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  1. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Employment and Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act No. 13 of 2017).

    Adoption: 2017-02-23 | KIR-2017-L-109012

  2. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Early Childhood Care and Education Act 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017 | KIR-2017-L-109013

    The purposes of this Act are-

    (1) to provide a framework for the regulation of the provision and operation of early childhood care and education to children from 3 years old to under 6 years old;

    (2) to establish a registration and compliance mechanism relating to the provision of early childhood care and education services;

    (3) to set out requirements for the provision and operation of early childhood care and education services;

    (4) to facilitate and support the early childhood care and education programs and services implemented at the national and local government levels.

  3. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017 | KIR-2017-L-109014

  4. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Juvenile Justice Act 2015 (No. of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-24 | KIR-2015-L-102531

    The intent of the Act is to set up a juvenile justice system that - (i) prevent crime by addressing the circumstances underlying a juvenile's offending behaviour, (ii) rehabilitate juveniles who commit offences and reintegrate them into society, and (iii) ensure that a juvenile is subject to meaningful consequences for his or her offence in order to promote the long term protection of the public.

    Repeals Section 26 of the Magistrates' Courts Ordinance, Cap 52.

  5. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Occupational Health and Safety Act 2015 (No. of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-24 | KIR-2015-L-102532

    This Act intends to achieve the intended purposes inherent in the Occupational Safety and Health Convention 1981, the 2002 Protocol on Occupational Safety and Health, and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention 2008. Whilst it is acknowledged that the cost of achieving the intended objectives of this Act may be burdensome upon the employer, it is accepted that the health, safety and welfare of an employee is paramount for a working place to effectively function.

  6. Kiribati - - Law, Act

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

    Adoption: 2015-12-24 | KIR-2015-L-102534

  7. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Employment and Industrial Relations Code 2015 (No. of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015 | Date of entry into force: 2016 | KIR-2015-L-102530

    A Code to make provision for the regulation of employment contracts, industrial relations and the settlement of employment disputes and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.

    The objective of the Employment and Industrial Relations Code Act is to provide for the regulation of employment contracts, industrial relations and for the settlement of employment disputes. The Act repeals the:
    a. Employment Ordinance 1977,
    b. Industrial Relations Code 1988 and the
    c. Trade Union and Employer Organisations Act.

    The Act aims to modernise employment practices to keep pace with changing labour market needs and aspirations in Kiribati. This includes providing a framework that enables businesses to grow in the context of providing decent work. It is also intended to enable progressive compliance with following International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions which have been ratified by Kiribati:-

    - Forced Labour Convention 1930
    - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
    - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
    - Equal Remuneration Convention
    - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
    - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
    - Minimum Age Convention
    - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

  8. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Te Rau N Te Mwenga Act 2014 (No. 1 of 2014). (Family Peace Act) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-10 | KIR-2014-L-102529

    The Act provides for the protection of victims of domestic violence and the prevention and elimination of domestic violence.

  9. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Education Act 2013 (No. 12 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | KIR-2013-L-98634

    The two main objects of the Education Act 2013 are to improve the quality of education in Kiribati, and to promote compulsory education. The Act seeks to make available to every student in Kiribati an education that will maximise the student's educational potential and enable the student to become an effective and informed member of the community.

    The Act seeks to achieve this through measures such as requiring adherence by schools to the national educational framework and approved syllabuses, requiring all teachers to be qualified and registered, providing for the registration of all schools, imposing minimum standards on all schools, and placing responsibilities on parents and the Government in relation to the education of children of compulsory school age.

    The current Education Ordinance has been in force since 1976. Its provisions are outdated and cumbersome to administer. In 2006 the Ministry of Education commenced work towards an Education Bill that would be suitable for Kiribati, and that would enable us to improve the standard of teaching and the standard of education. This Act is the end result of a long internal process of developing policy standards that suit the needs of Kiribati in terms of regulating and improving primary and secondary education, and translating that policy into draft legislation.

    The Act provides for primary and secondary education, and for the registration of all schools, be they Government's or private's. The Act reaffirms the right of every child to education, and the responsibility of every parent to choose a suitable educational environment for their child.

