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Afghanistan
Interim Criminal Procedure Code (2004)
Interim Criminal Code for Courts, published in Gazette, No. 820, 25 February 2004.
Law on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (2004)
Law on Combating the Financing of Terrorism, published in Gazette, No. 839, September 2004.
Juvenile Code (2005)
Juvenile Code, published in Gazette, No. 846, 23 March 2005.
Order on the establishment of the LOAC Curriculum Board (2005)
Order of the Minister of National Defence on the establishment of the International Law of Armed Conflict Curriculum Board within the education and training institutions of the National Armed Forces, 2 July 2005.
Criminal Procedure Code for Military Courts (2006)
Criminal Procedure Code for Military Courts, Decree No. 114, 2 September 2006.
Legal Aid Regulation (2008)
Legal Aid Regulation, published in Gazette, No. 950, 2 July 2008.
Law against Terrorist Offences (2008)
Law against Terrorist Offences, published in Gazette, No. 952, 15 July 2008.
National Amnesty Law (2008)
Law on Amnesty and National Compromise, published in Gazette, No. 965, 3 December 2008.
Law on Juvenile Rehabilitation and Training Centres (2009)
Law on Juvenile Rehabilitation and Training Centres, published in Gazette, No. 969, 14 January 2009.
Public Health Law (2009)
Public Health Law, published in Gazette, No. 1004, 12 November 2009.
Military Criminal Procedure Code (2010)
Military Criminal Procedure Code, published in Gazette, No. 1020, 10 May 2010.
Presidential Decree on Special Operations (2012)
Decree of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Compliance with Laws and Regulations during Special Operations, 11 April 2012, available at http://president.gov.af/fa/news/8599 (last accessed 24 July 2015).
Presidential Decree on Good Governance (2012)
Decree of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Good Governance, Decree No. 45, 26 July 2012.
Presidential Decree on the Condition of Detainees (2012)
Decree of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the Condition of Detainees, 14 December 2012.
Albania
Emblem Law (1994)
Për mbrojtjen e Emblemës dhe emrin e Kryqit të Kuq (Law No. 7865 for the protection of the emblem and the name of the Red Cross), adopted on 29 September 1994, published (by Decree No. 946 of 17 October 1994 of the President of the Republic of Albania) in Fletorja Zyrtare e Republikës së Shqipërisë (Official Gazette of the Republic of Albania), No. 15, November 1994, pp. 610–691.
Military Penal Code (1995)
Kodi Penal Ushtarak (Law No. 8003, Military Penal Code), adopted on 28 September 1995, published in Fletorja Zyrtare e Republikës së Shqipërisë (Official Gazette of the Republic of Albania), No. 22, October 1995, pp. 967–990.
Anti-Personnel Mines Decision (2000)
Për ndalimin e përdorimit, magazinimit, të prodhimit dhe të transferimit të minave kundër personit (MKP) dhe për shkatërimin e tyre (Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 266 on the prohibition of the use, storage, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and their destruction), adopted on 25 May 2000, published in Fletorja Zyrtare e Republikës së Shqipërisë (Official Gazette of the Republic of Albania), No. 15, June 2000, pp. 734–735.
Algeria
Penal Code (1966)
Ordonnance n° 66-156 du 8 juin 1966 portant code pénal, published in Journal officiel de la République algérienne, No. 49, 11 June 1966, pp. 562ff.
Code of Military Justice (1971)
Ordonnance n° 71-28 du 22 avril 1971 portant code de justice militaire, published in Journal officiel de la République algérienne, No. 38, 11 May 1971, pp. 470ff. (as completed by the Ordonnance n° 73 du 8 janvier 1973).
Law on National Reconciliation (1999)
Loi n° 99-08 du 29 Rabie El Aouel 1420 correspondant au 13 juillet 1999 relative au rétablissement de la concorde civile, published in Journal officiel de la République algérienne, No. 46, 20 July 1999, pp. 3–7.
Chemical Weapons Convention Law (2003)
Law No. 03-09 promulgated on 19 Jumada I 1424 AH, corresponding to 19 July 2003 AD, on the Repression of Crimes against Provisions of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.
Andorra
Decree on Arms (1989)
Decret sobre possessió, ús i circulació d’armes, adopted on 3 July 1989, published in Butlletí Oficial de Principat dAndorra, No. 17, 10 August 1989.
Angola
Rules on the Resettlement of Internally Displaced Populations (2001)
Normas Sobre o Reassentamento das Populações Deslocadas, adopted by Decreto No. 1/01, Conselho de Ministros, 5 January 2001, published in Diário da República, I Série – No. 1, Sexta-feira, 5 January 2001, pp. 1–3.
Antigua and Barbuda
Red Cross Society Act (1983)
An Act for the Incorporation of the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross Society and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith, Act No. 5 of 1983, 22 July 1983, published in Gazette, No. 40, 4 August 1983.
Argentina
Emblem Law (1893)
Ley No. 2976 sobre el uso del emblema, el nombre y las insignias de la Sociedad Argentina de la Cruz Roja (Cruz Roja Argentina), adopted on 18 September 1893, promulgated on 21 September 1893, published in R. N., 1893, t. II, p. 221.
Code of Military Justice as amended (1951)
Ley No. 14.029, Código de Justicia Militar, adopted on 4 July 1951, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 6 August 1951, amended by Ley No. 23.049, Modificaciones al Código de Justicia Militar, adopted on 9 February 1984, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 15 February 1984.
Law on National Defence (1966)
Ley No. 16.970 de Defensa Nacional, published in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 10 October 1966, abrogated by Ley No. 23.554 de Defensa Nacional (Law No. 23.554 on National Defence), adopted on 13 April 1988, promulgated on 26 April 1988, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 5 May 1988.
Decree on the Law on National Defence (1967)
Decreto No. 739/67 del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional (– Ley de Defensa Nacional; reglamentación de la ley 16.970) (Decree No. 739/67 concerning the Regulation of Law No. 16.970), published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 14 February 1967.
Amnesty Law (1973)
Ley No. 20.508, Ley de amnistía, adopted on 26 May 1973, promulgated on 27 May 1973, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 28 May 1973.
Decree on the State of Emergency (1974)
Decreto No. 1368 del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional (– Estado de sitio – Declaración en todo el país), of 6 November 1974, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, November 1974.
Decree on the State of Emergency (1975)
Decreto No. 807 del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional (– Estado de sitio – opción para salir del país – Reglamentación), of 1 April 1975, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 7 April 1975.
Decree on the State of Emergency (1976)
Decreto No. 642 del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional (– Estado de sitio – condiciones para autorizar la opción para salir del país prevista en el art. 23 de la Constitución Nacional – Recurso de habeas corpus – Sustitución del art. 639 del Código de Procedimientos en Materia Penal), of 17 February 1976, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 23 February 1976.
Law on the State of Emergency (1977)
Ley No. 21.650 (– Estado de sitio – de los arrestos – de las opciones para salir del territorio argentino – Reglamentación del acta institucional del 1° de septiembre de 1977) (Law No. 21.650 (Regulation of the institutional act of the 1st of September of 1977)), adopted and promulgated on 26 September 1977, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 27 September 1977.
Law on Civil Defence in Buenos Aires (1981)
Ley No. 22.418, Ley de defensa civil para la ciudad de Buenos Aires, adopted and promulgated on 5 March 1981, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 11 March 1981.
Self-Amnesty Law (1983)
Ley No. 22.924, Ley de Amnistía, Amnistía de delitos cometidos con motivación o finalidad terrorista o subversiva, desde el 25/5/73 hasta el 17/6/82, adopted on 23 March 1983, promulgated on 22 September 1983, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 27 September 1983.
Decree on Trial before the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (1983)
Decreto No. 158/83 del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional. Juicio Sumario ante el Consejo Supremo de las Fuerzas Armadas al Tnte. Gral. Jorge R. Videla, Brig. Gral. Orlando R. Agosti, Aimte. Emilio E. Massera, Tnte. Gral. Roberto E. Viola, Brig. Gral. Omar D. R. Graffigna, Aimte. Armando R. Lambruschini, Tnte. Gral. Leopoldo F. Galtieri, Brig. Gral. Basilio Lami Dozo y Aimte. Jorge I. Anaya por los delitos de homicidio, privación ilegal de la libertad y aplicación de tormentos a detenidos con apelación ante de la Cámara Federal, signed on 13 December 1983, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 15 December 1983.
Law repealing the Self-Amnesty Law (1983)
Ley No. 23.040, Ley de amnistía 22.924 – Derogación por inconstitucional, declarándosela insanablemente nula, adopted on 22 December 1983, promulgated on 27 December 1983, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 29 December 1983.
Penal Code (1984), as amended
Ley No. 11.179, Código Penal de la República Argentina, adopted on 21 December 1984, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 16 January 1985.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1991), as amended
Ley No. 23.984, Código Procesal Penal, adopted on 21 August 1991, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 9 September 1991.
Law on Compensation for Political Prisoners (1991)
Ley No. 24.043 de Indemnización a ex-presos políticos, adopted on 27 November 1991, promulgated on 23 December 1991, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 2 January 1992.
Constitution (1994)
Constitución de la Nación Argentina (Constitution of the Argentine Nation), adopted on 22 August 1994, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 23 August 1994.
Decree on the Creation of the National Committee on IHL (1994)
Decreto No. 933/94. Créase la Comisión de Aplicación del Derecho Internacional Humanitario. Integración, signed on 16 June 1994, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, No. 27.919, 27 June 1994, p. 1.
Law on Compensation for Enforced Disappearances (1994)
Ley No. 24.411 de beneficio a las personas ausentes por desaparición forzada y a las fallecidas por el accionar de las fuerzas armadas, adopted on 7 December 1994, promulgated on 28 December 1994, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 1994.
Law on the Creation of a National Committee to Investigate War Crimes Committed during the War in the South Atlantic (1995)
Ley No. 24.517. Comisión Nacional Investigadora de Crimenes de Guerra relacionados con los sucesos bélicos en el Atlantico Sud. Creación. Funciones, adopted on 5 July 1995, promulgated on 28 July 1995, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, 3 August 1995.
Law concerning the Imprescriptibility of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity (1995)
Ley No. 24.584 apruébase la “Convención sobre la imprescriptibilidad de los crímenes de guerra y de los crímenes de lesa humanidad”, (Law No. 24.584: Approval of the Convention about imprescribility of war crimes and crimes against humanity), adopted on 1 November 1995, promulgated on 23 November 1995, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, No. 28.281, 29 November 1995, pp. 1–2.
Constitution of the City of Buenos Aires (1996)
Constitución de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, adopted on 1 October 1996, published in Clarín, Special Supplement, 5 October 1996, pp. 1–8.
Law on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (1997)
Ley No. 24.767, Ley de Cooperación Internacional en Materia Penal, adopted on 18 December 1996, promulgated on 13 January 1997, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, No. 26.565, 16 January 1997, pp. 1–5.
Law on the Protection of Children’s and Adolescents’ Rights (2005)
Ley 26.061, Ley de Protección Integral de los Derechos de las Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes (Law No. 26.061, Law on the Comprehensive Protection of the Rights of Children and Adolescents), adopted by Congress on 28 September 2005, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, Year CXIII, No. 30.767, 26 October 2005.
Refugee Law (2006)
Ley 26.165, Ley General de Reconocimiento y Protección al Refugiado (Law 26.165, General Law on the Recognition and Protection of the Refugee), adopted by Congress on 8 November 2006, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, Year CXIV, No. 31.045, 1 December 2006.
Law on the Implementation of the 1998 ICC Statute (2006)
Ley 26.200, Ley de Implementación del Estatuto de Roma, aprobado por la Ley No. 25390 y ratificado el 16 de enero de 2001, de la Corte Penal Internacional. Disposiciones Generales, Penas y principios generales. Delitos contra la administración de la justicia de la Corte Penal Internacional. Relaciones con la Corte Penal Internacional (Law No. 26200, Law on the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, approved by Law No. 25390 and ratified on 16 January 2001. General provisions, penalties and general principles. Offences against the administration of justice. Relations with the International Criminal Court), adopted by Congress on 13 December 2006, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, Year CXV, No. 31.069, 9 January 2007.
Chemical Weapons Law (2007)
Ley 26.247, Armas químicas. Implementación de la Convención sobre la prohibición del desarrollo, de la producción, el almacenamiento y el empleo de armas químicas y sobre su destrucción (Law No. 26.247, Chemical weapons. Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction), adopted by Congress on 25 April 2007, published in Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina, Year CXV, No. 31.160, 22 May 2007.
Armenia
Emblem Law (2002)
Law of the Republic of Armenia on the Use and Protection of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblem, adopted on 5 February 2002, not yet published.
Penal Code (2003)
Penal Code of the Republic of Armenia, adopted on 18 April 2003 by National Assembly No. HO-528-N, signed by the President on 29 April 2003, published in Official Bulletin of the Republic of Armenia, No. 25 (260), 2 May 2003.
Australia
Crimes Act (1914), as amended
An Act relating to offences against the Commonwealth, Act No. 12 of 1914;
as amended on 27 August 2007, taking into account amendments up to Act 21 of 2007.
War Crimes Act (1945), as amended
An Act to Provide for the Trial and Punishment of War Criminals, Act No. 48, 1945, assented to on 11 October 1945, as amended by An Act to amend the War Crimes Act 1945, Act No. 3, 1989, adopted on 25 January 1989, published in Acts of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia 1989, Vol. I, Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990, pp. 135–145;
as amended by an Act to amend the War Crimes Act 1945, Act No. 174, 1999, assented to on 22 December 1999;
as amended by Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act, Act No. 24, 2001, assented to on 6 April 2001.
Geneva Conventions Act (1957), as amended
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain Conventions done at Geneva on 12 August 1949 and to a Protocol additional to those Conventions done at Geneva on 10 June 1977, and for related purposes, Act No. 103, 1957, adopted on 18 December 1957, published in Gazette, 1959;
as amended by an Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act 1957, Act No. 27, 1991, adopted on 4 March 1991 and published in Acts of the Parliament of the Commonwealth 1991, Vol. I, Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1992, pp. 929–1006;
as amended by an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995 and certain other Acts in consequence of the enactment of the International Criminal Court Act 2002, and for other purposes, Act No. 42 of 2002, assented to on 27 June 2002.
as amended on 11 March 2009, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 18 of 2009, available at
http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2010C00183/Download (last accessed on 21 May 2013).
Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act (1976), as amended
An Act relating to the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of certain Biological Agents and Toxins and of Weapons for their Delivery, Act No. 11 of 1977;
as amended on 24 May 2001, taking into account amendments up to Act 24 of 2001.
Defence Force Discipline Act (1982), as amended
An Act relating to the discipline of the Defence Forces and for related purposes, Act No. 152 of 1982;
as amended on 1 October 2007, taking into account amendments up to Act 159 of 2006.
South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act (1986), as amended
An Act to give effect to certain obligations that Australia has as a party to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, and for related purposes, Act No. 140 of 1986;
as amended on 26 May 2001, taking into account amendments up to Act 35 of 2001.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act (1987), as amended
An Act to make provision in relation to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and to establish, in accordance with certain international treaties and agreements to which Australia is a party, a system for the imposition and maintenance of nuclear safeguards in Australia, and for related matters, Act No. 8 of 1987;
as amended on 16 April 2007, taking into account amendments up to Act 50 of 2007.
Crimes (Torture) Act (1988), as amended
An Act to give effect to certain provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and for related purposes, Act No. 148 of 1988;
as amended on 24 May 2001, taking into account amendments up to Act 24 of 2001.
Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act (1994), as amended
An Act relating to the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons and the control of certain chemicals capable of being used as chemical weapons, and related provisions, Act No. 26 of 1994 as amended, adopted on 25 February 1994 (as amended), published in Acts of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia 1994, Vol. I, Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995, pp. 538–706;
as amended on 16 April 2007, taking into account amendments up to Act 50 of 2007.
Criminal Code Act (1995), as amended
An Act relating to the criminal law, Act No. 12 of 1995;
as amended on 1 November 2007, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 177 of 2007.
International War Crimes Tribunals Act (1995) as amended
An Act to provide for the Commonwealth to help the International War Crimes Tribunals perform their functions, and for related purposes, Act No. 18 of 1995;
as amended on 31 March 2006, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 9 of 2006.
Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act (1995), as amended
An Act to prohibit the supply or export of goods that will or may be used in, and the provision of services that will or may assist, the development, production, acquisition or stockpiling of weapons capable of causing mass destruction or missiles capable of delivering such weapons, Act No. 38 of 1995;
as amended on 23 December 2003, taking into account amendments up to Act 135 of 2003.
International Transfer of Prisoners Act (1997), as amended
An Act relating to the transfer of prisoners to and from Australia, Act No. 75 of 1997;
as amended on 25 March 2004, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 19 of 2004.
Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act (1998)
An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, and for related purposes, Act No. 126, 1998, assented to on 21 December 1998.
Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act (1998), as amended
An Act to give effect to certain of Australia’s obligations as a party to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, and for related purposes, Act No. 78 of 1998;
as amended on 16 April 2007, taking into account amendments up to Act 50 of 2007.
ICC Act (2002)
An Act to facilitate compliance by Australia with obligations under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and for related purposes, Act No. 41 of 2002, assented to on 27 June 2002.
ICC (Consequential Amendments) Act (2002)
An Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995 and certain other Acts in consequence of the enactment of the International Criminal Court Act 2002, and for other purposes, Act No. 42 of 2002, assented to on 27 June 2002.
Decision-Making Principles Governing the Retention of Anti-Personnel Mines by the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) (2006)
Made by the Minister for Defence on 6 February 2006, under authority of subsection 8(3) of the Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998, available at
http://www.comlaw.gov.au/comlaw%5Cmanagement.nsf/lookupindexpagesbyid/IP200613244?OpenDocument (last accessed on 11 January 2010).
International Transfer of Prisoners (Military Commission of the United States of America) Regulations (2007)
Regulations under the International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997, as amended, incorporating an Arrangement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America on the Transfer of Prisoners Sentenced by United States Military Commissions, SLI 2007 No. 79, dated 29 March 2007.
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Act (2010)
An Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995 and the Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973, and for related purposes, Act No. 37 of 2010, 13 April 2010, available at http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2010A00037/Download (last accessed on 21 May 2013).
Austria
Red Cross Protection Law (1962)
Bundesgesetz vom 27. Juni 1962 über den Schutz des Zeichens und des Namens des Roten Kreuzes (Rotkreuzschutzgesetz) (Federal Law of 27 June 1962 on the protection of the emblem and name of the Red Cross (Red Cross Protection Law), entered into force on 1 October 1962, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 196/1962, 48. Stück, 20 July 1962, pp. 1001–1002.
Military Penal Code as amended (1970)
Bundesgesetz vom 30. Oktober 1970 über besondere strafrechtliche Bestimmungen für Soldaten (Militärstrafgesetz – MilStG) (Federal Law of 30 October 1970 on special penal provisions for soldiers), entered into force on 1 January 1971, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, Nr. 344/1970, 30 October 1970, as amended several times.
Penal Code (1974)
Bundesgesetz vom 23. Jänner 1974 über die mit gerichtlicher Strafe bedrohten Handlungen (Strafgesetzbuch-StGB) (Federal Law of 23 January 1974 on punishable acts (Penal Code – StGB)), entered into force on 1 January 1975, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 1974/60, Stück 21, pp. 641–692
National Fund Law (1995)
Bundesgesetz über den Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich für Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Federal Law on the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism), entered into force on 27 April 1995, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 432/1995, Stück 136, 30 June 1995, pp. 6257–6259. Amended by Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Bundesgesetz über den Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich für Opfer des Nationalsozialismus geändert wird (Federal Law amending the Federal Law on the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism), published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 11/2001, 28 February 2001, pp. 461–462.
Anti-Personnel Mines Law (1997)
Bundesgesetz über das Verbot von Anti-Personen-Minen (Federal Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines), entered into force on 1 January 1997, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 13/1997, 10 January 1997, pp. 97–98.
Law on Cooperation with the International Tribunals (1996)
Bundesgesetz über die Zusammenarbeit mit den internationalen Gerichten (Federal Law on Cooperation with the International Tribunals), entered into force on 1 June 1996, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 263/1996, 87. Stück, 13 June 1996, pp. 2237–2244.
Law on the Prohibition of Blinding Laser Weapons (1998)
Bundesgesetz über das Verbot von blindmachenden Laserwaffen (Federal Law on the Prohibition of Blinding Laser Weapons), entered into force on 1 January 1998, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 4/1998, 5 January 1998, pp. 395–396.
Reconciliation Fund Law as amended (2000)
Bundesgesetz über den Fonds für freiwillige Leistungen der Republik Österreich an ehemalige Sklaven – und Zwangsarbeiter des nationalsozialistischen Regimes (Versöhnungsfonds-Gesetz) (Federal Law Concerning the Fund for Voluntary Payments by the Republic of Austria to Former Slave Labourers and Forced Labourers of the National Socialist Regime (Reconciliation Fund Law)), entered into force on 27 November 2000, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 74/2000, 8 August 2000, pp. 775–779, as amended by Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Entschädigungsfondsgesetz (BGBl. I Nr. 12/2001), das Bundesfinanzgesetz 2001 (BGBl. I Nr. 1/2001) und das Versöhnungsfonds-Gesetz (BGBl. I Nr. 74/2000) geändert werden (Federal Law amending the General Settlement Fund Law (BGBl. I, No. 12/2001), the Federal Law on Finance (BGBl. I, No. No. 1/2001) and the Reconciliation Fund Law (BGBl. I, No. 74/2001)), published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 40/2001, 27 April 2001, pp. 985–986.
General Settlement Fund Law as amended (2001)
Bundesgesetz über die Einrichtung eines Allgemeinen Entschädigungsfonds für Opfer des Nationalsozialismus und über Restitutionsmassnahmen (Entschädigungsfondsgesetz) sowie zur Änderung des Allgemeinen Sozialversicherungsgesetzes und des Opferfürsorgegesetzes (Federal Law on the Establishment of a General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism and on Restitution Measures (General Settlement Fund Law), as well as on an Amendment to the General Social Security Law and the Victims Assistance Act), entered into force on 28 May 2001, published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 12/2001, 28 February 2001, pp. 463–473, as amended by Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Entschädigungsfondsgesetz (BGBl. I Nr. 12/2001), das Bundesfinanzgesetz 2001 (BGBl. I Nr. 1/2001) und das Versöhnungsfonds-Gesetz (BGBl. I Nr. 74/2000) geändert werden (Federal Law amending the General Settlement Fund Law (BGBl. I, No. 12/2001), the Federal Law on Finance (BGBl. Part I, No. 1/2001) and the Reconciliation Fund Law (BGBl. I, No. 74/2001)), published in Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette of the Austrian Republic), Part I, No. 40/2001, 27 April 2001, pp. 985–986.
Azerbaijan
Criminal Code (1960)
Criminal Code of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, adopted by the law of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan on 8 December 1960, as amended, published in Bulletin of the Supreme Council of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, No. 29, 1960, Article 143.
Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War (1995), as amended
Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War, Law No. 1073, adopted on 30 June 1995, published as a part of “The Collection of military legislative acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, Military Printing House, Baku, 1996, republished as updated in “The Collection of military legislative acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, State Publishing House “Qanun”, 2002, pp. 185–194;
as amended to Law 430-IIIQD dated 9 October 2007.
Law on the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments (1998)
Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments, 10 April 1998, published in The Collection of Legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 June 1998.
Law on the Rights of the Child (1998), as amended
Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Rights of the Child, Baku, 19 May 1998, published in Azerbaijan newspaper, 10 September 1998.
as amended to Law 648-IIIQD dated 13 June 2008.
Law on the Status of Refugees and IDPs (1999)
Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Status of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Baku, 21 May 1999, published in Azerbaijan newspaper, 17 July 1999.
Criminal Code (1999), as amended
Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Law No. 886-1g, adopted on 30 December 1999, published in Official Gazette of Parliament “Azerbaijan”, Special Issue No. 2, 28 May 2000, pp. 1–23, republished in The Collection of Legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, No. 4, 30 April 2000, Article 251;
as amended to Law 522-IIIQD dated 25 December 2007;
as amended to Law 813-IIIQD dated 8 May 2009.
Emblem Law (2001)
Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan governing the use and protection of the red cross and red crescent emblems, published in Azerbaijan newspaper, No. 137 (2850), 20 June 2001.
Order No. 637 of the Minister of Defence (2005)
Order No. 637 on the Application of IHL Norms within the Armed Forces, Minister of Defence, 30 December 2005.
  
Bahamas
Red Cross Society Act (1975)
An Act to establish and incorporate The Bahamas Red Cross Society and for connected purposes, Act No. 13 of 1975, assented to on 23 June 1975, published in Official Gazette Bahamas, Supplement Part I, 3 July 1975, pp. 5–8.
Bahrain
Penal Code (1976), as amended
Law No. 15 of 1976, as amended by Law for the year 2005 promulgating the Penal Code, partially available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat.nsf/6fa4d35e5e3025394125673e00508143/820bc723427516c5c12576b1003c2e78!OpenDocument (last accessed on 13 July 2010).
Military Penal Code (2002)
Law No. 34 of 2002, partially available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat.nsf/6fa4d35e5e3025394125673e00508143/30df081afa70fea2c12576b1003d2d9a!OpenDocument (last accessed on 13 July 2010).
Bangladesh
Penal Code (1860), as amended
Penal Code, Act No. XLV, 6 October 1860, incorporating amendments up to the Penal Code (Amendment) Act, Act No. XXIV of 2004.
Army Act (1952), as amended
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the Bangladesh Army, Act No. XXXIX of 1952, 13 May 1952, incorporating amendments up to the Army (Amendment) Act, Act No. XXXIII of 2006.
Air Force Act (1953), as amended
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the government and discipline of the Bangladesh Air Force, Act No. VI of 1953, 15 April 1953, incorporating amendments up to the Defence Services Laws Amendment Ordinance, Ordinance No. XVIII of 1978, 12 June 1978.
Navy Ordinance (1961), as amended
An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the law relating to the government and discipline of the Bangladesh Navy, Ordinance No. XXXV of 1961, 8 September 1961, incorporating amendments up to the Navy (Amendment) Ordinance, Ordinance No. XL of 1986.
Constitution (1972), as amended
The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 4 November 1972, incorporating amendments up to the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, Act XIV of 2011.
Red Crescent Society Order (1973), as amended
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Order, President’s Order No.26 of 1973, 31 March 1973, incorporating amendments up to the Bangladesh Red Cross Society (Amendment) Act, Act No. XXV of 1988.
International Crimes (Tribunals) Act (1973), as amended
An Act to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under international law, Act No. XIX of 1973, received the assent of the President on 19 July 1973, published in Bangladesh Gazette, Extra, 20 July 1973, pp. 1–4. ;
as amended by the International Crimes (Tribunals) (Amendment) Act, Act No. LV of 2009, 14 July 2009. ;
Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act (2006)
An Act to give effect in Bangladesh to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, Act No. XXXVII of 2006, 24 September 2006.
Barbados
Geneva Conventions Act (1980)
An Act respecting the Geneva Conventions of 1949, Act No. 40 of 1980, assented to by the Acting Governor General on 12 September 1980, published in Official Gazette, Supplement, 22 September 1980, pp. 1–10.
Belarus
Law on the Rights of the Child (1993)
Law No. 2570-XII on the Rights of the Child, 19 November 1993, published in Newsletter of Verkhovny Sovet of the Republic of Belarus, No. 33, 1993, art. 430.
Order on Study and Dissemination of IHL (1997)
Minister of Defence Order No. 425 “On measures for the studying and dissemination of international humanitarian law in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus”, 12 August 1997.
Criminal Code (1999)
Criminal Code (1999), Law No. 275-3 as registered in the National registration bureau of Legal Acts, 1999, No. 76, 2/50, promulgated on 24 June 1999, published in News of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, No. 24, 15 October 1999, pp. 420ff.
Law on the Emblem (2000)
Law on the use and the protection of the emblem of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent in the Republic of Belarus, Law No. 382-3 as registered in the National registration bureau of Legal Acts, 2000, No. 49, 2/57, promulgated on 2 May 2000, published in News of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, No. 15, 26 May 2000, pp. 183ff.
Belgium
Penal Code (1867) as amended
Code Pénal of 8 June 1867,
as amended by Loi du 5 août 2003 relative aux violations graves du droit international humanitaire (Law of 5 August 2003 relating to grave breaches of international humanitarian law), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 286, 7 August 2003, 2nd Edition, p. 40506.
Law Containing the Preliminary Title of the Code of Criminal Procedure (1878), as amended
Loi du 17 avril 1878 contenant le Titre préliminaire du Code de procédure pénale (Law of 17 April 1878 Containing the Preliminary Title of the Code of Criminal Procedure), published on 25 April 1878;
as amended by Loi du 5 août 2003 relative aux violations graves du droit international humanitaire (Law of 5 August 2003 Relating to Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 286, 7 August 2003, Ed. 2, p. 40506;
as amended by Loi du 22 mai 2006 modifiant certaines dispositions de la loi du 17 avril 1878 contenant le Titre préliminaire du Code de procédure pénale, ainsi qu’une disposition de la loi du 5 août 2003 relative aux violations graves du droit international humanitaire (Law of 22 May 2006 amending certain provisions of the Law of 17 April 1878 containing the Preliminary Title of the Code of Criminal Procedure, as well as one provision of the Law of 5 August 2003 relating to grave breaches of international humanitarian law), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 217, 7 July 2006, p. 35135.
Law on Arms and Ammunition (1933), as amended
Loi du 3 janvier 1933 relative à la fabrication, au commerce et au port des armes et au commerce des munitions (Law of 3 January 1933 relating to the production, trade and carrying of weapons and to the trade of munitions), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 173, 22 June 1933, p. 3196;
as amended by the Loi modifiant la loi du 3 janvier 1933 relative à la fabrication, au commerce et au port des armes et au commerce des munitions (Law amending the law of 3 January 1933 relating to the production, trade and carrying of weapons and to the trade of munitions), 30 janvier 1991, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 183, 21 September 1991, p. 20645;
as amended by the Loi relative aux mines antipersonnel et pièges ou dispositifs de même nature (Law relating to anti-personnel landmines and booby-traps or similar devices), 9 mars 1995, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 67, 1 April 1995, p. 8228;
as amended by the Loi modifiant la loi du 3 janvier 1933 relative à la fabrication, au commerce et au port des armes et au commerce des munitions en vue d’interdire à l’Etat belge ou aux administrations publiques de tenir en dépôt des mines antipersonnel (Law amending the law of 3 January 1933 relating to the production, trade and carrying of weapons and to the trade of munitions with a view to preventing the Belgian State or its public administrations from holding anti-personnel landmines in depots), 24 juin 1996, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 131, 9 July 1996, p. 18777;
as amended by the Loi relative à l’interdiction définitive des mines antipersonnel (Law relating to the final prohibition of anti-personnel landmines), 30 mars 2000, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 71, 7 April 2000, p. 10946;
as amended by Loi du 18 mai 2006 complétant la loi du 3 janvier 1933 relative à la fabrication, au commerce et au port des armes et au commerce des munitions, en ce qui concerne l’interdiction des sous-munitions (Law of 18 May 2006 completing the Law of 3 January 1933 relating to the production, trade and carrying of weapons and to the trade of munitions with regard to the prohibition of cluster munitions), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 202, 26 June 2006, p. 32229;
as amended by Loi du 18 mai 2006 complétant l’article 4 de la loi du 3 janvier 1933 relative à la fabrication, au commerce et au port des armes et au commerce de munitions (Law of 18 May 2006 completing Article 4 of the Law of 3 January 1933 relating to the production, trade and carrying of weapons and to the trade of munitions), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 202, 26 June 2006, p. 32228.
This law was repealed by the Law Regulating Economic and Individual Activities with Weapons (2006) on 8 June 2006.
Law on the Jurisdiction of Military Tribunals over War Crimes (1947)
Loi du 20 juin 1947 relative à la compétence des jurisdictions militaires en matière de crimes de guerre, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 177–178, 26–27 June 1947, p. 6304.
Law on the Protection of the Emblem (1956)
Loi du 4 juillet 1956 relative à la protection des dénominations, signes et emblèmes de la Croix-Rouge, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 193, 11 July 1956, p. 4616.
Law on Discipline in the Armed Forces (1975)
Loi du 14 janvier 1975 portant règlement de discipline des Forces armées, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 23, 1 February 1975, p. 1161.
Order on the Distinctive Emblem of Cultural Property (1977)
Arrêté ministériel fixant le modèle du signe distinctif qui peut être appliqué aux monuments protégés par arrêté royal, 1 April 1977, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 93, 12 May 1977, p. 6497.
Order of the Executive of the Walloon Region on the Distinctive Sign of Cultural Property (1990)
Arrêté de l’Exécutif régional wallon relatif à l’apposition d’un signe distinctif sur les monuments et les sites protégés, 7 juin 1990, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 180, 18 September 1990, F. 90-2294, p. 17817.
Law on Demilitarisation of the Gendarmerie (1991)
Loi du 18 juillet 1991 modifiant la loi du 2 décembre 1957 sur la gendarmerie et la loi du 27 décembre 1973 relative au statut du personnel du cadre actif du corps opérationnel de la gendarmerie et portant démilitarisation de la gendarmerie, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 143, 26 July 1991, p. 16566.
Law concerning the Repression of Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols (1993), as amended, which in 1999 became known as the Law relating to the Repression of Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law (1993), as amended
Loi du 16 juin 1993 relative à la répression des infractions graves aux Conventions internationales de Genève du 12 août 1949 et aux Protocoles I et II du 8 juin 1977 additionnels à ces Conventions (Law concerning the Repression of Grave Breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their 1977 Additional Protocols), published in Moniteur Belge, 5 August 1993, F. 93-1856, pp. 17751–17755;
as amended by the Loi du 10 février 1999 relative à la répression des violations graves du droit international humanitaire (Law relating to the Repression of Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law), published in Moniteur Belge, 23 March 1999, F. 99-809, pp. 9286–9287;
as amended by Loi du 23 avril 2003 modifiant la loi du 16 Juin 1993 relative à la répression des violations graves du droit international humanitaire et l’article 144ter du Code judiciaire (Law of 23 April 2003 amending Law of 16 June 1993 relating to the Repression of Grave breaches of International Humanitarian Law and Article 144ter of the Judicial Code), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 167, 2nd Edition, 7 May 2003, p. 24846;
as abrogated by Loi du 5 août 2003 relative aux violations graves du droit international humanitaire (Law of 5 August 2003 relating to Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 286, 2nd Edition, 7 August 2003, p. 40506. (The provisions regarding grave breaches of IHL thus became incorporated into Belgium’s Penal Code (1867), as amended).
Order of the Government of the Germanophone Community on the Distinctive Sign of Cultural Property (1995)
Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Communauté germanophone relatif à l’apposition d’un signe distinctif sur les monuments et les sites protégés, 13 mars 1995, published in Moniteur Belge, 16 September 1995, F. 95-2523, pp. 26421–26422.
Order of the Government of the Region of Brussels on the Distinctive Sign of Cultural Property (1995)
Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale relatif à l’apposition d’un signe distinctif sur les monuments et sites protégés, 16 mars 1995, published in Moniteur Belge, No. 190, 30 September 1995, F. 95-2669, p. 27954.
Law on Recognition of and Cooperation with the International Tribunals (1996)
Loi du 22 mars 1996 relative à la reconnaissance du Tribunal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie et du Tribunal international pour le Rwanda, et à la coopération avec ces Tribunaux, published in Moniteur Belge, 27 April 1996, F. 96-911, pp. 10260–10263.
Royal Decree on the Reorganization of the Interdepartmental Commission on Humanitarian Law (2000)
Arrêté royal du 6 décembre 2000 portant réorganisation de la Commission interdépartementale de droit humanitaire (Royal Decree of 6 December 2000 on the Reorganization of the Interdepartmental Commission on Humanitarian Law), published in Moniteur Belge, 12 December 2000, p. 41449.
Law on Cooperation with the International Criminal Court and International Criminal Tribunals (2004), as amended
Loi du 29 mars 2004 concernant la coopération avec la Cour pénale internationale et les tribunaux pénaux internationaux (Law of 29 March 2004 relating to Cooperation with the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunals), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 310, 1 April 2004, 2nd Edition, p. 18510;
as amended by Loi du 20 juillet 2006 modifiant la loi du 29 mars 2004 concernant la coopération avec la Cour pénale internationale et les tribunaux pénaux internationaux, et insérant dans cette loi un nouveau Titre V concernant le Tribunal Spécial pour la Sierra Leone (Law of 20 July 2006 amending the Law relating to Cooperation with the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunals of 29 March 2004, and inserting into the said Law a new Title V concerning the Special Court for Sierra Leone), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 238, 28 July 2006, 2nd Edition, p. 37012;
as amended by Loi du 1 juillet 2006 insérant dans la loi du 29 mars 2004 concernant la coopération avec la Cour pénale internationale et les tribunaux pénaux internationaux un nouveau titre VI concernant les Chambres extraordinaires chargées de poursuivre les crimes commis sous le régime du Kampuchéa démocratique (Law of 1 July 2006 inserting into the Law relating to Cooperation with the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunals of 29 March 2004 a new Title VI concerning the Extraordinary Chambers for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 244, 2 August 2006, 2nd Edition, p. 37565.
Law Regulating Economic and Individual Activities with Weapons (2006)
Loi du 8 juin 2006 réglant des activités économiques et individuelles avec des armes (Law of 8 June 2006 Regulating Economic and Individual Activities with Weapons), published in Moniteur Belge, No. 84, 9 June 2006, 3rd Edition, p. 29840.
Belize
Red Cross Society Act (1983)
An Act to provide for the incorporation of the Belize Red Cross Society and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 12 of 1983, 18 August 1983, gazetted on 27 August 1983.
Bolivia
Constitution as amended (1967)
Constitución Política del Estado, de 2 de febrero de 1967, as amended by Ley de Reforma a la Constitución Política del Estado N° 1585 de 12 de agosto de 1994, published in Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia, Año XXXIX, No. 1842, 1994.
Penal Code as amended (1972)
Decreto Ley No. 10426 de 23 de agosto de 1972, sancionatorio del Código Penal, as amended by Ley No. 1768 de 10 de marzo de 1997, Ley de Modificaciones al Código Penal.
Military Penal Code (1976)
Decreto Ley No. 13321 del 22 de enero de 1976, Código Penal Militar.
Emblem Law (2002)
Ley No. 2390 de 23 de mayo de 2002 sobre el uso y la protección del emblema de la Cruz Roja, published in Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia, No. 2047, 19 June 2002, pp. 3–7.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Decree Law on Service in the Army (1992)
Decree Law No. 227 on Service in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), published in Sluzbeni list Republike Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 11/92, 1 August 1992, pp. 271–279.
Emblem Decree (1992)
Statutory Decree on Use and Protection of the Emblem and the Name of the Red Cross of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), 10 November 1992, published in Sluzbeni list Republike Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 21/92, 23 November 1992, pp. 580–582.
Decree on Deferral upon Request by the ICTY (1995)
Decree with Force of Law on Deferral upon Request by the International Tribunal, 10 April 1995, published in Sluzbeni list Republike Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 12/95, 10 April 1995, pp. 317–323.
Emblem Law (2002)
Law on the Use and Protection of the Red Cross Emblem and the Title of the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2002, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 11/02, 30 May 2002.
Criminal Procedure Code (2003), as amended
Criminal Procedure Code, 2003, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 36/03, 21 November 2003.
Criminal Code (2003), as amended
Criminal Code, 2003, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 37/03, 22 November 2003;
as amended by the Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 61/04, 29 December 2004;
as amended by the Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 30/05, 17 May 2005;
as amended by the Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 53/06, 13 June 2006;
as amended by the Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 55/06, 18 June 2006.
Red Cross Society Law (2004)
Law on the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 49/04, 2 November 2004.
Law on Missing Persons (2004)
Law on Missing Persons, 2004, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 50/04, 9 November 2004.
Law on Service in the Armed Forces (2005)
Law on Service in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2005, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 88/05, 20 December 2005.
Chemical Weapons Law (2006)
Law on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, published in the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 15/06, 6 March 2006.
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Amnesty Law as amended (1996)
Amnesty Law No. 155 (1996), 12 June 1996, published in Sluzbene Novine Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 9/96, 30 June 1996, pp. 287ff.
Law on Sale of Apartments with Occupancy Rights (1997)
Law No. 249 on Sale of Apartments with Occupancy Rights, adopted by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 11 June 1997 and by the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 21 October 1997, published in Sluzbene Novine Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 27/97, 28 November 1997, pp. 525–533 (amendments published in Nos. 11/98, 22/99, 27/99 and 7/00).
Law on the Cessation of the Application of the Law on Abandoned Apartments (1998)
Law No. 76 on the Cessation of the Application of the Law on Abandoned Apartments, adopted by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 12 March 1998 and by the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26 February 1998, published in Sluzbene Novine Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 11/98, 3 April 1998, pp. 273–278 (amendments published in Nos. 38/98, 12/99, 18/99 and 27/99).
Law on the Cessation of the Application of the Law on Temporary Abandoned Real Property Owned by Citizens (1998)
Law No. 79 on the Cessation of the Application of the Law on Temporary Abandoned Real Property Owned by Citizens, adopted by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 3 March 1998 and by the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26 February 1998, published in Sluzbene Novine Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 11/98, 3 April 1998, pp. 281–284 (amendment published in No. 29/98).
Criminal Code (1998)
Criminal Code of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina No. 327, adopted by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 29 July 1998 and by the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 17 July 1998, published in Sluzbene Novine Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 43/98, 20 November 1998, pp. 1649–1733.
Law on Amnesty (1999)
Law on Amnesty of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in Sluzbene Novine Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), No. 48/1999.
Republika Srpska
Law on Amnesty as amended (1996)
Law No. 02-736/96 on Amnesty of the Republika Srpska, 19 June 1996, published in Sluzbeni glasnik Republika Srpska (Official Gazette of the Republika Srpska), No. 13/1996, 26 June 1996, pp. 553–554, as amended by the Law No. 02-517/99 on Changes and Amendments to the Amnesty Law of the Republika Srpska, 14 July 1999, published in Sluzbeni glasnik Republika Srpska (Official Gazette of the Republika Srpska), No. 17/1999, 15 July 1999, p. 355.
Law on the Cessation of the Application of the Law on the Use of Abandoned Property (1998)
Law No. 02-1481/98 on the Cessation of the Application of the Law on the Use of Abandoned Property, 2 December 1998, published in Sluzbeni glasnik Republika Srpska (Official Gazette of the Republika Srpska), No. 38/1998, 11 December 1998, pp. 982–985.
Criminal Code (2000)
Criminal Code of the Republika Srpska, 22 June 2000, published in Sluzbeni glasnik Republika Srpska (Official Gazette of the Republika Srpska), No. 22/2000, 31 July 2000, pp. 513–560.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTY (2001)
Law No. 01-1052/01 on Cooperation of the Republika Srpska with the International Criminal Tribunal at the Hague, 2 October 2001, published in Sluzbeni glasnik Republika Srpska (Official Gazette of the Republika Srpska), No. 52/2001, 17 October 2001, pp. 1057–1059.
Botswana
Red Cross Society Act (1968)
An Act to provide for the incorporation of the Red Cross Society of Botswana and for the protection of its emblems and to make incidental provision in connection therewith, Act No. 4 of 1968, assented to on 27 February 1968, published in Botswana Government Gazette, Supplement B, 1 March 1968, pp. B.97-B.100.
Geneva Conventions Act (1970)
An Act to Enable Effect to Be Given in Botswana to Certain International Conventions Made at Geneva on the Twelfth Day of August, Nineteen Hundred and Forty Nine, and for Purposes Connected Therewith, Act No. 28 of 1970, assented to on 14 August 1970, published in Botswana Government Gazette Extraordinary, Supplement F, 14 August 1970 (F. 237), pp. 1–5.
Brazil
Red Cross Society Decree (1910)
Decreto No. 2.380, de 31 de dezembro de 1910, Regula a existencia das associações da CRUZ VERMELHA, que se fundarem de accordo com as Convenções de Genebra, published in Bulletin International, April 1912, p. 120.
Decree on the Use of the Red Cross Emblem (1962)
Decreto No. 966 de 7 de maio 1962, Regulamenta a Lei No. 3.960 de 20 de setembro de 1961, que instituiu, obrigatòriamente, o uso do distintivo das profissões médicas e para-médicas (O Uso do Emblema da Cruz Vermelha), published in Diário Oficial da União, 14 May 1962, p. 5.277.
Military Penal Code (1969)
Decreto-Lei No. 1001, de 21 de outubro de 1969, Código Penal Militar, published in Diário Oficial da União, 21 October 1969, p. 008940.
Law on the Legal Status of Foreigners (1980), as amended
Lei No. 6.815 de 19 de agosto de 1980, Define a situação jurídica do estrangeiro no Brasil, cria o Conselho Nacional de Imigração (Law No. 6.815 of 19 August 1980, Defines the legal status of foreigners in Brazil [and] creates the National Immigration Council), published in Diário Oficial da União, 21 August 1980;
as amended by Lei No. 6.964 de 9 de dezembro de 1981, Altera disposições da Lei No. 6.815, de 19 de agosto de 1980, que “define a situação jurídica do estrangeiro no Brasil, cria o Conselho Nacional de Imigração, e dá outras providências” (Law No. 6.964 of 9 December 1981, Amends provisions of the Law No. 6.815 of 19 August 1980, which “defines the legal status of foreigners in Brazil, creates the National Immigration Council, and enacts other provisions”), published in Diário Oficial da União, 10 December 1981.
Refugee Law (1997)
Lei No. 9.474 de 22 de julho de 1997, Define mecanismos para a implementação do Estatuto dos Refugiados de 1951, e determina outras providências (Law No. 9.474 of 22 July 1997, Defines mechanisms for the implementation of the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and establishes other measures), published in Diário Oficial da União, 23 July 1997.
Anti-Personnel Mines Act (2001)
Lei No. 10.300 de 31 de outubro de 2001, Proíbe o emprego, o desenvovlimento, a fabricação, a comercialização, a importação, a exportação, a aquisição, a estocagem, a retenção ou a transferência, direta ou indiretamente, de minas terrestres antipessoal, published in Diário Oficial da União, 1 November 2001, p. 000002.
Decree on the National Commission on IHL (2003)
Decreto de 27 de novembro de 2003, Cria a Comissão Nacional para a Difusão e Implementação do Direito Internacional Humanitário no Brasil (Decree of 27 November 2003, Establishes the National Commission for the Dissemination and Implementation of IHL in Brazil), decree by the President of the Republic, published in Diário Oficial da União, 28 November 2003.
Constitutional Amendment No. 45 (2004)
Emenda Constitucional No. 45, de 30 de dezembro de 2004 (Constitutional Amendment No. 45 of 30 December 2004), published in Diário Oficial da União, 31 December 2004.
Chemical Weapons Law (2005)
Lei No. 11.254 de 27 de dezembro de 2005, Estabelece as sanções administrativas e penais em caso de realização de atividades proibidas pela Convenção Internacional sobre a Proibição do Desenvolvimento, Produção, Estocagem e Uso das Armas Químicas e sobre a Destruição das Armas Químicas existentes no mundo – CPAQ (Law No. 11.254 of 27 December 2005, Establishes administrative and criminal penalties for activities prohibited under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction), published in Diário Oficial da União, 28 December 2005.
Brunei Darussalam
Red Crescent Society Act (1983)
An Act to incorporate the Brunei Red Crescent Society under the name of Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Brunei (or in English the Brunei Red Crescent Society), for purposes connected therewith, 1 July 1983, published in Brunei Darussalam Government Gazette.
Bulgaria
Penal Code as amended (1968)
Nakazatelen kodeks (Penal Code), first published in Bulgarian State Gazette, No. 26, 2 April 1968, as amended in the State Gazette Nos. 29/1968, 92/1969, 26 and 27/1973, 89/1974, 95/1975, 3/1977, 53/1978, 89/1979, 28 and 31/1982, 44/1984, 41, 79 and 80/1985, 89 and 90/1986, 37, 91 and 99/1989, 10, 31 and 81/1990, 1, 86, 90 and 105/1991, 54/1992 and 10/1993; Decision No. 19/1995 of the Constitutional Court; State Gazette Nos. 50 and 102/1995, 107/1996, 62 and 85/1997, 83, 85, 132, 133 and 153/1998 and 7, 51 and 81/1999.
Red Cross Society Law (1995)
Zakon za Bulgarskiya Cherven krust (Law of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Law No. 254, 14 September 1995, promulgated by virtue of Decree No. 254 of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria in the State Gazette, No. 87, 29 September 1995, pp. 1–2.
Burkina Faso
Code of Military Justice (1994)
Loi N° 24/94/ADP du 24 mai 1994 portant Code de Justice Militaire, promulguée par le Décret N° 94-221/PRES du 13 juin 1994, published in Journal Officiel du Burkina Faso, No. 48, 1 December 1994, pp. 2447ff.
Anti-Personnel Mines Decree (2001)
Décret n° 2001-180/PRES/PM/SECU du 2 mai 2001 portant interdiction des mines antipersonnel au Burkina Faso, published in Journal Officiel du Burkina Faso, No. 20, 2001.
Burundi
Red Cross Decree (1912)
Décret du 30 avril 1912, Mesures d’exécution prévue par la Convention de Genève – Emploi de l’emblème de la Croix rouge, published in Bulletin Officiel Congo Belge, printed in Belgium, 1912, pp. 526–528.
Military Penal Code (1980)
Décret-Loi N° 1/8 du 17 mars 1980 portant code pénal militaire (Decree-law No. 1/8 of 17 March 1980 on the Military Penal Code), published in Bulletin Officiel du Burundi, Vol. 19, No. 12/80, 1 December 1980, pp. 379–390.
Penal Code (1981)
Décret-loi N° 1/6 du 4 Avril 1981 portant réforme du code penal (Decree-law No. 1/6 of 4 April 1981 Reforming the Penal Code), published in Bulletin Officiel du Burundi, Vol. 20, No. 6/81, 1 June 1981, pp. 239–298.
Law on Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (2003)
Loi N° 1/004 du 8 mai 2003 portant répression du crime de génocide, des crimes contre l’humanité et des crimes de guerre (Law No.1/004 of 8 May 2003 on the Repression of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes), published in Bulletin Officiel du Burundi, Vol. 42, No. 5/2003, 1 May 2003, pp. 136–142.
Constitution (2005)
Loi N° 1/010 du 18 mars 2005 portant promulgation de la constitution de la République du Burundi (Law No. 1/010 of 18 March 2005 Promulgating the Constitution of the Republic of Burundi), published in Bulletin Officiel du Burundi, Vol. 44, No. 3ter/2005, 1 March 2005, pp. 1–34.
Anti-Personnel Mines Law (2008)
Loi No 1/30 du 10 octobre 2008 portant mise en œuvre de la Convention sur l’interdiction de l’emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction signée à Ottawa le 3 décembre 1997 (Law No. 1/30 of 10 October 2008 implementing the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction signed in Ottawa on 3 December 1997), published in Bulletin Officiel du Burundi, No. 10/2008, year 47, 1 October 2008.
Refugee Law (2008)
Loi No 1/32 du 13 novembre 2008 sur l’asile et la protection des réfugiés au Burundi (Law No. 1/32 of 13 November 2008 on Asylum and the Protection of Refugees in Burundi), No. 1/32, 13 November 2008.
Penal Code (2009)
Loi portant révision du Code Pénal (Law Reforming the Penal Code), Law No. 1/05, published in Bulletin Officiel du Burundi, No. 4bis/2009, 22 April 2009.
   
