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

    Criminal Procedure Act 2016 (2016, No. 6). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-09 | WSM-2016-L-102763

    AN ACT to provide a code relating to criminal procedure and rules as to the criminal jurisdiction of courts hearing criminal cases and for related purposes.

  2. Samoa - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Sentencing Act 2016 (2016, No. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-09 | WSM-2016-L-102765

    AN ACT to set out the purposes for which defendants may be sentenced or otherwise dealt with by the courts, to promote those purposes, to aid in the public┐s understanding of sentencing practices, by providing principles and guidelines to be applied by courts in sentencing or otherwise dealing with defendants, to provide a sufficient range of sentences and other means of dealing with defendants and to provide for the interests of victims of crime and for related purposes.

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

    Counter Terrorism Act 2014 (2014, No. 7). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-07 | WSM-2014-L-98692

    An Act to repeal the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism Act 2002 and to implement United Nations Security Council Resolutions and Conventions dealing with terrorism and for related purposes.

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

    Prisons and Corrections Act, 2013 (2013, No. 11). (Falepuipui ma le Toefuataiga) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-05 | WSM-2013-L-93578

    AN ACT to repeal the Prisons Act 1967 and to provide for the re-organisation and reform of prisons in Samoa by the establishment of a Samoa Prisons and Corrections Service with necessary transitional arrangements, and by reforms to the management of prisons and the treatment of prisoners in accordance with Samoan customs and traditions and accepted practices and standards, and with an objective of providing a corrections based system, and for related purposes.

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

    Crimes Act 2013 (2013, No. 10). (Solitulafono) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-05 | WSM-2013-L-93579

    AN ACT to regulate crimes in Samoa, to repeal the Crimes Ordinance 1961 and consequently amend other Acts, and for related purposes.

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Jurisdiction
    Part III - Matters of Justification or Excuse
    Part IV - Justification or Excuse in the Arrest of Any Person
    Part V - Parties to the Commission of Offences
    Part VI - Crimes Against Public Order
    Part VII - Sexual Crimes
    Part VIII - Crimes Against Public Welfare
    Part IX - Crimes Against the persons
    Part X - Assaults and Injuries to the Persons
    Part XI - Crimes Against the Administration of Justice
    Part XII - Organised Crime, Corruption and Transnational Offending
    Part XIII - Smuggling and Trafficking in People
    Part XIV - Crimes Against the Right of Property
    Part XV - Crimes Involving Damage or Danger to Property or Transport
    Part XVI - Threatening Harm to Persons or Property
    Part XVII - Forgery and False Document
    Part XVIII - Crimes Involving Electronic Systems
    Part XIX - Miscellaneous Provisions

    Makes consequential amendments to the following laws:
    - Acts Interpretation Act 1974 (article 20A)
    - Criminal Procedure Act 1972 (article 87)
    - Indecent Publication Ordinance 1960 (sections 2 and 3)

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

    Family Safety Act 2013 (2013, No. 8). (Saogalemu o Aiga) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-05 | WSM-2013-L-93580

    AN ACT to provide for greater protection of families and the handling of domestic violence and related matters.

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Protection Orders
    Part III - Duties of Police Officers
    Part IV - Miscellaneous

    Makes consequential amendments to the following:
    - Section 77(1) of the Crimes Ordinance 1961 is amended by substituting "16" with "18".
    - Section 26A of the Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Ordinance 1961 is amended by substituting the definition of "domestic violence" with the following: "has the same meaning ascribed to it under the Family Safety Act 2013.".
    - Section 12 of the Infants Ordinance 1961 is amended by substituting "14" with "18" where it appears.

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

    Community Justice Act 2008 (2008, No. 5). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-01-25 | WSM-2008-L-102748

    AN ACT to promote criminal justice by the provision of a community based justice system that fosters community based sentencing options and the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.

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

    Young Offenders Act 2007 (2007, No. 25). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-10-29 | WSM-2007-L-102761

    AN ACT to provide a criminal justice system for young persons, their treatment by the courts, and related purposes.

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

    Proceeds of Crime Act 2007 (2007, No. 4). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-01-30 | WSM-2007-L-102755

    AN ACT to Provide for the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime and for Related Purposes.

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

    Crimes (Abolition of Death Penalty) Amendment Act 2004 (No. 7). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-01-21 | WSM-2004-L-72584

    Amends the Crimes Ordinance 1961 and the Criminal Procedure Act 1972 by abolishing the death penalty.

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

    Crimes Ordinance 1961 (1961, No. 13). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1961-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1962-01-01 | WSM-1961-L-72585

    Part I - Jurisdiction
    Part II - Matters of justification or excuse
    Part III - Parties to the commission of offences
    Part IV - Crimes against public order
    Part V - Crimes affecting administration of law and justice and public administration
    Part VI - Crimes against religion, morality and public welfare
    Part VII - Crimes against person and reputation
    Part VIII - Crimes against rights of property


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