  10. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Kiribati Chamber of Commerce and Industry Act 2013 (No. 19 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-30 | KIR-2013-L-98636

    The main purpose of the Act is to establish the Kiribati Chamber of Commerce and Industry bestowing its legal recognition as being the representative of the National Private Sector in Kiribati and the Employer's Organisation in Kiribati recognized under the International Labour Organisation.

  11. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 2013 (No. 8 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-13 | KIR-2013-L-98635

    In 1995, the Constitution was amended for the first time since it was adopted in 1979 upon achieving Independence. And the amendments made was, among other things, in respect of section 40 to increase the number of the members of Cabinet from eleven to thirteen. That was achieved by increasing the number of Ministers from eight to ten, the Beretitenti, Te Kauoman ni Beretitenti and the Attorney General makes up the total of thirteen.

    The new amendment at section 2 of the Act is to further amend section 40 to increase that number by one, totalling fourteen in all the number of members of the Cabinet.


    Section 3 of the Act amends section 76 of the Constitution by repealing subsection (2) which confers onto the members of the Maneaba immunity from civil and criminal proceedings for words spoken before, or written in a report to, the Maneaba or a committee of the Maneaba, or by reason of any matter or thing brought by them in the Maneaba or in a committee of the Maneaba. This privilege has been consistently abused by the members themselves, mostly at the meetings of the Maneaba, by making derogatory, abusive, inaccurate, unsubstantiated, scandalous and defamatory remarks not only against their fellow members but to certain members of the public, who cannot by law, take part in the proceedings of the Maneaba. The amendment will act as a reminder to the members of their role as leaders to be responsible for their actions arising of the words spoken or used in the Maneaba or in a committee of the Maneaba and the effect that may have on those that elect them into office.

  12. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Privileges, Immunities and Powers of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu (Amendment) Act 2013 (No. 9 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-13 | KIR-2013-L-98638

  13. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Children, Young People and Family Welfare Act 2013 (No. 6 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-17 | KIR-2013-L-98628

    Part 1 deals with preliminary matters and also provides the general objects of the Act and the principles for care and protection of children and young people and in decision-making. The roles of parents as primary caregivers to ensure the wellbeing of their children is also provided in this Part.

    Part 2 deals with the Administration roles of the Secretary as Secretary of the Ministry responsible for child and family welfare matters. This Part also provides the roles of the Director as the key person in providing support services to children and young people at risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation and their families. Delegation of powers by the Secretary and the Director is provided and the roles of Social Welfare officers is provided to highlight the importance of their part in providing support to children, young people and families.

    Part 3 is divided into five Divisions.
    - Division 1 provides that support programmes to strengthen families and communities shall be conducted in partnership between the government, non-government organisations, church and faith-based organisations and community leaders.
    - Division 2 provides for reporting and referral strategies.
    - Division 3 provides for assessment and intervention mechanisms to services rendered to children and young people and/or their families.
    - Division 4 provides emergency protection power to issue warrant to the Director, Social Welfare Officer or the Police to intervene and take a child or young person to a place of safety in instances where there is need for immediate care and protection actions to be taken.
    - Division 5 provides for the types of orders that may be given by the court to the Director or Social Welfare Officer.

    Part 4 provides that Non-Government organisations or church/faith-based organisation who provide cafe and protection services need to register with the Ministry before they could carry-out their services. Upon registration; such entities may operate following the conditions and requirements for service delivery to children and young people in need of their services.

    Part 5 imposes a fine of $5,000 for disclosing the identification of children or young people victims. It also provides the power of the Minister to make regulation required for implementation of care and protection to children and young people and/or assistance to families and the expiration of any order to place a child or young person in care or custody to be when such children or young people reach 18 years.

    Part 6 provides for Consequential Amendments to the Penal Code Cap 67 (section 144, 204, 205 and 226) and the Marriage Ordinance Cap 54 (section 7).

