 | VUT-2014-L-96913

  40. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (Ratification) Act 2013 (Act No. 23 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-10 | VUT-2014-L-96914

  41. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 21 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-06 | VUT-2014-L-98709

  42. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Sixth) (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 27 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-20 | VUT-2013-L-96915

    Amends the Constitution to enable the recognition of dual citizenship.

  43. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (Ratification) Act 2013 (Act No. 18 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 2013-10-30 | VUT-2013-L-96917

  44. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 15 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-04 | VUT-2013-L-96918

  45. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Labour (Work Permits) (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 13 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-04 | VUT-2013-L-96919

  46. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    1993 Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas (Ratification) Act 2013 (Act No. 24 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-14 | VUT-2013-L-96912

  47. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act (No. 1 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-17 | Date of entry into force: 2012-08-23 | VUT-2011-L-92300

    Amends various sections in the Act with respect to the meetings of the Commission as well as the role and functions of the Director General.

  48. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act No. 10 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-26 | VUT-2012-L-96910

  49. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Customary Land Tribunal (Amendment) Act (No 2 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08-23 | VUT-2011-L-92303

    Makes the following amendments:

    - Subsection 3(1) (definition of Director): Delete the definition, substitute "Director General means the Director General responsible for land tribunal;"
    - Subsection 3(1) (definition of Minister): Delete "lands", substitute "land tribunal"
    - Subsection 34(2): After "Director", insert "General"
    - Paragraph 38(1)(c): After "Director", insert "General"
    - Section 40 (Heading): After "Director", insert "General"
    - Subsection 40(1), paragraphs 40(1)(a), (b), (d), subsections 40(2) and (3)
    - After "Director" (wherever occurring), insert "General"

  50. Vanuatu - - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 25 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-17 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-07 | VUT-2010-L-88483

    Makes numerous amendments to the Principal Act in particular by introducing a new section 1A entitled Tripartite Labour Advisory Council.

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