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Anti-personnel Mines Prohibition Act, No. 36 of 2003

Long title


To enact the “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction” into law; to provide for the destruction of anti-personnel mines; to provide for domestic and international inspections; to provide for international cooperation; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

ARRANGEMENT OF ACT

Sections
1. Definitions

CHAPTER 1. OBJECTS AND APPLICATION OF ACT, AND ENACTMENT OF CONVENTION INTO LAW
2. Objects of Act
3. Enactment of Convention into law
4. Extraterritorial application of Act, and jurisdiction

CHAPTER 2. PROHIBITION, OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
5. Prohibition
6. Offences and penalties

CHAPTER 3. EXEMPTIONS
7. Minister may authorise possession of anti-personnel mines
8. Minister may authorise transfer of anti-personnel mines
9. Customs officials
10. Public museums, military museums, private collectors and public collectors
11. Military activities

CHAPTER 4. DESTRUCTION AND CLEARANCE OF ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES
12. Surrender of anti-personnel mines and forfeiture to State
13. Destruction of anti-personnel mines held in Republic

CHAPTER 5. DOMESTIC INSPECTIONS
14. Appointment of domestic inspector
15. Conditions imposed on domestic inspector
16. Termination of appointment of domestic inspector
17. Entry and search of premises with warrant
18. Identification prior to entry, and resistance against entry
19. Entry and search of premises without warrant
20. Offences and penalties in respect of search of premises

CHAPTER 6. INTERNATIONAL INSPECTIONS
21. International fact-finding missions to Republic
22. Certificate as international inspector
23. Conditions imposed on international inspector
24. Immunities and privileges of international inspectors

CHAPTER 7. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
25. International cooperation
26. Authorisation to take part in international fact-finding mission outside Republic

CHAPTER 8. INFORMATION AND RECORDS
27. Reporting
28. Power to gather information
29. Record of anti-personnel mines in possession or destroyed
30. Offences and penalties in respect of provision of information

CHAPTER 9. GENERAL PROVISIONS
31. Guidelines for training
32. Regulations
33. Delegation of power and assignment of duty
34. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE [s3]
 
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