  14. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 3 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-11 | KIR-2012-L-95535

    This amendment Act has two main objects. The first is to enable a member who has suffered or about to suffer severe financial hardship due to a loss of job for at least six months to apply for a withdrawal of such amount of provident fund as the Board may consider sufficient to alleviate the financial hardship in question.
    The second object is to prevent any member (or any person so authorized by this Ordinance to act for the member) who is about to receive payment of what the Board has approved to be paid to him from being subjected to alterations not authorized by the Ordinance.

  15. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Marine Zones (Declaration) Act 2011 (No. 4 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-05 | KIR-2011-L-95532

    An Act to make provisions in respect of the internal waters, the archipelagic waters, the contiguous zone, the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone, and the continental shelf of Kiribati and for connected purposes.

  16. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Native Lands (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 1 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-04 | KIR-2011-L-95533

    The purpose of this brief amendment is to address the concerns of the people of Kiribati who feel they have lost their lands as a result of a fraud committed by those who are currently registered over the lands in dispute or by their predecessors in title. The amendment seeks to give these aggrieved people the opportunity to challenge those titles and they may successfully do so if they are able to prove fraud in a Lands Court.

  17. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Act 2010 (No. 6 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-03 | KIR-2010-L-89302

    The Act repeals the existing Fisheries Ordinance 1979, Cap 33. It incorporates all amendments to Cap 33 enacted over the past years. It provides for the implementation of regional and international obligations from treaties in which Kiribati is party to: It also accommodates the flaws evident under Cap 33 by updating and improving certain provisions.
    The principal object of the Act is:
    a) To promote the sustainable management of the fisheries of Kiribati and the development and use of fisheries resources for the benefit of Kiribati, including the recovery of fees that reflect the value of the resource; and
    (b) To protect fish stocks and the marine environment of Kiribati.


    Part 2 incorporates section 4 to 6 which provides for the management of fisheries through the consideration of designated fisheries, and the preparation of fishery management plans.
    Part 3 regulates fishing vessels generally including international obligations and unlicensed foreign fishing vessels.
    Part 4 and 5 contain provisions on licences and authorisations generally and licences specifically, updating and improving the sections particularly the penalties.
    Part 7 introduces a section under Prohibited activities in relation to the driftnet fishing vessels in addition to the other destructive fishing methods previously covered under Cap 33.
    Part 8 elaborates further on authorised officers, the powers of authorised officers and the extended powers of authorised officers. This part incorporates and implements the need for observers to board and remain on Kiribati licensed vessels for the purpose of carrying out his or her duties.
    Part 9 and 10 provides for offences relating to authorised officers and observers and the destruction or disposing of evidence. Part 10 deals with seized property and forfeiture where a conviction resulted from a committal of an offence or offences under this Act.
    Part 11 incorporates section 30 to 38 on jurisdiction and evidential proof. It provides for certificate evidence, designated machines, photographic evidence, and designated observer devices.
    Part 12 incorporates old provisions on penalty, however introduces a section on penalty notices.
    The regulations which forms Part 13 updates the fine of $1 000 to $10 000 at section 44(2)(y).
    Part 14 provides for the repeat of Cap 33, and the savings on regulations, orders and notices made or given sander the repealed Ordinance to remain in force unless inconsistency with this Act occurred.

  18. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Government Liability Act 2010 (Act No. 9 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | KIR-2010-L-89305

    The Act sets out to limit the Government's liability in tort. It is in effect modifying the well known common law principle of "vicarious liability" where the employer is liable for the actions of his employee arising out and in the course of employment. The main purpose of introducing this Act is to protect the public property from being used up by few individuals. It is accepted that numerous successful suits against the Government will cause substantial strain on the Government funds and properties and will no doubt have dire consequences on the operation of the Government and the public at large resulting in the enormous loss of public funds and properties.