Cambodia
Law Banning Anti-Personnel Mines (1999)
Law to Ban Anti-personnel Mines, adopted by the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia on 28 April 1999, published in Monthly Bulletin of Laws and Regulations of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Second Quarter – April, May, June (published July 1999), pp. 1–4.
Law on the Establishment of the ECCC (2001)
Law on the Establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea, as adopted by the National Assembly on 2 January 2001, approved by the Senate on 15 January 2001 and promulgated on 10 August 2001.
Law on the Establishment of the ECCC (2001), as amended
Law on the Establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea, with inclusion of amendments as adopted by the National Assembly on 5 October 2004, approved by the Senate on 8 October 2004 and promulgated on 27 October 2004 (NS/RKM/1004/006).
Cameroon
Code of Military Justice (1928)
Code de Justice Militaire, Loi du 9 mars 1928, published in G. J. Bouvenet et R. Bourdin, Codes et Lois du Cameroun, Vol. I, Yaoundé, Haut-Commissariat de la République française au Cameroun, 1956–1958, pp. 376ff.
Penal Code (1967), as amended
Loi n° 65-LF-24 du 12 novembre 1965 portant institution du Code Pénal, and Loi n° 67-LF-1 du 12 juin 1967 portant institution du Code Pénal;
as amended by Loi n° 91-007 du 30 juillet 1991, modifiant et complétant certaines dispositions de la loi n° 90-061 du 19 décembre 1990 portant modification du Code Pénal;
as amended by Loi n° 97-009 du 10 janvier 1997 réprimant la torture.
Emblem Law (1997)
Law No. 97-2 of 10 January 1997 on the Protection of the Red Cross Emblem and Name, published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Cameroon, 7th Year, No. 2, 1 February 1997, pp. 63–66.
Criminal Procedure Code (2005)
Loi n° 2005/007 du 27 juillet 2005 portant code de procédure pénale (Law No. 2005/2007 of 27 July 2005 on the Criminal Procedure Code), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Cameroun, 46th Year, Special Issue, 18 October 2005, pp. 1–315.
Canada
Canadian Red Cross Society Act (1909), as amended
An Act to Incorporate the Canadian Red Cross Society, 1909, c. 68; as amended by An Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, an Act to incorporate the Canadian Red Cross Society and the Trade-marks Act, assented to on 22 June 2007, published in Canada Gazette, Part III, Vol. 30, No. 2, Ottawa, 31 July 2007, c. 26.
Criminal Code (1985)
An Act respecting the Criminal Law (amended several times), published in Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Vol. 3, Ottawa, Queen’s Printer of Canada, 1985, c. C-46.
National Defence Act (1985), as amended
An Act respecting national defence, published in Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Vol. VI, Ottawa, Queen’s Printer for Canada, 1985, c. N-5;
as amended by An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, assented to on 19 June 2013, published in Canada Gazette, Part III, Vol. 36, No. 2, Ottawa, 12 September 2013, c. 24, available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/2013_24.pdf (last accessed on 12 December 2016).
Geneva Conventions Act (1985), as amended
An Act respecting the Geneva Conventions, 1949, published in Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Vol. V, Ottawa, Queen’s Printer for Canada, 1985, c. G-3, 143 pp.;
as amended by An Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, the National Defence Act and the Trade-marks Act, 12 June 1990 (c. 14), published in Acts of Parliament of Canada, passed in 1990 S.C., 1990, c. 14, Vol. 1, 38–39 ELIZ. II, and Acts of Parliament of Canada passed in 1995 S.C., 1995, c. 5, s. 25, Vol. 1, 43–44 ELIZ. II, (SI/95-65, 31 May 1995, Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 129, No. 11, p. 1541);
as amended by An Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, an Act to incorporate the Canadian Red Cross Society and the Trade-marks Act, assented to on 22 June 2007, published in Canada Gazette, Part III, Vol. 30, No. 2, Ottawa, 31 July 2007, c. 26.
Chemical Weapons Act (1995)
Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act, S.C. 1995, c. 5, s. 25, 13 July 1995.
Anti-Personnel Mines Act (1997)
Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, 27 November 1997, published in Canada Gazette, Part III, Vol. 20, No. 3, Ottawa, 2 February 1998, c. 33.
Extradition Act (1999), as amended
An Act respecting extradition, to amend the Canada Evidence Act, the Criminal Code, the Immigration Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act and to amend and repeal other Acts in consequence, S.C. 1999, c. 18, assented to on 17 June 1999;
as amended on 19 July 2005, taking into account amendments up to S.C. 2005, c.10, available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/E-23.01.pdf (last accessed on 12 December 2016).
Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (2000), as amended
An Act respecting genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and to implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, assented to on 29 June 2000, published in Canada Gazette, Part III, Vol. 23, No. 3, Ottawa, 9 August 2000, c. 24.
as amended by An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and law enforcement) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, assented to on 18 December 2001, published in Canada Gazette, Part III, Vol. 24, No. 5, Ottawa, 13 February 2002, c. 32.
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (2001), as amended
An Act respecting immigration to Canada and the granting of refugee protection to persons who are displaced, persecuted or in danger, 2001, c. 27, I-2.5, assented to on 1 November 2001, current to 8 June 2009;
as amended by An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, assented to on 19 June 2013, published in Canada Gazette, Part III, Vol. 36, No. 1, Ottawa, 15 August 2013, c. 16, available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/2013_16.pdf (last accessed on 12 December 2016).
Central African Republic
Interdepartmental Order on the Dissemination of IHL (2008)
Arrête Interministériel No. 014/08 du 26 Septembre 2008 portant création du Comité de Diffusion du Droit International Humanitaire des Forces de Défense et de Sécurité (Interdepartmental Order No. 014/08 of 26 September 2008 on the creation of a Committee for the Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law to the Defence and Security Forces).
Amnesty Law (2008)
Loi No. 08.020 du 13 Octobre 2008 portant amnistie générale à l’endroit des personnalités, des militaires, des éléments et des responsables civils des groupes rebelles (Law No. 09.004 on a general amnesty for personalities, servicemen, and the elements and civil officials of rebel groups), adopted by the National Assembly on 13 October 2008, published in Journal Officiel de la République Centrafricaine, Special Edition, 14 October 2008, pp. 1–5.
Labour Code (2009)
Loi No. 09.004 portant code du travail de la République Centrafricaine (Law No. 09.004 on the labour code of the Central African Republic), adopted by the National Assembly on 29 January 2009, published in Journal Officiel de la République Centrafricaine, Special Edition, 7 September 2010, pp. 1–51.
Law on the Red Cross Emblem (2009)
Loi No. 09.006 portant protection de l’emblème et du nom Croix-Rouge en République Centrafricaine (Law No. 09.006 on the protection of the emblem and the term Red Cross in the Central African Republic), adopted by the National Assembly on 8 June 2009.
Penal Code (2010)
Loi no. 10.001 du 6 Janvier 2010 portant code penal Centrafricain (Law No. 10.001 of 6 January 2010 on the Central African Penal Code), adopted by the National Assembly on 6 January 2010, published in Journal Officiel de la République Centrafricaine, Special Edition, 15 January 2010, pp. 1–69.
Penal Procedure Code (2010)
Loi No. 10.002 du 6 Janvier 2010 portant Code de Procédure Pénale Centrafricain (Law No. 10.002 of 6 January 2010 on the Central African Republic Penal Procedure Code), adopted by the National Assembly on 6 January 2010, published in Journal Officiel de la République Centrafricaine, Special Edition, 15 January 2010, pp. 1–75.
Chad
Code of Military Justice (1962)
Loi No. 25-62 du 18 décembre 1962 portant Code de Justice Militaire (Law No. 25-62 of 18 December 1962 instituting the Code of Military Justice), published in Journal Officiel, 15 January 1963, pp. 27–37.
Ordinance on the Reorganization of the Armed Forces (1991)
Ordonnance 91-001 1991-01-16 PCE/CEDNACVG portant réorganisation des forces armées (Ordinance 91-001 1991-01-16 PCE/CEDNACVG on the Reorganization of the Armed Forces), 16 January 1991;
as abrogated by Loi No. 012/PR/2006 portant réorganisation des forces armées et de sécurité (Law No. 012/PR/2006 on the Reorganization of the Armed and Security Forces), 10 March 2006, published in the Journal Officiel de la République du Tchad, Special Issue, March 2006.
Ordinance on a General Amnesty (1992)
Ordonnance 92-009 1992-07-13 PR portant amnistie générale des infractions commises par les militaires et sympathisants du Comité de Sursaut National pour la Paix et la Démocratie (Ordinance 92-009 1992-07-13 PR on a General Amnesty for Crimes Committed by Soldiers and Sympathizers of the National Revival Committee for Peace and Democracy), 13 July 1992.
Ordinance on the General Status of Military Personnel (1992)
Ordonnance portant statut general des militaires (Ordinance on the General Status of Military Personnel), Ordinance No. 006/PR/92, 6 February 1992;
as amended by Loi No. 011/PR/2006, portant amendement de l’Ordonnance No. 06/PR/92 du 28 Avril 1992, portant Statut Général des Militaires (Law No. 011/PR/2006, amending Ordinance No. 006/PR/92 of 28 April 1992 on the General Status of Military Personnel), 10 March 2006, published in Journal Officiel de la République du Tchad, Special Issue, March 2006.
Law on the Reorganization of the Armed and Security Forces (2006)
Loi No. 012/PR/2006 portant réorganisation des forces armées et de sécurité (Law No. 012/PR/2006 on the Reorganization of the Armed and Security Forces), 10 March 2006, published in the Journal Officiel de la République du Tchad, Special Issue, March 2006.
Law on Anti-Personnel Mines (2006)
Loi n° 26 PR/2006 portant mise en œuvre de la Convention sur l’interdiction de l’emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction en République du Tchad (Law no. 26 PR/2006 on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction), 23 August 2006.
Order on the Establishment of a School for the Training of Trainers in IHL (2007)
Arrêté portant création d’une École de Formation des Formateurs en Droit International Humanitaire et de Maintien de la Paix (Order on the Establishment of a School for the Training of Trainers in International Humanitarian Law and Peacekeeping), Ministry of National Defence, Order No. 180/PR/MDN/SE/EMP/2007, 9 October 2007.
Decree on the Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry (2008)
Décret portant création d’une Commission d’Enquête sur les événements survenus en République du Tchad du 28 janvier au 8 février 2008 et leur conséquences (Decree on the Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry on the Events that Occurred in the Republic of Chad from 28 January to 8 February 2008 and Their Consequences), Presidency of the Republic, Decree No. 525/PR/2008, 2 April 2008.
Ordinance Granting Amnesty to Peace Agreements Signatories (2009)
Ordonnance portant amnistie des signataires des accords de paix avec le Gouvernement (Ordinance Granting Amnesty to the Signatories of Peace Agreements with the Government), President of the Republic, Ordinance No. 001/PR/2009, 14 January 2009.
Presidential Directive on Respect of Age Requirements for Recruitment into Chad’s National Army (2013)
Directive Présidentielle portant respect des conditions de l’âge au recrutement au sein de l’Armée Nationale Tchadienne (Presidential Directive on respect of age requirements for recruitment into Chad’s National Army), Directive No. 08/PR/EMP/2013, 10 October 2013.
Ordinance on the Prohibition and Repression of the Enlistment and Use of Children in Armed Conflict (2014)
Ordonnance portant interdiction et répression de l’enrôlement et l’utilisation des enfants dans les conflits armés (Ordinance on the prohibition and repression of the enlistment and use of children in armed conflict), Ordinance No. 001/PR/2014, 4 February 2014, published in Journal Officiel de la République du Tchad, No. 242, 25 March 2014.
Emblem Law (2014)
Loi n° 053/PR/2014 portant utilisation et protection des emblèmes de la Croix Rouge, du Croissant Rouge et de tout autre signe distinctif (Law No. 053/PR/2014 on the use and protection of the emblems of the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and of all other distinctive signs), adopted on 5 December 2014, promulgated on 31 December 2014.
Law on the Suppression of Terrorist Acts (2015)
Loi n° 054/PR/2015 portant répression des actes de terrorisme (Law No. 054/PR/2015 on the suppression of terrorist acts), adopted on 30 July 2015, promulgated on 5 August 2015.
Chile
Code of Criminal Procedure (1906), as amended
Ley No. 1853 Código de Procedimiento Penal (Law No. 1853 Code of Criminal Procedure), 19 February 1906;
taking into account amendments up to Ley No. 20227 [que] modifica diversos cuerpos legales para suprimir funciones administrativas de carabineros de Chile (Law No. 20227 Modifying Several Pieces of Legislation in order to Reduce Administrative Functions of the Chilean Carabineros), 15 November 2007.
Code of Military Justice (1925), as amended
Código de Justicia Militar, 23 December 1925, published in Diario Oficial de la República de Chile, 24 December 1925, and 15th official edition approved by Decree No. 1614 of the Ministry of Justice, 24 November 1992, editorial jurídica de Chile.
Emblem Law as amended (1939)
Ley No. 6.371, que protege el emblema de la Cruz Roja, 20 July 1939, as amended by the Ley No. 19.511. Modifica la Ley No. 6.371, de 1939, que protege el emblema de la Cruz Roja, 31 July 1997, published in Diario Oficial de la República de Chile, No. 35.858, 3 September 1997, p. 2.
Decree-Law on General Amnesty (1978)
Decreto Ley No. 2.191, de 1978. Concede amnistía general, bajo las circunstancias que indica, por los delitos que señala, 18 April 1978, published in Diario Oficial de la República de Chile, No. 30.042, 19 April 1978.
Decree establishing the Commission on Truth and Reconciliation (1990)
Decreto Supremo No. 355. Crea Comisión de Verdad y Reconciliación, 25 April 1990, published in Diario Oficial de la República de Chile, 1990.
Law on the Establishment of a National Authority for Compensation and Reconciliation (1992), as amended
Ley No. 19.123 [que] crea Corporación Nacional de Reparación y Reconciliación, establece pensión de reparación y otorga otros beneficios en favor de personas que señala (Law No. 19.123 establishing a National Authority for Compensation and Reconciliation, Establishing Compensation Pensions and Granting other Benefits to Specified Persons), 8 February 1992;
as amended by Ley No. 19.980 de Reparación, ampliando o estableciendo beneficios en favor de las personas que indica (Law No. 19.980 on Compensation, Broadening or Establishing Benefits for Specified Persons), 9 November 2004.
China
Law governing the Trial of War Criminals (1946)
Law governing the Trial of War Criminals, 24 October 1946.
Criminal Law (1979), as amended
The Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted by the Second Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress on 1 July 1979, revised at the Fifth Session of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 14 March 1997, promulgated by Order No. 83 of the President of the People’s Republic of China, 14 March 1997, published in Gazette of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress of the Peoples Republic of China, No. 2, 30 March 1997, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384075.htm (last accessed on 6 May 2009);
revised by an amendment adopted at the 31st Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress on 28 December 2002 and promulgated by Order No. 83 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on 28 December 2002, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/06/content_1382078.htm (last accessed on 6 May 2009).
Criminal Procedure Law (1979), as amended
Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the Second Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress on 1 July 1979, promulgated by Order No. 6 of the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on 7 July 1979 and effective as of 1 January 1980;
amended in accordance with the Decision on Revising the Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the Fourth Session of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 17 March 1996, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384067.htm (last accessed on 7 May 2009).
Organic Law of the People’s Courts (1979), as amended
Organic Law of the People’s Courts of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the Second Session of the Fifth National Congress on 1 July 1979, promulgated by Order No. 3 of the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on 5 July 1979 and effective as of 1 January 1980;
as amended by the Decision of the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People’s Congress on Amending the Organic Law of the People’s Courts of the People’s Republic of China adopted at its 2nd Meeting on 2 September 1983;
as amended by the Decision of the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People’s Congress on Amending the Organic Law of the Local People’s Congresses and the Local People’s Governments of the People’s Republic of China adopted at its 18th Meeting on 2 December 1986;
as amended by the Decision of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People’s Congress on Amending the Organic Law of the People’s Courts of the People’s Republic of China adopted at its 24th Meeting on 31 October 2006, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384078.htm (last accessed on 8 May 2009).
Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorates (1979), as amended
Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorates of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the Second Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress on 1 July 1979, promulgated by Order No. 4 of the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on 5 July 1979 and effective as of 1 January 1980;
as amended by the Decision on the Revision of the Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorates of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the Second Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People’s Congress on 2 September 1983, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384077.htm (last accessed on 8 May 2009).
Constitution (1982), as amended
Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the Fifth Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress and promulgated for implementation by the Announcement of the National People’s Congress on 4 December 1982;
as amended in accordance with the Amendments to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China adopted respectively at the First Session of the Seventh National People’s Congress on 12 April 1988, the First Session of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 29 March 1993, the Second Session of the Ninth National People’s Congress on 15 March 1999 and the Second Session of the Tenth National People’s Congress on 14 March 2004, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/05/content_1381903.htm (last accessed on 8 May 2009).
Military Service Law (1984), as amended
Military Service Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the Second Session of the Sixth National People’s Congress on 31 May 1984, and promulgated by Order No. 14 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on 31 May 1984;
as amended in accordance with the Decision on Revising the Military Service Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the 6th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress on 29 December 1998, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1383961.htm (last accessed on 8 May 2009).
Law on the Protection of Minors (1991), as amended
The Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Minors, adopted at the 21st Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Seventh National People’s Congress on 4 September 1991;
as amended by the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People’s Congress at its 25th Meeting on 29 December 2006, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/12/content_1383869.htm (last accessed on 8 May 2009).
Law on the Red Cross Society (1993)
Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Red Cross Society, adopted at the 4th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress, and promulgated by Order No. 14 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on 31 October 1993, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/12/content_1383814.htm (last accessed on 11 May 2009).
Prison Law (1994)
Prison Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the 11th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 29 December 1994 and promulgated by Order No. 35 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on 29 December 1994, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/12/content_1383784.htm (last accessed on 12 May 2009).
Public Procurators Law (1995), as amended
Public Procurators Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the 12th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 28 February 1995, promulgated by Order No. 39 of the President of the People’s Republic of China;
as amended according to the Decision on Amending the Public Procurators Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the 22nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress on 30 June 2001, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/12/content_1383688.htm (last accessed on 11 May 2009).
Emblem Regulations (1996)
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China for the use of the emblem of the Red Cross, 29 January 1996.
Martial Law (1996)
Martial Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the 18th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 1 March 1996, and promulgated by Order No. 61 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on 1 March 1996, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/11/content_1383599.htm (last accessed on 11 May 2009).
Civil Air Defence Law (1996)
Civil Air Defence Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the 22nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 29 October 1996, and promulgated by Order No. 78 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on 29 October 1996, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/11/content_1383601.htm (last accessed on 11 May 2009).
Law on National Defence (1997)
Law of the People’s Republic of China on National Defence, adopted at the Fifth Session of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 14 March 1997, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/11/content_1383547.htm (last accessed on 7 May 2009).
Extradition Law (2000)
Extradition Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the 19th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress on 28 December 2000 and promulgated by Order No. 42 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on 28 December 2000, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/11/content_1383538.htm (last accessed on 8 May 2009).
Regulations on Export Control of Dual-Use Biological Agents and Related Equipment and Technologies (2002)
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Export Control of Dual-Use Biological Agents and Related Equipment and Technologies, promulgated by Decree No. 365 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on 14 October 2002, and effective as of 1 December 2002, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/14/content_1384260.htm (last accessed on 12 May 2009).
Anti-Secession Law (2005)
Anti-Secession Law of the People’s Republic of China (2005), adopted at the Third Session of the Tenth National People’s Congress on 14 March 2005, available at
http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384099.htm (last accessed on 9 May 2009).
Colombia
Constitution (1991)
Constitución Política de Colombia, 20 de julio de 1991, published in Gaceta Constitucional, No. 116, 20 July 1991, pp. 1ff.
Amnesty Decree (1991)
Decreto No. 1943 del 12 de agosto de 1991 por el cual se dictan medidas sobre indulto y amnistía, published in Diario Oficial, No. 39.964, 12 August 1991, pp. 1ff.
Circular on the Use of the Emblem (1992)
Circular No. 028/DIPLA-REHUM-868 del 27 de abril de 1992 sobre la utilización del símbolo de la Cruz Roja.
Decree on the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives (1993)
Decreto No. 2535 del 17 de diciembre de 1993, por el cual se expiden normas sobre armas, municiones y explosivos, published in Diario Oficial, No. 41.142, 17 December 1993, pp. 8ff.
Law on Internally Displaced Persons (1997)
Ley No. 387 de 1997 por la cual se adoptan medidas para la prevención del desplazamiento forzado; la atención, protección, consolidación y estabilización socioeconómica de los desplazados internos por la violencia en la República de Colombia, 18 de julio de 1997, published in Diario Oficial, No. 43.091, 24 July 1997, pp. 1ff.
Emblem Decree (1998)
Decreto No. 860 de 1998 (mayo 8) por el cual se reglamenta lo relativo a la protección y el uso que darse al nombre y el emblema de la Cruz Roja, se protegen sus actividades y se facilita la prestación de los servicios humanitarios en Colombia, published in Diario Oficial, No. 43.298, 13 May 1998, pp. 15–17.
Military Penal Code (1999)
Ley 522 del 12 de agosto de 1999 por medio de la cual se expide el Código Penal Militar, published in Diario Oficial, No. 43665, 13 August 1999, p. 1ff.
Penal Code (2000), as amended
Ley 599 de 2000 (julio 24) por la cual se expide el Código Penal, published in Diario Oficial, No. 44.097, 24 July 2000, pp. 1–24;
as amended by Ley 759 por medio de la cual se dictan normas para dar cumplimiento a la Convención sobre la Prohibición del Empleo, Almacenamiento, Producción y Transferencia de minas antipersonal y sobre su destrucción y se fijan disposiciones con el fin de erradicar en Colombia el uso de las minas antipersonal (Law 759 which stipulates norms to ensure compliance with the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction and which sets forth provisions with the aim of eradicating the use of anti-personnel mines in Colombia), adopted by Congress on 25 July 2002, published in Diario Oficial, No. 44.883, 30 July 2002.
Law Implementing the Ottawa Convention (2002)
Ley 759 por medio de la cual se dictan normas para dar cumplimiento a la Convención sobre la Prohibición del Empleo, Almacenamiento, Producción y Transferencia de minas antipersonal y sobre su destrucción y se fijan disposiciones con el fin de erradicar en Colombia el uso de las minas antipersonal (Law 759 which stipulates norms to ensure compliance with the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction and which sets forth provisions with the aim of eradicating the use of anti-personnel mines in Colombia), adopted by Congress on 25 July 2002, published in Diario Oficial, No. 44.883, 30 July 2002.
Law on the Disciplinary Regime of the Armed Forces (2003)
Ley 836 por la cual se expide el reglamento del régimen disciplinario para las fuerzas militares (Law 836 which issues the rules on the disciplinary regime of the armed forces), adopted by Congress on 16 July 2003, published in Diario Oficial, No. 45.251, 17 July 2003.
Emblem Law (2004)
Ley No. 875 por la cual se regula el uso del emblema de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja y otros emblemas protegidos por los Convenios de Ginebra del 12 de agosto de 1949 y sus protocolos adicionales (Law No. 875 which regulates the use of the Red Cross, Red Crescent and other emblems protected by the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols), adopted by Congress on 2 January 2004, published in Diario Oficial, No. 45.418.
Criminal Procedure Code (2004), as amended
Ley 906 por la cual se expide el Código de Procedimiento Penal (Law 906 which establishes the Criminal Procedure Code), adopted by Congress on 31 August 2004, published in Diario Oficial, No. 45.658.
Decree No. 138 (2005)
Decreto No. 138 por el cual se reglamentan los artículos 5, 6, 14 y 18 de la Ley 875 de 2004 y se dictan otras disposiciones (Decree No. 138 which regulates Articles 5, 6, 14 and 18 of Law No. 875 of 204 and which establishes other provisions), adopted by the President on 27 January 2005, published in Diario Oficial, No. 45.804.
Law on the Urgent Tracing Mechanism (2005)
Ley 971 por medio de la cual se reglamenta el mecanismo de búsqueda urgente y se dictan otras disposiciones (Law 971 by which the urgent tracing mechanism is regulated and which includes other provisions), adopted by Congress on 14 July 2005, published in Diario Oficial, No. 25.970, 15 July 2005.
Law No. 1095 (2006)
Ley 1095 por la cual se reglamenta el Artículo 30 de la Constitución Política (Law 1095 which regulates Article 30 of the Political Constitution), adopted by Congress, published in Diario Oficial, No. 46.440, 2 November 2006.
Directive No. 10 (2007)
Directiva Permanente No. 10/2007, Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (Directive No. 10/2007, Ministry of National Defence), 6 June 2007.
Comoros
Emblem Decree (1994)
Décret No. 94-095/PR portant reconnaissance de l’emblème et des mots Croissant-Rouge en République Fédérale Islamique des Comores, adopté par le Président de la République le 27 septembre 1994.
Congo
Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Act (1998)
Loi No. 8-98 du 31 octobre 1998 portant définition et répression du génocide, des crimes de guerre et des crimes contre l’humanité.
Cook Islands
Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols Act (2002)
An Act to consolidate and amend the Geneva Conventions Act 1958, assented to on 11 February 2002.
Costa Rica
Penal Code as amended (1970)
Ley No. 4573, Código Penal, 4 March 1970, published in Alcance No. 120 de La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, No. 257, 15 November 1970, as amended by Ley No. 8272, Represión penal como castigado por los crímenes de guerra y de lesa humanidad, 25 April 2002, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, No. 97, 22 May 2002.
Emblem Law (2000)
Ley No. 8031, Uso y Protección de los emblemas de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, 19 October 2000, published in Alcance No. 75 de La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, No. 210, 2 November 2000.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (2002)
Ley No. 8231, Prohibición de minas antipersonales, 18 March 2002, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, No. 73, 17 April 2002.
Côte d’Ivoire
Code of Military Penal Procedure (1974)
Loi No. 74-350 du 26 novembre 1974 relative à l’institution d’un Code de Procédure militaire, published in Journal Officiel de la République de Côte dIvoire, No. 55 (numéro spécial), 26 November 1974, 16th year, pp. 1985–2004.
Penal Code as amended (1981)
Loi No. 81-640 du 31 juillet 1981 instituant le Code Pénal, published in Journal Officiel de la République de Côte dIvoire, No. 1 (numéro spécial), 4 January 1982, 24th year, pp. 1ff., amended by the Loi No. 95-522 du 6 juillet 1995 portant modification de la loi No. 81-640 instituant le Code pénal, published in Journal Officiel de la République de Côte dIvoire, No. 33, 17 August 1995, 37th year, pp. 623ff., by the Loi No. 96-764 du 03 octobre 1996 portant modification des dispositions de l’article 98 du Code pénal, published in Journal Officiel de la République de Côte dIvoire, No. 4, 23 January 1997, 39th year, p. 76, by the Loi No. 97-398 du 11 juillet 1997 modifiant et complétant les articles 293, 294, 295, 296 et 297 du Code pénal, published in Journal Officiel de la République de Côte dIvoire, No. 29, 17 July 1997, 39th year, pp. 746ff. and by the Loi No. 98-756 du 23 décembre 1998 modifiant et complétant la loi No. 81-640 du 31 juillet 1981 instituant le Code pénal, published in Journal Officiel de la République de Côte dIvoire, No. 5, 4 February 1999, 41st year, pp. 73ff. .;
Decree on Dissemination and Training for the Armed Forces (1999)
Arrêté No. 0057/MD/CAB portant organisation interne du Ministère de la Défense, 15 avril 1999 (not published).
Amnesty Law (2003)
Loi n° 2003-309 du 8 août 2003 portant amnistie, adoptée le 6 août 2003 par l’Assemblée Nationale et promulguée le 8 août 2003 par le Président de la République (Law no. 2003-309 on amnesty of 8 August 2003, adopted on 6 August 2003 by the National Assembly and promulgated on 8 August 2003 by the President of the Republic).
Amnesty Ordinance (2007)
Ordonnance n° 2007-457 du 12 avril 2007 portant amnistie, ordonnée le 12 avril 2007 par le Président de la République (Ordinance no. 2007-457 on amnesty of 12 April 2007, ordered on 12 August 2007 by the President of the Republic).
Croatia
Constitution (1990), as amended
Constitution, 22 December 1990, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 56, 22 December 1990, pp. 1236–1247.
Directive on Displaced Persons (1991)
Directive on the Status of Displaced Persons and Refugees, December 1991, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 64, 3 December 1991.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1993)
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1993, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 34, 21 May 1993.
Defence Law (1993)
Defence Law, 1993, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 74, 6 August 1993, Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 57, 12 July 1996, and Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 31, 6 March 1998.
Emblem Law (1993)
Law on the Protection of the Red Cross Name and Emblem, 30 July 1993, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 75, 13 August 1993;
Law on Displaced Persons (1993)
Law on the Status of Displaced Persons and Refugees, October 1993, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 96, 25 October 1993, Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 39, 9 June 1995, and Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 128, 30 November 1999.
Law on Military Service (1995)
Law on Military Service, 1995, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 23, 1995.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTY (1996)
Constitutional Law on the Cooperation of the Republic of Croatia with the International Criminal Tribunal, 19 April 1996, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 32, 26 April 1996.
General Amnesty Law (1996)
Law on General Amnesty, 20 September 1996, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 80, 27 September 1996.
Criminal Code (1997), as amended
Criminal Code, 19 September 1997, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 110, 21 October 1997, pp. 3461–3516, Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 27, 27 February 1998, correction concerning derogations from Article 204, §§ 1 and 2, in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 50, 17 May 2000;
as amended by the Law Amending and Complementing the Criminal Code, 9 June 2006, published in Narodne Novine No. 71/06, 28 June 2006.
Defence Act (2002), as amended
Defence Act, 19 March 2002, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 33/02, 29 March 2002;
as amended by the Law Amending and Complementing the Defence Act, 6 July 2007, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 76/07, 23 July 2007.
ICC Statute Adoption Act (2003)
Act on the Adoption of the Statute of the International Criminal Court and on the Prosecution of Criminal Offences against the International Law of War and Humanitarian Law, 7 October 2003, published in Narodne Novine (Official Gazette), No. 175/03, 4 November 2003.
Cuba
Emblem Decree (1910)
Decreto Presidencial No. 221 del 22 de marzo de 1910, adopted on 23 March 1910 and published in Gaceta Oficial de la República, Año IX, No. 68, 23 March 1910, p. 2993.
Military Criminal Code (1979)
Ley No. 22/79. Ley de los Delitos Militares del 15 de febrero de 1979, adopted on 1 March 1979 and published in Gaceta Oficial de la República, Año LXXVII, No. 6, 5 March 1979, pp. 111–119.
Penal Code (1987)
Ley No. 62/87. Código Penal del 29 de diciembre de 1987, adopted on 30 April 1988 and published in Gaceta Oficial de la República , Año LXXXV, 30 December 1987, pp. 51ff.
Constitution as amended (1992)
Constitución de la República de Cuba, proclaimed on 24 February 1976, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República, Especial No. 2, 24 February 1976 and reformada por la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular en el XI Período Ordinario de Sesiones de la III Legislatura celebrada los días 10, 11 y 12 de julio de 1992, en la Ley de Reforma Constitucional, 13 de julio de 1992, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República, Extraordinaria, Año XC, No. 6, 13 July 1992, pp. 23ff.; Constitucíon de la República de Cuba, adopted on 1 August 1992 and published in Gaceta Oficial de la República, Extraordinaria, Año XC, No. 7, 1 August 1992, pp. 33ff.
National Defence Act (1994)
Ley No. 75/94 de la Defensa Nacional, adopted on 21 December 1994 and published in Gaceta Oficial de la República, Año XCII, No. 1, 13 January 1995, pp. 1–12.
Decree-Law on Chemical Weapons (1999)
Decreto-Ley No. 202 sobre la Prohibición del Desarrollo, la Producción, el Almacenamiento y el Empleo de Armas Químicas y sobre su Destrucción (Decree-Law No. 202 on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction), 24 December 1999.
Cyprus
Geneva Conventions Act (1966)
A Law to ratify certain international Conventions concluded in Geneva on 12 August, 1949, enforce them and provide for other related matters, Law No. 40 of 1966, published in Official Gazette of the Republic, No. 510, Annex No. 1, 18 July 1966, pp. 425–426.
Additional Protocol I Act (1979)
A law to ratify the Additional Protocol (Protocol I) to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August, 1949, and providing for other related matters, Law No. 43 of 1979, published in Official Gazette of the Republic, No. 1518, Annex No. 1, 12 May 1979, pp. 669–671.
Czech Republic
Criminal Code as amended (1961)
Trestní zákon (Criminal Code), Act No. 140/1961 Coll. (Collection of Laws of the Czech Republic) of 29 November 1961, as amended by Act No. 305/1999 Coll. of 18 November 1999 on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of antipersonnel mines and on their destruction and on the amendment to Act No. 140/1961, Criminal Code, as amended.
Emblem and Red Cross Society Act (1992)
Act No. 126 Coll. (Collection of Laws of the Czech Republic) of 5 March 1992 on the protection of the emblem and the name of the Red Cross and on the Czechoslovak Red Cross.
Act on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (1997)
Act No. 19/1997 Coll. (Collection of Laws of the Czech Republic) of 24 January 1997 on Some Measures concerning Chemical Weapons Prohibition, and on Amendments to Act No. 50/1976 Coll. “On Zone Planning and the Building Code” (Building Act), as amended, the Small Businesses Act No. 455/1991 Coll., as amended, and the Penal Code Act No. 140/1961 Coll., as amended.
Act on Anti-Personnel Mines (1999)
Act no. 305/1999 Coll. (Collection of Laws of the Czech Republic) of 18 November 1999 on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on their Destruction and on amendment of Act No. 140/1961 Coll., Criminal Code as amended.
Czechoslovakia
Decree No. 16 on the Punishment of Nazi Criminals as amended (1945)
Decree No. 16 of the President of the Republic of 19 June 1945 on the Punishment of Nazi Criminals, Traitors and their Supporters and on the Establishment of Extraordinary People’s Tribunals (Decree No. 16/1945 Coll.), as amended by Law No. 22 of 24 January 1946.
    
