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  1. Seychelles - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Health (Infectious Disease) Regulations (S.I. 8/1960). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-01-18 | SYC-2020-R-110082

    General
    1. Citation
    2. Scope
    3. Commissioner may order closing of schools
    4. Effect of closing order
    5. Closing of particular school
    6. Restriction of attendance at schools
    7. Further orders
    7A Restriction on entry to, exit from and return to Seychelles
    7B Compulsory medical examination etc...
    7C Restriction on travel

    Public Assemblies
    8. Prohibition of assemblies
    9. Effect of prohibition orders
    10. Extension of time for statutory meetings
    11. Outdoor assemblies
    12. Restriction on games and on activities on the beach
    13. Quarantine and surveillance of contacts
    13A Prohibition or restriction of movement of persons outdoors
    13B Publication of orders
    13C Assisting the person in quarantine Centre or isolation centre to abscond
    13D Information to Public Health Officer
    13E Disclosure of confidential information
    14. Temporary isolation hospitals
    15. Antiseptic ablution
    16. Carriers
    16A Closing of trade premises and restriction of their activities
    17. Protection of isolation hospitals
    18. Segregation at home
    19. Burials
    20. General Penalty
    21. Burden of proving facts on accused person

  2. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Truth and Reconciliation and National Unity Commission Act, 2018 (Act No. 9 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-09-06 | SYC-2018-L-108736

    An Act to enable the President of Seychelles to establish a Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission to unite the people of Seychelles around a common agenda that will help them move forward in confidence and with a sense of common purpose.

  3. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Ninth Amendment) Act, 2018 (Act No. 8 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-08-20 | SYC-2018-L-108733

    Repeals clause 4A.

  4. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Seychelles Human Rights Commission Act, 2018 (Act No. 7 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-08-09 | SYC-2018-L-108732

    An Act to establish the Seychelles Human Rights Commission, to provide for its composition, powers, functions and to create a means via which it can engage in mediation, conciliation and negotiation to enable it to investigate, detect and make recommendations to the government.

  5. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Access to Information Act, 2018 (Act No. 4 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-20 | SYC-2018-L-108731

    An Act to foster good governance through enhancing transparency, accountability, integrity in public service and administration, participation of persons in public affairs, including exposing corruption, to recognise the right of access, to information envisaged in Article 28 of the Constitution and formatters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

  6. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Council for the Elderly Act, 2018 (Act 2 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-05-25 | SYC-2018-L-108730

    The Act establishes a National Council for the Elderly to promote the holistic management and care of the elderly.

  7. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Eighth Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act No. 5 of 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-18 | SYC-2017-L-108734

  8. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act No. 4 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-13 | SYC-2017-L-108727

  9. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 24 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-29 | SYC-2016-L-104158

  10. Seychelles - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (SI No. 45 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-11 | SYC-2016-R-104162

  11. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Seventh Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. 4 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-16 | SYC-2016-L-108735

  12. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Act, 2016 (Act 2 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-04 | SYC-2016-L-104160

  13. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 9 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-22 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-25 | SYC-2015-L-101284

  14. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Public Order Act, 2013 (Act 22 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-31 | SYC-2013-L-97406

    Repeals the Public Order Act, 1959 (Cap. 194).

  15. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Corporate Social Responsibility Tax Act (Act 17 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-27 | SYC-2013-L-97401

  16. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Insolvency Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-22 | SYC-2013-L-94738

    AN ACT to repeal the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Cap 13 and to consolidate the law relating to bankruptcy of individuals, winding up of companies and company reorganisation and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

  17. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2012 (No. 7 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-27 | SYC-2012-L-91757

    Inserts after section 157 the following new sections:
    157A - Prohibited observation and recording of private act
    157B - Prohibited observation and recording of private parts
    157C - Possession of prohibited visual recording
    157D - Distribution of prohibited visual recording
    157E - Interpretation
    157F - Immunity

  18. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 5 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-30 | SYC-2012-L-91755

    Makes amendments to the Penal Code with respect to sentences, increasing the maximum penalties for some offences.

  19. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitutional Appointees' Emoluments (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act 8 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-07-15 | SYC-2011-L-91742

    Amends the Constitutional Appointees' Emoluments Act by repealing and replacing section 4 concerning remuneration of the Electoral Commission members.