  19. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 9 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-07 | KIR-2009-L-84049

    This Act replaces the Second Schedule to the Merchant Shipping Act 1983, to include in the list a number of maritime conventions and protocols to which Kiribati has recently become a party. The additions are as follows:
    - the 1988 Protocol to the International Convention on Load Lines;
    - the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage and the 1992 Protocol thereto;
    - the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage and the 1992 Protocol thereto;
    - the 1997 Protocol to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships;
    - the 1978 and 1988 Protocols to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea;
    - the International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels and the 1993 Protocol thereto; and
    - the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage.
    Inclusion of a Convention in the Second Schedule enables regulations to be made under section 61(2) of the Act to implement our legislative obligations as a Party. In addition, under section 60, the Registrar may suspend the certificate of registry of any Kiribati flagged vessel found to have contravened the provisions of any of the scheduled Conventions.

  20. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Elections (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 7 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-07 | KIR-2009-L-89298

    The purpose of this short amendment is to stop the abuse of custom before or during the election. Experience has shown that elections have become more and more expensive with voters taking advantage of the election period to get free kava or alcohol or even other favours from candidates.

  21. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 6 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-07 | KIR-2009-L-89299

    The object of this Act is to take away the discretionary power of the Court to forfeit a vessel or its catch, gear, instruments or appliances, equipment, stores and cargo when found guilty of breaching the provisions of the Fisheries Ordinance. It will act as a further deterrent to those who have constantly violated or are thinking of violating the Fisheries Ordinance. The need has arisen following the recent case of the Hai Soon 28, where the owner and captain were initially fined $5.13 million by the High Court, which was reduced to $4.73 million during the recent Court of Appeal sitting this August 2009. The recent experience is in direct contrast with the case of Te Tauu, where a similar use of a bunkering vessel violating our Fisheries Ordinance resulted in forfeiture of the vessel and its cargo to the Republic, in addition to a substantial fine. The amendment sought will restore that parity.

  22. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Police Powers and Duties Act 2008 (Act No. 6 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | KIR-2008-L-84045

    Replaces the Police Ordinance (Cap. 73). Along with the Police Service Act 2008 significantly reforms the Kiribati Police.

  23. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Provident Fund (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 14 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | KIR-2008-L-84046

    Section 26 of the Provident Fund Ordinance, Cap 78(A) that is now in force gives the Lands Court the power to distribute the funds of a deceased member in accordance with the law that is now in force. The law that is now in force is not specifically stated. The new subsection (2) again gives the court power to deal with the share of a dependant after being satisfied that the change in the circumstance of that dependant warrants the variation of the order relating to the distribution of the fund in the first instance. The new subsection (3) sets out who the dependants are by referring us to the definition of "dependants" in the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance Cap 102. By applying this definition, the objective is to ensure that those who have been supported by the member during his lifetime will continue to be supported after his/her death.

  24. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Police Service Act 2008 (No. 15 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | KIR-2008-L-102533

  25. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Provident Fund (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 8 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-09-08 | KIR-2008-L-84047

    This short Act amends the Provident Fund Ordinance as amended in 2005 by the Provident Fund (Amendment) Act No 11 of 2005. The amending Act of 2005 section 20(2) restrict members who have reached 50 years of age from making further withdrawals until at least six months has elapsed from the date of the previous withdrawal, or such other period as may be prescribed by the Minister, acting in accordance with the advice of Cabinet. The members reaching 50 have voiced complaints of this restriction. As they have reached 50, they consider it is for them to decide when to withdraw from the Fund at any time until the amount standing to their credit are exhausted. This amending Act have addressed that by repealing subsection (2) of section 20 of the amending Act No 11 of 2005. The second part of the amendment removes the present imposed restrictions on a member attaining 45 years of age to withdraw 50 per cent standing to his or her credit from the Fund. The amendment further clarifies that the 50 per cent which a member is not allowed to withdraw at any time, is the equivalent amount of the 50 per cent available when such member first attains 45. Once a member has withdrawn that 50 per cent portion, he or she is not entitled to withdraw further until he or she has reached 50 years of age.

  26. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Building Act, 2006 (No. 1 of 2006). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-07-25 | KIR-2006-L-84050

    Regulates the construction industry with respect to building codes, authorizations etc. Also includes articles concerning the safety of building sites (section 9) as well as inspection and enforcement (Part V).