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Red Cross Decree (1912)
Décret du 30 avril 1912, Mesures d’exécution prévue par la Convention de Genève – Emploi de l’emblème de la Croix rouge, published in Bulletin Officiel Congo Belge, printed in Belgium, 1912, pp. 526–528.
Code of Military Justice as amended (1972)
Ordonnance-loi n° 72/060 du 25 septembre 1972 portant institution d’un Code de justice militaire, published in Journal Officiel, No. 6, 25 September 1972, pp. 428ff., and amended by the Ordonnance-loi No. 78-027 du 16 septembre 1978, published in Journal Officiel, No. 20, 16 September 1978, pp. 19ff., and by the Ordonnance-loi n° 80/015 du 5 septembre 1980, published in Journal Officiel, No. 28, 5 September 1980, pp. 8ff.
Military Judiciary Code (2002)
Loi n° 023/2002 du 18 novembre 2002 portant code judiciaire militaire (Law No. 023/2002 of 18 November 2002 on the Military Judiciary Code), entry into force on 25 March 2003, published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 44ème Année, Numéro Spécial, 20 March 2003, pp. 11–70.
Military Penal Code (2002)
Loi n° 024/2002 du 18 novembre 2002 portant code pénal militaire, (Law No. 024/2002 of 18 November 2002 on the Military Penal Code), entry into force on 25 March 2003, published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 44ème Année, Numéro Spécial, 20 March 2003, pp. 71–109.
Constitution of the Transition (2003)
Constitution de la Transition (Constitution of the Transition), adopted by the Plenum of the Intercongolese Dialogue on 1 April 2003, promulgated by the President of the Republic on 4 April 2003, entry into force on 4 April 2003, published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 44ème Année, Numéro Spécial, 5 April 2003, pp. 1–36.
Amnesty Decree-Law (2003)
Décret-loi n° 03/001 du 15 avril 2003 portant amnistie pour faits de guerre, infractions politiques et d’opinion (Decree-Law No. 03/001 of 15 April 2003 on amnesty for acts of war, political offences and offences of opinion), issued by the President of the Republic on 15 April 2003, entry into force on 15 April 2003, published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 44ème Année, Numéro Spécial, 17 April 2003, p. 5.
Decree on the National Commission on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (2003)
Décret n° 03/042 du 18 décembre 2003 portant creation, organisation et fonctionnement de la Commission Nationale de Désarmement, Démobilisation et Réinsertion, en sigle CONADER (Decree No. 03/042 of 18 December 2003 on the creation, organisation and functioning of the National Commission on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (CONADER)), issued by the President of the Republic on 18 December 2003.
Constitution (2006)
Constitution de la République Démocratique du Congo (Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo), proposed by the Senate, adopted by the National Assembly, approved by the Congolese people in the referendum of 18 and 19 December 2005, promulgated by the President of the Republic on 18 February 2006, entry into force on 18 February 2003, published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 47ème Année, Numéro Spécial, 18 February 2006, pp. 3–76.
Law Relative to Sexual Violence (2006)
Loi n° 06/018 du 20 juillet 2006 modifiant et complétant le Décret du 30 janvier 1940 portant Code pénal congolais (Law No. 06/018 of 20 July 2006 modifying and completing the Decree of 30 January 1940 on the Congolese Penal Code), adopted by the National Assembly, promulgated by the President of the Republic on 20 July 2006, entry into force on 20 July 2006, published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 47ème Année, Numéro 15, 1 August 2006, pp. 1–6.
Law on Child Protection (2009)
Loi No. 09/001 du 10 janvier 2009 portant protection de l’enfant (Law No. 09/001 of 10 January 2009 on Child Protection), published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 50ème Année, Numéro Spécial, 25 May 2009, pp. 5–47.
Amnesty Law (2009)
Loi No 09/003 du 07 mai 2009 portant amnistie pour faits de guerres et insurrectionnels commis dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et du Sud-Kivu (Law No. 09/003 of 7 May 2009 on an amnesty for acts of war and insurrection committed in the North Kivu and South Kivu provinces), published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 50ème Année, Numéro Spécial, 9 May 2009, pp. 11–13.
Ordinance on a Collective Pardon (2010)
Ordonnance no 10/080 du 31 décembre 2010 portant mesure collective de grâce (Ordinance No. 10/080 of 31 December 2010 on a collective pardon), published in Journal Officiel de la République Démocratique du Congo, 52e Année, Numéro Spécial, 3 January 2011.
Denmark
Penal Code (1930), as amended
Penal Code, Act No. 126 of 15 April 1930, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A);
as amended by Act No. 322 of 4 June 1986, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A);
as amended by Consolidated Act No. 849 of 6 September 2000, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A);
as amended by Act No. 490 of 17 June 2008, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A).
Civil Defence Act (1976)
The Civil Defence Act of 20 September 1976, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A), the latest version of which is contained in Consolidated Act No. 912 of 2 October 2000, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A).
Military Criminal Code as amended (1978)
The Military Criminal Code, originally adopted as Act No. 216 of 26 April 1973, published by Forsvarsministeriet, 1974 and in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A), as amended by Act No. 195 of 3 May 1978 on the repeal of the Act on capital punishment for certain acts committed during war or enemy occupation as well as amendment to the Military Criminal Code, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A).
Military Administration of Justice Act (1984)
The Military Administration of Justice Act, Act No. 218 of 26 April 1973, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A), as amended by Act No. 644 of 19 December 1984, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A).
Rescue Preparedness Act (1992)
The Danish Preparedness Act, 23 December 1992, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette).
International Tribunals Act (1994)
Act No. 1099 of 21 December 1994 on Criminal Proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for War Crimes Committed in the Territory of Former Yugoslavia, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A).
Executive Order on Weapons and Ammunition (1995)
Executive Order No. 712 of 29 August 1995 on Weapons and Ammunition, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A), the latest version of which is contained in Executive Order No. 66 of 26 January 2000 on Weapons and Ammunition etc., issued under the authority provided in Consolidated Act No. 67 of 26 January 2000 on Weapons and Explosives, as amended by Law No. 433 of 31 May 2000 and published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A).
ICC Act (2001)
Act No. 342 of 16 May 2001 concerning the International Criminal Court, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A).
Military Penal Code (2005)
Military Penal Code, Law No. 532 of 24 June 2005, published in Lovtidende A (Official Gazette A), 25 June 2005.
Weapons and Explosives Act (2009), as amended
Weapons and Explosives Act, Act No. 704 of 22 June 2009 as amended by Act No. 538 of 26 May 2010, Act No. 413 of 9 May 2011, Act No. 274 of 27 March 2012 and Law No. 564 of 18 June 2012, available at https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=142859 (last accessed 4 February 2014).
Djibouti
Ordinance on the Status of Refugees (1977)
Ordonnance No. 77053/P.R./A.E. du 9 novembre 1977 portant statut des réfugiés sur le sol de la République de Djibouti (Ordinance No. 77053/P.R./A.E. of 9 Novembre 1977 on the status of refugees within the territory of the Republic of Djibouti).
Law on Amnesty (1995)
Loi N° 74/AN/94/3ème L du 24 janvier 1995 portant Amnistie (Law no. 74/AN/94/3ème L of 24 January 1995 on Amnesty), published in Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti, No. 2, 31 January 1995.
Law on General Amnesty (1996)
Loi N° 95/AN/95/3e L du 4 avril 1996 portant Amnistie générale (Law no. 95/AN/95/3e L of 4 April 1996 on General Amnesty), published in Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti, No.7, 15 April 1996.
Law on Amnesty (2000)
Loi N° 78/AN/00/4ème L du 13 mars 2000 portant Amnistie (Law no. 78/AN/00/4ème L of 13 March 2000 on Amnesty), published in Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti, No. 5, 15 March 2000.
Law Implementing the Ottawa Convention (2006)
Loi n° 141/AN/06/5ème L du 11 mars 2006 portant mise en oeuvre de la Convention d’Ottawa sur l’interdiction de l’emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines anti-personnel et sur leur destruction (Law no. 141/AN/06/5ème L of 11 March 2006 implementing the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction), published in Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti, No. 5, 15 March 2006.
Dominican Republic
Code of Military Justice (1953)
Código de Justicia de las Fuerzas Armadas, Ley 3483 del 13 de febrero de 1953, published in Gaceta Oficial, No. 7532, 5 March 1953.
     
Ecuador
National Civil Police Penal Code (1960)
Código Penal de la Policia Civil Nacional, 1960, published in Suplemento del Registro Oficial, No. 1202, 20 August 1960.
Penal Code (1971)
Código Penal de Ecuador, 20 de enero de 1971, published in Suplemento del Registro Oficial, No. 147, 22 January 1971.
Emblem Regulation (1972)
Reglamento No. 362 de 20 de junio de 1972 para normar el uso del emblema y las palabras Cruz Roja en el Ecuador (mediante Decreto Legislativo No. 893 de 1923 sobre el uso del emblema de la Cruz Roja), published in Suplemento del Registro Oficial, No. 93, 3 July 1972, pp. 8–9.
Code of Criminal Procedure (2000)
Código de Procedimiento Penal 2000, Suplemento del Registro Oficial, No. 360, 13 January 2000.
Egypt
Penal Code (1937)
Penal Code of 1937, published in Official Journal, No. 7, 1 August 1937, modified by Law No. 13 of 1940, published in Official Journal, No. 33, 28 March 1940.
Emblem Law (1940)
Law No. 12/40 of 25 March 1940 concerning the protection of the emblem of the red crescent and equivalent emblems and names, published in Official Journal, No. 33, 28 March 1940.
Military Criminal Code (1966)
Military Criminal Code, No. 25 of 1966, published in Official Journal, No. 123, 1 June 1966.
Law on the Environment (1994)
Law on the environment No. 4/1994 of 27 January 1994, published in Official Journal, No. 5, 3 February 1994.
El Salvador
Code of Military Justice (1934)
Código de Justicia Militar, 1934.
Law on Amnesty to Achieve National Reconciliation (1987)
Ley de Amnistía para el logro de la Reconciliación Nacional, Decreto Ley No. 805, adopted on 27 October 1987, published in Diario Oficial, No. 199, Vol. 297, 28 October 1987.
Military Service Law (1992), as amended
Decreto No. 298 Ley del Servicio Militar y Reserva de la Fuerza Armada (Decree No. 298 of 31 July 1992 Military Service and Reserve Law of the Armed Forces), adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 24 September 1992, published in Diario Oficial, No. 144, Vol. 316, 10 August 1992;
as amended by Decree No. 793, adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 18 December 2008, published in Diario Oficial, No. 8, Vol. 382, 14 January 2009.
General Amnesty Law for Consolidation of Peace (1993)
Ley de Amnistía General para la Consolidación de la Paz, Decreto Ley No. 486, adopted on 20 March 1993, published in Diario Oficial, No. 56, Vol. 318, 22 March 1993.
Law on the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives (1993)
Ley de Control de Armas de Fuego, Municiones, Explosivos y Artículos Similares, Decreto Legislativo No. 739, adopted on 8 December 1993, published in Diario Oficial, No. 1, Vol. 322, 3 January 1994.
Emblem Law (1994)
Ley de Protección del Emblema de la Cruz Roja, Decreto Legislativo No. 789, adopted on 26 January 1994, published in Diario Oficial, No. 56, Vol. 322, 21 March 1994, pp. 3–4.
Penal Code (1997), as amended
Código Penal, Decreto Legislativo No. 1030, adopted on 26 April 1997, published in Diario Oficial, No. 105, Vol. 335, 10 June 1997;
as amended by Decreto No. 471 (Decree No. 471), adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 14 October 2004, published in Diaro Oficial No. 217, Vol. 365, 21 November 2004, pp. 13–14.
as amended by Decreto No. 745 (Decree No. 745), adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 5 November 2008, published in Diario Oficial No. 222, Vol. 381, 25 November 2008.
Criminal Procedure Code (1997), as amended
Código Procesal Penal, Decreto No. 904 (Decree No. 904), adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 4 December 1996, entered into force on 20 April 1998, published in Diario Oficial, No. 11, Vol. 334, 20 January 1997;
as amended by Decreto No. 248 (Decree No. 248), adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 14 January 2010, published in Diario Oficial, No. 30, Vol. 386, 12 February 2010.
Law on the Armed Forces (1998)
Ley Orgánica de la Fuerza Armada, 18 July 1998, Decreto Legislativo No. 353, adopted on 9 July 1998, published in Diario Oficial, No. 143, Vol. 340, 30 July 1998.
Law on the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives (1999)
Ley de Control y Regulación de Armas de Fuego, Municiones, Explosivos y Artículos Similares, Decreto Legislativo No. 655, adopted on 1 July 1999, published in Diario Oficial, No. 139, Vol. 344, 26 July 1999.
Emblem Law (2000), as amended
Ley de Protección del Emblema y el Nombre de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja, Decreto Legislativo No. 175, adopted on 19 October 2000, published in Diario Oficial, No. 237, Vol. 349, 18 December 2000, pp. 2–5.
as amended by Decreto No. 808, Ley de Protección del Emblema y Nombre de la Cruz Roja (Decree No. 808, Law on the Protection of the Emblem and the name Red Cross), adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 28 January 2009, published in Diario Oficial, No. 30, Vol. 382, 13 February 2009, pp. 14–16.
Decree Creating the Commission for Tracing Missing Children (2004)
Decreto No. 45 (Decree No. 45), adopted by the President of the Republic on 5 October 2004, published in Diaro Oficial, No. 365, 6 October 2004, p. 12.
Decree Creating the National Commission for Tracing Missing Children (2010)
Decreto No. 5 por el que se crea la Comisión Nacional de Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos durante el Conflicto Armado Interno (Decree No. 5 Creating the National Commission for Tracing Girls and Boys Missing during the Internal Armed Conflict), adopted by the President of the Republic on 15 January 2010, published in Diario Oficial, No. 11, Vol. 386, 18 January 2010; as amended by Executive Decree No. 45 of 9 April 2010, published in Diario Oficial, No. 75, Volume 387, 26 April 2010.
Decree Creating the National Commission for Reparation to Victims (2010)
Decreto No. 57, Créase la “Comisión Nacional de Reparación a las Víctimas de Violaciones a los Derechos Humanos, ocurridas en el contexto del conflicto armado interno” (Decree No. 57 Creating the National Commission for reparation to victims of violations of human rights that occurred in the context of the internal armed conflict), adopted by the President of the Republic on 5 May 2010, published in Diario Oficial, No. 86, Vol. 387, 12 May 2010.
Estonia
Criminal Code as amended (1992)
Kriminaalkoodeks Ülemnõukogu seadustik, koodeks No. 1221 (Criminal Code) of 7 May 1992, published in Riigi Teataja (RTI) (Official Journal), No. 38, 1999, as amended in 1994.
Penal Code (2001)
Penal Code, of 6 June 2001, published in Riigi Teataja I 2001, 61, 364; 2002, 44, 284; 56, 350; 64, 390.
Ethiopia
Red Cross Legal Notice (1947)
Legal Notice No. 99 of 1947, Charter, 31 October 1947, published in Negarit Gazeta (Gazette Extraordinary), 7th Year, No. 2, Addis Ababa, 31 October 1947, pp. 7–12.
Penal Code (1957)
Penal Code of the Empire of Ethiopia, Proclamation No. 158, 23 July 1957, published in Negarit Gazeta (Gazette Extraordinary), 16th Year, No. 1, Addis Ababa, 23 July 1957.
Transitional Period Charter of Ethiopia (1991)
The Transitional Period Charter of Ethiopia, 22 July 1991, published in Negarit Gazeta (Gazette Extraordinary), 50th Year, No. 1, Addis Ababa, 22 July 1991, pp. 1–5.
Special Public Prosecutor’s Office Establishment Proclamation (1992)
Proclamation No. 22/1992, A Proclamation to provide for the Establishment of the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, 8 August 1992, published in Negarit Gazeta, 51st Year, No. 18, Addis Ababa, 8 August 1992, pp. 109–112.
Constitution (1994)
A Proclamation to pronounce the coming into effect of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia of 8 December 1994, Proclamation No. 1/1995, 21 August 1995, published in Federal Negarit Gazetta (Gazette Extraordinary), 1st Year, No. 1, Addis Ababa, 21 August 1995, pp. 1–36.
Proclamation on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (2003)
Proclamation to Implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, Proclamation No. 331 of 2003, Federal Negarit Gazeta, 9th year, No. 51, Addis Ababa, 29 April 2003.
Criminal Code (2004)
Criminal Code of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Proclamation No. 414 of 2004, Federal Negarit Gazeta, Extraordinary Issue, Addis Ababa, 9 May 2005.
Refugee Proclamation (2004)
Refugee Proclamation, Proclamation No. 409 of 2004, Federal Negarit Gazeta, 11th year, No. 54, Addis Ababa, 19 July 2004.
Proclamation on the Ratification of the Ottawa Convention (2004)
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on their Destruction Ratification Proclamation, Proclamation No. 428 of 2004, Federal Negarit Gazeta, 11th year, No. 13, Addis Ababa, 25 November 2004.
      
Fiji
Extradition Act (2003)
An Act to regulate the extradition of persons from the Fiji islands, to facilitate the making of requests for extradition by the Fiji islands to other countries, to enable the Fiji islands to carry out its obligations under extradition treaties and for related matters, Act No. 4 of 2003, published in Official Gazette, 12 March 2003, pp. 31–78, available at http://www.paclii.org/fj/legis/num_act/ea2003149 (last accessed 17 May 2010).
Chemical Weapons Convention Act (2005)
An Act to give effect to the convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction and for related matters, Act No. 19 of 2005, 9 November 2005, available at http://www.paclii.org/fj/legis/num_act/cwca2005274 (last accessed 17 May 2010).
Geneva Conventions Promulgation (2007), as amended
A Promulgation to enable effect to be given to certain Conventions done at Geneva on 12 August 1949 and the Protocols Additional to those Conventions done at Geneva on 8 June 1977, and 8 December 2005, and for related purposes, published in the Republic of Fiji Islands Government Gazette, Vol. 7, No. 100, 29 December 2007;
as amended by the Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Promulgation 2009, Promulgation No. 7 of 2009, 9 February 2009, available at www.paclii.org/fj/promu/promu_dec/gcp2009416.rtf (last accessed on 23 April 2013)
Finland
Emblem Act (1979)
Laki eräiden kansainvälisesti suojattujen tunnusten käytöstä (Act on the Use of Certain Internationally Protected Signs and Emblems), Act No. 947/1979 of the Statute Book of Finland (Suomen asetuskokoelma 1979), issued on 21 December 1979, pp. 1757–1758.
ICTY Jurisdiction and Legal Assistance Act (1994)
Laki entisen Jugoslavian alueella tehtyjä rikoksia käsittelevän sotarikostuomioistuimen toimivallasta ja tuomioistuimelle annettavasta oikeusavusta (Act on the Jurisdiction of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Crimes Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia and on Legal Assistance to the International Tribunal), Act No. 12/1994, 5 January 1994, Finnish legislative gazette (Suomen säädöskokoelma), 1994, pp. 23–25.
Revised Penal Code (1995)
Penal Code, Act No. 39/1889, as amended; Revised Finnish Penal Code, Chapter 11 on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity (Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta), Act No. 578/1995 of the Finnish legislative gazette (Suomen säädöskokoelma), issued on 21 April 1995, pp. 1460–1478.
Criminal Code of Finland (1889) as amended
Criminal Code, Act No. 39/1889, 19 December 1889, incorporating amendments up to Act No. 940/2008, 19 December 2008, published in Finnish Legislative Gazette (Suomen säädöskokoelma), 29 December 2008, p. 2910, available at http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/1889/18890039001 (last accessed on 19 July 2011).
ICC Act (2000)
Laki Kansainvälisen rikostuomioistuimen Rooman perussäännön lainsäädännön alaan kuuluvien määräysten voimaansaattamisesta ja perussäännön soveltamisesta (Act on the implementation of the provisions of a legislative nature of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and on the application of the Statute), Act No. 1284/2000, Finnish legislative gazette (Suomen säädöskokoelma), 28 December 2000, pp. 3515–3516.
France
Emblem Law (1939)
Loi du 4 juillet 1939 tendant à modifier la loi du 24 juillet 1913 en vue d’assurer la protection de l’emblème de la Croix-Rouge et des armoiries de la Confédération suisse conformément aux dispositions de la convention de Genève du 27 juillet 1929 pour l’amélioration du sort des blessés et des malades dans les armées en campagne, published in Journal officiel de la République française of 6 July 1939, p. 8566.
Ordinance on Repression of War Crimes (1944)
Ordonnance du 28 août 944 relative à la répression des crimes de guerre, published in Journal officiel de la République française of 30 August 1944, p. 780.
Constitution (1958), as amended
Constitution, proposed by the Government of the Republic in accordance with the Loi constitutionnelle of 3 June 1958, adopted by referendum on 28 September 1958, promulgated by the President of the Republic on 4 October 1958, published in Journal officiel de la République française, 5 October 1958, p. 9151, amended several times;
as amended by Loi constitutionnelle No. 99-568 du 8 juillet 1999 insérant, au titre VI de la Constitution, un article 53-2 et relative à la Cour pénale internationale, published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 157, 9 July 1999, p. 10175, NOR: JUSX9900016L.
Law on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons (1972)
Loi No. 72-467 du 9 juin 1972 interdisant la mise au point, la fabrication, la détention, le stockage, l’acquisition et la cession d’armes biologiques ou à base de toxines, published in Journal officiel de la République française, 11 June 1972, p. 5883.
Code of Military Justice (1982)
Code de justice militaire, as amended by the Loi No. 82-621 du 21 juillet 1982 relative à l’instruction et au jugement des infractions en matière militaire et de sûreté de l’Etat et modifiant les codes de procédure pénale et de justice militaire, published in Journal officiel de la République française, 22 juillet 1982, pp. 2318–2321 and by the Loi No. 99-929 du 10 novembre 1999, portant réforme du code de justice militaire et du code de procédure pénale, published in Journal officiel de la République française, 11 November 1999.
Penal Code (1992), as amended
Loi No. 92-683 du 22 juillet 1992 portant réforme des dispositions générales du code pénal (Law No. 92-683 of 22 July 1992 reforming the general provisions of the Penal Code), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 169, 23 July 1992 p. 9864, NOR: JUSX8900136L;
Loi No. 92-684 du 23 juillet 1992 portant réforme des dispositions du code pénal relatives à la répression des crimes et délits contre les personnes (Law No. 92-684 of 23 July 1992 reforming the provisions of the Penal Code regarding the punishment of crimes and offences against persons), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 169, 23 July 1992, p. 9875, NOR: JUSX8900010L;
Loi No. 92-685 du 22 juillet 1992 portant réforme des dispositions du code pénal relatives à la répression des crimes et délits contre les biens (Law No. 92-685 of 22 July 1992 reforming the provisions of the Penal Code regarding the punishment of crimes and offences against objects), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 169, 23 July 1992, p. 9887, NOR: JUSX8900011L;
Loi No. 92-686 du 22 juillet 1992 portant réforme des dispositions du code pénal relatives à la répression des crimes et délits contre la nation, l’Etat et la paix publique (Law No. 92-686 of 22 July 1992 reforming the provisions of the Penal Code regarding the punishment of crimes and offences against the nation, the State and public peace), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 169, 23 July 1992, p. 9893, NOR: JUSX9100041L;
Loi No. 92-1336 du 16 décembre 1992 relative à l’entrée en vigueur du nouveau code pénal et à la modification de certaines dispositions de droit pénal et de procédure pénale rendue nécessaire par cette entrée en vigueur (Law No. 92-1336 of 16 December 1992 regarding the entry into force of the new Penal Code and the amendment of certain provisions of criminal law and criminal procedure which are necessary for such entry into force), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 298, 23 December 1992 p. 17568, NOR: JUSX9200040L;
Loi No. 93-913 du 19 juillet 1993 reportant l’entrée en vigueur du nouveau code pénal (Law No. 93-913 of 19 July 1993 postponing the entry into force of the new Penal Code), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 165, 20 July 1993, p. 10199, NOR: JUSX9300093L, setting 1 March 1994 as date of entry into force of the Penal Code;
as amended by Loi No. 2003-340 du 14 avril 2003 relative à la répression de l’activité de mercenaire (Law No. 2003-340 of 14 April 2003 regarding the punishment of mercenary activity), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 89, 15 April 2003, p. 6636, NOR: DEFX0200004L.
as amended by Loi No. 2010-930 du 9 août 2010 portant adaptation du droit pénal à l’institution de la Cour pénale internationale (Law No. 2010-930 of 9 August 2010 adapting criminal law to the establishment of the International Criminal Court), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 183, 10 August 2010, p. 14678, NOR: JUSX0500268L.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1994), as amended
Loi No. 93-2 du 4 janvier 1993 portant réforme de la procédure pénale (Law No. 93-2 of 4 January 1993 reforming the criminal procedure), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 3, 5 January 1993, pp. 215–246.
as amended by Loi No. 2010-930 du 9 août 2010 portant adaptation du droit pénal à l’institution de la Cour pénale internationale (Law No. 2010-930 of 9 August 2010 adapting criminal law to the establishment of the International Criminal Court), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 183, 10 August 2010, p. 14678, NOR: JUSX0500268L.;
Law on Cooperation with the ICTY (1995)
Loi No. 95-1 du 2 janvier 1995 portant adaptation de la législation française aux dispositions de la résolution 827 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies instituant un tribunal international en vue de juger les personnes présumées responsables de violations graves du droit international humanitaire commises sur le territoire de l’ex-Yougoslavie depuis 1991 (Law No. 95-1 of 2 January 1995 adapting French legislation to the provisions of United Nations Security Council resolution 827 establishing an international criminal tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 2, 3 January 1995, pp. 71–73.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTR (1996)
Loi No. 96-432 du 22 mai 1996 portant adaptation de la législation française aux dispositions de la résolution 955 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies instituant un tribunal international en vue de juger les personnes présumées responsables d’actes de génocide ou d’autres violations graves du droit international humanitaire commis en 1994 sur le territoire du Rwanda et, s’agissant des citoyens rwandais, sur le territoire d’Etats voisins (Law No. 96-432 of 22 May 1996 adapting French legislation to the provisions of the United Nations Security Council resolution 955 establishing an international criminal tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for acts of genocide or other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in 1994 in Rwanda and, for Rwandan citizens, in neighbouring States), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 119, 23 May 1996, p. 7695.
Law on the Implementation of the CWC (1998)
Loi No. 98-467 du 17 juin 1998 relative à l’application de la Convention du 13 janvier 1993 sur l’interdiction de la mise au point, de la fabrication, du stockage et de l’emploi des armes chimiques et sur leur destruction, published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 139, 18 June 1998, pp. 9247–9255.
Anti-Personnel Mines Law (1998)
Loi No. 98-564 du 8 juillet 1998 tendant à l’élimination des mines antipersonnel, published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 157, 9 July 1998, pp. 10456–10458.
Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2002)
Loi n° 2002-268 du 26 février 2002 relative à la coopération avec la Cour pénale internationale (Law No. 2002-268 of 26 February 2002 on the Cooperation with the International Criminal Court), published in the Journal officiel de la République française, No. 49, 27 February 2002, pp. 3684–3687.
Decree on Reparation for World War II Orphans (2004)
Décret No. 2004-751 du 27 juillet 2004 instituant une aide financière en reconnaissance des souffrances endurées par les orphelins dont les parents ont été victimes d’actes de barbarie durant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 174, 29 July 2004, p. 13508, NOR: DEFD0400829D.
Code of Defence (2004), as amended
Ordonnance No. 2004-1374 du 20 décembre 2004 relative à la partie legislative du code de la défense (Ordinance No. 2004-1374 of 20 December 2004 regarding the legislative part of the Code of Defence), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 2, 4 January 2005, p. 188, NOR: DEFX0400790R;
as amended by Ordonnance No. 2007-465 du 29 mars 2007 relative au personnel militaire, modifiant et complétant la partie legislative du code de la défense et le code civil (Ordinance No. 2007-465 of 29 March 2007 regarding military personnel, modifying and supplementing the legislative part of the Code of Defence and the Civil Code), published in Journal Officiel de la République française, No. 76, 30 March 2007, p. 5908, NOR: DEFX0600194R;
as amended by Décret No. 2007-583 du 23 avril 2007 relatif à certaines dispositions réglementaires de la première partie du code de la défense (Decree No. 2007-583 of 23 April 2007 regarding certain regulatory provisions of the first part of the Code of Defence), Décrets en Conseils d’Etat et en conseil des ministres, published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 96, 24 April 2007, pp. 39003–39088, NOR: DEFX0700019D.
as amended by Décret No. 2008-393 du 23 avril 2008 relatif à certaines dispositions réglementaires de la quatrième partie du code de la défense (Decree No. 2008-393 of 23 April 2008 regarding certain regulatory provisions of the fourth part of the Code of Defence), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 98, 25 April 2008, p. 6941, NOR: DEFD0773694D;
as amended by Décret No. 2009-1440 du 23 novembre 2009 modifiant et complétant les deuxième et troisième parties réglementaires du code de la défense (Decree No. 2009-1440 of 23 November 2009 modifying and supplementing the second and third regulatory parts of the Code of Defence), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 273, 25 November 2009, p. 20247, NOR: DEFD0903184D;
as amended by Loi No. 2010-819 du 20 juillet 2010 tendant à l’élimination des armes à sous-munitions (Law No. 2010-819 of 20 July 2010 aiming at the elimination of cluster munitions), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 166, 21 July 2010, p. 13425, NOR: DEFD0925372L, along with its corrigendum published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 183, 10 August 2010, p. 14682, NOR: DEFD0925372Z. ;
Code of Military Justice (2006)
Ordonnance No. 2006-637 du 1er juin 2006 portant refonte du code de justice militaire (partie legislative), published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 127, 2 June 2006, p. 8266, NOR: DEFX0600015R.
Law on the National Human Rights Consultative Commission (2007)
Loi No. 2007-292 du 5 mars 2007 relative à la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme, published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 55, 6 March 2007, p. 4215, NOR: JUSX0600165L.
Decree on the National Human Rights Consultative Commission (2007)
Décret No. 2007-1137 du 26 juillet 2007 relatif à la composition et au fonctionnement de la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme, published in Journal officiel de la République française, No. 172, 27 July 2007, p. 12679, NOR: JUSC0759449D.
       
Gambia
Red Cross Society Act (1966)
An Act to incorporate The Gambia Red Cross Society and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith, Act No. 7 of 1966, 1 October 1966, published in Laws of the Gambia, Chapter 51:01, pp. 3–18.
Armed Forces Act (1985)
An Act to make provision for the raising and maintenance of the Armed Forces of The Gambia, to provide a machinery for its organisation, to establish a code of military discipline and for other matters connected therewith, Act No. 2 of 1985, 24 June 1985, published in Laws of the Gambia, Chapter 19, pp. 3–66.
Georgia
Criminal Code (1960)
Criminal Code of Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia, 30 December 1960, published in Sakartvelos SSR Umaglesi Sabchos Utskebebi, No. 1, under art. 10, 1961, pp. 5–380.
Constitution (1995)
Constitution of Georgia, 24 August 1995, published in Parlamentis Utskebebi, No. 31-33, Series of August-October 1995, pp. 6–50.
Law on Displaced Persons (1996), as amended
Law No. 335 of 28 June 1996 on forcibly displaced/persecuted persons, published in Parlamentis Utskebani, No. 19-20, July 1996, pp. 39–42.
as amended to 15 October 2010.
as amended on 23 December 2011;
abrogated by the Law of Georgia on Internally Displaced Persons – Persecuted from the Occupied Territories of Georgia, Law No. 1982-IIS, 6 February 2014, entered into force on 1 March 2014, published in the Sakanonmdeblo Matsne website, 22 February 2014, available at https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/2244506 (last accessed 9 January 2017).
Law on Military Service (1997)
Law No. 860 of 17 September 1997 on Military Service, published in Parlamentis Utskebani, No. 41, 8 October 1997, pp. 16–28.
Emblem Law (1997)
Law No. 902 of 2 October 1997 on the emblem and designation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, published in Parlamentis Utskebani, No. 43, 30 October 1997, pp. 8–10.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1998), as amended
Code of Criminal Procedure of Georgia, Law No. 1251 of 20 February 1998, published in Parlamentis Utskebani, No. 13-14, 8 April 1998, pp. 31–200.
as amended by the Law of Georgia on Amendments to the “Code of Criminal Procedure of Georgia”, Law No. 2976, 14 August 2003, published in Sakanonmdeblo Matsne, No. 26, 5 September 2003.
Law on the Status of Military Servicemen (1998)
The Law of Georgia on the Status of Military Servicemen, Law No. 1462-IIS, 25 June 1998, published in Parlamentis Utskebani, No. 25–26, 15 July 1998.
Criminal Code (1999)
Criminal Code of Georgia, Law No. 2287 of 22 July 1999, published in Sakanonmdeblo Matsne, No. 41, 13 August 1999, pp. 2–209.
Law on Cooperation with the International Criminal Court (2003)
The Law of Georgia on Cooperation between the International Criminal Court and Georgia, Law No. 2972-RS, 14 August 2003, published in Sakartvelos Sakanonmdeblo Matsne, No. 26, 20 August 2003.
Law on Cultural Heritage (2007)
Law of Georgia on Cultural Heritage, Law No. 4708-IS, 8 May 2007, published in Sakartvelos Sakanonmdeblo Matsne, No. 18, 22 May 2007.
Law on Occupied Territories (2008)
The Law of Georgia on Occupied Territories, Law No. 431-IIs, 23 October 2008, published in Sakanonmdeblo Matsne, No. 28, 30 October 2008.
Organic Law on Common Law Courts (2009)
Organic Law of Georgia on Common Law Courts, Law No. 2257-IIS, 4 December 2009, published in Sakanonmdeblo Matsne, No. 41, 8 December 2009.
Law on Refugee and Humanitarian Status (2011)
Law on Refugee and Humanitarian Status, 6 December 2011, available at https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/download/1531916/7/en/pdf (last accessed 10 August 2016).
Law on Nuclear and Radioactive Security (2012)
Law on Nuclear and Radioactive Security, Law No. N°5912-ES, 20 March 2012, available at https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/download/1618592/3/en/pdf (last accessed 10 August 2016).
Law on Internally Displaced Persons (2014)
Law of Georgia on Internally Displaced Persons – Persecuted from the Occupied Territories of Georgia, Law No. 1982-IIS, 6 February 2014, entered into force on 1 March 2014, published in the Sakanonmdeblo Matsne website, 22 February 2014, available at https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/2244506 (last accessed 9 January 2017).
Germany
Law on the Equalization of Burdens as amended (1952)
Gesetz über den Lastenausgleich (LAG) (Federal Law on the Equalization of Burdens), adopted on 14 August 1952, entry into force on 1 September 1952, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), No. 34, 18 August 1952, pp. 446ff., as amended several times.
Law for the Compensation of the Victims of National Socialist Persecution as amended (1953)
Bundesentschädigungsgesetz (BEG) (Federal Law for the Compensation of the Victims of National Socialist Persecution, also known as Federal Indemnification Act), first adopted as Bundesergänzungsgesetz zur Entschädigung für Opfer nationalsozialistischer Verfolgung (BErG) (Federal Supplementary Law for the Compensation of the Victims of National Socialist Persecution), adopted on 18 September 1953, entry into force on 1 October 1953, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 62, 21 September 1953, pp. 1387ff.; as amended by Drittes Gesetz zur Änderung des Bundesergänzungsgesetzes zur Entschädigung für Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Verfolgung (Third Federal Law amending the Federal Law for the Compensation of the Victims of National Socialist Persecution), adopted on 29 June 1965, entry into force retroactively on 1 October 1953, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 31, 29 June 1956, pp. 559ff.; as amended by Zweites Gesetz zur Änderung des Bundesentschädigungsgesetzes (BEG-Schlussgesetz) (Second [Federal] Law amending the Federal Law for the Compensation of the Victims of National Socialist Persecution), adopted on 14 September 1965, entry into force in most parts retroactively on 1 October 1953, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 52, 18 September 1965, pp. 1315ff.
Military Penal Code as amended (1957)
Wehrstrafgesetz (WStrG) (Military Penal Code), 30 March 1957, first published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 11, 30 March 1957, pp. 298–305; revised version published as Neufassung des Wehrstrafgesetzes (WStG), 24 May 1974, in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 56, 5 June 1974, pp. 1213–1220, lastly amended by Gesetz zur Neuausrichtung der Bundeswehr (Bundeswehrneuausrichtungsgesetz – BwNeuAusrG), 20 December 2001, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 75, 28 December 2001, pp. 4013–4028.
Federal Restitution Law as amended (1957)
Bundesgesetz zur Regelung der rückerstattungsrechtlichen Geldverbindlichkeiten des Deutschen Reichs und gleichgestellter Rechtsträger (Bundesrückerstattungsgesetz, BRüG) (Federal Law for the Settlement of the Monetary Restitution Liabilities of the German Reich and Legal Entities of Equal Legal Status), adopted on 19 July 1957, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 32, 23 July 1957, pp. 733–743 as amended several times.
Law on Administrative Offences (1968)
Gesetz über Ordnungswidrigkeiten (OWiG) (Law on Administrative Offences), 24 May 1968, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 33, 30 May 1968, pp. 481–502.
Law on the Reparation of Losses as amended (1969)
Gesetz zur Abgeltung von Reparations-, Restitutions-, Zerstörungs- und Rückerstattungsschäden (Reparationsschädengesetz – RepG) (Law on the Settlement of Reparation, Restitution, Destruction and Reimbursement Losses, also known as Reparation Losses Act), adopted on 12 February 1969, entry into force retroactively on 1 January 1969, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 13, 14 February 1969, pp. 105–136, as amended several times.
Law on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (1982), as amended
Gesetz über die internationale Rechtshilfe in Strafsachen (IRG) (Law on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters), adopted on 23 December 1982, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 57, 31 December 1982, pp. 2071–2089, amended several times;
as amended by: Gesetz zur Umsetzung des Rahmenbeschlusses über den Europäischen Haftbefehl und die Übergabeverfahren zwischen den Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union (Europäisches Haftbefehlsgesetz – EuHbG) (Law for the Implementation of the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant and the Surrender Procedures between Member States), adopted on 20 July 2006, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 36, 24 July 2006, pp. 1721–1726.
Criminal Procedure Code as amended (1987)
Strafprozessordnung (StPO) (Criminal Procedure Code), 1 February 1877, first published in Reichsgesetzblatt (RGBl.) (Reich Law Gazette), Part I, 1877, pp. 253; revised version published as Neufassung der Strafprozessordnung (Announcement of the Revised Version of the Penal Code), 7 April 1987, in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 24, 15 April 1987, pp. 1074–1148; amended several times.
Law on the Control of War Weapons (1990), as amended
Gesetz über die Kontrolle von Kriegswaffen in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 22. November 1990 (Law on the Control of War Weapons as promulgated on 22 November 1990), published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, 22 November 1990, p. 2506);
as amended to Gesetz vom 6. Juni 2009 (Law of 6 June 2009), published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part II, 6 June 2009, p. 502.
Law on the Settlement of Open Property Matters as amended (1990)
Gesetz zur Regelung offener Vermögensfragen (Law on the Settlement of Open Property Matters), adopted on 23 September 1990, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part II, No. 35, 28 September 1990, pp. 1159–1167, as amended.
Law Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (1994), as amended
Ausführungsgesetz zu dem Übereinkommen vom 13. Januar 1993 über das Verbot der Entwicklung, Herstellung, Lagerung und des Einsatzes chemischer Waffen und über die Vernichtung solcher Waffen (Ausführungsgesetz zum Chemiewaffenübereinkommen - CWÜAG) (Law Implementing the Convention of 13 January 1993 on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Law Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention)), adopted on 2 August 1994, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 52, 9 August 1994, pp. 1954–1960;
as amended by: Erstes Gesetz zur Änderung des Ausführungsgesetzes zum Chemiewaffenübereinkommen (1. CWÜAGÄndG) (First Law Amending the Law Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention), adopted on 11 October 2004, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 54, 15 October 2004, p. 2575.
Law on Indemnification of Victims of Nazism as amended (1994)
NS-Verfolgtenentschädigungsgesetz (NS-VEntschG) (Law on the Indemnification of Victims of Nazism), adopted on 27 September 1994, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 65, 30 September 1994, pp. 2632–2633, as amended several times.
Federal Border Police Law (1994)
Gesetz zur Neuregelung des Vorschriften über der Bundesgrenzschutz (Bundesgrenzschutzneuregelungsgesetz, BGSNeuRegG), 19 October 1994, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 72, 25 October 1994, pp. 2978–3000.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTY (1995)
Gesetz über die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Internationalen Strafgerichtshof für das ehemalige Jugoslawien (Jugoslawia-Strafgerichtshof-Gesetz) (Law on Cooperation with the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (Yugoslavia Tribunal Law), 10 April 1995, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, 13 April 1995, pp. 485ff.
Law on the Legal Status of Military Personnel (1995)
Gesetz über die Rechtsstellung der Soldaten (Soldatengesetz), 19 March 1956, first published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 11, 21 March 1956, pp. 114–126; revised version published as Bekanntmachung der Neufassung des Soldatengesetzes, 15 December 1995, in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 65, 21 December 1995, pp. 1738–1755.
Law on Anti-Personnel Mines (1998)
Ausführungsgesetz zum Übereinkommen über das Verbot des Einsatzes, der Lagerung, der Herstellung und der Weitergabe von Antipersonenminen und über deren Vernichtung vom 3. Dezember 1997, 6 July 1998, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 43, 9 July 1998, pp. 1778–1781.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTR (1998)
Gesetz über die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Internationalen Strafgerichtshod für Ruanda (Ruanda-Strafgerichtshof-Gesetz) (Law on Cooperation with the International Tribunal for Rwanda (Rwanda Tribunal Law)), 4 May 1998, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 25, 8 May 1998, pp. 843–844.
Penal Code (1998)
Strafgesetzbuch (StGB) (Penal Code), promulgated on 15 May 1871, first published in Reichgesetzblatt (RGBl.) (Reich Law Gazette), 1871, pp. 127ff.; revised version published as Bekanntmachung der Neufassung des Strafgesetzbuches (Announcement of the Revised Version of the Penal Code), 13 November 1998, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 75, 19 November 1998, pp. 3322–3410.
Law on the Creation of a Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” as amended (2000)
Gesetz zur Errichtung einer Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”, 2 August 2000, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Teil I, No. 38, 11 August 2000, pp. 1263–1269; as amended by Erstes Gesetz zur Änderung des Gesetzes zur Errichtung einer Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”, 4 August 2001, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 41, 10 August 2001, pp. 2036–2037.
Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2002)
Gesetz zur Ausführung des Römischen Statuts des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes vom 17. Juli 1998, 21 June 2002, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 41, 28 June 2002, pp. 2144–2165.
Law introducing the International Crimes Code (2002)
Gesetz zur Einführung des Völkerstrafgesetzbuch, 26 June 2002, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 42, 29 June 2002, pp. 2254–2260.
Law Implementing the 1954 Cultural Property Convention (2007)
Gesetz zur Ausführung der Konvention vom 14. Mai 1954 zum Schutz von Kulturgut bei bewaffneten Konflikten (KultgSchKonvAG) (Law Implementing the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 14 May 1954), adopted on 18 May 2007, published in Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl.) (Federal Law Gazette), Part I, No. 21, 23 May 2007, pp. 757 and 762 (2547).
Federal Government Directive concerning the payment of amounts to victims of persecution in recognition of work in a ghetto which did not constitute forced labour and which has not been recognized to date under social insurance law (2007)
Richtlinie der Bundesregierung über eine Anerkennungsleistung an Verfolgte für Arbeit in einem Ghetto, die keine Zwangsarbeit war und bisher ohne sozialversicherungsrechtliche Berücksichtigung geblieben ist (Federal Government Directive concerning the payment of amounts to victims of persecution in recognition of work in a ghetto which did not constitute forced labour and which has not been recognized to date under social insurance law), issued on 1 October 2007, published in Bundesanzeiger (BAnz.) (Federal Gazette), Vol. 59, No. 186, 5 October 2007, p. 7693.
Ghana
Armed Forces Act (1962)
An Act to provide for the raising and maintenance of the Army, Navy and Air Force of Ghana, for matters connected therewith and for the repeal of certain enactments relating to the existing forces and other defence matters, Act No. 105 of 21 February 1962, published in AFR, C.I. 12, Appendix III, pp. 271ff.
Red Cross Emblem Decree (1973)
Red Cross Emblem (Control) Decree of 20 September 1973, published in NRCD, 216, pp. 1–3.
Greece
Emblem Law (1914)
Law No. 140/1914 on protection of the Red Cross emblem and name, 23 January 1914, published in Official Gazette A, Pamphlet No. 17, 23 January 1914.
Military Penal Code (1995)
Law No. 2287/1995 on the Military Penal Code, published in Official Gazette A, Pamphlet No. 10, 1 February 1995.
Law on Cooperation with the International Tribunals (1998)
Law No. 2665/1998 on enforcement of Resolutions 827/25.5.1993 and 955/8.11.1994 of the Security Council of the United Nations, by which two International Criminal Courts were established in order to try persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, 15 December 1998, published in Official Gazette A, Pamphlet No. 279, 17 December 1998.
Chemical Weapons Convention Act (2002)
Law No. 2991 of 27 February 2002 on the Application of the Convention with regard to the prohibition for the development, production, storage and use of chemical weapons and their destruction, Government Gazette of the Hellenic Republic, First Volume, Issue No. 35, Official Translation No. F09318/133, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed 19 May 2010).
Grenada
Red Cross Society Law as amended (1981)
People’s Law No. 24 of 1981, A Law to incorporate the Grenada Red Cross Society and for connected purposes, 29 July 1981, gazetted on 21 August 1981, as amended by An Act to amend the Grenada Red Cross Society Law 1981, 15 October 1986, gazetted on 17 October 1986.
Guatemala
Penal Code (1973)
Código Penal (Penal Code), Decreto No. 17-73 del Congreso de la República del 5 de julio de 1973, published in Diario de Centro América, Year CXCVII, No. 1, 30 August 1973.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1992)
Código Procesal Penal (Code of Criminal Procedure), Decreto No. 51-92 del Congreso de la República del 28 de septiembre de 1992, published in Diario de Centro América, Year CCXLV, No. 31, 14 December 1992, p. 705.
National Reconciliation Law (1996)
Ley de Reconciliación Nacional (National Reconciliation Law), Decreto No. 145-96 del Congreso de la República del 18 de diciembre de 1996, published in Diario de Centro América, Year CCLV, No. 54, 27 December 1996, pp. 1546–1547.
Emblem Law (1997), as amended
Ley de Protección y Uso del Emblema de la Cruz Roja (Law on Protection and Use of the Red Cross Emblem), Decreto No. 102-97 del Congreso de la República del 21 de octubre de 1997, published in Diario de Centro América, Year CCLVII, No. 78, 18 November 1997, pp. 2562–2566.;
as amended by Reformas al Decreto Número 102-97 del Congreso de la República, Ley de Protección y Uso del Emblema de la Cruz Roja (Reforms to Decree No. 102-97 of the Congress of the Republic, Law on Protection and Use of the Red Cross Emblem), Decreto Número 27-2011 del Congreso de la República de Guatemala (Decree No. 27-2011 of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala), 1 December 2011, published in Diario de Centro América, Year CCXCIII, No. 40, 8 December 2011, pp. 1–2.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (1997)
Ley para la prohibición de la producción, compra, venta, importación, exportación, tránsito, utilización y posesión de minas antipersonales y de dispositivos antidetectores o de partes de tales artefactos, Decreto No. 106-97 del Congreso de la República del 29 de octubre de 1997, published in Diario de Centro América, Year CCLVII, No. 87, 1 December 1997, pp. 2817–2818.
Law on the Protection of Childhood and Adolescence (2003)
Ley de protección integral de la niñez y adolescencia, Decreto no. 27-2003 (Law on the Comprehensive Protection of Childhood and Adolescence, Decree No. 27-2003), adopted by Congress on 15 July 2003.
Executive Order No. 264-2006 (2006)
Acuerdo Gubernativo no. 264-2006 (Executive Order No. 264-2006), adopted by the President of the Republic on 25 May 2006; published in Diario de Centro América, No. 37, 26 May 2006, pp. 2–3.
Guinea
Emblem Law (1995)
Loi L/95010/CTRN portant usage et protection de l’emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge guinéenne (Law L/95010/CTRN on the use and protection of the emblem and of the name of the Guinean Red Cross), 9 May 1995, published in Journal Officiel, No. 10, 25 May 1995, pp. 494–660.
Code of Medical Ethics (1996)
Décret n° D/96/205/PRG/SGG du 5 décembre 1996 portant Code de Déontologie médicale (Decree n° D/96/205/PRG/SGG of 5 December 1996 on the Code of Medical Ethics), adopted by the President of the Republic, 2005.
Criminal Code (1998)
Loi No. 98/036 du 31 décembre 1998 portant Code pénal de la République de Guinée, published in Journal Officiel, Numéro spécial, May 1999, pp. 1–58.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1998)
Loi No. 98/037 du 31 décembre 1998 portant Code de procédure pénale de la République de Guinée, published in Journal Officiel, Numéro spécial, February 1999, pp. 1–70.
Children’s Code (2008)
Loi L/2008/011/AN du 19 Août 2008, adoptant et promulguant la loi portant Code de l’Enfant Guinéen (Law L/2008/011/AN of 19 August 2008, adopting and promulgating the Code of the Guinean Child), published in Journal Officiel de la République de Guinée, Special Issue, July 2009, available at http://www.hcch.net/upload/ce_gn.pdf (last accessed 9 April 2014).
Constitution (2010)
Décret D/2010/068/PRG/SGG du 7 mai 2010 portant promulgation de la Constitution de la République de Guinée (Decree D/2010/068/PRG/SGG of 7 May 2010 promulgating the Constitution of the Republic of Guinea), published in Journal Officiel de la République de Guinée, Special Issue, October 2010.
Code of Military Justice (2011)
Loi N° 002/CNT/2011 portant Code de Justice Militaire (Law No. 002/CNT/2011 on the Code of Military Justice), promulgated on 17 January 2012.
Guyana
Red Cross Society Act (1967)
An Act to incorporate the Guyana Red Cross Society and to provide for matters related thereto, Act No. 25 of 1967, 29 December 1967, gazetted on 30 December 1967.
        