  20. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Elections (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act 9 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-07-15 | SYC-2011-L-91743

    Amends the Election Act (Cap. 68A) making provision for an Electoral Commission. All mention of "Commissioner" has been replaced by the word "Commission". Also makes consequential amendments to wording in sections 51, 62 and adds a new section 100 concerning savings and transitional.

  21. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 10 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-07-15 | SYC-2011-L-91744

    Makes amendments to the Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act (Cap. 173) as last amended by Act 12 of 1996. the amendments concern replacing the word "Registrar" with "Commission" in light of the amendments made to the Constitution by the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Sixth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act 7 of 2011).

  22. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Sixth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act 7 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-07-12 | SYC-2011-L-91741

    Amends the Constitution to make provision for an Electoral Commission. In particular it replaces all mention of the word "Commissioner" with the word "Commission", by amending Articles 52A(3), 79(4)(b) and (7), 81(1) and (5), Chapter VII, Article 112(3), Article 116, 117, 118, 165, Schedules 2, 3 and 4. Repeals and replaces Article 115 concerning the Electoral Commission and inserts new Articles 115A (Members of the Commission), 115B (Qualification of Member) and 115C (Tenure of Office).

  23. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Seychelles Media Commission Act, 2010 (Act 36 of 2010).

    Adoption: 2010-12-30 | SYC-2010-L-91749

    Part I - General
    Part II - Establishment of the commission
    Part III - Powers and Functions of the Commission
    Part IV - Miscellaneous

    Schedule - Procedure for Inquiry (section 14).

  24. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act 18 of 2010).

    Adoption: 2010-08-10 | SYC-2010-L-85236

    Amends section 47(2)(b)(i) by repealing subparagraph (i) and substituting therefor the following sub-paragraph -
    "(i) the rate of five-sixths of one day's wage for each completed month of service in the case of a contract of continuous employment;".

  25. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2010 (No. 20 of 2010).

    Adoption: 2010-08-10 | SYC-2010-L-85237

    Amends section 27(a) by increasing the numbers in the texts. Also inserts a new section 30A concerning compensation for owners deprived of property. Inserts a new Chapter XVIA entitled Anti-Social Behaviour Order.

  26. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Foundations Act (Act 32 of 2009).

    Adoption: 2009-12-30 | SYC-2009-L-83300

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment of Foundations
    Part III - Founder of Foundations
    Part IV - Functionaires of Foundations
    Part V - Beneficiaries of Foundations
    Part VI - Capacity of Foundations
    Part VII - Protection and Property of Foundations
    Part VIII - Accounts and Register
    Part IX - Continuation of Foundations
    Part X - Consolidation or Merger of Foundations
    Part XI - Dissolution of Foundations
    Part XII - Registrar of Foundations
    Part XIII - Exemptions and Concessions
    Part XIV - Miscellaneous

  27. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Insurance Act, 2008 (No. 11 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-30 | SYC-2008-L-82724

    Makes provision for the regulation of the insurance business and repeals the Insurance Act 1994.

  28. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2008 (Act No. 21 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-10-08 | SYC-2008-L-91746

    Amends the Employment Act:
    Section 2 - inserts the following definitions in alphabetical order:
    "Tribunal" means the Employment Tribunal established under section 73A;
    "member" means a member of the Employment Tribunal;
    "Secretary" means the Secretary to the Tribunal;
    "Ministry" means the Ministry responsible for employment matters;
    "Minister" means the Minister responsible for employment matters;

    Also amends sections 55 by deleting words "competent officer" and "officer" and replacing them with the word "Tribunal". Section 61(1A) is repealed and replaced by a new subsection and subsections 1B to 1E are also added. These deal with the responsibilities of the competent officer with respect to grievance procedures. Sections 62(c), 63A, 76, 78 and the Schedules are also amended with respect to wording.

    A new section 73A is introduced concerning the establishment of the Employment Tribunal. Schedule 6 is introduced covering the members of the Tribunal, their allowances, jurisdiction, appeals, powers, proceedings, penalties, and the role of the Secretary.