  27. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2006 (Act No. 3 of 2006). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-07-07 | KIR-2006-L-80032

    Amends some definitions in section 2 of the principle Act and inserts a new section 2A (Application of Act to foreign ships) and 2B (Application of international conventions) and inserts a new Part IIA (Registration of Foreign Ships). Also makes numerous other amendments to the Act concerning foreign ships.

  28. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 14 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-12-30 | KIR-2005-L-84051

    This short Act seeks to remedy problems that have been experienced in recent years with the fixing of public holidays. At present the Schedule of public holidays can only be changed through passage of amending legislation. This has led to an undesirable lack of flexibility. Under the proposed section 9, the Minister, acting in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet, will have power to amend the Schedule simply by publishing a notice to that effect in the Gazette. The Minister will retain the power under section 6 to vary the days fixed as public holidays on an ad hoc basis. It is envisaged that section 9 will be used to fix public holidays on a general basis, with section 6 being used to make any variations as may be necessary from year to year.

  29. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act 2005 (No. 13 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-12-29 | KIR-2005-L-80035

    The amendment to section 15 of the Criminal Procedure Code seeks to empower police officers for the purpose of preventing or detecting commission of offence to enter without warrant and board any vessel and may search and may break open any receptacle, and upon discovery of the person suspected to have committed an offence, or is involved in the commission of the offence or upon discovery of a victim of the offence committed or likely to be committed may take possession of that person involved in the commission of the offence, or a victim of the offence, and may also detain the person who has committed or likely to commit an offence against the victim, or in whose care or custody the victim of the offence being committed or likely to be committed is found. The police officer needs to consult his or her immediate senior officer before exercising the power under this section.

  30. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2005 (No. 11 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005 | KIR-2005-L-80036

    This Act introduces a number of amendments to the Provident Fund Ordinance (Cap.78A).
    Section 3 amends section 7 of the Ordinance to take account the fact that the German currency was replaced by the euro with effect from 1 January 2002.
    Section 4 acts to remove the proviso from section 13(5), which prevented those who continued working after reaching the age of 50 years from accessing their Provident Fund contributions. Under the new section 20(2) (inserted by section 8(d)), such persons will now be able to make multiple withdrawals, although the withdrawals must be at least six months apart.
    Section 5 corrects an error made by section 4 of the Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 1996, which inadvertently repealed all of the original section 17, when the intention was to repeal only subsection (4) (dealing with death benefits).
    Sections 6 moves section 17A to the end of Part VI of the Ordinance, which is considered a more appropriate placement.
    Section 7 removes a reference to section 17(4), which was repealed in 1996.
    Section 8 accomplishes two primary objectives, enabling members to-
    a) make multiple withdrawals after reaching the age of 50 years, as discussed above; and
    b) withdraw up to 50 per cent of their contributions upon reaching the of 45 years, without having to take early retirement, although those who wish to permanently leave the work force after turning 45 will still be able to withdraw all of their contributions at that time.

  31. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Measures to Combat Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime Act, 2005 (No. 3 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005 | KIR-2005-L-84052

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Specified Entities
    Part III - Offences related to Terrorism
    Part IV - Management and Forfeiture of Terrorist Property
    Part V - Power to Remove and Prevent Entry of Persons
    Part VI - Counter Terrorism Conventions
    Part VII - Transnational Organised Crime
    Part VIII - Trafficking in Persons and People Smuggling
    Part IX - General Provisions

  32. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Provident Fund (Amendment) Act, 2004 (No. 4 of 2004). - Act online

    Adoption: 2004-09-09 | KIR-2004-L-70688

    Amends sections 2, 16 and 48 of the Provident Fund Ordinance (Cap. 78A). Extends the definition of voluntary contributor so that almost anyone can become a member of the Fund.

  33. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Compulsory Retirement (Repeal) Act, 2004 (No. 3 of 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-09-09 | KIR-2004-L-84053

    The object of this short Act is to repeal the Compulsory Retirement Act 1996 (Act No 24 of 1996).