Honduras
Emblem Law (1971)
Decreto No. 32-1971 del Poder Legislativo, Ley de 19 de enero 1971 de Protección del Emblema y el Nombre de la Cruz Roja Hondureña, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial de la República de Honduras, Year XCVI, No. 20.293, 4 February 1971, pp. 4–6.
Anti-Personnel Mines Law (2000)
Decreto No. 60-2000 del Poder Legislativo, Ley para la prohibción de la producción, compra, venta, importación, exportación, tránsito, utilización, posesión y transferencia de minas antipersonal y de dispositivos antidectores o de partes de tales artefactos, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial de la República de Honduras, 20 June 2000, pp. 2–3.
Hungary
Law/Decree on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons (1975)
Law/Decree No. 11 Promulgating the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, 9 June 1975, published in Hungarian Official Gazette, No. 41, 9 June 1975, pp. 559–561.
Criminal Code as amended (1978)
Act IV of 1978, the Criminal Code of the Hungarian People’s Republic, 31 December 1978, published in Hungarian Official Gazette, No. 92, 30 December 1978, pp. 1047–1262, as amended by Act LXXXVII of 1998, Act on the Amendment of the Criminal Code of the Hungarian People’s Republic, incorporating Section 160/A (“Use of Weapons Prohibited by International Treaty”) in Act IV on the Criminal Code (1978), 22 December 1998, published in Hungarian Official Gazette, No. 118, 26 December 1998, pp. 7982–7998.
Red Cross Society Act as amended (1993)
Act XL of 1993 on the Hungarian Red Cross, 20 May 1993, published in Hungarian Official Gazette, No. 46, 1993 (IV.20), pp. 2681–2682, as amended by Act XXXVII of 1994, Act on the Amendment of the Act XL of 1993 on the Hungarian Red Cross, 6 April 1994, published in Hungarian Official Gazette, No. 41, 1994, p. 1444.
Civil Defence Act (1996)
Act XXXVII of 1996 on civil defence, 30 April 1996, published in Hungarian Official Gazette, No. 38, 15 May 1996, pp. 2140–2148.
Act on Cooperation with the ICTY (1996)
Act XXXIX of 1996 on the fulfilment of obligations deriving from the Statute of the International Tribunal established for punishing the serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia, 22 May 1996, published in Hungarian Official Gazette, No. 40, 22 May 1996, pp. 2402–2409.
Law on National Defence and the Hungarian Defence Forces (2004)
Law No. CV of 2004 on National Defence and the Hungarian Defence Forces, available at http://www.hm.gov.hu/files/9/3857/2004._evi_cv._torveny.pdf (last accessed on 21 December 2010).
Order of the Minister of Defence on the Adoption of Service Regulations (2005)
Order of the Minister of Defence No. 24/2005 (VI.30) on the Adoption of Service Regulations, 30 June 2005, entry into force: 1 January 2006, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed on 21 December 2010).
Law on the Protection of Cultural Property (2006)
Law No. XXIX of 2006 on the promulgation of the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and on the amendment of Law No. IV of 1978 on the Criminal Code, available at http://www.complex.hu/kzldat/t0600029.htm/t0600029_8.htm#kagy134 (last accessed on 21 December 2010).
         
Iceland
Law on Legal Aid to the ICTY (1994)
Law No. 49 on Legal Aid to the International Tribunal for Trial of War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia, 28 April 1994, published in Official Gazette (Stjòrnartìdindi A-Deild), 9 May 1994, pp. 136–138.
India
Penal Code (1860)
The Indian Penal Code, Act No. 45 of 1860, 6 October 1860, published in Air Manual, 5th ed., 1989, Vols. 37 and 38.
Constitution (1950)
Constitution of India, 26 January 1950, published in Gazette of India, 26 November 1949, Ext., No. C.A./83/Const./49, pp. 2347–2597.
Army Act (1950)
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the government of the regular Army, Act No. 46 of 1950, 20 May 1950, published in Gazette of India, 23 May 1950, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 11, pp. 191–293.
Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (1958)
An Act to enable certain special powers to be conferred upon members of the armed forces in disturbed areas, Act No. 28 of 1958, 11 September 1958, published in Gazette of India, 12 September 1958, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 28, pp. 179–181.
Andhra Pradesh District Police Act (1959)
The Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) District Police, Act No. XXIV of 1959, 6 September 1959, published in The Andhra Pradesh Local Acts (Unified and Regional Laws) 1802–1971, Asia Law House, Hyderabad, Vol. 4, pp. 749–761.
Arms Act (1959)
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to arms and ammunition, Act No. 54 of 1959, 23 December 1959, available at http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/arms%20act-1959.pdf (last accessed 12 December 2016).
Geneva Conventions Act (1960)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international Conventions done at Geneva on the twelfth day of August, 1949 to which India is a party, and for purposes connected therewith, Act No. 6 of 1960, 12 March 1960, published in Gazette of India, 12 March 1960, Pt. II – S. 1, Ext., No. 7, pp. 208–215.
Armed Forces Act (1962)
Army Reserve Act of 15 March 1962.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1973)
The Code of Criminal Procedure (1973), Act No. 2 of 1974, 25 January 1974, published in Gazette of India, 25 January 1974, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., pp. 15–255.
Coast Guards Act (1978)
The Coast Guards Act, Act No. 30 of 1978, 18 August 1978, published in Gazette of India, 18 August 1978, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 31, pp. 355–387.
Delhi Police Act (1978)
Delhi Police Act (1978), Act 34 of 27 August 1978, published in Gazette of India, 27 August 1978, Pt. II – S. 1, Ext., No. 35, pp. 425–477.
Armed Forces (Punjab and Chandigarh) Special Powers Act (1983)
Armed Forces (Punjab and Chandigarh) Special Powers Act (1983), Act No. 34 of 1983, 8 December 1983, published in Gazette of India, 15 November 1983, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 44, pp. 1–3.
Punjab Disturbed Areas Act (1983)
Punjab Disturbed Areas Act (1983), Act No. 32 of 1983, 8 December 1983, published in Gazette of India, 8 December 1983, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 42, pp. 1–2.
Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act (1990)
Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act (1990), Act No. 21 of 1990, 10 September 1990, published in Gazette of India, 11 September 1990, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 43, pp. 1–4.
Indo-Tibetan Boarder Police Force Act (1992)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act (1992), Act No. 35 of 1992, 1 September 1992, published in Gazette of India, 2 September 1992, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 57, pp. 1–46.
Chemical Weapons Act (2000)
An Act to give effect to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, Act No. 34 of 200, 26 August 2000, published in Gazette of India, 28 August 2000, Pt. II – Sec. I, Ext., No. 42, pp. 1–29.
Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act (2000)
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to juveniles in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection, by providing for proper care, protection and treatment by catering to their development needs, and by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposition of matters in the best interest of children and for their ultimate rehabilitation through various institutions established under this enactment, Act No. 56 of 2000, 30 December 2010, available at http://wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/jjact2000.pdf (last accessed 12 December 2016).
Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act (2005)
The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005, Act No. 21 of 2005, 6 June 2005, published in Gazette of India, 7 June 2005, Pt. II – Sec. 1, Ext., No. 24, pp. 1–8.
Assam Rifles Act (2006)
The Assam Rifles Act, 2006, Act No. 47 of 2006, 3 November 2006, published in Gazette of India, 6 November 2006, Pt. II – Sec. 1.
Sashastra Seema Bal Act (2007)
The Sashastra Seema Bal Act, 2007, Act No. 53 of 2007, 20 December 2007, published in Gazette of India, 20 December 2007, Pt. II – Sec. 1, Ext., No. 63, pp. 1–36.
Armed Forces Tribunal Act (2007)
The Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007, Act No. 55 of 2007, 25 December 2007, published in Gazette of India, 28 December 2007, Pt. II – Sec. 1, Ext., No. 66, pp. 1–14.
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (2012)
An Act to protect children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography and provide for establishment of Special Courts for trial of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, Act No. 32 of 2012, assented to by the President on 19 June 2012, published in The Gazette of India, 20 June 2012, available at http://wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/childprotection31072012.pdf (last accessed 12 December 2016).
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act (2013)
An Act further to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, Act No. 13 of 2013, assented to by the President on 2 April 2013, entered into force on 3 February 2013, available at http://indiacode.nic.in/acts-in-pdf/132013.pdf (last accessed 12 December 2016).
Indonesia
Penal Code (1946)
Act No. 1 of 1946 regarding the Revision of the Penal Code, 26 February 1946, published in Yogyakarta on 26 February 1946, State Gazette 1946, No. 1, pp. 1–7.
Military Penal Code (1947)
Act No. 39 of 1947 regarding the Revision of the Military Penal Code, 27 December 1947, published in Yogyakarta on 27 December 1947, State Gazette 1934, No. 167, pp. 167–170.
Indonesia Act (1982)
Act No. 20 of 1982 regarding the Principles of State Defence and Security of the Republic of Indonesia, 19 September 1982, published in Jakartaon 19 September 1982, State Gazette 1982, No. 51, pp. 467–486.
Military Disciplinary Law (1997)
Extract Law No. 26 of 1997 regarding the Law of Discipline for Members of the Indonesian Armed Forces, 3 October 1997, published in Jakarta on 3 October 1997, State Gazette 1997, No. 74, pp. 287–300.
Decree on the Implementation IHL and Human Rights in State Defence (2002)
Decree of the Minister of Defence, No. 02/M/II/2002, regarding the Implementation of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law in the Organization of State Defence, 13 February 2002.;
Child Protection Law (2002)
Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 23 of 2002 regarding Protection of Children, 22 October 2002, published in State Gazette 2002, No. 109.
Iraq
Military Penal Code (1940)
Military Penal Code, No. 13, 1940, published in Al Waqia’a Al-Iraqia, No. 1782, Year 18, 21 March 1940, pp. 1–18.
Penal Code (1969), as amended
The Penal Code, Third Edition, No. (111) 1969, registered on 19 July 1969, taking into account amendments up to Revolutionary Command Council Decision No. 1133, 2 September 1982, published in Al Waqia’a Al-Iraqia, No. 2902, 20 September 1982.
Law on the Protection and Improvement of the Environment (1997)
Law on the protection and improvement of the environment, No. 3/1997, 10 March 1997, published in Al Waqia’a Al-Iraqia, No. 3662, 24 March 1997, Year 38, pp. 90–95.
Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period (2004)
Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period, signed on 8 March 2004, entered into force in June 2004;
replaced by the Iraqi Constitution, adopted on 15 October 2005, published in Al Waqia’a Al-Iraqia, No. 4012, 28 December 2005.
Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (2005)
Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal, No. 10/2005, 9 October 2005, published in Al Waqiaa Al-Iraqia, No. 4006, Year 47, 18 October 2005. Further to the promulgation of this law, the Iraqi Special Tribunal Elements of Crimes were adopted.
Constitution (2006)
Iraqi Constitution, adopted on 15 October 2005, published in Al Waqia’a Al-Iraqia, No. 4012, 28 December 2005.
Military Penal Code (2007)
Military Penal Code, No. 19/2007, published in Al Waqiaa Al-Iraqia, No. 4040, 9 May 2007, pp. 1–35.
Law Compensating the Victims of Military Operations, Military Mistakes and Terrorist Actions (2009)
Law Compensating the Victims of Military Operations, Military Mistakes and Terrorist Actions, No. 20/2009, published in Al Waqia’a Al-Iraqia, No. 4140, 2009, Year 50 (also referred to as the Compensation for Persons Affected by Military Operations and Errors and Terrorist Operations Act in Iraq’s initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, 18 October 2013, UN Doc. CAT/C/OPAC/IRQ/1, submitted 9 May 2012).
Law on the National Monitoring Authority to Ban Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons (2012)
Law Concerning the National Monitoring Authority to ban nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, No. 48/2012, 22 May 2012, published in Al Waqia’a Al-Iraqia, No. 4252, 1 October 2012, pp. 1–8.
Ireland
Red Cross Act as amended (1938)
An Act to enable, so far as Ireland is concerned, effect to be given to and advantage taken of certain provisions contained in an international Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field and an international Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, both of which were signed at Geneva on the 27th day of July 1929, and for that purpose to make provision for the establishment and incorporation in Ireland of a Red Cross Society and for certain other matters, Act No. 32 of 14 December 1938, published in, The Acts of the Oireachtas passed in the year 1938, pp. 584–591; as amended by An Act to provide that the President of Ireland shall be the President of the Irish Red Cross Society, Act No. 20 of 28 November 1944, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas passed in the year 1944, pp. 238–239; as amended by An Act to enable, so far as Ireland is concerned, effect to be given to and advantage taken of certain provisions contained in the Conventions signed on behalf of Ireland at Geneva on the 19th day of December, 1949, and for those and other purposes to amend and extend the Red Cross Acts, 1938 and 1944, Act No. 28 of 9 December 1954, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas passed in the year 1954, pp. 734–743; and as amended by the Act to enable effect to be given to the Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 adopted at Geneva on 8 June 1977 and for that purpose to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, 1962, the Red Cross Acts, 1938 to 1954, and section 1 of the Prisoners of War and Enemy Aliens Act, 1956, and to provide for connected matters, Act No. 35 of 13 July 1998, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas as promulgated, pp. 827–908.
Geneva Conventions Act as amended (1962)
An Act to enable effect to be given so far as Ireland is concerned to certain provisions of the Conventions done at Geneva on the 12th day of August, 1949, relative to the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick in armed forces in the field, the amelioration of the condition of wounded and shipwrecked members of armed forces at sea, the treatment of prisoners of war, and the protection of civilian persons in time of war, Act No. 11 of 21 April 1962, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas passed in the year 1962, pp. 114–487, as amended by the Act to enable effect to be given to the Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 adopted at Geneva on 8 June 1977 and for that purpose to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, 1962, the Red Cross Acts, 1938 to 1954, and section 1 of the Prisoners of War and Enemy Aliens Act, 1956, and to provide for connected matters, Act No. 35 of 13 July 1998, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas as promulgated, pp. 827–908.
Extradition Act as amended (1965)
An Act to amend the law relating to extradition, Act No. 17 of 19 July 1965, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas passed in the year 1965, pp. 412–459, as amended by An Act to amend the Extradition Acts, 1965 and 1987, Act No. 25 of 14 December 1987, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas as promulgated, and by An Act to amend and extend the Extradition Acts, 1965 to 1987, Act. No. 6 of 5 April 1994, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas as promulgated, pp. 66–75.
Explosives (Landmine) Order (1996)
S. I. No. 175 of 1996 Order entitled Explosives (Land Mines) Order 12 June 1996, published in Statutory Instruments 1996, p. 2786.
Chemical Weapons Act (1997)
An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, and to provide for related matters, Act No. 28 of 19 May 1997, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas as promulgated, pp. 1117–1131.
War Crimes Tribunal Act (1998)
An Act to enable Ireland to fulfil its obligations to co-operate with international tribunals in the performance of their function relating to the prosecution and punishment of international war crimes and to provide for related matters, Act No. 40 of 10 November 1998, published in The Acts of the Oireachtas as promulgated, pp. 1023–1070.
International Criminal Court Act (2006)
An Act to provide for the punishment by courts in the State and by courts-martial of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and other offences within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, which was established under the Rome Statute of The International Criminal Court, done at Rome on 17 July 1998; To enable effect to be given to requests by that Court for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of those offences, including requests to arrest and surrender persons, to freeze assets and to enforce any fines or forfeitures imposed by it; To make provision in relation to any sittings of the Court that may be held in the State; and to provide for related matters; Number 30 of 2006, 31 October 2006, available at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2006/en.act.2006.0030.pdf (last accessed on 16 May 2013).
Nuclear Test Ban Act (2008)
An Act to give effect to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 September 1996; and to provide for related matters, Number 16 of 2008, 16 July 2008, available at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2008/en.act.2008.0016.pdf (last accessed on 15 May 2013).
Cluster Munitions and Anti-Personnel Mines Act (2008)
An Act to give effect to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, done at Dublin on 30 May 2008, and to give further effect to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, done at Oslo on 18 September 1997, and to provide for related matters, Number 20 of 2008, 2 December 2008, available at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2008/en.act.2008.0020.pdf (last accessed on 15 May 2013).
Islamic Republic of Iran
The Law of Prohibition of Trading of Slaves within Iran’s Territory and Freedom of Slaves at the Time of their Arrival into the Country (1929)
The Law of Prohibition of Trading of Slaves within Iran’s Territory and Freedom of Slaves at the Time of their Arrival into the Country, enacted by the 18th session of the National Consultative Assembly, 7 February 1929.
Army Penal and Procedure Code (1939)
Army Penal and Procedure Code, enacted by the Justice Law Commission, 25 December 1939.
Islamic Penal Code (1982)
Islamic Penal Code, adopted by the Committee for Judicial Affairs of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, 12 July 1982, published in the Official Gazette No. 10988, 16 November 1982.
Penal Code relating to Offences Committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces (1992)
Penal Code relating to Offences Committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces, enacted by the Legal and Judiciary Affairs’ Commission, 9 August 1992.
Israel
Crime of Genocide (Prevention and Punishment) Law (1950)
Crime of Genocide (Prevention and Punishment) Law, Law No. 31, adopted by the Knesset on 29 March 1950, published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim, No. 42, 7 April 1950, pp. 137–138.
Red Shield of David Law (1950)
Red Shield of David Law, Law No. 52, adopted by the Knesset on 12 July 1950, published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim, No. 52, 21 July 1950, pp. 175–178.
Nazis and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law (1950)
Nazis and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law, Law No. 64, adopted by the Knesset on 1 August 1950, published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim, No. 57, 9 August 1950, pp. 281–285.
Military Justice Law (1955)
Military Justice Law, Law No. 54, adopted by the Knesset on 21 June 1955, published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim, No. 189, 20 July, 1955, pp. 171–239.
Criminal Procedure Law (1982)
Criminal Procedure Law (Consolidated Version), 1982, determined by the Knesset Constitution, Legislation and Law Committee on 2 February 1982, published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim, No. 1043, 1 March 1982, pp. 41–78.
Order Concerning Security Provisions (1970)
An Order Concerning Security Provisions (Yehuda and Shomron), No. 378, 20 April 1970.
Penal Law as amended (1977)
Penal Law (Consolidated Version), 1977, as determined by the Knesset’s Constitution, Legislation and Law Committee, 7 June 1977, as amended by Penal Law (Amendment No. 39) (Introductory Part and General Part), 1994, adopted by the Knesset on 25 July 1994, published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim, No. 1481, 23 August 1994, pp. 348–359.
Internment of Unlawful Combatants Law (2002), as amended
Internment of Unlawful Combatants Law, Law No. 5762, 2002, published in Sefer Hachukkim, No. 1834, 14 March 2002, p. 192;
as amended by Amendment No. 1, published in Sefer Hachukkim, No. 2178, 7 August 2008, p. 828.
Order Concerning Administrative Detentions (2007)
Order Concerning Administrative Detentions (Temporary Provision) [Integrated Version] (Judea and Samaria) (No. 1591), 2007.
Order regarding Security Provisions (Judea and Samaria) (2009)
Order regarding Security Provisions [Consolidated Version] (Judea and Samaria), No. 1651, 1 November 2009.
Italy
Law concerning the Unlawful Use of the Emblem (1912)
Legge No. 740 compiti della Croce Rossa in tempo di pace e di guerra, 30 June 1912, published in Giornale Ufficiale, No. 168, 17 July 1912.
Penal Code (1930)
Codice Penale, approved by Royal Decree No. 1398 of 19 October 1930.
Law of War Decree as amended (1938)
Legge italiana di guerra, adopted by Royal Decree No. 1415, 8 July 1938, published in Raccolta Ufficiale delle Leggi e dei Decreti del Regno dItalia, Vol. 1938-XVI, p. 4307, as amended by Law No. 1902, 16 December 1940, published in Giornale Ufficiale, No. 24, 30 January 1941, reprinted in Manuale di diritto umanitario, Volume IV, Raccolta delle leggi nazionali relative ai conflitti armati ed alle neutralità, SMD-G-014, Stato Maggiore della Difesa, I Reparto, Ufficio Addestramento e Regolamenti, Rome, 1992, pp. 7–122.
Wartime Military Penal Code (1941)
Codice Penale Militare di guerra (Wartime Military Penal Code), approved con r.d. 20 febbraio 1941, n. 303, relevant abstracts published in Manuale di diritto umanitario (Volume IV) Raccolta delle leggi nazionali relative ai conflitti armati ed alle neutralità (SMD-G-014), Stato Maggiore della Difesa (I Reparto – Ufficio Addestramento e Regolament), Rome, 1992, pp. 133–154,
as amended by Law No. 6 of 31 January 2002, ‘Conversion in law, with modifications, of the Decree law No. 421 of 1 December 2001, concerning urgent dispositions for the participation of military staff to the multifunctional operation called “Enduring Freedom”. Amendments to the Military Penal Code of War, approved by Royal Decree No. 303 of 20 February 1941’ [Legge 31 gennaio 2002, n. 6 ‘Conversione in legge, con modificazioni, del decreto-legge 1° dicembre 2001, n. 421, recante disposizioni urgenti per la partecipazione di personale militare all’operazione multinazionale denominata “Enduring Freedom”. Modifiche al codice penale militare di guerra, approvato con regio decreto 20 febbraio 1941, n. 303’], published in Italian Official Journal [Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica italiana] No. 28, 2 February 2002.
Constitution as amended (1947)
Constituzione (Constitution), adopted on 22 December 1947, entry into force on 1 January 1948, published in Giornale Uffiziale, No. 298 of 27 December 1947 (Special Edition) and Giornale Uffiziale, No. 2 of 3 January 1948, as amended several times.
Law on Genocide (1967)
Legge italiana n. 962, Prevenzione e repressione del delitto di genocidio, 9 October 1967, published in Manuale di diritto umanitario (Volume IV) Raccolta delle leggi nazionali relative ai conflitti armati ed alle neutralità (SMD-G-014), Stato Maggiore della Difesa (I Reparto – Ufficio Addestramento e Regolament), Rome, 1992, pp. 199–201.
Law on the Export, Import and Transit of Armaments (1990)
Law No. 185 (“New Provisions governing the Export, Import and Transit of Armaments”) of 9 July 1990.
Decree-Law on Cooperation with the ICTY (1993)
Decree-Law No. 544, Provisions on Cooperation with the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia, 28 December 1993.
Law on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (1995)
Law No. 496, Ratification and Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, with Annexes, done at Paris on 13 January 1993, 18 November 1995.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (1997)
Legge No. 374, Norme per la Messa al Bando delle Mine Antipersona, 29 October 1997, published in Gazetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana, serie generale No. 256, 3 November 1997, pp. 4–5.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTR (2002)
Law No. 181 of 2 August 2002 on cooperation with the International Tribunal Responsible for Severe Violations of Human Rights Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Adjacent States, published in Gazzetta Ufficiale, No. 190, 14 August 2002.
          
Japan
Emblem Law (1947)
Law No. 127 on the Restriction of the Use of the Emblem and Name of the Red Cross, 13 April 1947.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1948), as amended
Code of Criminal Procedure, Law No. 131, 10 July 1948;
as amended by Act No. 36, 8 May 2006.
Juvenile Law (1948), as amended
Juvenile Law, Law No. 168, 15 July 1948, current to 27 April 2010.
Habeas Corpus Act (1948)
Habeas Corpus Act, Law No. 199, 30 July 1948.
Law on Extradition (1953), as amended
Law on Extradition, Law No. 68, 21 July 1953;
as amended by Law No. 84, 9 June 2004.
Law on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons (1982), as amended
Law on Implementing the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction and the Other Conventions, Law No. 61, 8 June 1982;
as amended, 16 December 2001.
Law on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (1995)
Law No. 65 on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Control of Specific Substances, 5 April 1995, published in Kanpo Gogai (Official Gazette, Extra), No. 64, 5 April 1995.
Law on the Prevention of Personal Injury Caused by Sarin (1995)
Law No. 78 on the Prevention of Personal Injury Caused by Sarin etc., 21 April 1998, published in Kanpo Gogai (Official Gazette, Extra), No. 21, 21 April 1995.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (1998)
Law No. 116 concerning the Prohibition of the Production of Anti-personnel Landmines and the Regulation, etc. of their Possession, 30 September 1998.
Law concerning the Peace and Independence of the Nation and National Security in Situations of Armed Attack (2003)
Law concerning the Peace and Independence of the Nation and National Security in Situations of Armed Attack, Law No. 79, 13 June 2003.
Civil Protection Law (2004)
Law concerning Measures for the Protection of the Civilian Population in Armed Attack Situations, Law No. 112, 18 June 2004.
Law concerning the Punishment of Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law (2004)
Law concerning the Punishment of Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law, Law No. 115, 18 June 2004.
Law concerning the Treatment of Prisoners of War and Other Detainees in Armed Attack Situations (2004)
Law concerning the Treatment of Prisoners of War and Other Detainees in Armed Attack Situations, Law No. 117, 18 June 2004.
Law concerning the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (2004)
Law concerning the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, Law No. 32, 27 April 2007.
Jordan
Military Criminal Code (1952)
Qanun Al ‘Uqubat Al ‘Askari, Law No. 43 of 1952, 16 June 1952, published in Official Gazette, No. 1113, 16 June 1952, pp. 329ff.
Law on Explosive Material (1953)
Qanun Al Mufarqa’at, Law No. 13 of 1953, 17 January 1953, published in Official Gazette, No. 113, 17 February 1953, pp. 457ff.
Criminal Code (1960)
Qanun Al ‘Uqubat Al Urduni, Law No. 16 of 1960, 1 May 1960, published in Official Gazette, No. 1487, 1 May 1960, pp. 374ff.
Code of Criminal Procedure as amended (1961)
Qanun Usul Al Muhakamat Al Jazaiyah, Law No. 9 of 1961, 16 March 1961, published in Official Gazette, No. 1539, 16 April 1961, pp. 311ff; the last amendment is Law No. 16 of 2001, published in Official Gazette, No. 4480, 18 March 2001, pp. 1294ff.
Antiquities Law (1966)
Qanun Al Athar, Antiquities Law No. 51 of 1966, published in Official Gazette, No. 1936, 16 July 1966, pp. 1327ff.
Red Crescent Society Law (1969)
Law No. 3 of 1969 of the National Society of the Jordanian Red Crescent, 1 February 1969, published in Official Gazette, 1969.
Military Service Law (1972)
Qanun Khidmat Al Afrad Fil Quwwat Al Musallaha, Military Service Law No. 2 of 1972, 15 February 1972, published in Official Gazette, No. 2345, 15 February 1972, pp. 172ff.
Law on the Protection of the Environment (1995)
Qanun Himayat Al Bi’ah, Law on the Protection of the Environment No. 12 of 1995, 2 September 1995, published in Official Gazette, No. 1472, 1 October 1995, pp. 2928ff.
Military Penal Code (2002)
Military Penal Code, adopted 28 May 2002, entered into force 17 July 2002, published in Official Gazette, No. 4568, 16 June 2002.
Code of Military Penal Trials (2006)
Code of Military Penal Trials, No. 34 of 2006, published in Official Gazette, Issue No. 4759, 16 May 2006.
           
Kazakhstan
Constitution (1995)
Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 30 August 1995, published in Kazakhstanskaya pravda, 8 September 1995.
Penal Code (1997)
Penal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 16 July 1997, published as Ugolovniy kodeks Respubliki Kazakhstan: offitsialnyj tekst, Almaty, Publishing House of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1997, 272 pp.
Kenya
Armed Forces Act (1968)
An Act of Parliament to provide for the establishment, government and discipline of the Kenya Army, the Kenya Air Force and the Kenya Navy and their reserves; to make provision in relation to seconded and attached personnel and visiting forces; and for purposes connected therewith and purposes incidental thereto, Act No. 60 of 27 November 1968, Chapter 199 of the Laws of Kenya, (commencement by Legal Notice No. 353 of 29 November 1968), published in Kenya Subsidiary Legislation 1968, Vol. XLVII, pp. 570ff. (Revised Edition 1980, published by the Government Printer, Nairobi, 247 pp.)
Geneva Conventions Act (1968)
An Act of Parliament to enable effect to be given to certain International Conventions done at Geneva on the 12th August 1949, and for purposes incidental thereto, Act No. 51 of 19 November 1968, Chapter 198 of the Laws of Kenya, published in The Acts 1968, No. 51 of 1968, pp. 519ff. (Revised Edition 1970, printed and published by the Government Printer, Nairobi, pp. 1–7.)
Constitution (1992)
Constitution of Kenya, originally adopted as Legal Notice No. 718 of 1963, published in Kenya Subsidiary Legislation, July–December 1963, Kenya Gazette Supplement, No. 105, 10 December 1963, pp. 1ff., reprinted, as amended, in the Laws of Kenya: The Constitution of Kenya Revised Edition, 1992, published by the Government Printer, Nairobi.
Children Act (2001)
An Act of Parliament to make provision for parental responsibility, fostering, adoption, custody, maintenance, guardianship, care and protection of children; to make provision for the administration of children’s institutions; to give effect to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and for connected purposes, No. 8 of 2001, 31 December 2001, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/47975f332.html (last accessed on 21 November 2012).
International Crimes Act (2008)
An Act of Parliament to make provision for the punishment of certain international crimes, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and to enable Kenya to co-operate with the International Criminal Court established by the Rome Statute in the performance of its functions, No. 16 of 2008, 1 January 2009, available at: http://www.kenyalaw.org/kenyalaw/klr_app/view_cap.php?CapID=641 (last accessed on 22 November 2012).
Kuwait
Constitution (1962)
Constitution of 11 November 1962, published in Kuwait Al-Youm (Kuwait Today), Special Edition, 12 November 1962, pp. 1–13.
Penal Code (1970)
Law No. 16 of 2 June 1960, Penal Code, published in Kuwait Al-Youm (Kuwait Today), No. 287 repeated, 2 June 1960, pp. 19ff., as amended by Law No. 31 of 21 July 1970, published in Kuwait Al-Youm (Kuwait Today), No. 787, 26 July 1970, pp. 6–14.
Civil Defence Decree (1979)
Decree Law No. 21 of 7 May 1979 concerning Civil Defence, published in Kuwait Al-Youm (Kuwait Today), No. 1246, 13 May 1979, pp. 4–6.
Kyrgyzstan
Constitution (1993)
Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, adopted by the XIIth session of the Supreme Soviet of the Kyrgyz Republic, 5 May 1993, published in Vedomosti Zakonodatelnogo Sobraniya Zhogorku Kenesha Kyrgyzskoy Respubliki (Bulletin of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament), No. 7, 1993, pp. 75ff.
Criminal Code (1997)
Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic, adopted by Zhogorku Kenesha Kyrgyzskoy Respubliki (Legislative Assembly of the Kyrgyz Republic), 18 September 1997, published in Vedomosti Zakonodatelnogo Sobraniya Zhogorku Kenesha Kyrgyzskoy Respubliki (Bulletin of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament), No. 7, 1998, pp. 229ff.
Emblem Law (2000)
Law on the use and protection of the emblem of the red crescent and red cross, adopted by Zhogorku Kenesha Kyrgyzskoy Respubliki (Legislative Assembly of the Kyrgyz Republic), 18 September 2000, promulgated on 29 September 2000, published in Vedomosti Zakonodatelnogo Sobraniya Zhogorku Kenesha Kyrgyzskoy Respubliki (Bulletin of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament), 2000.
            
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Penal Law (1990), as amended
Penal Law, No. 12/NA, adopted by the National Assembly, promulgated by Decree of the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, No. 04/PO, 9 January 1990;
as amended by Resolution No. 06/NA adopted by the National Assembly, 10 April 2001, promulgated by Decree of the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, No. 51/PO, 25 April 2001;
as amended by Resolution No. 56/NA adopted by the National Assembly, 9 November 2005, promulgated by Decree of the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, No. 142/PO, 9 December 2005.
Law on National Defence Obligations (1995)
Law on National Defence Obligations, No. 02/90, adopted through Resolution No. 02/NA by the National Assembly, 8 March 1995, promulgated by Decree of the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, No. 17/PO, 30 March 1995.
Latvia
Criminal Code (1998)
Kriminallikums (Criminal Law), 17 June 1998, published in the official newspaper Latvijas vestnesis, No. 199/200, 8 July 1998.
Lebanon
Code of Military Justice (1968)
Loi No. 24/68, Code de Justice Militaire (Law No. 24/68, Code of Military Justice), 13 April 1968, published in Journal officiel de la République libanaise, No. 34/1968, 25 April 1968, pp. 534–564.
Lesotho
Red Cross Society Act (1967)
Act to incorporate the Lesotho Red Cross Society, to provide for transfer of all assets of the Basutoland Branch of the British Red Cross Society to the Lesotho Red Cross Society and to provide for related matters, Act No. 31 of 1967, assented to on 9 November 1967, published in Lesotho Government Gazette, No. 44, Vol. II, 17 November 1967, pp. 957–963.
Internal Security Act (1984)
The Internal Security (General) Act, Act No. 24 of 1984, assented to on 23 July 1984, published in Laws of Lesotho, Vol. XXIX, 1984, pp. 54–86.
Liberia
Refugee Act (1993)
An Act to Make Provision for Refugees and to Establish the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission, adopted on 1 November 1993, published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 19 January 1994.
Act to Establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2005)
An Act to Establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia, approved on 10 June 2005, published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22 June 2005.
Chemical Weapons Act (2008)
An Act to Implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction to Which Liberia is a Party, adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature Assembled on 22 July 2008, published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22 August 2008.
National Defense Act (2008)
An Act to Repeal the National Defense Law of 1956, the Coast Guard Act of 1959 and the Liberian Navy Act of 1986 and to Establish the New National Defense Act of 2008, adopted by House of Representatives on 1 July 2008 and by the Senate on 15 July 2008, published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 3 September 2008.
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Military Penal Code (1974)
Law No. 37 of 1974 promulgating the Military Penal Code, published in a special issue of the Official Gazette, 15 May 1974.
Law No. 40 (1974)
Law No. 40 of 1974 on Service in the Armed Forces, adopted on 20 June 1974.
Code of Criminal Procedure for Armed Personnel (1999)
Law No. 1 of 1429 AB, promulgating the Military Criminal Procedure Code, published in Official Gazette, Issue No. 4, 1999.
Emblem Decree (1981)
Résolution du Comité populaire général No. 941 de 1981 relative au décret sur l’utilisation de l’emblème du Croissant Rouge, published and entered into force on 27 July 1981.
Liechtenstein
Emblem Law (1957)
Gesetz vom 27 Mai 1957 betreffend den Schutz des Zeichens und des Namens des Roten Kreuzes, published in Liechtensteinisches Landes-Gesetzblatt, No. 15, 25 July 1957, pp. 1–5.
Ordinance on the Indirect Transfer of War Material (1999)
Verordnung vom 9 September 1999 über die Vermittlung von Kriegsmaterial, published in Liechtensteinisches Landes-Gesetzblatt, No. 185, 7 October 1999, pp. 1–28.
Lithuania
Criminal Code as amended (1961)
Lietuvos Respublikos baudziamas kodeskas (Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania) 26 June 1961, published in Valstybes zinios, No. 18-147, 1961, as amended on 9 June 1998.
Law on the Red Cross Society and Emblem (2000)
Lietuvos Raudonojo Kryziaus draugijos, Raudonojo Kryziaus ir Raudonojo Pusmenulio emblemos ir pavadinimo istatymas (Law on the Lithuanian Red Cross Society, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblem and Name), No. VIII-1978, 10 October 2000, published in Valsybe zinios, No. 89-2744, 2000.
Luxembourg
Emblem Law (1914)
Loi concernant la protection des emblèmes de la Croix-Rouge, 18 décembre 1914, published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 1914.
Code of Criminal Investigation (1944)
Arrêté grand-ducal du 25 mai 1944 modifiant les dispositions des art. 5 à 7 du code d’instruction criminelle dans le but d’assurer la juste répression de crime et délits commis en dehors du territoire, pp. 31–32.
Law on the Repression of War Crimes (1947)
Loi du 2 août 1947 sur la répression des crimes de guerre, published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 1947, pp. 755–758.
Law on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes (1974)
Loi du 24 décembre 1974 ayant pour objet l’imprescriptibilité des crimes de guerre, published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 1974, Volume II, pp. 2328–2329.
Law on the Punishment of Grave Breaches (1985)
Loi du 9 janvier 1985 relative à la répression des infractions graves aux Conventions internationales de Genève du 12 août 1949, published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 1985, pp. 24–27.
Law on the Approval of the CWC (1997)
Loi du 10 avril 1997 portant approbation de la Convention sur l’interdiction de la mise au point, de la fabrication, du stockage et de l’emploi des armes chimiques et sur leur destruction, faite à Paris, le 13 janvier 1993 (Law of 10 April 1997 approving the Convention), as amended, published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, A-No. 23, 16 April 1997, p. 881, Réctificatif (Corrigendum) published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, A-No. 33, 2 May 1997, p. 1164.
Blinding Laser Weapons Act (1999)
Loi du 29 avril 1999 portant approbation
–du Protocole sur l’interdiction ou la limitation de l’emploi des mines, pièges et autres dispositifs, tel qu’il a été modifié le 3 mai 1996 (Protocole II, tel qu’il a été modifié le 3 mai 1996), annexé à la Convention sur l’interdiction ou la limitation de l’emploi de certaines armes classiques qui peuvent être considérées comme produisant des effets traumatiques excessifs ou comme frappant sans discrimination du 10 octobre 1980, adopté à Genève, le 3 mai 1996;
–du Protocole additionnel à la Convention sur l’interdiction ou la limitation de l’emploi de certaines armes classiques qui peuvent être considérées comme produisant des effets traumatiques excessifs ou comme frappant sans discrimination du 10 octobre 1980, (Protocole IV intitulé Protocole relatif aux armes à laser aveuglantes), adopté le 13 octobre 1995,
published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, ttt A-No. 50, 6 May 1999, pp. 1175–1176.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (1999)
Loi du 29 avril 1999 portant approbation de la Convention sur l’interdiction de l’emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction, signée à Ottawa le 4 décembre 1997, published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, A-No. 50, 6 May 1999, p. 1189.
Law on Cooperation with the International Tribunals (1999)
Loi du 18 mai 1999 introduisant certaines mesures visant à faciliter la coopération avec:
1)le Tribunal international créé par le Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies dans sa Résolution 827 du 25 mai 1993 pour le jugement des personnes présumées responsables de violations graves du droit international humanitaire commises sur le territoire de l’ancienne République fédérative socialiste de Yougoslavie depuis 1991
2)le Tribunal international créé par le Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies dans sa Résolution 955 du 8 novembre 1994 pour le jugement des personnes présumées responsables d’actes de génocide ou d’autres violations graves du droit international humanitaire commis sur le territoire du Rwanda et les citoyens rwandais présumés responsables de tels actes ou violations commis sur le territoire d’Etats voisins, entre le 1er janvier et le 31 décembre 1994,
published in Mémorial, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, A-No. 66, 11 June 1999, pp. 1435–1438.
             
