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

    Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act [Chapter 9:24] (No.4 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | ZWE-2013-L-101343

  2. Zimbabwe - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prisons (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 (No. 9), SI 149/2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-23 | ZWE-2011-R-89595

    Sets out the dietary requirements for prisoners. The principle regulations, Prisons (General) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. 196/2003), are amended.

    Repeals the Prisons (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011(No. 8), published in Statutory Instrument No. 97 of 2011.

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

    National Security Council Act (Act No. 2 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009 | Date of entry into force: 2009-03-04 | ZWE-2009-L-85402

    Provides for the establishment, composition, functions and meetings of the Zimbabwe National Security Council.

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

    Public Order and Security Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 18 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-11 | ZWE-2007-L-85371

    Amends the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17], section 2 (interpretation) by inserting a new definitions. Also amends section 4 (regulating authorities), and replaces sections 23-27 and 29.

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

    Domestic Violence Act [Chapter 5:16] (Act 14/2006). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006 | Date of entry into force: 2007-02-26 | ZWE-2006-L-85410

    PART I - Preliminary
    1. Short title and date of commencement.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Meaning of domestic violence and its scope.
    4. Offence of domestic violence and acts excluded from its scope.

    PART II - Duties Of Police And Powers Of Arrest In Respect Of Domestic Violence
    5. Duties of police officers in relation to domestic violence.
    6. Arrest by police officer without warrant.

    PART III - Protection Orders
    7. Application for protection order.
    8. Determination of application.
    9. Issue of interim protection order.
    10. Issue of protection order.
    11. Contents of protection order.
    12. Application for revocation, variation or extension of protection orders.
    13. Issue of further copies of orders and warrants of arrest.
    14. Enforcement of protection orders.

    PART IV - Anti-Domestic Violence Counsellors And Anti-Domestic Violence Council
    15. Anti-domestic violence counsellors.
    16. Anti-Domestic Violence Council.

    PART V - General
    17. General provisions as to ofences.
    18. Special jurisdiction of local courts.
    19. Regulations.

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

    Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] (No. 23/2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | ZWE-2004-L-72803

    The Roman-Dutch Criminal law no longer applies to the extent that this Code expressly or impliedly enacts, re-enacts, amends, modifies or repeals that law.
    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - Elements of criminal liability
    Chapter III - Crimes against the State
    Chapter IV - Crimes against public order
    Chapter V - Crimes against the person
    Chapter VI - Property crimes
    Chapter VII - Crimes involving dangerous drugs
    Chapter VIII - Computer-related crimes
    Chapter IX - Bribery and corruption
    Chapter X - Crimes against law enforcement and public administration
    Chapter XI - Crimes against the administration of justice
    Chapter XII - Unfinalised crimes: threats, incitement, conspiracy and attempt
    Chapter XIII - Participation or assistance in the commission of crimes
    Chapter XIV - General defences and mitigating factors
    Chapter XV - Permissible verdicts
    Chapter XVI - General
    In addition to the Acts listed below which are found in NATLEX, the following Acts are also repealed: Aircraft (offences) Act [Chapter 9:01]; Concealment of Birth Act [Chapter 9:04]; Miscellaneous Offences Act [Chapter 9:15]; Miscellaneous Offences Act [Chapter 68 of the 1974 Revised Edition of the Laws]; Witchcraft Suppression Act [Chapter 9:19].

  7. Zimbabwe - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] (Act 1/2002, 6/2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-01-22 | ZWE-2002-L-85399

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Offences against Constitutional Government and Public Security
    Part III - Offences against Public Order
    Part IV - Public Gatherings
    Part V - Enforcement and Preservation of Public Order and Security
    Part VI - General

    Repeals the Law and Order (Maintenance) Act [Chapter 11:07].

  8. Zimbabwe - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Penalties Amendment Act, 2001 (No. 22).

    Adoption: 2001 | ZWE-2001-L-62464

    Makes provision for increases in general level of fines in statutes through statutory instrument. Amends Section 3 of Interpretation Act and inserts new section in Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act. Also amends penalty provisions in a number of other acts.

  9. Zimbabwe - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act, 2001 (No. 8). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001 | ZWE-2001-L-64993

    Amends criminal law regarding sexual offences. Divided into 6 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 deals with extra-marital sexual intercourse with young persons and severely intellectually handicapped persons, Part 3 with non-consensual sexual acts, and Part 4 with suppression of prostitution. Part 5 makes provision for prevention of spread of HIV. Provides for offence of deliberate transmission of HIV, testing of sexual offenders for HIV infection, and presumption regarding HIV infection. Part 6 contains general provisions.

  10. Zimbabwe - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Traditional Leaders Act (No. 25 of 1998) (Chapter 29).

    Adoption: 1998 | ZWE-1998-L-57007

    Provides for the appointment of various local government figures and defines their respective functions. Repeals the Chiefs and Headmen's Act and amends certain provisions of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, the Communal Land Act and the Rural District Councils Act.

  11. Zimbabwe - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Act [Chapter 7:11]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1956-04-23 | ZWE-1956-L-61345

    Comprehensive legislation on establishment and management of prisons. Divided into 23 parts. These deal with: establishment of prisons; prison service and appointment of prison officers; prison service commission; powers and duties of prison officers; appointment and duties of medical officers; official visitors, visiting justices, ministers of religion and prisoners aid societies; desertion and mutiny; admission and confinement of prisoners; segregation and classification of prisoners; custody and removal of prisoners; labour of prisoners; maintenance; prohibited articles and areas; discipline of prisoners; escapes; corporal punishment; prisoners under sentence of death; remission of sentence; release of prisoners on licence or order; report on long-term prisoners; and discharge of prisoners. Section 76 regulates employment of convicted prisoners. Establishes that every prisoner under sentence of imprisonment may be kept for labour within or outside the precints of any prison in any part of Zimbabwe, and in any employment approved by Minister. Prisoner shall not be required to perform labour if judicial officer passing sentence has specified that sentence of imprisonment shall be without labour. Female prisoners shall not be employed outside a prison except on the recommendation of a medical officer, and then only on such labour as may be prescribed.

  12. Zimbabwe - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1927-06-01 | ZWE-1927-L-61340

    Consolidates and amends law relating to procedure and evidence in criminal cases. Divided into 21 parts. These deal with: prosecution at public instance, private prosecutions, prescription of offences, arrests, search warrants and seizures, preparatory examinations, confirmation of extra-curial statements, bail, indictments and charges, procedure before commencement of trial, procedure after commencement of trial, procedures in respect of cases adjourned under section 54 of Magistrates Court Act, witnesses and evidence in criminal proceedings, discharge of accused persons, previous convictions and finger-prints, judgment on criminal trial, punishments, compensation and restitution, and pardon and commutation.

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