  34. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Evidence Act, 2003 (No. 5 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-12-19 | KIR-2003-L-84054

    There is a need for an up to date Evidence Act for Kiribati, because the present evidence law is stuck with the pre 1961 U K law. There has been significant progress in legal thinking about admissible evidence; there have been remarkable advances in copying, computer and telecommunications technology; new attitudes have developed about the reliability of the word of young people and women; new social circumstances have produced different kinds of anti-social behaviour. All of these changes since 1961 require new kinds of rules for the admission of evidence in Courts. The U K has modernised its statutory evidence law, but these changes do not affect Kiribati law because the date of receipt of U K law here is 1961.

  35. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, 2003 (No. 6 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-12-19 | KIR-2003-L-84055

    The Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2003 implements, for Kiribati, part of an agreement made between the law officers of the Pacific Islands nations at Honiara in 1992. Its objects, as set out in clause 3, include:
    - regulating the provision of assistance between Kiribati and foreign countries in connection with taking evidence, issuing search warrants, and making and enforcing orders under a foreign law relating to the forfeiture of proceeds of crime;
    - making arrangements for persons to travel from or to Kiribati to give evidence in a criminal proceeding, or to assist in a criminal investigation.

  36. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime Act, 2003 (No. 8 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-12-19 | KIR-2003-L-84060

    The Proceeds of Crime Act 2003 implements, for Kiribati, part of an agreement made between the law officers of the Pacific Islands nations at Honiara in 1992. Its objects, as set out in clause 2, include: making provision to deprive criminals of the proceeds of crime; making various ancillary provisions to provide for tracing the proceeds of crime; and creating the offence of money-laundering.

  37. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Extradition Act, 2003 (No. 7 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-12-19 | KIR-2003-L-84061

    This Act is based on a Model Extradition Law developed to assist in providing a uniform approach to extradition among Pacific Island countries. The principles on which the Model Law was based were endorsed at the 1995 Pre-Forum Officials Committee meeting, and the Model Law was tabled at the 1999 Pacific Island Law Officers Meeting in Madang. Kiribati was present at both meetings.

    This Act has a number of purposes:
    (a) to modernise the extradition law of Kiribati in line with developments in global extradition practice;
    (b) to reflect developments in the Commonwealth London Scheme for the Rendition of Fugitive Offenders and the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the United Nations Model treaty on Extradition;
    (c) to facilitate the surrender by Kiribati of persons wanted in another country to stand trial for, or serve a sentence imposed for, an offence committed in that country;
    (d) to facilitate the making of requests to other countries for the surrender of persons wanted in Kiribati to stand trial for, or serve a sentence imposed for, an offence committed in Kiribati.

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

    National Conditions of Service 2003 Edition. - Document on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | KIR-2003-M-72429

    Regulates the conditions of service for public servants including recruitment, termination, conduct, discipline, salaries and allowances, provident fund, annual leave, sick leave, compassionate leave, maternity leave, housing, rents, transport, medical treatment, training, representation and petitions, interviews, staff associations and annual confidential reports.

  39. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 12 of 2002) - Act online

    Adoption: 2002-10-16 | KIR-2002-L-70690

    Amends the Immigration Ordinance by adding after section 10 a new section on residence permits.

  40. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 4 of 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-06-26 | KIR-2002-L-84062

    The Schedule to the Public Holidays Ordinance (Cap. 81) is amended by repealing the whole of that Schedule and substituting a new Schedule.

  41. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 10 of 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-31 | KIR-2001-L-84064

    Seeks to amend the Shipping Act (No 6 of 1990) with a view to widening the regulatory ambit of this Act to include also the regulation of agents for vessels whilst they are in Kiribati waters. Vessels or ships which this Act is concerned with are both Kiribati and foreign registered ships (see Clause 2).

  42. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2001 (No. 4 of 2001). - Act online

    Adoption: 2001-06-27 | KIR-2001-L-70692

    Amends the Provident Fund Ordinance (Cap. 78A) by amending section 13 and inserting a new section, Part VIB.