Malawi
National Service Act (1951)
Act to make provision for securing and controlling the enlistment of persons for national service during an emergency and for purposes connected therewith, 10 April 1951, Laws of Malawi, Vol. III, Cap. 12:02, published in Government Gazette Notice, No. 15, 10 April 1951, pp. 1–7.
Geneva Conventions Act (1967)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain International Conventions done at Geneva on the Twelfth Day of August, one thousand nine hundred and forty-nine and for purposes connected therewith, Act No. 18 of 1967, 24 July 1967, Laws of Malawi, Vol. III, Cap. 12:03, published in Malawi Gazette, Supplement, 9 August 1967, pp. 1–6.
Red Cross Society Act (1968)
An Act to Provide for the Incorporation of the Malawi Red Cross Society and for Matters Incidental Thereto and Connected Therewith, 16 February 1968, Laws of Malawi, Vol. III, Cap. 18:09, published in Government Gazette Notice, No. 51, 16 February 1968, pp. 1–4.
Malaysia
Internal Security Act (1960), as amended
An Act to provide for the internal security of Malaysia, preventive detention, the prevention of subversion, the suppression of organized violence against persons and property in specified areas of Malaysia, and for matters incidental thereto, Act 82 of 1960, revised version of 1972;
as amended most recently on 24 August 1989 and incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006, available at
http://www.agc.gov.my/Akta/Vol.%202/Act%2082.pdf (last accessed on 8 April 2010).
Geneva Conventions Act (1962)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international conventions done at Geneva on the twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty nine, and for purposes connected therewith, Laws of Malaysia, Act 512 of 1962, 16 April 1962, first published as Act No. 5 of 1962 of the Federation of Malaya, in Gazette, Vol. VI, No. 4, 16 April 1962, pp. 19–25.
Malaysian Red Cross Society (Incorporation) Act (1965)
An Act to incorporate the Federation of Malaya Red Cross Society and the Branches of the British Red Cross Society in Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore under the name of Persatuan Palang Merah Malaysia (or in English Malaysian Red Cross Society), for purposes connected therewith, Act 540 of 1965, incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat.nsf/0/8cca965e321d4990c1256a1c002cf0d9/$FILE/MALAYSIAN%20RED%20CROSS%20SOCIETY.pdf (last accessed 22 May 2014).
Police Act (1967)
An Act relating to the organisation, discipline, powers and duties of the Royal Malaysian Police, Laws of Malaysia, Act 344 of 1967, published as revised up to 1 September 1988 in Gazette, 29 September 1988.
Armed Forces Act (1972)
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the establishment, government and discipline of the armed forces of Malaysia, Laws of Malaysia, Act 77 of 1972, published in Gazette, 4 May 1972, as amended by Acts A 440, A 583 and A 974.
Official Secrets Act (1972)
An Act relating to the protection of official secrets, Laws of Malaysia, Act 88 of 1972, published in Gazette, No. 20, 28 September 1972.
Malaysian Red Cross Society (Change of name) Act (1975)
An Act to change the name and the emblem of the Malaysian Red Cross Society, Act 162 of 1975, incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006, published by the Commissioner of Law Revision, available at http://www.agc.gov.my/Akta/Vol.%204/Act%20162.pdf (last accessed 21 May 2014).
Extradition Act (1992)
An Act relating to extradition of fugitive criminals, Laws of Malaysia, Act 479 of 1992, published in Gazette, No. 4, 20 February 1992, pp. 7–49.
Anti-Personnel Mines Act (2000)
An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, Laws of Malaysia, Act 603 of 2000, 30 May 2000, published in Gazette, 15 June 2000, pp. 3–16.
Chemical Weapons Convention Act (2005)
An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, and to provide for other matters connected therewith, Act 641 of 2005, incorporating all amendments up to 1 September 2006, published by the Commissioner of Law Revision, available at http://www.agc.gov.my/Akta/Vol.%2013/Act%20641.pdf (last accessed 21 May 2014).
Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (2012)
An Act to provide for special measures relating to security offences for the purpose of maintaining public order and security and for connected matters, Act 747 of 2012, available at http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputaktap/20120622_747_BI_Act%20747%20BI.pdf (last accessed 22 May 2014).
Mali
Code of Military Justice (1995)
Loi No. 95 042/ANRM du 16 février 1995 portant Code de Justice Militaire au Mali, published in Journal Officiel du Mali, No. 17, 15 September 1995, pp. 645–659.
Anti-Personnel Mines Order (2000)
Ordonnance No. 00-049/P-RM du 27 septembre 2000 portant mise en oeuvre de la Convention sur l’interdiction de l’emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction, signée à Ottawa le 03 décembre 1997, published in Journal Officiel du Mali, No. 32, 20 November 2000, pp. 1255–1257.
Penal Code (2001)
Loi No. 01-079 du 20 août 2001 portant Code pénal, published in Journal Officiel Spécial du Mali, 1 February 2001, pp. 1–333.
Malta
Armed Forces Act as amended (1970)
Malta Armed Forces Act to make provisions for the raising and maintenance of armed forces in Malta and to provide for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto, enacted by Act XXVII of 1970, 22 September 1970, Cap. 220 of the Laws of Malta, as amended by Act XXXV of 1974, Act LVIII of 1974, Act XIII of 1975, Legal Notice 148 of 1975, Act XVIII of 1976, Act XXII of 1976, Act XX of 1980, Act XIII of 1983, Act VIII of 1990, Act XV of 1990, Act XXIV of 1995, Act X of 2000 and Act XII of 2000.
Red Cross Society Act (1992)
An Act to make provision for the recognition of the Socjetà Maltija tas-Salib l-Ahmar – Malta Red Cross Society and for matters connected therewith, enacted by Act VI of 1992, 19 June 1992, Cap. 359 of the Laws of Malta, published in Suppliment tal-Gazzetta tal-Gvern ta Malta, No. 15,618, 19 June 1992, pp. A 164-A 175.
Mauritius
Geneva Conventions Act (1970)
Geneva Conventions Act, RL3/37, 24 December 1970, published in Mauritius Laws 1996, Vol. 2, pp. 678–682.
Anti-Personnel Mines (Prohibition) Act (2001)
An Act to give effect to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, Act No. 1 of 2001, 10 April 2001, published in Legal Supplement to the Government Gazette of Mauritius, No. 40, 28 April 2001, pp. 1–5.
Mexico
Constitution (1917)
Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, 31 January 1917, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 5 February 1917.
Law on the Discipline of the Army and Air Force (1926), as amended
Ley de Disciplina del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea Mexicanos (Law on the Discipline of the Mexican Army and Air Force), adopted by the President pursuant to a Decree of 7 January 1926, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 15 March 1926;
as amended to Decreto por el que se reforman, adicionan y derogan diversas disposiciones de la Ley de Disciplina del Ejército y Fuerza Aéra Mexicanos (Decree which reforms, adds provisions to and removes provisions from the Law on the Discipline of the Mexican Army and Air Force), adopted by the President on 9 November 2004, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 10 December 2004.
Penal Code (1931), as amended
Código Penal Federal, 13 August 1931, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 14 August 1931; updated version published as Código Penal Federal, edición 2000, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 12 June 2000, and Código Penal Federal, Mexico, Editorial Porrúa (Colección Porrúa), 2000, 311 pp.
as amended by Decreto por el que se reforman diversas disposiciones del Código Penal Federal; del Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales; de la Ley Federal contra la Delincuencia Organizada; de la Ley de Instituciones de Crédito; de la Ley de Ahorro y Crédito Popular; de la Ley de los Sistemas de Ahorro para el Retiro; de la Ley de Sociedades de Inversión; de la Ley del Mercado de Valores; de la Ley Federal de Instituciones de Fianzas; de la Ley General de Instituciones y Sociedades Mutualistas de Seguros; y de la Ley General de Organizaciones y Actividades Auxiliares del Crédito (Decree which reforms various provisions of the Federal Penal Code, the Federal Criminal Procedure Code, the Federal Law against Organized Crime, the Law on Lending Institutions, the Law on Savings and Lending, the Law on Retirement Saving Plans, the Law on Investment Societies, the Law on the Stock Market, the Federal Law on Finance Institutions, the General Law on Mutual Insurance Societies, and the General Law on Auxiliary Credit Organisations and Activities), adopted by the President on 26 April 2007, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 28 June 2007.
Code of Military Justice as amended (1933)
Código de Justicia Militar, 28 August 1933, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 31 August 1933; updated version published as Código de Justicia Militar (Tomo I), Mexico, Taller Autográfico (bajo la supervisión del Estado Mayor de la Defensa Nacional), 1996, 181 pp.
Decree on the Ratification of the Ottawa Convention (1998)
Decreto Promulgatorio de la Convención sobre la Prohibición del Empleo, Almacenamiento, Producción y Transferencia de Minas Antipersonal y sobre su Destrucción, hecha en Noruega, 10 June 1998, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 21 August 1998, pp. 2–9.
Law on the Discipline of the Navy (2002)
Ley de Disciplina para el Personal de la Armada de México (Law on Discipline of Mexican Navy Personnel), adopted by the General Congress of the United Mexican States on 31 October 2002, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 13 December 2002.
Emblem Law (2006)
Ley para el Uso y Protección de la Denominación y del Emblema de la Cruz Roja (Law on the Use and Protection of the Designation and Emblem “Red Cross”), adopted by the General Congress of the United Mexican States on 19 December 2006, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 23 March 2007.
Order establishing the IHL Commission (2009)
Acuerdo por el que se crea con character permanente la Comisión Intesecretarial de Derecho Internacional Humanitario (Order which permanently establishes the Interdepartmental Commission on International Humanitarian Law), adopted by the President on 12 August 2009, published in Diario Oficial de la Federación, 19 August 2009.
Monaco
Emblem Law (1953)
Ordonnance Souveraine No. 828 du 12 novembre 1953 réglementant l’emploi de l’emblème de la Croix-Rouge, published in Journal de Monaco, No. 5.016, 23 November 1953, p. 810.
Anti-Personnel Mines Order (1999)
Ordonnance Souveraine No. 14.123 du 30 août 1999 relative à l’application de la Convention des Nations Unies sur l’interdiction de l’emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction, published in Journal de Monaco, No. 7.406, 3 September 1999, pp. 1237–1238.
Morocco
Code of Military Justice (1956)
Dahir du 10 novembre 1956 formant Code de justice militaire, published in Bulletin officiel, 21 November 1956, pp. 1319ff.
Emblem Law (1958)
Dahir No. 1-58-256 du 29 octobre 1958 relatif à l’emploi de l’emblème du Croissant-Rouge, published in Bulletin officiel, No. 2405, 5 December 1958, p. 1968.
Penal Code (1962)
Dahir N° 1-59-413 du Joumada II 1382 (26 Novembre 1962) portant approbation du texte du code pénal (Royal Decree No. 1-59-413 of Joumada II 1382 (26 November 1962) on the approval of the text of the penal code), published in Bulletin officiel, N° 2640 bis, 5 June 1963, p. 843.
Constitution (1996)
Constitution du Royaume du Maroc (Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco), adopted by referendum on 13 September 1996, available at
http://www.justice.gov.ma/fr/legislation/legislation.aspx?ty=1&id_l= (last accessed on: 29 November 2010); English translation available at http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6b5454.html (last accessed on 29 November 2010).
Mozambique
Law on Criminal Punishment (1983)
Lei No. 5/83, Determina que seja aplicada a pena de chicotada como medida punitiva e educativa aos autores, cúmplices e encobridores de vários crimes, consumados, frustrados ou tentados, 31 March 1983, published in Boletim da República, No. 13, Supplement, pp. 26 and 26(2).
Military Criminal Law (1987)
Lei dos Crimes Militares No. 17/87, 21 December 1987, published in Boletim da República, No. 50, 6th Supplement, 21 December 1987, pp. 418(19)-418(31).
Refugee Law (1991)
Lei no 21/91, Estabelece o processo de atribuição do estatuto de refugiado (Law No. 21/91 which Establishes the Process for Granting Refugee Status), adopted by the Assembly of the Republic, published in Boletim da República – Publicação Oficial da República de Moçambique, Series I, No. 52, 31 December 1991.
Law on Military Service (2009)
Lei no 32/2009, Aprova o Serviço Militar e revoga a Lei no 24/97, de 23 de Dezembro (Law No. 32/2009 which Approves the Military Service and Revokes Law No. 24/97 of 23 December), adopted by the Assembly of the Republic, published in Boletim da República – Publicação Oficial da República de Moçambique, Series I, No. 47, 25 November 2009.
Myanmar
Defence Services Act (1959)
Defence Services Act, Act No. XLIII of 1959, 29 September 1959, published in Burma Gazette, 29 September 1959, Part I, pp. 1899ff.; amended by Defence Services (Amendment) Act, Act No. 23/1960, 5 October 1960, Defence Services (Amendment) Act, Act No. 39/1961, 1 July 1961, Defence Services (Amendment) Law, Act No. 11/1962, 20 June 1962 and Defence Services (Amendment) Law, Act No. 13/1989, 10 May 1985.
              
Namibia
Criminal Procedure Act (1977)
Criminal Procedure Act, Act No. 51, 1977, assented to on 21 April 1977 by the Parliament of South Africa (as amended), published in South African Government Gazette, 248 pp.
Constitution (1990)
The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, adopted on 9 February 1990, published in Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia, No. 2, 21 March 1990, 80 pp.
Nepal
Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Control and Punishment) Ordinance (2006)
Ordinance designed to provide for control and punishment of terrorist and disruptive activities, Ordinance No. 71 of 2005/2006, published in Nepal Gazette, Issue 55, Vol. 78, 27 March 2006.
Army Act (2006)
Act designed to provide for the amendment and unification of the laws regarding Nepalese Army, 28 September 2006.
Ordinance on the Disappearance of Persons (2009)
An Ordinance Made to Make Arrangements in relation to the Disappearance of Persons, adopted by the President, 10 February 2009.
This ordinance was adopted by the President while Parliament was in recess pursuant to Article 88 of Nepal’s Interim Constitution (2007). Since the ordinance was not subsequently endorsed by Parliament, it is no longer in force.
Netherlands
Penal Code (1881), as amended
Wet van 3 maart 1881 tot vaststelling van een Wetboek van Strafrecht (Law of 3 March 1881), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 35, 1 September 1886, pp. 1–124;
as amended by Wet van 10 maart 1984 tot herziening van bepalingen van het Wetboek van Strafrecht en van enkele andere wetten in verband met de indeling van strafbare feiten in geldboetecategorieën (Wet indeling geldboetecategorieën) (Law of 10 March 1984), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 91, 10 March 1984, entry into force 1 May 1984, pp. 1–25.
Extraordinary Penal Law Decree (1943), as amended
Besluit Buitengewoon Strafrecht (Extraordinary Penal Law Decree of 22 December 1943), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. D.61, 22 December 1943, pp. 1–10, entry into force: 4 September 1944;
as amended by Besluit van 27 juni 1947, houdende nadere voorzieningen met betrekking tot de bijzondere rechtspleging, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. H.206, 27 June 1947, pp. 1–20, and Wet van 10 juli 1947, houdende voorziening met betrekking tot de berechting van personen die in dienst bij of van den vijand zich hebben schuldig gemaakt aan oorlogsmisdrijven tegen de menselijkheid, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. H.233, 10 July 1947, pp. 1–2.
Decree instituting the Commission for the Investigation of War Crimes (1945)
Besluit van 29 mei 1945, houdende vaststelling van het besluit opsporing oorlogsmisdrijven (Decree instituting the Commission for the Investigation of War Crimes of 29 May 1945), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. F. 85, 29 May 1945, pp. 1–4.
Definition of War Crimes Decree (1946)
Begripsomschrijving oorlogsmisdrijven 1946 (Definition of War Crimes Decree of 1946), published in Netherlands East Indies Statute Book Decree No. 44 of 1946, 1 June 1946, pp. 1–3.
Criminal Law in Wartime Act as amended (1952)
Wet Oorlogsstrafrecht, Wet van 10 juli 1952, houdende vaststelling van de Wet Oorlogsstrafrecht alsmede van enige daarmede verband houdende wijzigingen in het Wetboek van Strafrecht, het Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht en de Invoeringswet Militair Straf- en Tuchtrecht, as amended by Wet Oorlogsstrafrecht, Wet van 14 juni 1990 tot wijziging van het Wetboek van Strafrecht, de Dienstplicht, de Wet gewetensbezwaren militaire dienst, de Militaire Ambtenarenwet 1931, het Besluit Buitengewoon Strafrecht, de Wet van 10 juli 1947 (stb H.233) en de Wet Oorlogsstrafrecht in verband met de herziening van het militair straf- en tuchtrecht en ter afschaffing van de doodstraf, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 369, 14 June 1990, pp. 1–5, by the Wet van 14 juni 1990 tot wijziging van de Wet op de rechterlijke organisatie, de Wet Oorlogsstrafrecht en de Noodwet rechtspleging, in verband met de nieuwe regels inzake de militaire strafrechtspraak, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 372, pp. 1–2, and by the International Crimes Act (2003).
Act on the Surrender of Persons Suspected of War Crimes as amended (1954)
Wet van 19 mei 1954 tot overlevering inzake oorlogsmisdrijven (Law of 19 May 1954), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 215, 19 May 1954, pp. 560–561, entry into force: 3 February 1955, as amended by the International Crimes Act (2003).
Import and Export Act (1962)
In- en Uitvoerwet van 5 juli 1962, houdende een regeling op het gebied van de invoer en de uitvoer van goederen Wet 1962 (Import and Export Act of 1962), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 295, 5 July 1962, pp. 741–744, entry into force: 1 January 1963.
Military Criminal Code as amended (1964)
Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht, Wet van 27 april 1903, tot vaststelling van een Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrjk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 111, 1 January 1923, pp. 1–46, entry into force: 27 April 1903; Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht van 1964 (Military Criminal Code of 9 January 1964), as amended by Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht gewijzigd bij de wetten van 9 januari 1964, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 9, 9 January 1964, pp. 73–85, as amended by Rijkswet van 14 juni 1990 tot wijziging van het Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht in verband met de herziening van het militair tuchtrecht en ter afschaffing van de doodstraf, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 368, 14 June 1990, pp. 1–24.
Population Evacuation Act (1988)
Wet Verplaatsing Bevolking van 1988 (Population Evacuation Act of 1988), Wet van 4 februari 1988 tot wijziging van een aantal wetten in verband met het vervallen van artikel 201, vierde lid, van de Grondwet naar de tekst van 1972, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 21, 4 February 1988, pp. 1–6.
Military Discipline Act (1990)
Rijkswet van 14 juni 1990 tot herziening van het militair tuchtrecht (Military Discipline Act), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 367, 14 June 1990, pp. 1–21, entry into force: 1 January 1991, Besluit van 30 november 1990, regelende de inwerkingtreding van de Wet militair tuchtrecht, de Wet militaire strafrechtspraak, de Rijkswet van 14 juni 1990 tot wijziging van het Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht in verband met de herziening van het militair tuchtrecht en ter afschaffing van de doodstraf (Stb 368) en de Rijkswet van 14 juni 1990 tot wijziging van het Wetboek van Militair Strafrecht in verband met de nieuwe regels inzake de militaire strafrechtspraak, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), 30 November 1990, pp. 1–2.
Act on the Establishment of the ICTY (1994)
Wet tot instelling van het Internationaal Tribunaal voor vervolging van personen aansprakelijk voor ernstige schendingen van het internationaal humanitair recht op het grondgebied van het voormalige Joegoslavië sedert 1991 (Act of 21 April 1994 containing provisions relating to the establishment of the International Tribunal for the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 308, 21 April 1994, pp. 1–5, entry into force: 4 May 1994.
Chemical Weapons Act (1995)
Uitvoeringswet verdrag chemische wapens, Wet van 8 juni 1995, houdende regels betreffende de uitvoering van het Verdrag tot verbod van de ontwikkeling, de produktie, de aanleg van voorraden en het gebruik van chemische wapens en inzake de vernietiging van deze wapens, ofwel de Uitvoeringswet verdrag chemische wapens, (Law of 8 June 1995), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 338, 4 July 1995, pp. 1–9, entry into force: 30 April 1997, Besluit van 22 april 1997 tot vaststelling van het tijdstip van inwerkingtreding van de Uitvoeringswet Verdrag chemische wapens en van het Uitvoeringsbesluit Verdrag chemische wapens, published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 181, 29 April 1997, pp. 1–18, entry into force: 30 April 1997.
ICC Implementation Act (2002)
Rijkswet van 20 juni 2002 tot uitvoering van het Statuut van het Internationaal Strafhof met betrekking tot de samenwerking met en bijstand aan het Internationaal Strafhof en de tenuitvoerlegging van zijn vonnissen (Uitvoeringswet Internationaal Strafhof) (Act of 20 June 2002 to implement the Statute of the International Criminal Court in relation to cooperation with and the provision of assistance to the International Criminal Court and the enforcement of its decisions) (International Criminal Court Implementation Act)), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 314, 27 June 2002, pp. 1–25, entry into force: 1 July 2002.
International Crimes Act (2003)
Wet van 19 juni 2003, houdende regels met betrekking tot ernstige schendingen van het internationaal humanitair recht (Wet internationale misdrijven) (Act of 19 June 2003 containing rules concerning serious violations of international humanitarian law (International Crimes Act)), published in Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Statute Book of the Kingdom of Netherlands), No. 270, 2003, pp. 1–13, entry into force: 1 October 2003.
New Zealand
Geneva Conventions Act as amended (1958)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain International Conventions done at Geneva on the twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and for purposes connected therewith, Act No. 19 of 1958, 18 September 1958, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1958, Vol. 11, pp. 85–219 (also applicable to the Cook Islands, Niue and Samoa), amended by the Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, Act No. 144 of 1987, 10 July 1987, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1987, Vol. 4, printed under the authority of the New Zealand Government by V. R. Ward, Government Printer, Wellington, 1989, pp. 2149–2206.
Armed Forces Discipline Act (1971)
An Act to consolidate and amend certain enactments of the General Assembly of New Zealand and the Parliament of the United Kingdom relating to the discipline of and the administration of justice within those forces, Act No. 53 of 1971, 12 November 1971, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1971, Vol. 23, pp. 33–212, as amended by Act No. 13 of 1976, Act No. 37 of 1980, Act No. 48 of 1981, Act No. 199 of 1985, Act No. 89 of 1988, Act No. 176 of 1988, Act No. 34 of 1997, Act No. 27 of 1998, Act No. 28 of 1999 and Act No. 55 of 2001.
Disarmament Act (1987)
An Act to establish in New Zealand a Nuclear Free Zone, to promote and encourage an active and effective contribution by New Zealand to the essential process of disarmament and international arms control, and to implement in New Zealand the following treaties:
(a)The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty of 6 August 1985 (the text of which is set out in the First Schedule to this Act);
(b)The Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water of 5 August 1963 (the text of which is set out in the Second Schedule to this Act);
(c)The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1 July 1968 (the text of which is set out in the Third Schedule of this Act);
(d)The Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-bed and the Ocean floor and in the Subsoil Thereof of 11 February 1971 (the text of which is set out in the Fourth Schedule to this Act);
(e)The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction of 10 April 1972 (the text of which is set out in the Fifth Schedule to this Act).
Act No. 86 of 1987, 8 June 1987, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1987, Vol. 2, printed under the authority of the New Zealand Government by V. R. Ward, Government Printer, Wellington, 1989, pp. 940–976.
Crimes of Torture Act (1989), as amended
An Act to make better provision for the punishment of crimes of torture, and to implement the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Act No. 16 of 1989, 13 November 1989,
as amended by Acts 2007 No. 101, 2007 No. 38, 2006 No. 68, 2004 No. 50, 1999 No. 55, 1998 No. 36, 1996 No. 74, 1995 No. 39, 1994 No. 120, and 1993 No. 48, available at http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1989/0106/latest/DLM192818.html (last accessed 7 May 2010).
International War Crimes Act (1995)
An Act to provide for New Zealand to assist –
(a)The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991; and
(b)The International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan citizens responsible for genocide and other such violations committed in the territory of neighbouring States, between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994; and
(c)Other ad hoc tribunals that may be established by the Security Council of the United Nations under chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations for the prosecution of violations of international humanitarian law –
in the performance of their functions, Act No. 27 of 1995, 9 June 1995, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1995, Vol. 41, pp. 577–627.
Chemical Weapons Act (1996)
An Act to implement in the law of New Zealand the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, Act No. 37 of 1996, 24 June 1996, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1996, Vol. 2, pp. 1044–1182.
Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act (1998)
Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Amendment Act, Act No. 36 of 1998, 2 December 1998, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1998, Vol. 41, pp. 343–359.
Anti-Personnel Mines Act (1998)
An Act to implement in the law of New Zealand the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, Act No. 111 of 1998, 8 December 1998, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 1998, Vol. 3, pp. 1808–1836.
Extradition Act (1999), as amended
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the extradition of persons to and from New Zealand, Act No. 55 of 1999, 20 May 1999, entered into force on 1 September 1999; as amended by Acts 2007 No. 27, 2005 No. 81, 2005 No. 2, 2004 No. 69, 2004 No. 59, 2004 No. 50, 2003 No. 115 and Commencement Order SR 2003/238 as well as Acts 2002 No. 64, 2002 No. 34, 2002 No. 21, 2002 No. 10, 2002 No. 9, 2001 No. 28, 2000 No. 38, 2000 No. 26, and 1999 No. 85, available at http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1999/0055/latest/DLM25628.html (last accessed 7 May 2010).
International Crimes and ICC Act (2000)
International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000, Act No. 26 of 2000, 6 September 2000, published in The Statutes of New Zealand 2000, Vol. 1, pp. 589–797.
Court Martial Act (2007)
Court Martial Act 2007, Act No. 101 of 2007, 13 November 2007, available at http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2007/0101/latest/DLM1001890.html (last accessed on 6 May 2010).
Nicaragua
Military Penal Law (1980)
Ley Provisional de los Delitos Militares, Decreto No. 600, 12 December 1980, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, No. 296, 23 December 1980, pp. 2901–2910.
Constitution (1987)
Constitución Política, adopted by the National Assembly at Managua on 9 January 1987, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, Year XCI, No. 5, 9 January 1987, pp. 33–62; amended by Ley No. 192, Ley de Reforma Parcial a la Constitución Política de la República de Nicaragua, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, Year XCVIII, No. 124, 4 July 1995, pp. 2405–2423.
Act Establishing the Demilitarized Zone, Effective and Definitive Cease-fire Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan Resistance
Act Establishing the Demilitarized Zone, Effective and Definitive Cease-fire Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan Resistance, annexed to Note verbale dated 23 April to the UN Secretary-General, UN Doc. A/44/941-S/21272, 25 April 1990, Annex II.
Military Penal Code (1996)
Código Penal Militar, 1 January 1996.
Revised Penal Code (1998)
Código Penal de Nicaragua, 16 January 1974, published as revised in Código Penal de Nicaragua Comentado, Revisado y Actualizado, por Sergio J. Cuarezma Terán, Editorial Hispamer (Colección Textos Jurídicos), Managua, 1998, 339 pp.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (1999)
Ley No. 321 de prohibición para la producción, compra, venta, importación, exportación, tránsito, utilización y posesión de minas terrestres antipersonales, 24 November 1999, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, Year CIV, No. 8, 12 January 2000, pp. 169–170.
Emblem Law (2002)
Ley No. 418, Ley de protección y uso del nombre y del emblema de la Cruz Roja, 26 February 2002, published in La Gaceta, Diario Oficial, Year CVI, No. 57, 22 March 2002, pp. 1995–1998.
Niger
Penal Code as amended (1961)
Loi No. 61-027 du 15 juillet 1961 portant institution du Code Pénal, published in Journal officiel spécial, No. 7, 15 November 1961, pp. 1–99, as amended by the Loi No. 2003-025 du 13 juin 2003 modifiant la loi No. 61-027 du 15 juillet 1961 portant institution du Code Pénal.
Nigeria
Geneva Conventions Act (1960)
An Act to enable effect to be given in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to certain international conventions done at Geneva on the twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-nine and for purposes connected therewith, Act No. 54 of 30 September 1960, published in Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Revised Edition, 1990, printed by the Grosvenor Press (Portsmouth) Limited, Vol. IX, CAP. 162, pp. 6265–6280.
Army Act (1960)
An Act to consolidate and amend the law as to the establishment, government and discipline of the Nigerian Army and its reserves and to provide for appeals from courts-martial and purposes connected therewith and incidental thereto, Act No. 26 of 1 October 1960, published in Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Revised Edition, 1990, printed by the Grosvenor Press (Portsmouth) Limited, Vol. XVIII, CAP. 294, pp. 11401–11546.
Extradition Act (1967)
An Act to repeal the former Extradition Laws made by or applicable to Nigeria and to make more comprehensive provisions for extradition of fugitive offenders for Nigeria, 31 January 1967, published in Revised Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Vol. 6, CAP. E.25, 2004.
Revised Red Cross Society Act (1990)
The Nigerian Red Cross Society Act, published in Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Revised Edition, 1990, printed by the Grosvenor Press (Portsmouth) Limited, CAP. 324, pp. 12033–12039.
Armed Forces Act (1993), as amended
An Act to provide for the command, maintenance and administration of the Armed Forces of the Federation, originally adopted as the Armed Forces Decree 105 of 1993, entered into force on 6 July 1994, published in Revised Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Vol. 1, Cap.A.20, 2004.
Child Rights Act (2003)
Child Rights Act, 2003, No. 26, published in Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette, No. 116, Vol. 90, 23 December 2003, pp. 451–679.
Norway
Penal Code (1902), as amended
General Civil Penal Code of 1902;
as amended by an Act on changes to the General Civil Penal Code, LOV-2005-05-20-28, 7 March 2008.
Military Penal Code (1902), as amended
Militaer Straffelov (Military Penal Act), Act No. 13 of 22 May 1902, published in Norwegian Law Journal, Volume I, Law and central Regulations (Norsk Lovtidend, 1ste avdeling, lover og sentrale forskrifter);
as amended by Act No. 3 of 26 November 1954;
as amended by Act No. 65 of 12 June 1981;
as amended by Act No. 28 of May 2005.
Act on the Punishment of Foreign War Criminals (1946)
Act No. 14 of 13 December 1946 on the Punishment of Foreign War Criminals, published in Norwegian Law Journal, Volume I, Law and central Regulations (Norsk Lovtidend, 1ste avdeling, lover og sentrale forskrifter), 1946, pp. 753–754.
Revised Penal Code (1958)
Revised Penal Code, 1958.
Military Disciplinary Authority Act (1988)
Act No. 32 of 20 May 1988 relating to military disciplinary authority, available at
http://www.lovdata.no/all/hl-19880520-032.html (last accessed on 28 July 2010).
Chemical Weapons Act (1994)
Act No. 10 of 6 May 1994, published in Norwegian Law Journal, Volume I, Law and central Regulations (Norsk Lovtidend, 1ste avdeling, lover og sentrale forskrifter), 1994, pp. 566–567.
Act on the Incorporation of UN Resolutions on International Tribunals (1994)
Act No. 38 of 24 June 1994 relating to the incorporation into Norwegian law of the UN Security Council resolutions on the establishment of international tribunals for crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Published in Norwegian Law Journal, Volume I, Law and central Regulations (Norsk Lovtidend, 1ste avdeling, lover og sentrale forskrifter), 1998, pp. 802–803.
Anti-Personnel Mines Act (1998)
An Act relating to the implementation of the Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction, Act No. 54 of 17 July 1998.
ICC Act (2001)
Act No. 65 of 15 June 2001 relating to the implementation of the Statute of the International Criminal Court of 17 July 1998 (the Rome Statute) in Norwegian Law, Norsk Lovtidend, 1ste avdeling, nr 7, 2001, available at
http://www.lovdata.no/ltavd1/filer/nl-20010615-065.html (last accessed on 28 July 2010).
Directive on the Legal Review on Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare (2003)
Directive on the Legal Review on Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare, Norwegian Ministry of Defence, 18 June 2003, entered into force on 1 August 2003, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed on 28 July 2010).
                