  29. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act 4 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-04-25 | SYC-2006-L-73752

    Amends the Act by modifying some of the definitions in section 2 (i.e. "harassment" and "young person"). It also makes minor amendments to sections 18(2), 19(2), 20, 21(1)(a), 25(2). Section 24 is repealed. Section 36 is repealed and substituted for another paragraph concerning recording the payment of wages. A new subsection is inserted after section 38(1) concerning information to be provided by airlines and travel agencies. Section 44 is repealed. A new section is inserted after section 46 concerning the prevention of discrimination and prohibition of harassment. A new section 50 replaces the old on concerning transfer of business undertakings. Section 54, 57, 60(2), 61(2)(iii), 62A(2) and 68 are modified. A new section 72A is inserted concerning a tripartite consultative body. Sections 76(1), 77(2) are amended. Schedule I (all words after heading "C. Redundancy of worker under section 51" replaced) and Schedule II (new Part IIA inserted) are also amended.

  30. Seychelles - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Conditions of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 (S.I. 9 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-03-14 | SYC-2006-R-73716

    Amends regulation 2(1) concerning the definition of "essential service", regulation 3(4) concerning rest time between shifts, regulations 9(4) concerning payment in lieu of leave entitlement as well as regulations 11(1) and 22(1). It also adds a new section 9(8) concerning calculation of annual holidays and 24(3) concerning compensation payable to part-time workers and repeals regulation 3(1)(a), 6(3) and 7.

  31. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    International Trade Zone (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (SI 23 of 2004). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2004-08-13 | SYC-2004-L-83302

    Amends the Schedule of the Regulations with respect to the granting of licences under the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act.

  32. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2004 (Act 7 of 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-06-25 | SYC-2004-L-83301

    Contains provisions for the prevention and suppression of acts of terrorism.

  33. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Data Protection Act, 2003 (No. 9 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-12-24 | SYC-2003-L-66655

    Comprehensive legislation regulating use of automatically processed information relating to individuals and provision of services in respect of such information. Divided into 5 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-7) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 8-27) provides for regulation of data users. Part 3 (s. 28-32) deals with rights of data subjects. Part 4 (s. 33-42) contains provisions regarding exemptions. Part 5 (s. 43-47) contains general provisions.

  34. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Economic Development (Repeal) Act, 2000 (No. 9 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-08-02 | SYC-2000-L-57271

    Repeals the Economic Development Act, 1995.

  35. Seychelles - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Fifth Amendment) Act, 2000 (Act 7 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-05-31 | SYC-2000-C-56655

    Amends the Constitution of Seychelles with regard to the re-election of the President.

  36. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 8 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-10-28 | SYC-1999-L-54433

    Amends the Employment Act 1995. Inter alia, requires employers to notify the Employment Services Bureau of vacancies in their enterprise, and prohibits the employment of Seychellois without job cards. A new section 50 provides that where there is a change of ownership in a business, the employer shall be deemed to have terminated the employment contract of a worker. Such termination shall not be considered as attributal to the worker, who shall receive any due compensation. Further amendments provide for drug testing (s. 53A) and compensation to workers upon resignation or retirement.

  37. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 14 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-10-29 | SYC-1998-L-51525

    Amends the Criminal Code (Cap. 54) by inserting a new section 342A regarding reference by the Attorney General.

  38. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consumer Protection Act, 1997 (No. 4 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-06-10 | SYC-1997-L-47009

    Provides for the creation of a Consumer Protection Board and the post of a Director of Consumer Protection, both which shall promote consumer education and information, formulate relevant legislation, create means of consumer arbitration, and investigate cases of offences. Section 8 prohibits false advertisement; s. 11 requires producers of goods to ensure reasonable standards of quality and warn consumers of possible risk or hazards associated with a product's use.

  39. Seychelles - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    International Trade Zone (Employment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. 13 of 1997). - Law Library - Seychelles Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1997-01-31 | SYC-1997-R-45955

    Regulates formation, execution, and termination of employment contracts and disciplinary measures in the Seychelles International Trade Zone. Inter alia, employers shall give one month's notice before termination of an employee's contract. Non-Seychellois workers are subject to the same regulations as Seychellois. Provides for the establishment of an Employment Council with the function of monitoring the enforcement of these Regulations. Made under the International Trade Zone Act, 1995.

  40. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1996 (No. 15 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-02 | SYC-1996-L-44651

    Prohibits and sets forth penalties for certain acts involving incest, sexual assault, pornography and prostitution. Sets age of consent at 15 years of age.