  43. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Small Enterprise Development Act, 2001 (No. 2 of 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-06-26 | KIR-2001-L-84066

    Small enterprises are defined (Part 1 Section 3.1) as any person, natural or corporate or body of association of persons engaged or proposing to be engaged in carrying on a business with whose total assets, inclusive of those arising from loans but exclusive of land on which the particular business entity's office, plant and equipment are situated, must have a value of not more than $500,000.

  44. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 15 of 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001 | KIR-2001-L-84063

    This short Act seeks to amend the Penal Code with a view to empower the Court to admit as evidence in court any document whether it is an original or a copy of the original as the case may be in a criminal prosecution of a person who has been charged with larceny or theft of document specified under section 256.
    It is also proposed that a person possessing a copy of a document under this section once amended will give rise to an inference that such person has stolen the document unless he displaces the inference by adducing contrary evidence.
    Under this section 256 of the Penal Code, it would seem that no offence of theft of a document is committed if the offender steals only a copy of such document in question. However, the advance in modern photocopying technology does not appear to support such distinction between an original document or a copy of the document as a photocopied document in most if not all cases looks just as good as an original document.
    Furthermore whether the offender steals an original document or a copy of such document, such theft of the document is still a theft of the same document. It might be the case also that such copy is the only copy available.
    Hence the deletion of the word "original" as appears throughout section 256 of the Penal Code (Section 2 of the Act).

  45. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 11 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-03-21 | KIR-1999-L-84068

    This section deals with the basic crime of causing property damage which now carries a penalty of 2 years and unlimited fine which shall not be excessive. It will be seen therefore that the proposed change however seeks to increase the penalty to a fine of $5000 or to imprisonment for 5 years or both in section 319(1).
    New section 319(2) creates a new offence of damaging property of which property damage is likely to put at risk the safety of any person. This will cover in clear and simple terms the situation of offenders who destroy property of value and importance to the community, which is for the public good, like street signs and navigation lights. The penalty here will be a maximum of $20,000 and 20 years in prison or both.
    New section 319(3) concerns damage to special property like public registries, title deeds and wills. This repeats the old section 319(4) and (7) but increases the penalty from 14 years to $25,000 or imprisonment for 20 years or both.
    Section 319(4) is the most serious level of property damage, where the damage has the consequence of endangering life. In this case the maximum penalty is $30,000 or 25 years prison or both.
    Clause 319(5) deals with attempts to destroy or damage property and as such the penalties provided under this subclause are less severe than those provided in section 319(1), (2), (3) and (4).

  46. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Environment Act, 1999 (No. 9 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | KIR-1999-L-84067

    Provides for the protection, improvement and conservation of the environment.

  47. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 3 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-07-09 | KIR-1998-L-84069

    The principal object of this Act is to enable Kiribati take at least some preliminary legal steps in order to comply with the minimum global standards of knowledge, understanding, experience, and professional competence which are required of seafarers with a view to raising their standards of competence and professionalism and upon whom the safety of life, property and the environment depends. These minimum global standards were adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the International Convention on the Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of seafarers ("STCW Conference") on 7 July 1995. Further these minimum standards of training, certification and competence of seafarers in accordance with the intent of the Parties to the STCW Convention, the industry, (shipowners, and seafarers through their organisations) and the general public are mandatory in that they must be complied with.

  48. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Pensions Act, 1997 (No. 15 of 1997). - Act No. 15 of 1997

    Adoption: 1997-12-29 | KIR-1997-L-69668

    Repeals the Pensions Ordinance, Cap. 10 and provides, inter alia, that certain gratuities and allowances payable thereunder shall continue to be paid, that pensions are not assignable, and that pensions be adjusted from time to time to allow for inflation.

  49. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 1 of 1995). - Act online

    Adoption: 1995-02-13 | KIR-1995-L-70694

  50. Kiribati - - Law, Act

    Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act, 1994 - Act No.3 of 1994

    Adoption: 1994-06-10 | KIR-1994-L-69663

    Amends Section 7 of the Workmen's Compensation Act (Cap 102) to increase the compensation payable in cases where death results and in cases of permanent total incapacity.

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