Pakistan
Prisons Act (1894)
An Act to amend the law relating to Prisons, Act No. IX of 1894, 22 March 1894, printed in The Pakistan Code, Vol. 3 (1882–1897) pp. 449–472, published by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs (Law Division).
Official Secrets Act (1923)
An Act to consolidate and amend the law in Pakistan relating to official secrets, Act No. XIX of 1923, 2 April 1923, printed in The Pakistan Code, Vol. 7 (1920–1923) pp. 471–485, published by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs (Law Division).
Geneva Convention Implementing Act (1936), as amended
Geneva Convention Implementing Act, 1936, Act No. XIV of 1936, The Pakistan Code Volume VIII, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (Law and Justice Division), modified up to the 14 July 1988.
Army Act (1952)
The Pakistan Army Act, Act No. XXXIX of 1955, 1 April 1955, printed in The Pakistan Code, Vol. 11 (1947–1952) pp. 381–457, published by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs (Law Division).
Air Force Act (1953)
The Pakistan Air Force Act, Act VI of 1953, 23 March 1958, printed in The Pakistan Code, Vol. 12 (1953–1957) pp. 26–102, published by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs (Law Division).
Public Order Ordinance (1958)
An Ordinance to prohibit the wearing of uniforms in connection with political purposes and the maintenance by private persons of associations of a military or semi-military character, and matters connected therewith, Ordinance No. XV of 1958, 19 September 1958, printed in The Pakistan Code, Vol. 13 (1958–1960) pp. 186–201, published by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs (Law Division).
Frontier Corps Ordinance (1959)
An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the law relating to the regulation of the Frontier Corps Unit, Ordinance No. XXVI of 1959, 29 April 1959, printed in The Pakistan Code, Vol. 13 (1958–1960) pp. 186–201 published by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs (Law Division).
Navy Ordinance (1961)
An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the law relating to the government and discipline of the Pakistan Navy, Ordinance No. XXXV of 1961, 8 September 1961, printed in The Pakistan Code, Vol. 14 (1961–1962) pp. 209–28 published by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs (Law Division).
Surrender of Illicit Arms Act (1991)
Surrender of Illicit Arms Act, Act XXI of 1991, 2 December 1991, published in Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part 1, 2 December 1991.
Anti-Terrorism Act (1997)
Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, Act Number XXVII of 1997, An Act to provide for the prevention of terrorism, sectarian violence and speedy trial of heinous offences, published in Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 20 August 1997.
Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Ordinance (2000)
An Ordinance to give effect in Pakistan to the Convention on the Prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons and on their destruction, signed at Paris on 13 January 1993, Ordinance No. LIV of 2000; available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed on 5 November 2010).
Export Control Act (2004)
Export Control on Goods, Technologies, Material and Equipment related to Nuclear and Biological Weapons and their Delivery Systems Act, 2004, Act No. V of 2004, 25 September 2004, published in Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 27 September 2004, pp. 111–117.
Panama
Chemical Weapons Law (1998)
Ley No. 48 de 25 de julio de 1998.
Emblem Law (2001)
Ley No. 32 de 4 de julio de 2001 Que dicta disposiciones para la protección y el uso del emblema de la Cruz Roja y el de la Media Luna Roja, published in Gaceta Oficial, Year XCVII, No. 24,339, 6 July 2001, pp. 21–26.
Papua New Guinea
Geneva Conventions Act (1976)
An Act to give effect in Papua New Guinea, as far as possible, to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, published in Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Chapter No. 84, 1976, pp. 3–11.
Paraguay
Emblem Law (1928)
Ley de la Nación No. 993 Que prohibe el uso del nombre, distintivos y emblemas de la Cruz Roja del 6 de agosto de 1928, published in Diario Oficial, República del Paraguay, No. 1594, 9 August 1928, p. 3
Military Penal Code (1980)
Ley No. 843/80, Código Penal Militar del 19 de diciembre de 1980.
Law on the Status of Military Personnel (1997)
Ley No. 1.115 del Estatuto del Personal Militar del 26 de agosto de 1997, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República del Paraguay, No. 102 (bis), 27 August 1997, pp. 1–20.
Penal Code (1997)
Ley No. 1160/97, Código Penal de la República del Paraguay del 26 de noviembre de 1997, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República del Paraguay, No. 142 (bis), 1 December 1997, pp. 1–40.
Peru
Constitution (1979)
Constitución Política del Perú de 1979, adopted on 12 July 1980, promulgated on 28 July 1980, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 12067, 30 July 1980, pp. 3–7.
Code of Military Justice (1980)
Decreto-Ley No. 23.214, Adecuan Código de Justicia Militar a la nueva Constitución Política, promulgated on 19 July 1980, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 12063, 26 July 1980, pp. 1–16.
Law on Terrorism (1987)
Ley No. 24.651, Introduce en el Libro Segundo del Código Penal la sección octava “A” denominada “De los Delitos del Terrorismo”, adopted on 6 March 1987, promulgated on 19 March 1987, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 2331, 20 March 1987, pp. 53043–53045.
Penal Code (1988)
Ley No. 24.953, Modifican varios artículos de la sección octava “A” del libro II del Código Penal, adopted on 25 November 1988, promulgated on 7 December 1988, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 3026, 8 December 1988, pp. 70547–70548.
Law on the Mitigation, Exemption or Remission of Punishment for Terrorism (1989)
Ley No. 25.103, Establece reducción, exención o remisión de la pena, a la que podrán acogerse las personas que han participado o que se encuentren incursas en comisión de delitos de terrorismo, adopted on 3 October 1989, promulgated on 4 October 1989, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 3339, 5 October 1989, pp. 78195–78197.
Penal Code (1991), as amended
Decreto Legislativo No. 635, Promulgan mediante Decreto Legislativo el Código Penal, promulgated on 3 April 1991, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 3902, 8 April 1991, Special Separate Number, amended by Ley No. 26.926, Ley que modifica diversos artículos del Código Penal e incorpora el Título XIV-A referido a los delitos contra la humanidad, adopted on 30 January 1998, promulgated on 19 February 1998, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 6450, 21 February 1998, pp. 157575–157576;
as amended by Ley que sanciona penalmente conductas prohibidas por la convención de Otawa sic sobre la prohibición del empleo, almacenamiento, producción y transferencia de minas antipersonales y sobre su destrucción, Ley No. 28824 (Law Penalizing the Conduct Prohibited by the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, Law No. 28824), adopted by Congress on 21 July 2006, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, p. 324600.
Decree on Terrorism (1991)
Decreto Legislativo No. 748, Modifican norme que establece beneficios para los incursos en delito de terrorismo y que posteriormente se arrepientan, promulgated on 8 November 1991, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano” , No. 4131, 13 November 1991, pp. 101788–101789.
Law on Self-Defence Committees (1991)
Decreto Legislativo No. 741, Reconocen a Comités de Autodefensa como organizaciones de la población para desarrollar actividades de autodefensa de su comunidad, promulgated on 8 November 1991, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 4130, 12 November 1991, pp. 101687–101688, amended by Ley No. 26.600, Modifica el Decreto Legislativo No. 741 “Sustituyen el vocablo narcotráfico por la frase tráfico ilícito de drogas en diversas leyes y decretos, adopted on 30 April 1996, promulgated on 8 May 1996, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 5788, 9 May 1996, p. 139429.
Decree-Law on the Conditions for Mitigation, Exemption, Remission or Reduction of Punishment for Terrorism (1992)
Decreto-Ley No. 25.499, Establecen los términos dentro de los cuales se consideran los beneficios de reducción, exención, remisión o atenuación de la pena, a incursos en la comisión de terrorismo, promulgated on 12 May 1992, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 4320, 16 May 1992, pp. 106903–106904.
Decree on Repentance for Terrorism (1993)
Decreto Supremo No. 015-93-JUS, Aprueba el Reglamento de la Ley del Arrepentimiento sobre los delitos de Terrorismo, promulgated on 6 May 1993, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 4690, 8 May 1993, pp. 114732–114735.
Constitution (1993)
Constitución Política del Perú de 1993, ratified by referendum on 31 October 1993, promulgated on 29 December 1993, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 17002, 30 December 1993, Special Edition.
Law on Chemical Weapons (1996)
Ley No. 26.672, Constituyen el Consejo Nacional para la Prohibición de las Armas Químicas CONAPAQ, adopted on 7 October 1996, promulgated on 18 October 1996, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 5954, 20 October 1996, p. 143657.
Law on Amnesty for Retired Officers of the Armed Forces (1996)
Ley No. 26.699, Otorga amnistía a oficiales de las fuerzas armadas en situación de retiro que se encuentren procesados en el Fuero Militar por diversos delitos, adopted and promulgated on 5 December 1996, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 6001, 6 December 1996, p. 144845.
Law on Amnesty for Military and Civil Personnel (1996)
Ley No. 26.700, Otorga amnistía a personal militar y civil que se encuentre procesado con los Fueros Común y Militar por la comisión de hechos conexos o vinculados a diversos delitos, adopted and promulgated on 5 December 1996, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 6001, 6 December 1996, pp. 144845–144846.
Law against the Possession of War Weapons (1998)
Decreto Legislativo No. 898, Ley contra la posesión de armas de guerra, promulgated on 26 May 1998, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 6545, 27 May 1998, p. 160163.
Order against the Possession of War Weapons (1998)
Decreto Supremo No. 022-98-PCM, Reglamento que norma la entrega de Armas de Guerra, promulgated on 28 May 1998, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 6547, 29 May 1998, pp. 160220–160221.
Law on Compulsory Human Rights Education (2002)
Ley No. 27.741, Ley que establece la política educativa en materia de derechos humanos y crea un plan nacional para su difusión y enseñenza, adopted on 9 May 2002, promulgated on 28 May 2002, published in Diario Oficial “El Peruano”, No. 8001, 29 May 2002, p. 223774.
Legislative Resolution No. 27998 (2003)
Resolución legislativa que aprueba la adhesión del Perú a la Convención sobre la Imprescriptibilidad de los Crímenes de Guerra y de los Crímenes de Lesa Humanidad, Resolución Legislativa No. 27998 (Legislative Resolution Approving Peru’s Adherence to the Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, Legislative Resolution No. 27998), adopted by Congress on 2 June 2003, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 12 June 2003, pp. 245818–245820.
Presidential Decree No. 082-2003-RE (2003)
Decreto Supremo No. 082-2003-RE, Ratifican la “Convención sobre Imprescriptibilidad de los Crímenes de Guerra y de los Crímenes de Lesa Humanidad” (Presidential Decree No. 082-2003-RE, Ratifying the “Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity”), adopted by the President on 1 July 2003, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 2 July 2003, pp. 247325–247326.
Law on the National Information Register on Disappeared Persons (2003)
Ley que crea el Registro Nacional de Información de Personas Desaparecidas, Ley No 28022 (Law creating the National Information Register on Disappeared Persons, Law No. 28022), adopted by the Permanent Commission of Congress on 10 July 2003, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 11 July 2003, p. 247943.
Regulations to the Law on the National Information Register on Disappeared Persons (2003)
Reglamento de la ley no. 28022 que crea el registro nacional de información de personas desaparecidas, Decreto Supremo No. 017-2003-IN (Regulations to the Law No. 28022 creating the National Information Register on Disappeared Persons, Presidential Decree No. 017-2003-IN), adopted by the President on 15 December 2003, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 17 December 2003, pp. 257466–257468.
Law on Internal Displacement (2004)
Ley sobre los Desplazamientos Internos, Ley No 28223 (Law on Internal Displacement, Law No. 28223), adopted by Congress on 28 April 2004, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 20 May 2004, pp. 268725–268727.
Directive on Instruction in IHL within the Armed Forces (2004)
Directiva No. 001 MINDEF/CEA-DIH Integración del Derecho Internacional Humanitario en la Doctrina e Instrución de las Instituciones Armadas (Directive No. 001 MINDEF/CEA-DIH Integration of International Humanitarian Law into the Doctrine and Instruction of the Armed Forces), adopted by Resolución Ministerial No. 536-2004-DE/SG (Ministerial Resolution No. 536-2004-DE/SG) on 4 May 2004.
General Law on the Cultural Heritage of the Nation (2004)
Ley General del Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación, Ley No. 28296 (General Law on the Cultural Heritage of the Nation, Law No. 28296), adopted by the President/Permanent Commission of Congress on 21 July 2004, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 22 July 2004, pp. 272925–272932.
Law on the Disciplinary Regime of the National Police (2004)
Ley de Régimen Disciplinario de la Policía Nacional del Perú, Ley No 28338 (Law on the Disciplinary Regime of the National Police, Law No. 28338), adopted by the Permanent Commission of Congress on 23 July 2004, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 13 November 2004, pp. 274676–274696.
New Code of Criminal Procedure (2004)
Nuevo Código Procesal Penal, Decreto Legislativo No. 957 (New Code of Criminal Procedure, Legislative Decree No. 957), adopted by the President on 22 July 2004, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 29 July 2004, pp. 273531–273611.
Regulations to the Law on Internal Displacement (2005)
Reglamento de la Ley No 28223, Ley sobre los Desplazamientos Internos, Decreto Supremo No 004-2005-MIMDES (Regulations to Law No. 28223, Law on Internal Displacement, Presidential Decree No. 004-2205-MIMDES), adopted by the President on 23 February 2005, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 24 February 2005, pp. 287810–287814.
Presidential Decree on the National Human Rights Plan (2005)
Decreto Supremo No. 017-2005-JUS aprueban el Plan Nacional de Derechos Humanos 2006-2010 elaborado por el Consejo Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Presidential Decree No. 017-2005-JUS Approving the National Human Rights Plan 2006–2010 prepared by the National Human Rights Council), adopted by the President on 10 December 2005, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 11 December 2005, pp. 305947–305986.
Law Creating the Comprehensive Reparations Plan (2005)
Ley que crea el Plan Integral de Reparaciones – PIR, Ley No. 2859 (Law Creating the Comprehensive Reparations Plan – CRP, Law No. 2859), adopted by the Permanent Commission of Congress on 20 July 2005, promulgated by the President on 28 July 2005, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 29 July 2005, pp. 297798–297799.
Code of Military and Police Justice (2006)
Decreto Legislativo No. 961, Código de Justicia Militar Policial (Presidential Decree No. 961, Code of Military and Police Justice), adopted by the President on 10 January 2006, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 11 January 2006, Special Separate Number pp. 309835–309886. Errata published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 20 January 2006, pp. 310538–310541. 
Some articles of this legislation are no longer in force. They were declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court (en banc decision for case file No. 0012-2006-PI-TC, 8 January 2007) because they do not stipulate crimes committed in the line of duty that would fall under the jurisdiction of a military court pursuant to Article 173 of Peru’s Constitution.
Regulations to the General Law on the Cultural Heritage of the Nation (2006)
Anexo - Decreto Supremo No. 011-2006-ED, Reglamento de la Ley No 28296 General del Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación (Annex to Presidential Decree No. 011-2006-ED, Regulations to the General Law No. 28296 on the Cultural Heritage of the Nation), adopted by the President on 1 June 2006, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 2 June 2006, pp. 320044–320051.
Regulations to the Law Creating the Comprehensive Reparations Plan (2006)
Decreto Supremo No. 015-2006-JUS aprueban Reglamento de la Ley No 28592, Ley que crea el Plan Integral de Reparaciones (Presidential Decree No. 015-2006-JUS Approving Regulations to Law No. 28592, Law Creating a Comprehensive Reparations Plan), adopted by the President on 5 July 2006, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 6 July 2006, pp. 323063–323073.
Law Implementing the Ottawa Convention (2006)
Ley que sanciona penalmente conductas prohibidas por la convención de Otawa sic sobre la prohibición del empleo, almacenamiento, producción y transferencia de minas antipersonales y sobre su destrucción, Ley No. 28824 (Law Penalizing the Conduct Prohibited by the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, Law No. 28824), adopted by Congress on 21 July 2006, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 22 July 2006, p. 324600.
Law on the Ministry of Defence (2007)
Ley que establece la naturaleza jurídica, función, competencias y estructura orgánica básica del Ministerio de Defensa, Ley No. 29075 (Law Establishing the Legal Nature, Function, Competences and Basic Organic Structure of the Ministry of Defence, Law No. 29075), adopted by the Permanent Commission of Congress on 31 July 2007, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 1 August 2007, pp. 350504–350512.
Law on the Disciplinary Regime of the Armed Forces (2007), as amended
Ley del Régimen Disciplinario de las Fuerzas Armadas, Ley No 29131 (Law on the Disciplinary Regime of the Armed Forces, Law No. 29131), adopted by the President on 8 November 2007, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 9 November 2007, pp. 357034–357050.;
Law on the Control of Chemical Substances (2008)
Ley sobre medidas de control de sustancias químicas susceptibles de empleo para la fabricación de armas químicas, Ley No 29239 (Law on measures to control chemical substances which could be diverted for the production of chemical weapons, Law No. 29239), adopted by Congress on 20 May 2008, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 29 May 2008, pp. 372974–372979.
Law on Military Service (2008), as amended
Ley del Servicio Militar, Ley No 29248 (Law on Military Service, Law No. 29248), adopted by Congress on 27 June 2008, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 28 June 2008, pp. 374974–374984.;
Regulations on Military Service (2009)
Reglamento de la Ley No 29248 “Ley del Servicio Militar”, Decreto Supremo No 021-2009-DE/SG (Regulations of Law No. 29248 “Law on Military Service”, Presidential Decree No. 021-2009-DE/SG), adopted by the President on 13 August 2009, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 14 August 2009, pp. 400783–400806.
Directive on Investigations of Sites where Human Remains Were Discovered (2009)
Resolución de la Fiscalía de la Nación No. 1694-2009-MP-FN aprobando Directiva No. 007-2009-MP-FN que regula el trabajo de investigación del ministerio public frente al hallazgo de sitios con restos humanos y su relación con graves violaciones a los derechos humanos (Directive of the Office of Public Prosecutions No. 1694-2009-MP-FN which approves Directive No. 007-2009-MP-FN regulating the Prosecutor’s investigations of sites where human remains were discovered and their relation with serious human rights violations), adopted by the Director of Public Prosecutions, 23 November 2009, available at http://www.justiciaviva.org.pe/webpanel/doc_int/doc26112009-125401.pdf (last accessed 2 January 2013).
Decree on the Use of Force by the Armed Forces (2010)
Decreto Legislativo No. 1095 que establece reglas de empleo y uso de la fuerza por parte de las fuerzas armadas en el territorio nacional (Legislative Decree No. 1095 which establishes rules for the use of force by the armed forces on national territory), adopted by the President on 31 August 2010, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 1 September 2010, pp. 424809–42413.
Military and Police Criminal Code (2010)
Código Penal Militar Policial, Decreto Legislativo No 1094 (Military and Police Criminal Code, Legislative Decree No. 1094), adopted by the President on 31 August 2010, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 1 September 2010, pp. 424760–424809.
Law on the Organization of the Ministry of Defence (2010)
Ley de organización y funciones del ministerio de defensa, Ley No. 29605 (Law on the organization and functions of the Ministry of Defence, Law No. 29605), adopted by Congress on 21 October 2010, published in Diario Oficial El Peruano, 22 October 2010, pp. 427930–427935.
Philippines
Act No. 2711 (1917)
Act No. 2711, An Act Amending the Administrative Code, 10 March 1917, available at http://www.chanrobles.com/acts/actsno2711.html (last accessed on 5 August 2009).
Revised Penal Code (1930)
Act No. 3815, An Act Revising the Penal Code and Other Penal Laws, 8 December 1930, published in Public Laws, Volume 26, Act Nos. 3673–3822, June 1930-February 1931, Second Set, pp. 406–492.
Articles of War (1938)
Commonwealth Act No. 408, An Act for making further and more effectual provisions for the national defence by establishing a system of military justice for persons subject to military law, 14 September 1938, published in Philippine Laws, Statutes, etc., Public Laws of the Commonwealth, Act Nos. 146–142, Annotated, Vol. 2, pp. 781–818 (by Jacobo and Sons).
Diplomatic Immunities Act (1946)
Republic Act No. 75 of 21 October 1946, An Act to penalize acts which would impair the proper observance by the Republic and inhabitants of the Philippines of the immunities, rights, and privileges of duly accredited foreign diplomatic and consular agents in the Philippines, published in Official Gazette, Special November Issue, No. 11-A, Vol. 42, November 1946, pp. 163–165.
War Crimes Trial Executive Order (1947)
Executing Order No. 68 (1947), establishing a National War Crimes Office and prescribing rules and regulations governing trial of accused war criminals, 29 July 1947, published in Official Gazette, No. 9, Vol. 43, September 1947, pp. 3547–3553.
Decree on the Constitution of the Integrated National Police (1975)
Presidential Decree No. 765 providing for the constitution of the integrated national police and for other purposes, 8 August 1975, published in Official Gazette, No. 19, Vol. 79, May 1983, pp. 2695–2699.
Red Cross Society Decree (1979)
Presidential Decree No. 1643 amending Republic Act No. 95, as amended by Republic Act No. 855 and Republic Act No. 6373 and further amended by Presidential Decree No. 1264, An Act to Incorporate the Philippine National Red Cross, 1 October 1979, published in Official Gazette, No. 48, Vol. 75, November 1979, pp. 9629–9630.
Executive Order No. 8 (1986)
Executive Order No. 8, Creating the Presidential Committee on Human Rights, 18 March 1986, available at
http://elibrary.judiciary.gov.ph/index10.php?doctype=Executive%20Orders&docid=a45475a11ec72b843d74959b60fd7bd6461d1faa0d94c$ (last accessed on 5 August 2009).
Constitution (1987)
The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, adopted on 15 October 1986 and ratified on 7 February 1987, Proclamation No. 58 proclaiming the ratification of the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines adopted by the Constitutional Commission of 1986, including the Ordinance appended thereto, published in Official Gazette, No. 23, Vol. 83, June 1987, pp. 2703 -2705.
Executive Order No. 292 (1987)
Executive Order No. 292, Instituting the “Administrative Code of 1987”, 25 July 1987, published in Official Gazette, Vol. 83, No. 31, 3528–138 Supp., 3 August 1987.
Republic Act No. 6826 (1989)
Republic Act No. 6826, An Act to Declare, In View of the Existence of a National Emergency, a National Policy in Connection Therewith and to Authorize the President of the Republic of the Philippines for a Limited Period and Subject to Restrictions, to Exercise Powers Necessary and Proper to Carry Out the Declared National Policy and for Other Purposes, 20 December 1989, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_08/Ra06826.pdf (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 6975 (1990)
Republic Act No. 6975, The Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990, An Act Establishing the Philippine National Police Under a Reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government, and for Other Purposes, 13 December 1990, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_08/Ra06975.pdf (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
Act on Child Protection (1992)
Republic Act No. 7610 providing for stronger deterrence and special protection against child abuse, exploitation and discrimination, providing penalties for its violation, and for other purposes, 17 June 1992, published in Official Gazette, No. 30, Vol. 88, July 1992, pp. 4851–4865.
Proclamation No. 10 (1992), as amended
Proclamation No. 10 Granting Amnesty in favor of Persons Who Have Filed Applications for Amnesty under Executive Order No. 350, Series of 1989 and Creating the National Unification Commission, as amended by Presidential Proclamation No. 10-A, Manila, 28 July 1992.
Act on Arrest, Detention and Investigation (1992)
Republic Act No. 7438 defining certain rights of persons arrested, detained or under custodial investigation as well as the duties of the arresting, detaining and investigating officers, and providing penalties for violations thereof, 27 April 1992, published in Official Gazette, No. 25, Vol. 88, April 1992, pp. 3880–3883.
Executive Order No. 125 (1993)
Executive Order No. 125, Defining the Approach and Administrative Structure for Government’s Comprehensive Peace Efforts, 15 September 1993, available at
http://www.lawphil.net/executive/execord/eo1993/eo_125_1993.html (last accessed on 6 August 2009).
Proclamation No. 347 (1994)
Proclamation No. 347 Granting Amnesty to Rebels, Insurgents, and All Other Persons Who Have or May Have Committed Crimes against Public Order, Other Crimes Committed in furtherance of Political Ends, and Violations of the Articles of War, and Creating a National Amnesty Commission, Manila, 25 March 1994.
Proclamation No. 348 (1994)
Proclamation No. 348 Granting Amnesty to Certain Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police Who Have or May Have Committed Certain Acts or Omissions Punishable under the Revised Penal Code, the Articles of War, or Other Special Laws, Committed in furtherance of, incident to or in connection with Counter-Insurgency Operations, Manila, 25 March 1994.
Republic Act No. 8353 (1997), as amended
Republic Act No. 8353, The Anti-Rape Law of 1997, An Act Expanding the Definition of the Crime of Rape, Reclassifying the Same as a Crime Against Persons, Amending for the Purpose Act No. 3815;
as amended, Otherwise Known as the Revised Penal Code, and for Other Purposes, 30 September 1997, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_10/RA08353.pdf (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 8371 (1997)
Republic Act No. 8371, An Act to Recognize, Protect and Promote the Rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous People, Creating a National Commission of Indigenous People, Establishing Implementing Mechanisms, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes, 29 October 1997, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_10/RA08371.pdf (last accessed on 11 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 8438 (1997)
Republic Act No. 8438, An Act To Establish The Cordillera Autonomous Region, December 22, 1997, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_10/RA08438.pdf (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 8551 (1998)
Republic Act No. 8551, The Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998, An Act Providing for the Reform and Reorganization of the Philippine National Police and for Other Purposes, Amending Certain Provisions of Republic Act Numbered Sixty-Nine Hundred and Seventy-Five Entitled, “An Act Establishing the Philippine National Police Under a Reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government, and for Other Purposes”, 25 February 1998, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_10/RA08551.pdf (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
Executive Order No. 134 (1999)
Executive Order No. 134, Declaring August 12, 1999 and every 12th Day of August Thereafter as International Humanitarian Law Day, 31 July 1999, available at
http://www.chanrobles.com/executiveorders/1999/executiveorderno134-1999.html (last accessed on 6 August 2009).
Executive Order No. 267 (2000)
Executive Order No. 267, Constituting the Presidential Executive Task Force for Relief and Rehabilitation of Central Mindanao, 17 July 2000, available at
http://home.doh.gov.ph/dc/dc310.pdf (last accessed on 6 August 2009).
Proclamation No. 390 (2000)
Proclamation No. 390, Granting Amnesty to Members and Supporters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Who Have Committed Crimes in Furtherance of Political Beliefs, 29 September 2000.
Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure (2000)
Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure, 1 December 2000, available at
http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/court%20issuances/rules/index.php (last accessed on 11 August 2009).
Executive Order No. 335 (2001)
Executive Order No. 335, Constituting the Joint Enforcement and Monitoring Committee to Implement the Peace Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa sa Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade, 4 January 2001, available at
http://www.chanrobles.com/executiveorders/2001/executiveorderno335-2001.html (last accessed on 7 August 2009).
Executive Order No. 2 (2001)
Executive Order No. 2, Creating an Interagency Committee for Relief, Rehabilitation and Development of Areas Affected by Armed Conflicts in Mindanao, 27 February 2001, available at
http://home.doh.gov.ph/dc/dc43D-2.pdf (last accessed on 5 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 9054 (2001), as amended
Republic Act No. 9054, An Act To Strengthen And Expand The Organic Act For The Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao, Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 6734, Entitled “An Act Providing For The Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao”;
as amended, 31 March 2001, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_11/RA09054.pdf (last accessed on 11 August 2009).
Administrative Order No. 18 (2001)
Administrative Order No. 18, Providing for the Integration of Qualified Members of the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army into the Armed Forces of the Philippines and for Other Purposes, 31 August 2001, available at
http://www.chanrobles.com/administrativeorders/administrativeorderno18%202001.html(last accessed on 5 August 2009).
Rule on Juveniles in Conflict With the Law (2002)
Rule on Juveniles in Conflict With the Law, 28 February 2002, [A.M. NO. 02-1-18-SC 2002-02-28], available at
http://elibrary.judiciary.gov.ph/index6.php?doctype=Amendments%20to%20the%20Rules%20of%20Court&docid=a45475a11ec72b843d74959b60fd7bd6456475ff6ad00 (last accessed on 12 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 9208 (2003)
Republic Act No. 9208, An Act to Institute Policies to Eliminate Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, Establishing The Necessary Institutional Mechanisms for the Protection and Support of Trafficked Persons, Providing Penalties for its Violations, and for Other Purposes, 26 May 2003, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_12/RA09208.pdf (last accessed on 11 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 9231 (2003), as amended
Republic Act No. 9231, An Act Providing for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor and Affording Stronger Protection for the Working Child, Amending for This Purpose Republic Act No. 7610;
as amended, otherwise known as the “Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act”, 19 December 2003, available at
http://www.ops.gov.ph/records/ra_no9231.htm (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
Proclamation No. 598 (2004)
Proclamation No. 598, Declaring Wednesday, April 7, 2004, A Day of National Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda in Deep Solidarity with the People of Rwanda and All Humanity, 2 April 2004, available at
http://www.ops.gov.ph/records/proc_no598.htm (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
Executive Order No. 404 (2005)
Executive Order No. 404, Creating the Government of the Republic of the Philippines Monitoring Committee (GRP-MC) on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, 24 January 2005, available at
http://www.ops.gov.ph/records/eo_no404.htm (last accessed on 6 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 9344 (2006)
Republic Act No. 9344, The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, An Act Establishing a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice and Welfare System, Creating the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council Under the Department of Justice, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes, 28 April 2006, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_13/RA09344.pdf (last accessed on 11 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 9346 (2006)
Republic Act No. 9346, An Act Prohibiting the Imposition of Death Penalty in the Philippines, 24 June 2006, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_13/RA09346.pdf (last accessed on 11 August 2009).
Republic Act No. 9372 (2007)
Republic Act No. 9372, An Act to Secure the State and Protect Our People from Terrorism, 9 March 2007, available at
http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_13/RA09372.pdf (last accessed on 11 August 2009).
Memorandum Circular No. 138 (2007)
Memorandum Circular No. 138, Directing All Cabinet Members and Heads of Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations to Actively Participate in Activities Relative to the Observance of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Day This August 12, 2007, 10 August 2007, published in Official Gazette, Vol. 103, No. 43, October 2007, p. 6852.
Proclamation No. 1377 (2007)
Proclamation No. 1377, Granting Amnesty to Members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and Other Communist Rebel Groups, 6 September 2007, available at
http://www.ops.gov.ph/records/proc_no1377.htm (last accessed on 10 August 2009).
General Order No. 7 (2007)
General Order No. 7, Security Directives Related to Basilan/Sulu Battles, 13 August 2007, published in Official Gazette, No. 43, Vol. 103, October 2007, pp. 6851–6852.
Poland
Decree on the Punishment of Fascist-Hitlerite Criminals as amended (1944)
Decree concerning the punishment of Fascist-Hitlerite criminals guilty of murder and ill-treatment of the civilian population and of prisoners of war, and the punishment of traitors to the Polish nation, promulgated by the Polish Committee of National Liberation on 31 August 1944, published in Official Gazette, No. 4, 13 September 1944, pp. 17–18, amended by the Decree of 16 February 1945, published in Official Gazette, No. 7, 1945, p. 38 and the Decree of 10 December 1946, published in Official Gazette, No. 69, 1946, pp. 865–866, both Decrees enacted by the Council of Ministers of the Polish Provisional Government and approved by the National State Council. The consolidated text of the Decree is contained in the Schedule to the Proclamation of the Minister of Justice, 11 December 1946, published in Official Gazette, No. 69, item 377.
Law on the Safeguard of Cultural Property (1962)
Law of 15 February 1962 on the safeguard of cultural property, Journal of Laws, 20 January 1997, No. 5, Item No. 24.
Red Cross Society Law (1964)
Law of 16 November 1964 on the Polish Red Cross, published in Journal of Laws of the Polish Peoples Republic, No. 41, 21 November 1964, item No. 276, pp. 413–414.
Order on the Protection of Cultural Property (1995)
Order No. 23 on the protection of cultural property in situations of threat to the security of the State and of armed conflict, adopted on 23 April 1995, entered into force on 23 April 1995, Journal of the Ministry of Culture and Art, No. 4, Item No. 14.
Constitution (1997)
Constitution of the Republic of Poland of 2 April 1997, published in Dziennik Ustaw, No. 78, item 483, available at
http://www.sejm.gov.pl/prawo/konst/angielski/kon1.htm (last accessed on 15 November 2010).
Penal Code (1997)
Penal Code, Law of 6 June 1997, published in Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, No. 88, 2 August 1997, item No. 553, pp. 2677–2716.
Act on the Institute of National Remembrance (1998)
Act of 18 December 1998 on the Institute of National Remembrance – the Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation, Journal of Laws, No. 63, item 424.
Law on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (2001)
Law on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, adopted on 22 June 2001, entered into force on 26 October 2001, Journal of Laws, No. 76, item 812.
Refugee Status Act (2003), as amended
Act of 13 June 2003 relating to Granting the Status of Refugee and Protection of Refugees on the Territory of the Republic of Poland, adopted on 13 June 2003, published in the Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland of 2006, No. 234, Item 1695;
as amended by the Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland of 2007, No. 120, Item 818;
as amended by the Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland of 2008, No. 70, Item 416.
Act on the Protection and Preservation of Historical Buildings and Monuments (2003)
Act of 23 July 2003 on the Protection and Preservation of Historical Buildings and Monuments, Journal of Laws, No. 162, item 1568.
Regulation on the Protection of Historic Monuments in the Event of an Armed Conflict or State of Emergency (2004)
Regulation of the Minister of Culture of 25 August 2004 on the System and Manner of Protection of Historic Monuments in the Event of an Armed Conflict or State of Emergency, Journal of Laws, No. 212, item 2153.
Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2004)
Act of 8 October 2004, Amendment of the Code of Penal Procedure and the Executive Penal Code, Journal of Laws, No. 240, item 2405.
Portugal
Penal Code (1996)
Código Penal, Decreto-lei No. 48/95, publicado em 15/03/1995, em Diàrio da Repùblica No. 63, pp. 1350–1416.
Law on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters as amended (1999)
Lei No. 144/99, publicada em 31/08/1999, no Diàrio da Repùblica No. 203 (p. 6012), revista pela Lei No. 104/2001, publicada em 25/08/2001 no Diàrio da Repùblica No. 197, pp. 5456–5457.
                 
Qatar
Penal Code (2004)
Penal Code, Law No. 11/2004, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed on 29 November 2010).
Code of Criminal Procedure (2004)
Code of Criminal Procedure, Law No. 23/2004, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed on 29 November 2010).
Constitution (2004)
Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar, available at
http://english.mofa.gov.qa/details.cfm?id=80 (last accessed on 29 November 2010).
Law on Military Service (2006)
Decree Law No. 31 of 2006 promulgating the Code on Military Service, published in Official Gazette, No. 9, 10 October 2006.
                  
Republic of Korea
Red Cross Society Act as amended (1949)
Act of Incorporation of the Republic of Korea National Red Cross, Act No. 25, 30 April 1949, as amended by Act No. 3988, 4 December 1987, Act No. 4268, 27 December 1990, Act No. 4727, 7 January 1994, Act No. 4789, 20 December 1994, Act No. 4831, 23 December 1994, Act No. 5529, 28 February 1998, Act No. 5608, 30 December 1998, Act No. 6400, 29 January 2001, Act No. 6728, 26 August 2002, published in Gazette, No. 15183, p. 86.
Military Criminal Code (1962)
Criminal Code of the Armed Forces, Act No. 1003, 20 January 1962, published in Governmental Gazette, No. 3054, 20 January 1962, pp. 1–7 (amended by Act No. 6290, 26 December 2000).
Chemical Weapons Act (1996)
Act on the control of the production, export, import etc. of certain chemical materials for the prohibition of chemical weapons, Act No. 5162, 16 August 1996, published in Governmental Gazette, No. 13388, 16 August 1996, pp. 6–18 (amended by Act No. 5454, 13 December 1997).
Conventional Weapons Act (2001)
Act on the Regulation of the Use and Transfer of Certain Conventional Weapons including Mines, Act No. 6476, 24 May 2001, published in Governmental Gazette, No. 14808, 24 May 2001, pp. 43–47.
Chemical Weapons Act (2006)
Act on the Control of the Manufacture, Export and Import, etc. of Specific Chemicals and Chemical Agents for the Prohibition of Chemical and Biological Weapons (2006), Act No. 7948, (replaces Act No. 5162 of 16 August 1996), available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed on 18 August 2010).
International Criminal Court Act (2007)
Act on the Punishment, etc. of Crimes within the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, Act No. 8791, enacted on 21 December 2007, published in Governmental Gazette, No. 16654, 21 December 2007, pp. 91–101.
Republic of Moldova
Emblem Law (1999)
Law on the use and protection of the emblem of the Red Cross, adopted by the Parliament on 12 November 1999, published in Monitorul Oficial al Republicii Moldova, No. 145–148 (538–541), 23 December 1999, pp. 4–6.
Penal Code (2002)
Penal Code, adopted on 18 April 2002 under No. 985-XV, promulgated into Law by the Decree of the President No. 873-III on 6 September 2002, published in Monitorul Oficial al Republicii Moldova, No. 128–129, 13 September 2002, Article 1012 (the Presidential Decree is published under Article 1013).
Romania
Law on the Punishment of War Criminals (1945)
Law to pursue and punish war criminals and profiteers, 1945, published in Official Gazette, No. 17, 21 January 1945, pp. 4115–4118.
Penal Code (1968)
Penal Code, adopted on 21 June 1968, published in Monitorul Oficial al Romêniei (Official Monitor), No. 79 and 79 bis, 21 June 1968, last republished in Monitorul Oficial al Romêniei (Official Monitor), No. 65, Part I, 16 April 1997, pp. 2–46.
Red Cross Society Law (1995)
Law on the National Red Cross Society of Romania, adopted on 20 December 1995, published in Monitorul Oficial al Romêniei (Official Monitor), No. 303, 30 December 1995, pp. 9–11.
Law on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (1997)
Law No. 56/1997 to implement the provisions of the Convention on the prohibitions of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, enacted by Parliament on 24 March 1997 and promulgated by Decree No. 148 of the President of Romania on 15 April 1997, published in Monitorul Oficial al Romêniei (Official Monitor), No. 67, Part I, 17 April 1997, pp. 1–12.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTY (1998)
Law No. 159/1998 regarding the cooperation of the Romanian authorities with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, enacted by Parliament in July 1998 and promulgated by Decree No. 285 of 27 July 1998, published in Monitorul Oficial al Romêniei (Official Monitor), Part I, No. 283, 31 July 1998, pp. 6–7.
Russian Federation
Decree on the Punishment of War Criminals (1965)
Ukaz Prezidiuma Verkhovnogo Soveta SSR ot 4 marta 1965 goda “O nakazanii lits, vinovnikh v prestupleniykh protiv mira i chelovechestva o voennikh prestupleniyakh, nezavisimo ot vremeni soversheniya prestupleniy” (Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR “On the Punishment of Individuals Guilty of Crimes against Peace and Humanity and of War Crimes, Irrespective of the Time of the Crime”), 4 March 1965, published in Sbornik dogovorov, soglasheniy, konvetsiy, zaklyuchennykh SSSR s inostrannymi gosudarstvami (A Collection of Treaties, Agreements and Conventions the USSR Concluded with Foreign States), Issue XXIV, Izdatel’stvo Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniya (International Relations Publishers), 1971, p. 552.
Ordinance regarding Ratification of the Additional Protocols (1989)
Postanovlenie 330-I Verkhovnogo Soveta SSSR o ratifikacii Dopolnitel’nogo Protokola k Zhenevskim konvenciyam ot 12 avgusta 1949 gods otnosyashikhsya k zashite zhertv mezhdunarodnykh vooruzhennykh konfliktov (Protokol I) i Dopolnitel’nogo Protokola k Zhenevskim konvenciyam ot 12 avgusta 1949 goda otnosyashikhsya k zashite zhertv nemezhdunarordnykh vooruzhennykh konfliktov (Protokol II) (Ordinance No. 330-I of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on the Ratification of the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), and the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)), 4 August 1989, published in Vedomosti Sezda narodnikh deputatov SSSR i Verkhovnogo Soveta SSSR, No. 9, 1989, pp. 225ff.
Order on the Publication of the Geneva Conventions and Protocols (1990)
Prikaz Ministra oborony SSSR .75, “Ob ob’yavlenii Zhenevskikh konvenciy o zashite zhertv voyny ot 12 avgusta 1949 goda i Dopolnitel’nykh protokolov k nim” (Soviet Minister of Defence Order No. 75 “On the announcement of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relative to the protection of victims of war and their Additional Protocols”), 16 February 1990, published in special edition by the Publishing Department of the Ministry of Defence (hard cover), 1990.
Law on Rehabilitation of the Repressed Nations (1991)
RSFSR Zakon o reabilitacii repressirovanikh narodov (RSFSR Law on Rehabilitation of the Repressed Nations), No. 1107-1, 26 April 1991, promulgated in Vedomosti SND i VS RSFSR, No. 18, 2 May 1991, pp. 572ff.
Law on Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Persecutions as amended (1991)
Zakon RF o reabilitacii zhertv politicheskikh represiy (Law of the Russian Federation on Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Persecution), No. 1761-1, 18 October 1991, promulgated in Vedomosti SND i VS RSFSR, No. 44, 31 October 1991, pp. 1428ff.
Decree on the Law on Rehabilitation of the Repressed Nations in Relation to Cossacks (1992)
Ukaz Presidenta o meraks po realizacii zakona RF “O reabilitacii repressirovanikh narodov” v otnoshenii kazachestva (Presidential Decree on Implementation of the “Law on Rehabilitation of Repressed Nations” in Relation to the Cossacks), No. 632, 15 June 1992, promulgated in Vedomosti SND i VS RSFSR, No. 25, 25 June 1992, pp. 1429ff.
Federal Law on Refugees (1993), as amended
Federal Law no. N 4528-1 on Refugees, promulgated on 19 February 1993, as amended, available at http://www.refworld.org/country,LEGAL,,LEGISLATION,RUS,,527246344,0.html (last accessed on 16 June 2014).
Law on Forcibly Displaced Persons (1993), as amended
Law on Forcibly Displaced Persons, promulgated on 20 March 1993, as amended, available at http://www.refworld.org/country,LEGAL,,LEGISLATION,RUS,,3ae6b503c,0.html (last accessed on 16 June 2014).
Constitution (1993)
Konstituciya Rossiyskoy Federacii (Constitution of the Russian Federation), 12 December 1993, promulgated in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 237, 25 December 1993.
Service Regulations of the Armed Forces (1993)
Ustav vnutrenney sluzhby Vooruzhennikh Sil RF (Interior Service Regulations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation), adopted by a Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, 14 December 1993, not published in Official Gazette.
Resolution on Compensation for Persons Having Suffered Nazi Persecution (1994)
Postanovlenie Pravitel’stva RF ob utverzhdenii polozheniya ob usloviyakh i poryadke vyplaty kompensaciy licam, podvergshimsya nacistkim presledovaniyam (Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation on Approval of Terms and Conditions for Compensation to Persons Having Suffered Nazi Persecution), No. 899, 2 August 1994, promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 15, 8 August 1994, pp. 1796ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 150, 9 August 1994.
Resolution on Return of Property and Compensation for Victims of Political Persecution (1994)
Postanovlenie Pravitel’stva RF ob utverzhdenii polozheniya o poryadke vozvrata grazhdanam nezakonno konfiskovannogo, iz’yatogo ili vyshedshego inym putem iz vladeniya v svyazi s politicheskimi repressiyami imushestva, vozmesheniya ego stoimosti ili vyplaty denezhnoy kompensacii (Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation on Approval of Rules for Return of Property Unlawfully Confiscated or Otherwise Seized in Connection with Political Persecution and for Paying out Pecuniary or Other Compensation to Citizens), No. 926, 12 August 1994, promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 18, 29 August 1994, pp. 2082ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 160, 24 August 1994.
Civil Code (1994–1995)
Grazhdanskiy kodeks Rossiyskoy Federacii (chast’ pervaya) (Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Part One)), No. 51-FZ, 30 November 1994:
adopted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on 21 October 1994, (latest edition of 15 May 2001), promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 32, 5 December 1994, pp. 3301ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 238-239, 8 December 1994;
Grazhdanskiy kodeks Rossiyskoy Federacii (chast’ vtoraya) Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Part Two)), No. 14-FZ, 26 January 1996:
adopted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on 22 December 1995, (latest edition of 17 December 2001), promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 5, 29 January 1996, pp. 410ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 23, 6 February 1996, No. 24, 7 February 1996, No. 25, 8 February 1996 and No. 27, 10 February 1996.
Statute on Civil Defence Troops (1996)
Voprosy grazhdanskoy oborony Rossiyskoy Federacii (vmeste s “Polozheniem o voyskakh grazhdanskoy oborony Rossiyskoy Federacii”) (Regulations on Civil Defence Troops of the Russian Federation), enacted by Decree No. 784 of the President Russian Federation, 27 May 1996, promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 22, 27 May 1996, pp. 2671ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 112, 15 June 1996.
Criminal Code (1996)
Ugolovniy kodeks Rossiyskoy Federacii (Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), No. 63-FZ, 13 June 1996, adopted by the State Duma on 24 May 1996 and by the Federation Council on 5 June 1996, promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 25, 17 June 1996, pp. 2954ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 113, 18 June 1996, No. 114, 19 June 1996, No. 115, 20 June 1996 and No. 118, 25 June 1996, edition 2008.
Code of Criminal Procedure (1996)
Ugolovno-processual’niy kodeks RSFSR (Code of Criminal Procedure RSFSR), adopted by the Supreme Soviet of RSFSR, 27 October 1960, promulgated in Vedomosti VS RSFSR, No. 40, 1960, pp. 592ff., last edition from 30 July 1996.
Law on Removed Cultural Property (1997)
O kul’turnikh tsennostyakh, peremeshennikh v Soyuz SSR v rezul’tate vtoroy mirovoy voyny i nakhodyashikhsya na terrirorii Rossiyskoy Federacii (Law “On Cultural Property Removed to the USSR as a Result of World War II and Located in the Territory of the Russian Federation”), No. 64-FZ, 15 April 1998, adopted by the State Duma on 5 February 1997, promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 16, 20 April 1998, pp. 1799ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 77, 21 April 1998.
Law on Amnesty for Acts Committed in the Context of the Conflict in Chechnya (1997)
Postanolenie GD FS RF “ob ob’yavlenii amnistii v otnoshenii lic, sovershivshikh obshestvenno opasnye deyaniya v svyazi s vooruzhennym konfliktom v Chechenskoy Respublike”, 1199-II GD (Law of the State Douma of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation “On the declaration of amnesty with respect to persons who committed socially dangerous acts in connection with the armed conflict in the Chechen Republic”, No. 1199-II GD), 12 March 1997, promulgated in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, No. 52, 15 March 1997, in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 11, 17 March 1997, pp. 1290ff. and in Vedomosti Federalnogo Sobraniya RF, No. 9, 21 March 1997, pp. 452ff.
Law on the Execution of the Law on Amnesty for Acts Committed in the Context of the Conflict in Chechnya (1997)
O poryadke primeneniya postanovleniya Gosudarstvennoy Dumy Federal’nogo Sobraniya Rossiyskoy Federacii “Ob ob’yavlenii amnistii v otnoshenii lic, sovershivshikh obshestvenno opasnye deyaniya v svyazi s vooruzhennim konfliktom v Chechenskoy Respublike” (Law on the execution of the Law of the State Douma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation “On the declaration of amnesty with respect to persons who committed socially dangerous acts in connection with the armed conflict in the Chechen Republic”), No. 1200-II GD, 12 March 1997, published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta, No. 52, 15 March 97 and promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 11, 17 March 1997, pp. 1291ff. and in Vedomosti Federalnogo Sobraniya RF, No. 9, 21 March 1997, pp. 453ff.
Resolution on Compensation for Destruction of Property for Citizens Having Suffered from the Settling of the Crisis in Chechnya and Having Left Chechnya Irrevocably (1997)
Postanovlenie Pravitel’stva RF o pryadke vyplaty kompensaciy za utrachennoe zhil’e i/ili imushestvo grazhdanami, postradavshimi v resul’tate razresheniya krizisa v Chechenskoy Respublike i pokinuvshim ee bezvozvratno (Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation or Rules for Paying out Compensation for Destroyed Living Premises and/or Property to the Citizens Having Suffered from the Settling of the Crisis in the Chechen Republic and having Left the Chechen Republic Irrevocably), No. 510, 30 April 1997, promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 20, 19 May 1997, pp. 2281ff. and in Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 92, 14 May 1997.
Law on Status of Members of Armed Forces as amended (1998)
Federal’niy zakon “O statuse voennosluzhashikh” (Federal Law on Status of Members of Armed Forces), No. 76-FZ, 27 May 1998, promulgated in Sobranie zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 22, 1 June 1998, pp. 2331ff. and Rossiyskaya gazeta, No. 104, 2 June 1998, as amended up to 28 June 2002.
Interment and Burial Amendment Act (2002)
Federal Law on amendments and additions to the Federal Law on Interment and Burial of 12 January 1996, approved by the Federal Council on 13 November 2002, signed by the President on 21 November 2002.
Suppression of Terrorism Amendment Act (2002)
Federal Law on introducing amendments to the Federal Law on Suppression of Terrorism of 25 July 1998, adopted by the State Duma on 1 November 2002, approved by the Federal Council on 13 November 2002, signed by the President on 21 November 2002.
Federal Law on the Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (2008)
Federal Law on the Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, N 101-FZ, adopted by the State Duma on 6 June 2008, approved by the Federal Council on 18 June 2008, promulgated by the President of the Russian Federation on 26 June 2008.
Rwanda
Red Cross Decree (1912)
Décret du 30 avril 1912, Mesures d’exécution prévue par la Convention de Genève – Emploi de l’emblème de la Croix rouge, published in Bulletin Officiel Congo Belge, printed in Belgium, 1912, pp. 526–528, applicable to Rwanda by virtue of Décret du 10 juin 1929, published in Bulletin Officiel Congo Belge, 1929, p. 716.
State of Emergency Decree (1959)
Décret du 20 octobre 1959 portant sur l’état d’exception, published in Bulletin Officiel, 1959, pp. 2412ff., enforceable in Rwanda by virtue of Ordonnance du Rwanda-Urundi (O.R.U. 221/109) du 10 mai 1960, published in Bulletin Officiel du Rwanda-Urundi, 1960, p. 759.
Prison Order (1961)
Ordonnance No. 111/127 du 30 mai 1961 organisant le service pénitentiaire du Rwanda-Urundi, published in Bulletin Officiel du Rwanda-Urundi, 1961, pp. 951ff.
Penal Code (1977)
Décret-Loi No. 21/77 du 18 août 1977 instituant le Code pénal, published in Journal Officiel de la République Rwandaise, Year 17, No. 13 bis, 1 July 1978, pp. 1–133.;
Law on the Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (1996)
Loi organique sur l’organisation des poursuites des infractions constitutives du crime de génocide ou de crimes contre l’humanité, commises à partir du 1er octobre 1990, Loi organique No. 8/96 du 30 août 1996 (Organic Law on the organization of prosecutions for offences constituting the crime of genocide or crimes against humanity committed since 1 October 1990, Organic Law No. 8/96 of 30 August 1996), published in Journal Officiel de la République Rwandaise (Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda), Year 35, No. 17, 1 September 1996, pp. 14–25 (English), pp. 26–37 (French).
Law Setting up Gacaca Jurisdictions (2001)
Loi organique portant création des “Juridictions GACACA” et organisation des poursuites des infractions constitutives du crime de génocide ou des crimes contre l’humanité, commises entre le 1er octobre 1990 et le 31 décembre 1994, Loi organique No. 40/2000 du 26 janvier 2001, (Organic Law setting up “Gacaca Jurisdictions” and organizing prosecutions for offences constituting the crime of genocide or crimes against humanity committed between October 1, 1990 and December 31, 1994, Organic Law No. 40/2000 of 26 January 2001), published in Journal Officiel de la République Rwandaise (Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda), Year 40, No. 6, 15 March 2001, pp. 33–65 (English), pp. 66–98 (French).
Law Relating to the Rights and Protection of the Child against Violence (2001)
Loi n° 27/2001 du 28 avril 2001 relative aux droits et à la protection de l’enfant contre les violences (Law No. 27/2001 of 28 April 2001 relating to the Rights and Protection of the Child against Violence), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro 23, 2001, p. 74.;
Presidential Order Establishing Army General Statutes (2002)
Arrêté présidentiel n° 72/01 du 8 juillet 2002 portant statut général des militaires (Presidential Order No. 72/01 of 8 July 2002 Establishing Army General Statutes), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro 16, 15 August 2002, p. 74.;
Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda (2003)
Constitution de la République de Rwanda du 4 juin 2003 (Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda of 4 June 2003), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro Spécial, 4 June 2003, p. 119.
Law Repressing the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (2003)
Loi n° 33bis/2003 du 6 septembre 2003 réprimant le crime de génocide, les crimes contre l’humanité et les crimes de guerre (Law No. 33bis/2003 of 6 September 2003 Repressing the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro 21, 1 November 2003, p. 62.;
Organic Law Determining the Organisation, Functioning and Jurisdiction of Courts (2004)
Loi organique n° 07/2004 du 25 avril 2004 portant code d’organisation, fonctionnement et compétence judiciaires (Organic law No. 07/2004 of 25 April 2004 Determining the Organisation, Functioning and Jurisdiction of Courts), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro 14, 15 July 2004, p. 75.
Code of Criminal Procedure (2004)
Loi n° 13/2004 du 17 mai 2004 portant code de procédure pénale (Law No. 13/2004 of 17 May 2004 relating to the code of criminal procedure), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro Spécial, 30 July 2004, p. 91.;
Prime Minister’s Order Establishing the National Authority for the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and the Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (2005)
Arrêté du Premier Ministre n° 18/03 du 10 juin 2005 portant création de l’autorité nationale pour la mise en œuvre de la convention sur l’interdiction de la mise au point, de la fabrication, du stockage et de l’emploi des armes chimiques et sur leur destruction (Prime Minister’s Order No. 18/03 of 10 June 2005 Establishing the National Authority for the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and the Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro 12, 2005, p. 9.
Organic Law concerning Transfer of Cases to the Republic of Rwanda from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and from Other States (2007), as amended
Loi organique n° 11/2007 du 16 mars 2007 relative au renvoi d’affaires à la République du Rwanda par le Tribunal Pénal International pour le Rwanda et par d’autres Etats (Organic Law No. 11/2007 of 16 March 2007 concerning Transfer of Cases to the Republic of Rwanda from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and from Other States), published in Journal Officiel de la République du Rwanda, Numéro Spécial, 19 March 2007, p. 22.
as amended by Organic Law modifying and complementing the Organic Law No. 11/2007 of 16/03/2007 concerning the transfer of cases to the Republic of Rwanda from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and other States, Law No. 03/2009/OL of 26/05/2009, published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda, year 48, 26 May 2009.
                   