  41. Seychelles - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Fourth Amendment) Act, 1996 (No. 14 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-01 | SYC-1996-C-44654

    Amendments regarding the position of the Vice-President.

  42. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering Act, 1996 (No. 8 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-04-23 | SYC-1996-L-44650

    Criminalizes money laundering, requires financial institutions to maintain indentification procedures and record keeping, and designates money laundering as an extraditable offence.

  43. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Economic Development Act, 1995 (No. 20 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-11-27 | SYC-1995-L-42541

    Establishes an Economic Development Board for the purpose of approving investors and granting concessions and incentives to potential investors. Investors shall invest no less than 10,000,000 U.S. dollars (s. 5). Concessions and incentives which the Board may grant include immunity from prosecution for all criminal proceedings whatsoever, except those arising from acts of violence or drug trafficking in Seychelles (s. 7). Furthermore, no bill seeking to amend or repeal this Act shall be presented to the National Assembly unless approved of by a referendum with not less than sixty per cent of the vote. Such a bill shall not be passed by the National Assembly unless two-thirds of its members are present and voting at all stages of the approval process.

  44. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Elections Act, 1995 (No. 17 of 1995). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-11-17 | SYC-1995-L-42539

    Provides comprehensive provisions for the election of the President, members of the National Assembly, and referendums. The Act governs, inter alia, election officers, registration of voters, and counting procedures. Also sets forth penalties for violations, including intimidation of voters and bribery (ss. 51, 90).

  45. Seychelles - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Third Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 19 of 1995 ).

    Adoption: 1995-11-15 | SYC-1995-C-42540

    Amends article 10 by inserting a new article 10A, allowing a person born outside of Seychelles between Independence Day and 5th June 1979 whose mother was Seychellois at the time to become a Seychelles citizen. In addition, inserts new clause in article 86 relating to the procedure by which a bill is passed by the Assembly. Also makes numerous technical amendments.

  46. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    International Trade Zone Act, 1995. - Law Library - Seychelles

    Adoption: 1995-06-06 | SYC-1995-L-49706

    Provides for the declaration of certain areas as international trade zones. The attached schedule declares certain Acts as non-applicable to international trade zones, including the Social Security Act, the Seychelles Pensions Act, and the Employment Act.

  47. Seychelles - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Supreme Court (Supervisory Jurisdiction over Subordinate Courts, Tribunals, and Adjudicating Authorities) Rules, 1995 (S.I. 40 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-04-20 | SYC-1995-R-41432

    Establishes rules for the submission of applications to the Supreme Court for the exercise of supervisory jurisdiction over subordinate courts. Made under Article 136(2) of the Constitution.

  48. Seychelles - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles (Second Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 5 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-03-14 | SYC-1995-C-40198

    Amends Article 146 of the Constitution by repealing in clause (3) the words "an appeal or complaint" and subtituting therefore the words "a complaint" and by repealing in clause 7 the definition of "public authority" and substituting the following definition: " "Public authority" means a Ministry, department or division of Government".

  49. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) (Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 4 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-03-07 | SYC-1995-L-40104

    Confers corporate status on registered political parties, requires registered political parties to keep accounts and provides for disposal of assets of a registered political party on cancellation of registration.

  50. Seychelles - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment Act, 1995 (No. 2 of 1995) (Cap. 69). - Law Library - Seychelles Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-02-28 | SYC-1995-L-40108

    Revises and consolidates the law relating to employment. Consists of 12 Parts and 5 Schedules. Part II regulates employment services bureaus and employment agencies. Part III deals with contracts of employment (includes provisions on contracts by minors, conditions preliminary to employment abroad and contracts for casual work). Part IV concerns trainees. Persons deemed to be trainees are persons employed as trainees on an employer's training scheme in respect of the whole period of their training; untrained workers in occupations for which a training course is readily available until they have completed their training; or participants in apprenticeship schemes. Establishes a National Vocational Training Board which shall in collaboration with public and private organisations promote, develop and organise training and apprenticeship schemes and coordinate their activities. Part V governs the protection of wages and regulation of wages and conditions of employment. Part VI protects employment (restrictions on termination of contract and on lay-offs of workers). Part VII and VIII concern discipline and the termination of contracts. Establishes an Employment Advisory Board, which is to advise the Minister whenever a matter is referred to it by the Minister under this Act. Repeals the Employment Act, 1990.

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