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Red Cross Society Act (1985)
An Act to provide for the constitution of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 6 of 1985, 26 July 1985, published by the Government Printery, St. Kitts, W.I.
Samoa
Emblem Act (1993)
An Act to grant statutory protection against the use within Western Samoa of the name Red Cross and the distinctive emblem of the Red Cross by any person or body not authorised by the Red Cross Society, Act No. 13, 1993, 23 December 1993.
Senegal
Criminal Procedure Code (1965), as amended
Loi de base n° 65-61 portant Code de la Procédure Pénale (Law No. 65-61 on the Criminal Procedure Code), available at http://www.justice.gouv.sn/droitp/CPP.PDF (last accessed on 25 August 2011);
as amended by Loi n° 2007-05 du 12 février 2007 modifiant le Code de la Procédure pénale relative à la mise en oeuvre du Traité de Rome instituant la Cour pénale internationale (Law No. 2007-05 of 12 February 2007 modifying the Criminal Procedure Code regarding the Implementation of the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court), published in Journal Officiel du Sénégal, No. 6332, 10 March 2007.
Penal Code (1965), as amended
Loi No. 65-60 du 21 juillet 1965 portant Code pénal (crimes et délits), published in Journal Officiel, No. 3767, 110th Year, 6 September 1965, pp. 1009ff;
as amended by Loi n° 96-15 du 28 Août 1996 (Law no. 96-15 of 28 August 1996);
as amended by Loi n° 99-05 du 29 Janvier 1999 (Law no. 99-05 of 29 January 1999);
as amended by Loi n° 06/2007 modifiant le Code Penal (Law No. 06/2007 modifying the Penal Code), available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat.nsf/0/2312E920AE081336C1257292005578AF (last accessed on 23 August 2011).
Law on Extradition (1971)
Loi n° 71-77 du 22 décembre 1971 rélative à l’extradition (Law No. 71-77 of 22 December 1971 regarding Extradition), available at https://www.centif.sn/modules/lois_reglements/loi_7177.pdf (last accessed 12 August 2011).
Law on Amnesty (1991)
Loi n° 91-40 du 10 juillet 1991 portant amnistie (Law no. 91-40 of 10 July 1991 on Amnesty), available at http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,LEGAL,,LEGISLATION,SEN,456d621e2,3ae6b50338,0.html (last accessed 23 August 2011).
Constitution (2001), as amended
Constitution de la République du Sénégal (Constitution of the Republic of Senegal), 22 January 2001, published in Journal official du Senegal, available at http://www.jo.gouv.sn/spip.php?article36 (last accessed on 27 October 2016);
as amended by Loi No. 2008–33 du 7 août 2008 modifiant les articles 9 et 95 et complétant les articles 62 et 92 de la Constitution (Law No. 2008–33 of 7 August 2008, amending Articles 9 and 95 and supplementing Articles 62 and 92 of the Constitution), adopted by the Congress on 23 July 2008, published in Journal officiel du Sénégal, No. 6420, 8 August 2008, available at http://www.jo.gouv.sn/spip.php?article7026 (last accessed on 27 October 2016).
Decree on the High Commission for Human Rights and the Promotion of Peace (2004)
Decree n° 2004-657 du 2 juin 2004 relatif à la création, à l’organisation et au fonctionnement du Haut Commissariat aux Droit de l’Homme et à la Promotion de la Paix (Decree No. 2004-657 of 2 June 2004 relating to the Creation, Organization and Functioning of the High Commission for Human Rights and the Promotion of Peace), published in Journal Officiel du Sénégal, No. 6169, 3 July 2004.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (2005)
Law n° 2005-12 du 3 août relative à l’interdiction des mines antipersonnel (Law No. 2005-12 of 3 August 2005 relating to the Prohibition of Antipersonnel Mines), published in Journal Officiel du Sénégal, No. 6243, 24 September 2005.
Law on the Utilization and Protection of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems (2005)
Loi n° 2005-19 du 5 août 2005 relative à la protection de l’emblème de la Croix Rouge et du Croissant Rouge (Law No. 2005-19 of 5 August 2005 relating to the Protection of the Emblems of the Red Cross and Red Crescent), published in Journal Officiel du Sénégal, No. 6245, 8 October 2005.
Decree on the National Centre for Anti-Mine Action (2006)
Décret n° 2006-784 du 18 août 2006 portant création du Centre national d’Action antimines au Sénégal (Decree no. 2006-784 of 18 August 2006 on the creation of the National Centre for Anti-Mine Action in Senegal), published in Journal Officiel du Sénégal, No. 6320, 20 January 2007.
Law Authorizing Ratification of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (2010)
Loi No. 2010–20 du 20 décembre 2010 autorisant le Président de la République à ratifier la Convention sur les Armes à sous-munitions, adoptée à Dublin (Irlande), le 30 mai 2008 (Law No. 2010–20 of 20 December 2010 authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions, adopted in Dublin (Ireland) on 30 May 2008), adopted by the National Assembly on 23 June 2010, adopted by the Senate on 9 December 2010, published in Journal officiel du Sénégal, No. 6578, 26 March 2011, available at http://www.jo.gouv.sn/spip.php?article8880 (last accessed on 27 October 2016)
Law Authorizing Ratification of the 2012 Agreement on the Establishment of the African Extraordinary Chambers (2012)
Loi No. 2012–25 du 28 décembre 2012 autorisant le Président de la République à ratifier l’Accord entre le Gouvernement de la République du Sénégal et l’Union Africaine sur la création de Chambres africaines extraordinaires au sein des juridictions sénégalaises (Law No. 2012–25 of 28 December 2012 authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Senegal and the African Union concerning the creation of the Extraordinary African Chambers within the Senegalese court system), adopted by the National Assembly on 19 December 2012, published in Journal officiel du Sénégal, No. 6712, 9 February 2013, available at http://www.jo.gouv.sn/spip.php?article9608 (last accessed on 20 October 2016).
Law on the establishment of the Extraordinary African Chambers within the Senegalese courts (2012)
Loi No. 2012–29 du 28 décembre 2012 modifiant l’article premier de la loi no. 84–19 du 2 février 1984 fixant l’organisation judiciaire (Law No. 2012–29 of 28 December 2012, Amending the First Article of Law No. 84–19 of 2 February 1984 Governing the Judicial System), published in Journal officiel du Sénégal, No. 6712, 9 February 2013, available at http://www.jo.gouv.sn/spip.php?article9610 (last accessed on 27 October 2016).
Serbia
Law on Organization and Competence of Government Authorities in War Crimes Proceedings (2003), as amended
Law on Organization and Competence of Government Authorities in War Crimes Proceedings, 1 July 2003, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 67/2003;
as amended on 21 December 2004, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 135/2004.
Law on Enforcement of Penal Sanctions (2005)
Law on Enforcement of Penal Sanctions, 2005, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 65/2005 of 6 October 2005.
Criminal Code (2005)
Criminal Code, 2005, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, Nos. 85/2005, 88/2005 and 107/2005 of 2 December 2005.
Serbia and Montenegro
Decision on the Establishment of the Commission for International Humanitarian Law (2004)
Decision on the Establishment of the Commission for International Humanitarian Law of Serbia and Montenegro, promulgated by the President of Serbia and Montenegro, 9 September 2004, published in the Official Gazette of Serbia and Montenegro, 10 September 2004.
Seychelles
Geneva Conventions Act (1985)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international conventions done at Geneva on the 12th August, 1949; and for connected purposes, Act 20 of 1985, 31 December 1985, published in Official Gazette, Supplement, 6 January 1986, pp. 119–127.
Sierra Leone
Extradition Act (1974)
The Extradition Act, being an Act to Amend and Consolidate the Law relating to the Extradition of Criminals, Act No. 11, passed in Parliament on 13 August 1974, signed by the President on 18 November 1974, date of commencement 21 November 1974, available at http://www.sierra-leone.org/Laws/1974-11.pdf (last accessed 16 May 2018).
Constitution (1991)
The Constitution of Sierra Leone, being an Act to make provision for a new Constitution of Sierra Leone, and for connected purposes, Act No. 6, passed in Parliament on 1 July 1991, submitted to and approved at a Referendum conducted on 23, 26, 28 and 30 August 1991, signed by the President on 24 September 1991, date of commencement 1 October 1991, available at http://www.sierra-leone.org/Laws/constitution1991.pdf (last accessed 16 May 2018).
Child Rights Act (2007)
An Act to provide for the promotion of the rights of the child compatible with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20th November, 1989, and its Optional Protocols of 8th September, 2000; and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, and for other related matters; adopted 13 July 2007, published as a Supplement to the Sierra Leone Gazette Extraordinary Vol. CXXXVIII, No. 43, dated 3rd September 2007, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat.nsf/0/43D1752AC6623996C125767F0049BFB6 (last accessed on 7 December 2012).
Refugees Protection Act (2007)
The Refugees Protection Act, being an Act to provide for the recognition and protection of refugees; to enable effect to be given within Sierra Leone to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, done at Geneva on the 28th July, 1951, to the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees of the 31st January, 1967 and to the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, done at Addis Ababa on the 10th September, 1969; and to provide for other related matters, Act No. 6, passed in Parliament on 3 May 2007, signed by the President on 13 July 2007, published in Supplement to the Sierra Leone Gazette, Vol. CXXXVIII, No. 42, 30 August 2007, available at http://www.sierra-leone.org/Laws/2007-6p.pdf (last accessed 16 May 2018).
Geneva Conventions Act (2012)
The Geneva Conventions Act, being an Act to give effect to the Geneva Conventions done at Geneva on 12th August 1949 and to the Protocols additional to those Conventions done at Geneva on 8th June 1977 and for other related purposes, Act No. 14, passed in Parliament on 21 August 2012, signed by the President on 3 December 2012, published in Supplement to the Sierra Leone Gazette, Vol. CXLIII, No. 74, 20 December 2012.
Singapore
Armed Forces Act as amended (1972)
An Act to provide for the raising, maintenance and discipline of the Singapore Armed Forces and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 7 of 1972, 15 June 1972, as amended by Singapore Armed Forces (Amendment) Act, Act No. 20 of 1975, 24 October 1975, Singapore Armed Forces (Amendment) Act, Act No. 17 of 1978, 28 April 1978, Singapore Armed Forces (Amendment) Act, Act No. 1 of 1991, 1 April 1991, Singapore Armed Forces (Amendment) Act, Act No. 1 of 1994, 1 May 1994, Singapore Armed Forces (Amendment No. 2) Act, Act No. 20 of 1994,1 December 1994, Pensions Fund Act, Act No. 8 of 1995, 1 April 1995, Singapore Armed Forces (Amendment) Act, Act No. 12 of 1998, 1 April 1998 and Singapore Armed Forces (Amendment) Act, Act No. 10 of 2000, 31 March 2000.
Geneva Conventions Act (1973)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international Conventions relative to the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick in armed forces in the field, the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick and shipwrecked members of armed forces at sea, the treatment of prisoners of war, and the protection of civilian persons in time of war, and for purposes connected therewith, Act No. 15 of 1973, assented to by the President on 28 March 1973, published in Republic of Singapore Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), 3 April 1973, pp. 151–160.
Red Cross Society Act (1973)
An Act to incorporate the Singapore Red Cross Society, Act No. 16 of 1973, assented to by the President on 28 March 1973, published in Republic of Singapore Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), 3 April 1973, pp. 285–289.
Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act (2000)
An Act to give effect to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction concluded at Paris on 13th January 1993, Act No. 17 of 2000, assented to by the President on 8 May 2000, published in Republic of Singapore Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), 2 June 2000, pp. 343–369.
Slovakia
Criminal Code as amended (1961)
Trestní zákon (Criminal Code), Act No. 140/1961 Coll. (Collection of Laws of the Czech Republic), 29 November 1961, as amended.
Law on the Red Cross Society and Emblem (1994)
Law No. 84/1994 Coll. (Collection of the Slovak Republic), Law of the National Council of the Sovak Republic on the Slovak Red Cross and on protection of the sign and name of the Red Cross, 17 March 1994.
Law on the Ratification of the Ottawa Convention (1999)
Law No. 121/1999 Coll. (Collection of the Slovak Republic), Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic on the ratification of the Mine Ban Treaty, 4 June 1999.
Slovenia
Red Cross Society Law (1993)
Zakon o rdecem krizu slovenije (Law on the Slovenian Red Cross), 26 January 1993, published in Uradni List Republike Slovenije (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia), No. 7, 4 February 1993, pp. 274–278.
Penal Code (1994)
Kazenski zakonik (Penal Code), 29 September 1994, published in Uradni List Republike Slovenije (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia), No. 63, 13 October 1994, pp. 3455–3503 and No. 23, 8 April 1999, pp. 2517–2521.
Chemical Weapons Law (1999)
Zakon o kemicnem orozju (ZKO) (Chemical Weapons Law), 28 April 1999, published in Uradni List Republike Slovenije (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia), No. 36, 14 May 1999, pp. 4176–4179.
Somalia
Military Criminal Code (1963)
Military Criminal Code in Peace and War, Legislative Decree No. 2 of 24/12/1963, available at http://www.somalilandlaw.com/military_law.html (last accessed on 9 June 2014).
Act of Military Discipline (1975)
The Act of Military Discipline, 1975, National Military Press.
South Africa
Geneva Convention Notice (1915)
Geneva Convention Government Notice No. 937 of 1915, Prohibition under the Geneva Convention Act, 1911, of the Unauthorized use of the Red Cross Emblem, 3 September 1915, containing, as First Schedule, the Geneva Convention Act, 1911 (Union of South Africa), Order-in-Council, 1913, 12 August 1913, and, as Second Schedule, the Geneva Convention Act, 1911, An Act to make such amendments in the Law as necessary to enable certain reserved provisions of the Second Geneva Convention to be carried out into effect, 18 August 1911, published in Statutes of the Republic of South Africa – International Law, 3 September 1915, pp. 1–4.
Defence Act as amended (1957)
Act to provide for the defence of the Republic and for matters incidental thereto, Act No. 44 of 1957, assented to on 10 June 1957, published in Statutes of the Republic of South Africa – Defence, pp. 455–606, as amended by Defence Amendment Act, Act No. 72 of 1995, 6 October 1995, published in Government Gazette, No. 17678, 6 October 1995.
Code of Military Discipline as amended (1957)
Code of Military Discipline, First Schedule of Act No. 44 of 1957, assented to on 10 June 1957, published in Statutes of the Republic of South Africa – Defence, pp. 559–606.
Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act (1993)
Act to provide for control over weapons of mass destruction; and the establishment of a Council to control and manage matters relating to the proliferation of such weapons in the Republic; to determine its objects and functions; to prescribe the manner in which it is to be managed and controlled; and to provide for matters connected therewith, Act No. 87, 1993, assented to on 23 June 1993, published in Government Gazette, No. 14919, 2 July 1993, pp. 1–29.
Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act (1995)
Act to provide for the investigation and the establishment of as complete a picture as possible of the nature, causes and extent of gross violations of human rights committed during the period from 1 March 1960 to the cut-off date contemplated in the Constitution, within or outside the Republic, emanating from the conflicts of the past, and the fate or whereabouts of the victims of such violations; the granting of amnesty to persons who make full disclosure of all the relevant facts relating to acts associated with a political objective committed in the course of the conflicts of the past during the said period; affording victims an opportunity to relate the violations they suffered; the taking of measures aimed at the granting of reparation to, and the rehabilitation and the restoration of the human and civil dignity of, victims of violations of human rights; reporting to the Nation about such violations and victims; the making of recommendations aimed at the prevention of the commission of gross violations of human rights; and for the said purposes to provide for the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, comprising a Committee on Human Rights Violations, a Committee on Amnesty and a Committee on Reparation and Rehabilitation; and to confer certain powers on, assign certain functions to and impose certain duties upon that Commission and those Committees; and to provide for matters connected therewith, Act No. 34 of 1995, assented to on 19 July 1995; as amended by the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Amendment Act, Act No. 87 of 1995, the Judicial Matters Amendment Act, Act No. 104 of 1996, the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Amendment Act, Act No. 18 of 1997, and the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Second Amendment Act, Act No. 84 of 1997.
Constitution (1996), as amended
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996, 10 December 1996, published in Government Gazette, No. 17678, 18 December 1996, 147 pp., amended by Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, Act No. 35 of 1997, 28 August 1997, published in Government Gazette, No. 18240, Vol. 386, 29 August 1997, 3 pp., Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, Act No. 65 of 1998, 28 September 1998, published in Government Gazette, No. 19321, Vol. 400, 7 October 1998, 3 pp., Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amendment Act, Act No. 87 of 1998, 20 October 1998, published in Government Gazette, No. 19411, Vol. 400, 30 October 1998, 3 pp., Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Second Amendment Act, Act No. 2 of 1999, 17 March 1999, published in Government Gazette, No. 19861, Vol. 405, 19 March 1999, 2 pp. and Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Amendment Act, Act No. 3 of 1999, 17 March 1999, published in Government Gazette, No. 19862, Vol. 405, 19 March 1999, 2 pp;
Military Discipline Supplementary Measures Act (1999)
An Act to provide for a new system of military courts with a view to improved enforcement of military discipline; and to provide for incidental matters, Act No. 16 of 1999, published in Government Gazette, Vol. 406, No. 19966, 23 April 1999.
ICC Act (2002)
An Act to provide for a framework to ensure the effective implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in South Africa; to ensure that South Africa conforms with its obligations set out in the Statute; to provide for the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes; to provide for the prosecution in South African courts of persons accused of having committed the said crimes in South Africa and beyond the borders of South Africa in certain circumstances; to provide for the arrest of persons accused of having committed the said crimes and their surrender to the said Court in certain circumstances; to provide for cooperation by South Africa with the said Court; and to provide for matters connected therewith, Act 27 of 2002, published in Government Gazette, Vol. 445, No. 23642, 18 July 2002.
Defence Act (2002)
An Act to provide for the defence of the Republic and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 42 of 2002, entered into force on 23 May 2003, published in Government Gazette, Vol. 452, No. 24576, 20 February 2003.
Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act (2003)
Act 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, Act No. 36 of 2003, Government Gazette Vol. 461, No. 25820, 5 December 2003.
Emblem Act (2007)
Act to provide statutory recognition for the South African Red Cross Society; and to provide statutory protection for certain emblems; and to provide for matters connected therewith, Act No. 10 of 2007, published in Government Gazette, Vol. 506, No. 30178, 16 August 2007.
Spain
Zones and Installations Law (1975)
Ley 8/1975, de 12 de marzo, de zonas e instalaciones de interés para la Defensa Nacional, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 63, 14 March 1975, pp. 5275–5278.
Royal Ordinance for the Armed Forces (1978)
Reales Ordenanzas para las Fuerzas Armadas, Ley 85/1978, de 28 de diciembre, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 11, 12 January 1979.
Law on Passive Extradition (1985)
Ley 4/1985, de 21 de marzo, de Extradición Pasiva, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 73, 26 March 1985, pp. 7842–7845.
Law on Judicial Power (1985), as amended
Ley Orgánica 6/1985, de 1 de julio, del Poder Judicial, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 157, 2 July 1985, pp. 20632–20678.
as amended by Ley Orgánica 1/2009, de 3 de noviembre, complementaria de la Ley de reforma de la legislación procesal para la implantación de la nueva Oficina judicial, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 6/1985, de 1 de julio, del Poder Judicial (Organic Law 1/2009, of 3 November, amending Organic Law 6/1985, of 1 July, on the Judicial Power), published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 266, 4 November 2009, pp. 92089–92102.
Military Criminal Code (1985)
Ley Orgánica 13/1985, de 9 de diciembre, por la que se aprueba el Código Penal Militar, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 296, 11 December 1985, pp. 39085–39099.
Law on Security Forces (1986)
Ley Orgánica 2/1986, de 13 de marzo, de Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 63, 14 March 1986, pp. 9604–9616.
Military Personnel Regime Law (1989)
Ley 17/1989, de 19 de Julio, Reguladora del Régimen del Personal Militar Profesional, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 172, 20 July 1989, pp. 23129–23147.
Law on Cooperation with the ICTY (1994)
Ley Orgánica 15/1994, de 1 de junio, para la cooperación con el Tribunal Internacional para el enjuiciamiento de los presuntos responsables de violaciones graves del Derecho internacional humanitario cometidas en el territorio de la ex-Yugoslavia, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 131, 2 June 1994, pp. 17399–17400.
Penal Code (1995), as amended
Ley Orgánica 10/1995, de 23 de noviembre, del Código Penal, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 281, 24 November 1995, pp. 33987–34058;
as amended by Ley Orgánica 15/2003, de 25 de noviembre, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 10/1995, de 23 de noviembre, del Código Penal (Organic Law 15/2003, of 25 November, amending Organic Law 10/1995, of 23 November, containing the Criminal Code), published in Diario Oficial del Estado, No. 283, 26 November 2003, pp. 41842–41875.
as amended by Ley Orgánica 5/2010, de 22 de junio, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 10/1995, de 23 de noviembre, del Código Penal (Organic Law 5/2010, of 22 June, which modifies Organic Law 10/1995, of 23 November, containing the Criminal Code), published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 152, 23 June 2010, pp. 54811–54883.
Law on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines (1998)
Ley 33/1998, de 5 de octubre, de prohibición total de minas antipersonal y armas de efecto similar, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 239, 6 October 1998, pp. 33197–33199.
Ministerial Order on Chaplains of the Armed Forces (2004)
Orden Ministerial 62/2004, de 12 de marzo, por la que se modifica la Orden Ministerial número 259/1999, de 12 de noviembre, sobre uniformidad de los Capellanes del Servicio de Asistencia Religiosa de las Fuerzas Armadas (Ministerial Order No. 62/2004, of 12 March, amending Ministerial Order No. 259/1999, of 12 November, on the Uniforms Used by Chaplains Belonging to the Religious Assistance Service of the Armed Forces), published in Diario Oficial del Estado, No. 71, 13 April 2004, pp. 4.279–4.290.
Royal Decree Establishing the Spanish IHL Commission (2007)
Real Decreto 1513/2007, de 16 de noviembre, por el que se crea y regula la Comisión Española de Derecho Internacional Humanitario (Royal Decree 1513/2007, of 16 November, Establishing and Regulating the Spanish International Humanitarian Law Commission), published in Diario Oficial del Estado, No. 283, 26 November 2007, pp. 48303–48305.
Law on the Military Career (2007)
Ley 39/2007, de 19 de noviembre, de la carrera militar (Law 39/2007, of 19 November, on the Military Career), published in Diario Oficial del Estado, No. 278, 20 November 2007, pp. 47336–47377.
Law on the Victims of the Civil War and the Dictatorship (2007)
Ley 52/2007, de 26 de diciembre, por la que se reconocen y amplían derechos y se establecen medidas en favor de quienes padecieron persecución o violencia durante la guerra civil y la dictadura (Law 52/2007, of 26 December, Acknowledging and Broadening the Rights of and Establishing Measures in favour of those who Suffered Persecution or Violence during the Civil War and the Dictatorship), published in Diario Oficial del Estado, No. 310, 27 December 2007, pp. 53410–53416.
Royal Ordinances for the Armed Forces (2009)
Real Decreto 96/2009, de 6 de febrero, por el que se aprueban las Reales Ordenanzas para las Fuerzas Armadas (Royal Decree 96/2009 which approves the Royal Ordinances for the Armed Forces), adopted on 6 February 2009, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 33, 7 February 2009, pp. 13008–13028.
Law on the Rights and Duties of Members of the Armed Forces (2011)
Ley Orgánica 9/2011, de 27 de julio, de derechos y deberes de los miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas (Organic Law 9/2011, of 27 July, on the Rights and Duties of Members of the Armed Forces, published in Boletín Oficial del Estado, No. 180, 28 July 2011, pp. 85320–85345.
Sri Lanka
Army Act as amended (1949)
An Act to provide for the raising and maintenance of an Army and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 17 of 1949, 10 October 1949, Cap. 625, pp. XX/101-XX/143, as amended by Act No. 6 of 1962, Act No. 32 of 1962, Act No. 22 of 1964, Act No. 22 of 1971, Act No. 38 of 1990 and Act No. 10 of 1993.
Air Force Act as amended (1950)
An Act to provide for the raising and maintenance of an Air Force and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 41 of 1949, 10 October 1950, Cap. 627, pp. XX/175-XX217, as amended by Act No. 21 of 1954, Act No. 7 of 1962, Act No. 33 of 1962, Act No. 21 of 1979 and Act No. 9 of 1993.
Navy Act as amended (1950)
An Act to provide for the raising and maintenance of a Navy and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 34 of 1950, 9 December 1950, Cap. 626, pp. XX/144-XX/174, as amended by Act No. 8 of 1962, Act No. 11 of 1962, Law No. 33 of 1976, Act No. 21 of 1979 and Act No. 11 of 1993.
Convention against Torture Act (1994)
An Act to Give Effect to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and for Matters Connected Therewith or Incidental Thereto, Act No. 22 of 1994, published as a Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 23 December 1994.
Emergency Regulations (2005), as amended
Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) Regulations, No. 1 of 2005, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1405/14, 13 August 2005;
as amended by Regulation of 8 June 2006, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1448/21, 8 June 2006;
as amended by Regulation of 3 August 2006, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1456/27, 3 August 2006;
as amended by Regulation of 15 August 2006, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1458/5, 15 August 2006;
as amended by Regulation of 12 September 2006, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1462/8, 12 September 2006;
as amended by Regulation of 29 September 2006, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1464/26, 29 September 2006;
as amended by Regulation of 5 August 2008, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1561/11, 5 August 2008.
Geneva Conventions Act (2006)
An Act to Give Effect to the First, Second, Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions on Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Law; and to Provide for Matters Connected Therewith or Incidental Thereto, No. 4 of 2006, certified on 26 February 2006, published as a Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 3 March 2006.
Penal Code (2006)
An Ordinance to Provide a General Penal Code for Ceylon, as amended by the Penal Code (Amendment) Act, No. 16 of 2006, certified on 24 April 2006, published as a Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 28 April 2006.
Emergency (Prevention and Prohibition of Terrorism and Specified Terrorist Activities) Act, 2006
Emergency (Prevention and Prohibition of Terrorism and Specified Terrorist Activities) Act, No. 7 of 2006, published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, No. 1474/5, 6 December 2006.
Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act (2007)
Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act, No. 42 of 2007, certified on 9 October 2007, published as a Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 12 October 2007.
Chemical Weapons Convention Act (2007)
An Act to Provide for the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and Their Destruction and to Provide for Matters Connected Therewith or Incidental Thereto, published as a Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 23 November 2007.
Sweden
Emblems and Signs Act as amended (1953)
Lag om skydd för vissa internationella sjukvårdsbeteckningar m.m. (Act relating to the protection of certain international emblems of medical aid and of international distinctive sign of civil defence, Decree of the King-in-Council, 30 December 1953), published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1953 (Swedish Code of Statutes), 1953:771, as amended by Lag om ändring i lagen (1953:771) om skydd för vissa internationella sjukvårdsbeteckningar, 1994:744, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1979 and as amended by Lag om ändring i lagen (1953:771) om skydd vör vissa internationella sjukvårdsbeteckningar och för civilförsvarets internationella kännetecken, 1994:1723.
Penal Code as amended (1962)
Brottsbalk (Penal Code), 21 December 1962, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1962 (Swedish Code of Statutes), Vol. II, 1962:700, pp. 1837–1900, as amended by Lag om ändring i brottsbalken (Law amending the Penal Code), 24 March 1994, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1994 (Swedish Code of Statutes), Vol. I, 1994:119, pp. 230–231 and Lag om ändring i brottsbalken (Law amending the Penal Code), 17 December 1998, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1998 (Swedish Code of Statutes), Vol. III, 1998:1703, pp. 3590–3592.
Total Defence Ordinance relating to IHL (1990)
Totalförsvarets folkrättsförordning (Ordinance relating to the Status of Total Defence Personnel according to International Humanitarian Law), 18 January 1990, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1990 (Swedish Code of Statutes), Vol. I, 1990:12, pp. 26–31.
Cooperation with the International Tribunals Act as amended (1995)
Lag om Sveriges samarbete med de internationella tribunalerna för brott mot internationell humanitär rätt (Act concerning Sweden’s cooperation with the international tribunals for crimes against international humanitarian law), 2 June 1994, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1994 (Swedish Code of Statutes), Vol. I, 1994:569, pp. 1027–1030, as amended by Lag om ändring i lagen med anledning av inrättandet av Internationella tribunalen för brott i f.d. Jugoslavien (Act concerning International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia), 7 December 1995, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS) för 1995 (Swedish Code of Statutes), Vol. II, 1995:1306, pp. 2383–2384.
Cooperation with the International Criminal Court Act (2002)
Lag om samarbete med Internationella brottmålsdomstolen, Lag 2002:329, published in Svensk Författningssamling (SFS), 8 May 2002, available at
https://lagen.nu/2002:329 (last accessed 14 May 2010).
Switzerland
Military Criminal Code (1927), as amended
Code pénal militaire (CPM), 13 June 1927, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1927, pp. 375–437 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 321.0;
taking into account amendments up to Arrêté Fédéral du 24 mars 2006 portant approbation et mise en œuvre du troisième protocole additionnel du 8 décembre 2005 aux conventions de Genève de 1949, relatif à l’adaptation d’un signe distinctif additionnel, en vigueur depuis le 1er février 2007 (Federal Order of 24 March 2006 on the Approval and Implementation of the Third Additional Protocol to the 1949 Geneva Conventions of 8 December 2005 relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2007, pp. 185–188.
taking into account amendments up to Loi Fédérale du 18 juin 2010 portant modification de lois fédérales en vue de la mise en oeuvre du Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale international, en vigueur depuis le 1er janvier 2011 (Federal Act of 18 June 2010 on the Amendment of Federal Legislation in Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in force since 1 January 2011), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2010, pp. 4963–4988.
Penal Code (1937), as amended
Code pénal suisse, 21 December 1937, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1938, pp. 781–876 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 311.0;
taking into account amendments up to Ordonnance du 12 décembre 2008 sur l’adaptation des dispositions légales suite au transfert des unités de renseignements du Service d’analyse et de prévention au DDPS [Département fédéral de la défense, de la protection de la population et des sports], en vigueur depuis le 1er janvier 2009 (Ordinance of 12 December 2008 on the Adaption of Legal Provisions Following the Transfer of Instruction Units of the Analysis and Prevention Service of the DDPS [Federal Department for Defence, the Protection of the Population and Sports], in force since 1 January 2009), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2008, pp. 6261–6268;
A recent English version is available on the website of Switzerland’s Federal Council at https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classified-compilation/19370083/index.html (last accessed on 10 August 2017) preceded by the following note: “English is not an official language of the Swiss Confederation. This translation is provided for information purposes only and has no legal force.”
Geneva Conventions Implementation Order (1952)
Arrêté du Conseil fédéral concernant l’application des conventions de Genève dans l’armée, 29 August 1952, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1952, p. 640 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 518.0.
Emblem Law (1954), as amended
Loi fédérale concernant la protection de l’emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge, 25 March 1954, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1954, pp. 1327–1331 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 232.22;
taking into account amendments up to Loi Fédérale du 20 mars 2008 relative à la mise à jour formelle du droit fédéral (Federal Law of 20 March 2008 on the Formal Update of the Federal Law), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2008, pp. 3437–3454.
Law on (State) Responsibility as amended (1958)
Loi fédérale sur la responsabilité de la Confédération, des membres de ses autorités et de ses fonctionnaires (Loi sur la responsabilité), 14 March 1958, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1958, pp. 1483–1491 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 170.32.
Law on the Protection of UN Names and Emblems (1961)
Loi fédérale concernant la protection des noms et emblèmes de l’Organisation des Nations Unies et d’autres organisations intergouvernementales, 15 December 1961, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1962, pp. 461–464 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 232.23.
Law on the Protection of Cultural Property (1966), as amended
Loi fédérale sur la protection des biens culturels en cas de conflit armé, 6 October 1966, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1968, pp. 1065–1074 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 520.3;
taking into account amendments up to Loi fédérale du 20 mars 2008 relative à la mise à jour formelle du droit fédéral, en vigueur depuis le 1er août 2008 (Federal Law of 20 March 2008 on the Formal Update of the Federal Law), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2008, pp. 3437–3454.;
Federal Act on International Mutual Assistance (1981), as amended
Loi fédérale sur l’entraide internationale en matière pénale (Loi sur l’entraide pénale internationale, EIMP) du 20 mars 1981 (Federal Act on International Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters), adopted by the Federal Assembly on 20 March 1981, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1982, p. 846;
taking into account amendments up to Federal Act of 18 June 2010 on the Amendment of Federal Legislation in Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in force since 1 January 2011, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2010, pp. 4963–4988.
Ordinance on the Protection of Cultural Property (1984), as amended
Ordonnance sur la protection des biens culturels en cas de conflit armé (Ordonnance sur protection des biens culturels [OPBC]), 17 October 1984, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1984, pp. 1250–1261 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 520.31;
taking into account amendments up to Ordonnance du 8 November 2006 du Conseil fédéral à la révision totale de la procédure fédérale, avec effet au 12 janvier 2007 (Ordinance of 8 November 2006 of the Federal Council on the Total Revision of Federal Procedure, with effect from 12 January 2007), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2006, pp. 4705–4738.;
Law on Civil Defence (1994)
Loi fédérale sur la protection civile (Loi sur la protection civile, LPCI), 17 June 1994, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1994, pp. 2626–2645 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 520.1.
Chemical Weapons Implementation Order (1994)
Arrêté fédéral concernant l’exécution de la Convention sur les armes chimiques, 7 October 1994, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1996, pp. 3273–3278 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 515.08.
Decree on Cooperation with the International Tribunals (1995), which has since become Law on the Cooperation with the International Tribunals (1995), as amended
Arrêté fédéral relatif à la coopération avec les tribunaux internationaux chargés de poursuivre les violations graves du droit international humanitaire, 21 December 1995, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1995, pp. 2–11 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 351.20;
taking into account amendments up to loi fédérale du 13 juin 2008 portant modification de l’arrêté fédéral relatif à la cooperation avec les tribunaux internationaux chargés de poursuivre les violations graves du droit international humanitaire, en vigueur depuis le 1er janvier 2009 (Federal Law of 13 June 2008 Modifying the Federal Order regarding Cooperation with International Tribunals Tasked with Prosecuting Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law, in force since 1 January 2009), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2008, pp. 4611–4612.
Federal Law on War Equipment, as amended (1996)
Loi fédérale du sur le matériel de guerre (LFMG), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 13 December 1996, 1998, pp. 794–806 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 514.51, entered into force on 1 April 1998;
as amended by the Loi fédérale sur le matériel de guerre (LFMG), modification du 20 mars 1998, Recueil officiel 1999, p. 1155 and 22 June 2001, Recueil officiel 2002, p. 248;
as amended to Loi fédérale du sur le matériel de guerre, Modification du 16 mars 2012 (Federal Law on War Equipment, Amendment of 16 March 2012), entered into force on 1 February 2013, available at https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classified-compilation/19960753/index.html (last accessed 6 July 2015).
Asylum Law (1998), as amended
Loi sur l’asile du 26 juin 1998 (Asylum Law of 26 June 1998), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 1999, pp. 2262–2301 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 142.31;
taking into account amendments up to Loi fédérale du 1er octobre 2010 sur la coordination entre la procédure d’asile et d’extradition, en vigueur depuis le 1er avril 2011 (Federal Law of 1 October 2010 on the Coordination of the Asylum and Extradition Procedures, in force since 1 April 2011), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2011, pp. 925–928.
Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2001), as amended
Loi fédérale sur la coopération avec la Cour pénale internationale (LCPI), 22 June 2001, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2002, pp. 1493–1513 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 351.6;
taking into account amendments up to Loi du 17 juin 2005 sur le Tribunal administratif fédéral, en vigueur depuis le 1er janvier 2007 (Law of 17 June 2005 on the Federal Administrative Tribunal, in force since 1 January 2007), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2006, pp. 2197–2290.
Law on Civil Defence (2002)
Loi fédérale sur la protection de la population et sur la protection civile (Law on the protection of the population and on civil defence), Law No. 520.1, adopted on 4 October 2002, entered into force on 1 January 2004, as amended to February 2015, available at https://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/classified-compilation/20011872/ (last accessed 3 July 2015).
Law on Support for the Elimination and Non-Proliferation of Chemical Weapons (2003)
Loi fédérale sur le soutien à l’élimination et à la non-prolifération des armes chimiques du 21 mars 2003 (Federal Law on Support for the Elimination and Non-proliferation of Chemical Weapons of 21 March 2003), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2003, pp. 2165–2166 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 515.08.
Ordinance on Cooperation with the Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone (2003)
Ordonnance du 12 février 2003 sur l’extension du champ d’application de l’arrêté fédéral relatif à la coopération avec les tribunaux internationaux chargés de poursuivre les violations graves du droit international humanitaire au Tribunal spécial pour la Sierra Leone (Ordinance of 12 February 2003 on the Extension of the Scope of Application of the Federal Order on Cooperation with the International Tribunals Tasked with Prosecuting Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law to the Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2002, p. 2728 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 351.201.11.
Ordinance on the Red Cross Service (2006)
Ordonnance sur le Service de la Croix-Rouge (Ordinance on the Red Cross Service), Ordinance No. 513.52, 29 September 2006, available at https://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/classified-compilation/20061199/index.html (last accessed 18 June 2015).
Criminal Procedure Code (2007), as amended
Code de procédure pénale suisse du 5 octobre 2007 (Swiss Criminal Procedure Code of 5 October 2007), in force since 1 January 2011, published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2010, pp. 1881–2052;
taking into account amendments up to Loi Fédérale du 18 juin 2010 portant modification de lois fédérales en vue de la mise en oeuvre du Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale international, en vigueur depuis le 1er janvier 2011 (Federal Act of 18 June 2010 on the Amendment of Federal Legislation in Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in force since 1 January 2011), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2010, pp. 4963–4988.
Ordinance on Control of Chemical Products (2007), as amended
Ordonnance du 17 octobre 2007 sur le contrôle des produits chimiques utilisables à des fins civiles et militaires (Ordinance of 17 October 2007 on Control of Chemical Products Which Can be Used for Civilian or Military Purposes), published in Recueil officiel des lois fédérales, 2007, pp. 5057–5078 and in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 946.202.21;
taking into account amendments up to Ordonnance du 4 décembre 2009 sur le Service de renseignement de la Confédération, en vigueur depuis 1er janvier 2010 (Ordinance of 4 December 2009 on the Instruction Service of the Confederation, in force since 1 January 2010), published in Recueil systématique du droit fédéral, RS 121.1.
Syrian Arab Republic
Penal Code (1949)
Criminal Law, Legislative Decree No. 148 of 22 June 1949, published in Official Journal, 18 June 1949, pp. 2025ff.
Military Penal Code (1950)
Military Penal Code, Legislative Decree No. 61 of 27 February 1950.
Antiquities Law (1963), as amended
Antiquities Law, Legislative Decree No. 222 of 26 October 1963;
as amended in 1999, published in Official Journal, Edition No. 11, 24 March 1999, p. 377.
Emblem Law (2005)
Law No. 36/2005 on the protection of the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblem, 23 November 2005.
                    
Tajikistan
Constitution (1994), as amended
Tajik Constitution, 6 November 1994, originally published in Russian, 30 November 1994, Leninabadskaya Pravda (Khudzhand, Tajikistan) FBIS-SOV-94-243, changes and additions adopted by the National Referendum of 26 September 1999;
as amended to 2003, available at http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=237283 (last accessed 2 July 2015).
Order of the Minister of Defence on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols (1996)
Order of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan on measures to comply with the provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the protection of war victims of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977, 26 April 1996.
Order of the Ministry of Interior on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols (1996)
Order of the Head of Department and Commander of the Interior Troops of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Tajikistan on measures to comply with the provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the protection of war victims of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977, 23 April 1996.
Criminal Code (1998)
Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan, 21 May 1998, published in Akhbori Majlisi Oli (News of the Parliament), No. 9, 1998, pp. 68ff.
General Amnesty Law (1998)
Resolution of the Majlisi Oli (Parliament) N 706 of 13 November 1998 “On the General Amnesty”, published in Akhbori Majlisi Oli (News of the Parliament), No. 23-24, 1998, pp. 118–121.
Order of the Committee for State Border Protection on Measures to Comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols (1998)
Order of the Chairman of the Committee for State Border Protection on measures to comply with the provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the protection of war victims of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977, 21 December 1998.
Resolution on Amnesty of Opposition Fighters (1999)
Resolution of the Majlisi Oli (Parliament) N 742 of 14 May 1999 “On the General Amnesty”, published in Akhbori Majlisi Oli (News of the Parliament), No. 5, 1999, pp. 59–60.
Resolution Establishing the Commission for IHL Implementation (1999)
Resolution on setting up the Commission for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, 2 July 1999.
Regulations of the Commission on IHL Implementation (1999)
Regulations of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan of the Commission for the implementation of international humanitarian law, 2 July 1999, published in Compilation of International Instruments and the Laws of the Republic of Tajikistan on Human Rights, Dushanbe, Oila-print, 2005, pp. 501–503.
Emblem Law (2001)
Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the use and protection of the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems and appellations in the Republic of Tajikistan”, Law No. 26, 12 May 2001.
Law on General Amnesty (2001)
Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On General Amnesty”, Law No. 44, 29 August 2001, published in Akhbori Majlisi Oli (News of the Parliament), No. 8, 2001, pp. 18–22.
Order on the Introduction of an IHL Course at the Faculties of Law and Journalism (2001)
Order of the Ministry of Education on the introduction of a specialized teaching course on international humanitarian law for the faculties of law (0211) and journalism (0214) at the higher education institutions of the Republic of Tajikistan, 4 December 2001.
Code on the Execution of Criminal Penalties (2001)
Code on the Execution of Criminal Penalties, 6 August 2001, available at http://www.legislationline.org/download/action/download/id/1708/file/91ce853088d818e69f2c5bd8358d.htm/preview (last accessed 17 July 2015).
Resolution on the Implementation of the 2001 Emblem Law (2002)
Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan No. 28 on the Implementation of the Law on the Use and Protection of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems and Appelations in the Republic of Tajikistan, 4 February 2002.
Law on Refugees (2002), as amended
Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Refugees, 10 May 2002, available at http://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain/opendocpdf.pdf?reldoc=y&docid=54cf512ba (last accessed 2 July 2015);
as amended by Consolidated Act No. 1124, promulgated on 26 July 2014, available at http://www.refworld.org/docid/3eda26b84.html (last accessed 2 July 2015).
Criminal Procedure Code (2009)
Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Tajikistan, Law No. 564, 3 December 2009, available at http://mmk.tj/ru/legislation/legislation-base/codecs/ (last accessed 2 July 2015).
Thailand
Military Penal Code (1911)
Military Penal Code, B.E.2454, published in Governmental Gazette, Vol. 28, 18 February 1911, pp. 455–482, entry into force: 1 April 1912.
Martial Law Act (1914), as amended
Martial Law, B.E. 2457;
as amended by the Announcement of the Revolutionary Council No. 303, 13 December B.E. 2515 (1972).
Constitution (2007)
Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, enacted on 24 August B.E. 2550 (2007), published in Governmental Gazette, Vol. 124, part 27a, 24 August 2007, printed by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives in November 2007.
Prisoners of War Act (1955)
Act for the enforcement of the Geneva Convention relative to the treatment of prisoners of war of August 12, 1949, 6 October 1955, published in Governmental Gazette, No. 72, Section 83, 18 October 1955, pp. 1443–1451.
Red Cross Act (1956)
The Red Cross Act, B.E. 2499, 1 August 1956, published in Governmental Gazette, No. 73, Vol. 63, dated 14 August 1956, pp. 924–929.
Togo
Code of Military Justice (1981)
Loi No. 81-5 du 30 mars 1981 portant Code de Justice Militaire, published in Journal Officiel, No. spécial, 6 May 1981, pp. 6ff.
Emblem Law (1999)
Loi No. 99-010 du 28 décembre 1999 portant protection et utilisation de l’emblème de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, published in Journal Officiel, No. 36, 28 December 1999, p. 8.
Tonga
Red Cross Society Act (1972)
An Act to incorporate the Tonga Red Cross Society, Act No. 12 of 1972, assented to on 31 October 1972.
Trinidad and Tobago
Defence Act as amended (1962)
An Act to provide for the defence of Trinidad and Tobago by the establishment of a Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto, Act No. 7 of 1962, assented to on 1 June 1962, as amended by Act No. 9 of 1963, Act No. 19 of 1967, Act No. 35 of 1970, Act No. 136 of 1976, Act No. 110 of 1977, Act Nop. 218 of 1977 and Act No. 32 of 1979, Chapter 14:01 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.
Red Cross Society Act (1963)
An Act for the incorporation of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society, Act No. 15 of 1963, assented to on 31 May 1962.
International War Crimes Tribunals Act (1998)
An Act to provide for the assistance of the International War Crimes Tribunals in the performance of their functions and for matters related thereto, Act No. 24 of 1998, assented to on 26 October 1998, published in Trinidad and Tobago Gazette, Legal Supplement Part A, No. 202, Vol. 37, 28 October 1998, pp. 150–210.
Anti-Personnel Mines Act (2000)
An Act to give effect to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction in Trinidad and Tobago, Act No. 48 of 2000, assented to on 28 September 2000, published in Trinidad and Tobago Gazette, Legal Supplement Part A, No. 193, Vol. 39, 5 October 2000, pp. 581–594.
Tunisia
Code of Military Justice as amended (1957)
Code de Justice Militaire (Majallat Al-Murafaat Wal Uqubaat Al Askarya) (Code of Military Justice), promulgated by the Décret du 10 janvier 1957 (8 Djounada II 1376), published in Journal officiel de la République tunisienne, No. 4, 11 January 1957, pp. 34ff., as amended, inter alia, by the Loi No. 89-23 du 27 février 1989; revised version of the Code published as Code de Justice Militaire, publications de l’imprimerie officielle de la République tunisienne, 2001, ISBN 9973-946-63-4.
Turkey
Military Penal Code (1930)
Military Penal Code, Law No. 1632, 22 May 1930, published in Official Gazette, No. 1520, 15 June 1930.
Criminal Code (2004)
Criminal Code, Law No. 5237, passed on 26 September 2004, published in Official Gazette, No. 25611, 12 October 2004.
Turkmenistan
Emblem Law (2001)
Law of Turkmenistan on the use and protection of the red crescent and red cross symbols, 7 July 2001, published in XXI Asyr – Türkmenin Altyn Asyry, No. 186 (23169), 27 July 2001, p. 2.
                     
Uganda
Geneva Conventions Act (1964)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international conventions done at Geneva on the twelfth day of August, one thousand nine hundred and forty-nine and for purposes connected therewith, Act No. 31 of 1964, 3 October 1964, published in Laws of Uganda 1964 Statutes, pp. 213–342.
National Resistance Army Statute (1992)
A Statute to provide for the establishment and regulation of the Army, which shall be a people’s Force, and for other matters connected therewith, Statute No. 3, 8 February 1992, published in Statutes Supplement of the Uganda Gazette, No. 12, Vol. LXXXV, 20 March 1992, pp. 1–59.
Emblems Order (1993)
Penal Code (Exclusive Use of The Red Cross And Red Crescent Emblems) Order, 1993, Statutory Instruments No. 1 of 1993, 6 January 1993, published in Statutory Instruments Supplement of the Uganda Gazette, No. 1, Vol. LXXXVI, 8 January 1993, pp. 1–2.
Amnesty Act (2000)
An Act to provide for an Amnesty for Ugandans involved in acts of a war-like nature in various parts of the country and for other connected purposes, entered into force 21 January 2000, published in Uganda Gazette, No. 5, Vol. XCIII, 21 January 2000.
Defence Forces Act (2005)
An Act to provide for the regulation of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in accordance with article 210 of the Constitution, to repeal and replace the Armed Forces Pensions Act and the Uganda People’s Defence Forces Act, and for other related matters, Act No. 7 of 2005, entered into force on 2 September 2005, published in Uganda Gazette, No. 56, Vol. XCVIII, 2 September 2005, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed 1 June 2010).
ICC Act (2010)
An Act to give effect to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; to provide for offences under the law of Uganda corresponding to offences within the jurisdiction of that court; and for connected matters, 25 May 2010, published in Acts Supplement No. 6 to The Uganda Gazette, No. 39, Volume CIII, 25 June 2010.
Ukraine
Military Service Law (1992)
Law of Ukraine No. 2233-XII on general military duty and military service, 25 March 1992, published in Newsletter of Verkhovna Rada, No. 27, 1992, art. 385, amended by Law No. 766-XIV, 18 June 1999, published in Bulletin of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, No. 33, 1999, art. 270.
Emblem Law (1999)
Law of Ukraine No. 862-XIV on the symbols of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Ukraine, 8 July 1999, published in Bulletin of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, No. 36, 1999, art. 316.
Act on the Internal Service Statute of the Armed Forces (1999)
Act on the Internal Service Statute of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Act No. 548-XIV, 24 March 1999, published in Bulletin of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 1999, No. 22–23, p. 194, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 744-IV, 15 May 2005.
Criminal Code (2001)
Criminal Code of Ukraine No. 2341-14, 5 April 2001, published in Bulletin of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, No. 25–26, 2001, art. 131.
United Arab Emirates
Law on the Red Crescent Society (2002)
Law No. 9 of 2002 on the Red Crescent Society of the United Arab Emirates, issued and entered into force on 28 July 2002, published in Official Journal, No. 384, 28 July 2002.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Regulations for the Trial of War Criminals as amended (1945)
Royal Warrant – Regulations for the Trial of War Criminals, The War Office, Army Order 81/1945, 18 June 1945, 0160/2498, as amended by Army Orders 127/1945, 8/1946 and 24/1946, published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (London) (held at the Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, Reference WO 123).
Army Act as amended (1955)
An Act to make provisions with respect to the army (Chapter 18), 6 May 1955, published in The Public General Acts and Church Assembly Measures of 1955, London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and Queen’s Printer, 1956, pp. 83–226, as amended by the Armed Forces Act, An Act to continue the Army Act 1955 and the Air Force Act 1955, to limit the duration of the Naval Discipline Act 1957, and to amend those Acts and other enactments relating the armed forces (Chapter 33), 27 May 1971, published in The Public General Acts and Church Assembly Measures of 1971, London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, pp. 557–628.
Air Force Act as amended (1955)
An Act to make provisions with respect to the air force (Chapter 19), 6 May 1955, published in The Public General Acts and Church Assembly Measures of 1955, London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, pp. 226–363, as amended by the Armed Forces Act, An Act to continue the Army Act 1955 and the Air Force Act 1955, to limit the duration of the Naval Discipline Act 1957, and to amend those Acts and other enactments relating the armed forces (Chapter 33), 27 May 1971, published in The Public General Acts and Church Assembly Measures of 1971, London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, pp. 557–628.
Geneva Conventions Act as amended (1957)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international conventions done at Geneva on the twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and for purposes connected therewith (Chapter 52), 31 July 1957, published in The Public General Acts and Church Assembly Measures of 1957, London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1958, pp. 543–682 (also applicable to Fiji, Gambia, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and Tuvalu), amended by An Act to make provision for the amendment of the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 to enable effect to be given to the Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 done at Geneva on 10 June 1977; and for connected purposes (Chapter 27), 19 July 1995, published in The Public General Synod Measures of 1995, London, The Stationery Office Limited, pp. 1854–1920.
as amended by An Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 so as to give effect to the Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 done on 8 December 2005; and to amend the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 so as to give effect to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 8 December 2005, 2009 (Chapter 6), 2 July 2009.
Geneva Conventions Act (Colonial Territories) Order in Council (1959)
The Geneva Conventions Act (Colonial Territories) Order in Council, 1959, Order No. 1301 of 28 July 1959, published in Statutory Instruments 1959, London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, pp. 1437–1441.
Biological Weapons Act (1974)
An Act to prohibit the development, production, acquisition and possession of certain biological agents and toxins and of biological weapons, 8 February 1974, published in Current Law Statutes 1974, last amended by Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act, 14 December 2001.
War Crimes Act (1991)
An Act to confer jurisdiction on United Kingdom courts in respect of certain grave violations of the laws and customs of war committed in German-held territory during the Second World War; and for connected purposes (Chapter 13), 9 May 1991, published in Current Law Statutes 1991, Vol. 1, London, 1991, 31-1.
Chemical Weapons Act (1996)
An Act to promote the control of chemical weapons and of certain toxic chemicals and precursors; and for connected purposes (Chapter 6), 3 April 1996, published in The Public General Synod Measures of 1996, London, The Stationery Office Limited, pp. 25–51.
ICTY Order (1996)
The United Nations (International Tribunal) (Former Yugoslavia) Order 1996, Order No. 716 of 15 March 1996, published in Statutory Instruments 1996, London, The Stationery Office Limited, pp. 2542–2548.
ICTR Order (1996)
The United Nations (International Tribunal) (Rwanda) Order 1996, Order No. 1296 of 17 May 1996, published in Statutory Instruments 1996, London, The Stationery Office Limited, pp. 4242–4268.
UN Personnel Act (1997)
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain provisions of the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9th December 1994 (Chapter 13), 27 February 1997, published in The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1997, London, The Stationery Office Limited, pp. 484–491.
Landmines Act (1998)
An Act to promote the control of anti-personnel landmines; and for connected purposes, 1988 (Chapter 33), 28 July 1998, published in The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1998, London, The Stationery Office Limited, pp. 1029–1049.
ICC Act (2001)
An Act to give effect to the Statute of the International Criminal Court; to provide for offences under the law of England and Wales and Northern Ireland corresponding to offences within the jurisdiction of that Court; and for connected purposes (Chapter 17), 11 May 2001, published in The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 2001, London, The Stationery Office Limited, pp. 1261–1340. 
This Act implements the 1998 ICC Statute and extends to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Many provisions of the Act also extend to Scotland. A separate Act has been passed by the Scottish parliament – the ICC (Scotland) Act (2001) – which must be read in conjunction with the above Act.
as amended by The International Criminal Court Act (Overseas Territories) Order 2009, made 8 July 2009, laid before Parliament 15 July 2009, entered into force 1 September 2009;
as amended by An Act to amend the law relating to coroners, to investigation of deaths and to certification and registration of deaths; to amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice and about dealing with offenders; to make provision about the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses; to make provision relating to the security of court and other buildings; to make provision about legal aid and about payments for legal services provided in connection with employment matters; to make provision for payments to be made by offenders in respect of benefits derived from the exploitation of material pertaining to offences; to amend the Data Protection Act 1998; and for connected purposes, Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Chapter 25, 12 November 2009.
International Criminal Court Act 2001 (Elements of Crimes) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (2004)
International Criminal Court Act 2001 (Elements of Crimes) (No. 2) Regulations 2004, [2004 No. 3239], made 17 November 2004, laid before Parliament 9 December 2004, coming into force 30 December 2004.
Armed Forces Act (2006)
An Act to make provision with respect to the armed forces; and for connected purposes, 2006 (Chapter 52), 8 November 2006, coming into force on 31 October 2009.;
International Tribunals (Sierra Leone) Act (2007)
An Act to confer power to make provision in relation to the Special Court for Sierra Leone corresponding to that made in relation to the International Criminal Court by sections 42 to 48 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001, 2007, (Chapter 7), 18 June 2007, coming into force on 15 August 2007.
Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act (2010)
An Act to make provision for giving effect to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Chapter II, 25 March 2010.
United Republic of Tanzania
Red Cross Society Act (1962)
An Act to establish the Tanganyika Red Cross Society and for matters connected therewith, Act No. 71 of 1962, assented to on 27 November 1962.
United States of America
Alien Tort Claims Act (1789)
Alien Tort Statute, United States Code, Title 28, Section 1350 (originated as Section 9 of the Judiciary Act of 24 September 1789 (1 Stat. 76 or 73 (1789)), 25 June 1948 ch. 646, 62 Stat. 934.
California Code of Civil Procedure as amended (1873)
Code of Civil Procedure of California, 11 March 1872, as amended, published in Deerings California Code Annotated.
Criminal Statute on the Protection of the Emblem as amended (1905)
United States Code, Title 18, Section 706, 1905 Act, Public Law No. 58-4, approved on 5 January 1905, reprinted in 1942 House Hearings, p. 310, as amended in 1910, by Public Law No. 61-258.
Executive Order 12735
Executive Order 12735, Chemical and Biological Weapons Proliferation, 16 November 1990, preamble and Section 4(b)(1), Federal Register, Vol. 55, 1990, p. 48587.
Regulations governing the Trials of Accused War Criminals in the Pacific Region I (1945)
Regulations governing the Trials of Accused War Criminals, adopted by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) on 24 September 1945.
Regulations governing the Trials of Accused War Criminals in the Pacific Region II (1945)
Regulations governing the Trials of Accused War Criminals, adopted by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) on 5 December 1945.
Uniform Code of Military Justice (1950), as amended
Uniform Code of Military Justice, adopted in 1950 (effective in 1951), published in United States Code, 1994 Edition, Vol. 3, Title 10, Chapter 47, §§ 801–946, pp. 556–633, Washington, United States Government Printing, 1995;
as amended by the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, an Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, Public Law 109-364, 120 Stat. 2083, 17 October 2006, Sec. 552.
Foreign Assistance Act as amended (1961)
Public Law 87-195 [S. 1983], An Act to promote the foreign policy, security, and general welfare of the United States by assisting peoples of the world in their efforts toward economic development and internal and external security, and for other purposes, 4 September 1961, published in 75 Stat. 424, as amended by Public Law 93-559 [S. 3394], 30 December 1974, 88 Stat. 1795.
Victim and Witness Protection Act (1982)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, United States Code, Title 18, Section 3663 (18 USC Sec. 3663, Order of Restitution; Federal Criminal Restitution Statute), 12 October 1982, 96 Stat. 1253, Sec. 3579; renumbered Sec. 3663 and amended Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Sec. 212(a)(1), (3), Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 1987, 2010.
Convention on Genocide Implementation Act (1987)
18 USC Sec. 1091, added Public Law 100-606, Sec. 2(a), 4 November 1988, 102 Stat. 3045, amended Public Law 103-322, title VI, Sec. 60003(a)(13), 13 September 1994, 108 Stat. 1970.
Law on Restitution for WWII Internment of Japanese-Americans and Aleuts as amended (1988)
Public Law 100-383 [H.R. 442], An Act to implement recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, 10 August 1988, published in United States Code, Congressional and Administrative News, 100th Congress, Second Session 1988, Vol. I, St. Paul (Minn.), West Publishing Co., 1988–1989, 102 Stat. pp. 903–916. US Code, Title 50, Section 1989:
Title I: Civil Liberties Act;
Title II: Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Restitution Act;
Title III: Territory or Property Claims against United States.
Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act (1989)
Public Law 101-222 [H.R. 91], An Act to prohibit exports of military equipment to countries supporting international terrorism; and for other purposes, 12 December 1989, published in United States Code, Congressional and Administrative News, 101st Congress, First Session 1989, Vol. II, St. Paul (Minn.), West Publishing Co., 1989–1990, 103 Stat. pp. 1892–1900.
Torture Victim Protection Act (1991)
Public Law 102-256 [H:R: 2092], An Act to carry out obligations of the United States under the United Nations Charter and other international agreements pertaining to the protection of human rights by establishing a civil action for recovery of damages from an individual who engages in torture or extrajudicial killing, 12 March 1992, published in United States Code, Congressional and Administrative News, 102nd Congress, Second Session 1992, Vol. I, St. Paul (Minn.), West Publishing Co., 1992–1993, 106 Stat. pp. 73–74.
Convention Against Torture Implementation Act (1994)
Chapter 113 C US Code, Sec. 2340, added Public Law 103-236, title V, Sec. 506(a), 30 April 1994, 108 Stat. 463, amended Public Law 103-415, Sec. 1(k), 25 October 1994, 108 Stat. 4301; Public Law 103-429, Sec. 2(2), 31 October 1994, 108 Stat. 4377.
War Crimes Act (1996), as amended
Public Law 104-192 [H.R. 3680], An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, to carry out the international obligations of the United States under the Geneva Conventions to provide criminal penalties for certain war crimes, 21 August 1996, published in United States Code, Congressional and Administrative News, 104th Congress, X Session 1996, Vol. XX, St. Paul (Minn.), West Publishing Co., 1996–1997, 110 Stat. p. 2104;
as amended by the Expanded War Crimes Act (1997), An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, relating to war crimes 105th Congress, 1st Session, 26 November 1997 Public Law 105-18 Title V, section 583, 111 Stat. 2436;
as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2006, 17 October 2006, 18 United States Code Sec. 2441.
Law on Judicial Assistance to the ICTY and ICTR (1996)
Public Law P.L 104-106, 100 Stat. 486.
Chemical Weapons Act (1998)
Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998, Chemical Weapons US Code, Title 18, Chapter 11B, Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation, US Code, Title 22, Chapter 75.
Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (2000)
Public Law 106-523, An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, to establish Federal jurisdiction over offenses committed outside the United States by persons employed by or accompanying the Armed Forces, or by members of the Armed Forces who are released or separated from active duty prior to being identified and prosecuted for the commission of such offenses, and for other purposes, 22 November 2000, published in United States Code, Congressional and Administrative News, 106th Congress, Second Session 2000, Vol. I, St. Paul (Minn.), West Publishing Co., 114 Stat. pp. 2488–2492.
Memorandum on the Status of Taliban and Al Qaida (2002)
Department of Defense, Memorandum from Secretary Department of Defense for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Status of Taliban and Al Qaida, 19 January 2002, available at http://www.defense.gov/news/Jun2004/d20040622doc1.pdf (last accessed on 25 May 2010).
Memorandum on the Humane Treatment of Taliban and al Qaeda Detainees (2002)
President George W. Bush, Memorandum regarding Humane Treatment of Taliban and al Qaeda Detainees, 7 February 2002, available at http://www.pegc.us/archive/White_House/bush_memo_20020207_ed.pdf (last accessed on 28 May 2010).
Memorandum on Counter-Resistance Techniques (2002)
Department of Defense, Memo from the General Counsel, William Haynes II, to Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Counter-Resistance Techniques, 27 November 2002, available at news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/dod/gcrums1127120202mem.pdf (last accessed on 30 June 2010).
Memorandum on Counter-Resistance Techniques (2003)
Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Memorandum for Commander US SOUTHCOM, Counter-Resistance Techniques, 15 January 2003, available at news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/dod/rums11503mem.pdf (last accessed on 19 July 2010).
Memorandum on Counter-Resistance Techniques in the War on Terrorism (2003)
Department of Defense, Executive Order 13440, United States, Memorandum for the Commander US Southern Command from the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, Counter-Resistance Techniques in the War on Terrorism, 16 April 2003, available at http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/dod/d20040622doc9.pdf (last accessed on 11 June 2010).
Order Establishing Combatant Status Review Tribunal (2004)
Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, Memorandum for the Secretary of the Navy, Order Establishing Combatant Status Review Tribunal, 7 July 2004, available at http://www.defense.gov/news/jul2004/d20040707review.pdf (last accessed on 10 August 2010).
Memorandum on the Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (2004)
Secretary of the Navy, Gordon England, Memorandum, Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, 29 July 2004, available at http://www.defense.gov/news/Jul2004/d20040730comb.pdf (last accessed on 20 July 2010).
Memorandum on the Implementation of Administrative Review Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (2004)
Department of Defense, Designated Civilian Official, Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants at Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, Gordon England, Memorandum, Implementation of Administrative Review Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 14 September 2004, available at http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/policy/dod/d20040914adminreview.pdf (last accessed on 19 July 2010).
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (2004)
Public Law 108-458, an Act to reform the intelligence community and the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, and for other purposes, 17 December 2004.
Detainee Treatment Act (2005)
Title X of Public Law 109-148 (the 2006 Department of Defense Appropriations Act), 119 Stat 2680, 30 December 2005.
Memorandum on the Application of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions to the Treatment of Detainees in the Department of Defense (2006)
Deputy Secretary of Defense, Gordon R. England, Memorandum, Application of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions to the Treatment of Detainees in the Department of Defense, 7 July 2006, available at
http://www.defense.gov/news/Aug2006/d20060814comm3.pdf (last accessed on 17 June 2010).
Memorandum on the Revised Implementation of Administrative Review Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (2006)
Department of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Gordon England, Memorandum, Revised Implementation of Administrative Review Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 14 July 2006.
Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants detained at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (2006)
Deputy Secretary of Defense, Gordon England, Memorandum, Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants detained at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 14 July 2006, available at http://www.defense.gov/news/Aug2006/d20060809CSRTProcedures.pdf (last accessed on 20 July 2010).
Military Commissions Act (2006)
Public Law 109-366, Chapter 47A of Title 10 of the United States Code, an Act to amend Title 10, United States Code, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes, 17 October 2006.
Executive Order for the Trial of Alien Unlawful Enemy Combatants by Military Commission (2007)
Executive Order 13425, Trial of Alien Unlawful Enemy Combatants by Military Commission, 72 Federal Register 7737, 14 February 2007, available at http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2007/02/20070214-5.html (last accessed on 8 June 2010).
Regulation for Trial by Military Commissions (2007)
Department of Defense, Office of the Military Commissions Office of the Secretary of Defense, 27 April 2007.
Executive Order for the Interpretation of the Geneva Conventions Common Article 3 (2007)
Executive Order 13440, Interpretation of the Geneva Conventions Common Article 3 as Applied to a Program of Detention and Interrogation Operated by the Central Intelligence Agency, 20 July 2007, available at
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070720-4.html (last accessed on 8 June 2010).
Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Defense and the Department of State on USG Private Security Contractors (2007)
Department of Defense and Department of State, Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Defense and the Department of State on USG Private Security Contractors, 5 December 2007, available at
http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/Signed%20MOA%20Dec%205%202007.pdf (last accessed on 29 August 2010).
Advice and consent to ratification of the 1980 Protocol III to the CCW Convention (2008)
Advice and consent to the ratification of the 1980 Protocol III to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, Senate, Treaty Doc. 105-1(B), 23 September 2008.
Advice and consent to ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property (2008)
Advice and consent to the ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, Senate, Treaty Doc. 106-1(A), 25 September 2008.
Child Soldiers Accountability Act (2008)
An Act to prohibit the recruitment or use of child soldiers, to designate persons who recruit or use child soldiers as inadmissible aliens, to allow the deportation of persons who recruit or use child soldiers, and for other purposes, Public Law 110-340, 3 October 2008, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-110publ340/html/PLAW-110publ340.htm (last accessed on 13 August 2013).
Executive Order 13491, Ensuring Lawful Interrogations (2009)
Executive Order 13491, Ensuring Lawful Interrogations, 22 January 2009, Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 16, 27 January 2009, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-01-27/pdf/E9-1885.pdf (last accessed on 8 August 2013).
Executive Order 13492, Closure of Guantánamo Detention Facilities (2009)
Executive Order 13492, Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities, 22 January 2009, Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 16, 27 January 2009, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-01-27/pdf/E9-1893.pdf (last accessed on 7 August 2013).
Division H—Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, Title VII—General Provisions, to the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 111–8, 11 March 2009, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ8/pdf/PLAW-111publ8.pdf (last accessed on 14 August 2013). ). The above document provided bis rule entry/ies only [86bis] - keep blue until bis rule published on database.
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (2009)
An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, H.R. 2647, Public Law 111-84, 28 October 2009, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ84/html/PLAW-111publ84.htm (last accessed on 8 August 2013).
Military Commissions Act (2009)
Military Commissions Act of 2009, Title XVIII of the National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, amending Chapter 47A of Title 10, United States Code, Public Law 111–84, 28 October 2009, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ84/html/PLAW-111publ84.htm (last accessed on 9 August 2013).
Uruguay
Penal Code as amended (1933)
Código Penal, Ley No. 9.155 de 1933, 4 December 1933, published in Diario Oficial, 1933; also published as Código Penal de la República Oriental del Uruguay, concordado y anotado por Antonio Camaño Rosa, Segunda Edición, actualizada, Montevideo, Ediciones Jurídicas Amalo M. Fernandez, 1978, 470 pp.
Military Penal Code as amended (1943)
Decreto-Ley No. 10.326, Códigos Militares, Se aprueban el “Penal Militar”, el de “Organización de los Tribunales Militares” y el “Procedimiento Penal Militar”, 28 January 1943, published in Diario Oficial, No. 10970, 16 April 1943.
Organisational Law of Armed Forces (1974)
Ley No. 14.157, Se aprueba la Ley Orgánica Militar, 21 February 1974, published in Diario Oficial, No. 19226, 5 March 1974.
Law on the National Armed Forces (1983)
Ley of 1983, published in Diario Oficial, 1983.
Amnesty Law (1985)
Ley No. 15.737, Se aprueba la Ley de amnistía, 8 March 1985, published in Diario Oficial, No. 21906, 22 March 1985.
Amnesty Law (1986)
Ley No. 15.848, Se reconoce que ha caducado el ejercicio de la pretención punitiva del Estado respecto de los delitos cometidos hasta el 1° de marzo de 1985, 22 December 1986, published in Diario Oficial, 31 December 1986.
Emblem Decree (1992)
Decreto No. 679/992, Díctanse normas para el uso de los emblemas de la cruz roja y la media luna, así come los vocablos “ CRUZ ROJA”, “CRUZ DE GINEBRA” y “MEDIA LUNA ROJA”, 24 November 1992, published in Diario Oficial, March 1993, pp. 499–500.
Constitution as amended (1996)
Constitución de la República Oriental del Uruguay, de 1967 con las modificaciones plebiscitadas el 26 de noviembre de 1989, el 26 de noviembre de 1994 y el 8 de diciembre de 1996.
Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006)
Ley No. 18.026, Cooperación con la Corte Penal Internacional en materia de lucha contra el genocidio, los crímenes de guerra y de lesa humanidad (Law No. 18.026, Cooperation with the International Criminal Court with Regard to the Fight against Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity), adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives, 13 September 2006, published in Diaro Oficial No. 27.091, 4 October 2006, p. 34-A.
Law on Refugee Status (2006)
Ley No. 18.076, Estatuto del Refugiado (Law No. 18.076, Law on Refugee Status), adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives, 19 December 2006, published in Diaro Oficial No. 27.154, 5 January 2007, p. 81-A.
Uzbekistan
Criminal Code (1994)
Criminal Code (1994), adopted on 22 September 1994, published in Vedomosti Verhovnogo Soveta Respubliki Uzbekistan (Bulletin of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan), Tashkent, 1995, No. 1 (1225), 283 pp.
Regulation on the Commission on Chemical Weapons (1997), as amended
Regulation on the Commission of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, adopted and entered into force on 6 June 1997, as amended.
Regulation on the Commission on Biological Weapons (1998), as amended
Regulation on the Commission of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, adopted and entered into force on 22 September 1998, as amended.
Law on Civil Defence (2000)
Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Civil Defence, adopted on 26 May 2000, entered into force on 20 June 2000.
Defence Law Amendment Act (2001)
Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Defence of 1992, adopted on 11 May 2001, entered into force on 1 June 2001, published in the Bulletin of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, No. 5, 2001 and No. 6, 2006 and in the Collection of Laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, No. 51, 2004 and No. 52, 2009.
Universal Military Duty and Military Service Act (2002)
Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Universal Military Duty and Military Service, adopted on 12 December 2002, entered into force on 11 February 2003.
Emblem Law (2004)
Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Use and Protection of Emblems of the Red Crescent and Red Cross, adopted on 29 April 2004, entered into force on 22 May 2004.
Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Act (2010)
Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan Introducing Amendments and Additions to the Criminal Procedural Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan Implementing Amendments to the Cooperation Procedure Between Courts, Prosecutors and Investigative Organs, and Foreign Authorities, adopted on 28 September 2010, entered into force on 29 September 2010.
                      
Vanuatu
Geneva Conventions Act (1982)
Act to provide for the ratification and enforcement of the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, Act 22 of 1982, commencement on 24 August 1982, published in Laws of the Republic of Vanuatu, Revised Edition 1988, CAP. 150, pp. 1ff.
Venezuela
Emblem Law (1965)
Ley de protección al nombre y emblema de la Cruz Roja, 3 March 1965, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Venezuela, No. 27.759, 10 June 1965, p. 1.
Law on the National Armed Forces (1983)
Ley Orgánica de las Fuerzas Armadas Nacionales, 11 August 1983, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República de Venezuela, No. 3.256 Extraordinario, 26 September 1983, pp. 27–50.
Code of Military Justice as amended (1998)
Ley de reforma parcial del código de justicia militar, 17 September 1998, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República de Venezuela, No. 5.263 Extraordinario, 17 September 1998, pp. 35–63.
General Amnesty Law (2000)
Ley de Amnistía Política General (General Political Amnesty Law), adopted on 17 April 2000, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República de Venezuela, No. 36.934, 17 April 2000.
Revised Penal Code (2000)
Ley de Reforma Parcial del Código Penal, 26 July 2000, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República de Venezuela, No. 5.494 Extraordinario, 20 October 2000, pp. 1–31.
Law on the State of Emergency (2001)
Ley Orgánica sobre Estados de Excepción (Organic Law on the State of Emergency), adopted on 15 August 2001, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República de Venezuela, No. 37.261, 15 August 2001.
Law on Refugees and Asylum (2001)
Ley Orgánica sobre Refugiados o Refugiadas y Asiliados o Asiliadas (Organic Law on Refugees and Asylum), adopted on 3 October 2001, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República de Venezuela, No. 37.296, 3 October 2001.
Immigration Law (2004)
Ley de Extranjería y Migración (Law on Immigration), adopted on 24 May 2004, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República de Venezuela, No. 37.944, 24 May 2004.
Penal Code (2005)
Código Penal de Venezuela (Penal Code of Venezuela), adopted by the National Assembly on 3 March 2005, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 5.768, 13 April 2005.
Law on the National Armed Forces (2005)
Ley Orgánica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional (Organic Law on the National Armed Forces), published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 38.280, 26 September 2005;
abrogated by Decreto No. 6.239 con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley Orgánica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (Decree No. 6.239 with Rank, Value and Force of Organic Law on the Bolivarian National Armed Forces), adopted on 22 July 2008, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Boliviariana de Venezuela, No. 5.891 Extraordinario, 31 July 2008.
Law on the Protection of Children and Adolescents (2007)
Ley Orgánica para la Protección de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes (Organic Law for the Protection of Boys, Girls and Adolescents), adopted by the National Assembly on 14 August 2007, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 5.895 Extraordinario, 10 December 2007, pp. 1–47.
Special Amnesty Law (2007)
Ley Especial de Amnistía (Special Amnesty Law), adopted on 31 December 2007, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 5.870 Extraordinario, 31 December 2007.
Law on the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (2008), as amended
Decreto No. 6.239 con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley Orgánica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (Decree No. 6.239 with Rank, Value and Force of Organic Law on the Bolivarian National Armed Forces), adopted on 22 July 2008, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Boliviariana de Venezuela, No. 5.891 Extraordinario, 31 July 2008;
as amended by Ley de Reforma Parcial del Decreto No. 6.239 con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley Orgánica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (Law Partially Amending Decree No. 6.239 with Rank, Value and Force of Organic Law on the Bolivarian National Armed Forces), adopted on 6 October 2009, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Boliviariana de Venezuela, No. 5.933 Extraordinario, 21 October 2009;
as amended by Decreto No. 8.096 mediante el cual se dicta el Decreto con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley Orgánica de Reforma de la Ley Orgánica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (Decree No. 8.096 Establishing the Decree with Rank, Value and Force of Organic Law which Amends the Organic Law on the National Bolivarian Armed Forces), adopted on 9 March 2011, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Boliviariana de Venezuela, No. 6.020 Extraordinario, 21 March 2011.
Constitution (2009)
Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela), adopted 19 February 2009, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 5.908 Extraordinario, 19 February 2009.
Law against Kidnapping and Extortion (2009)
Ley Contra el Secuestro y la Extorsión (Law against Kidnapping and Extortion), adopted on 4 June 2009, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 39.194, 5 June 2009.
Penal Procedure Code (2009)
Código Orgánico Procesal Penal (Organic Penal Procedure Code), adopted on 4 September 2009, published in Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 5.930 Extraordinaria, 4 September 2009, pp. 7–47;
abrogated by Decreto No. 9042, mediante el cual se dicta el Decreto con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley del Código Orgánico Procesal Penal (Decree No. 9042 Enacting the Decree with Rank, Value and Force of Law on the Organic Penal Procedure Code), adopted on 12 June 2012, published in Gaceta Oficial la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 6.078 Extraordinario, 15 June 2012.
Law on Conscription and Military Enlistment (2009), as amended
Ley de Conscripción y Alistamiento Militar (Law on Conscription and Military Enlistment), adopted on 6 October 2009, published in Gaceta Oficial la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 5.933 Extraordinario, 21 October 2009;
as amended by Ley de Reforma Parcial de la Ley de Conscripción y Alistamiento Militar (Law Partially Amending the Law on Conscription and Military Enlistment), adopted on 14 October 2010, published in Gaceta Oficial la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 39.553, 16 November 2010.
Ministerial General Directive on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Courses for the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (2012)
Directiva General, Incorporacion de las Unidades Curriculares Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario en los Planes de Estudios que se Administran en la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (General Directive, Incorporation of Human Rights and International Humantarian Law Curricular Units in the Training of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces) Directive No. MPPD-DVE-003-11, Ministry of People’s Power for Defence, adopted by Resolution No. 021187, General Directive, 5 January 2012.
Penal Procedure Code (2012)
Decreto No. 9042, mediante el cual se dicta el Decreto con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley del Código Orgánico Procesal Penal (Decree No. 9042 Enacting the Decree with Rank, Value and Force of Law on the Organic Penal Procedure Code), adopted on 12 June 2012, published in Gaceta Oficial la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, No. 6.078 Extraordinario, 15 June 2012.
Viet Nam
Penal Code (1990)
Code pénal de la République Socialiste du Vietnam (Penal Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam), adopted by the National Assembly on 25 June 1985, promulgated on 19 July 1985, as completed by the amendment of 28 December 1989, promulgated on 2 June 1990, published in Nhà Xuãt Bán Pháp Lý, Hanoi, 1991, 146 pp.
Law on Viet Nam People’s Army Officers (1999)
Law No. 16/1999/QH10 on Viet Nam People’s Army Officers, 21 December 1999.
Penal Code (1999)
Penal Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, adopted by the 6th Session of the Xth parliamentary term of the National Assembly, 21 December 1999; entered into force 1 July 2000. (Penal Code (1990) repealed).
Law on Cultural Heritage (2001)
Law on Cultural Heritage, No. 28/2001/QH10, 29 June 2001.
Judicature Law (2001)
Law on the organization of the Judiciary, regulating the organization, functioning and activity of popular jurisdictions, in view of the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as modified by Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10, adopted by the 10th session of the Xth parliamentary term of the National Assembly, 25 December 2001.
Ordinance on Organization of the Military Courts (2002)
Ordinance No. 04/2002/PL–UBTVQH11QH11 on Organization of the Military Courts, 4 November 2002.
Criminal Procedure Code (2003)
Criminal Procedure Code, No. 19/2003/QH11, 26 November 2003.
Ordinance on the Militia and Self-Defence Force (2004)
Ordinance No. 19/2004/PL-UBTVQH11 on the Militia and Self-Defence Force, 29 April 2004.
Law on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (2005)
Decree No. 100/2005/ND-CP on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, 3 August 2005.
Law on Red Cross Activities (2008)
Law on Red Cross Activities, adopted by the 3rd session of the XIIth parliamentary term of the National Assembly, No. 11/2008/QH12, 3 June 2008.
                         
Yemen
Constitution as amended (1994)
Constitution of the Republic of Yemen, 16 May 1991, as amended on 29 September 1994, published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Yemen, No. 19, 10 October 1994, First Part.
Military Criminal Code (1996)
Decree-Law No. 6/1996 relative to military offences and penalties, 15 February 1996, published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Yemen, No. 3, 15 February 1996, pp. 20–38.
Military Criminal Code (1998)
Law No. 21/1998 relative to military offences and penalties, 25 July 1998, published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Yemen, No. 14, 25 July 1998, pp. 85–60.
Emblem Law (1999)
Law No. 43/1999 on the organisation and use of the emblems of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and on the prohibition of their misuse, 20 September 1999, published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Yemen, No. 18, 30 September 1999, pp. 1–4.
Anti-Personnel Mine Law (2005)
Law No. 25/2005, regarding the Prohibition of Producing, Possessing, Using, Transferring and Trading with Anti-Personnel Mines, Official Journal, 8th Issue, 20 April 2005, available at http://www.icrc.org/ihl-nat (last accessed on 26 July 2010).
Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Criminal Offences Against the Nation and State Act (1945)
Zakon o krivicnim delima protiv naroda i drzave (Criminal Offences against the Nation and State Act), 25 August 1945, published in Official Gazette of the Democratic Federative Yugoslavia, No. 66, 1 September 1945, pp. 645–647.
Penal Code as amended (1976)
Krivicni zakon SFRJ (Penal Code of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), adopted on 28 September 1976, published in Sluzbeni list SFRJ (Socijalisticka Federativna Republika Jugoslavija) (Official Gazette of the SFRY), No. 44/76, 8 October 1976, pp. 1329–1364, as amended by the Law on Alterations and Amendments of the Penal Code, adopted on 5 October 2001.
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of
Constitution (1992)
Ustav Savezne Republike Jugoslavije (Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), 27 April 1992, published in Sluzbeni list SRJ (Savezna Republika Jugoslavija) (FRY Official Gazette), No. 2/92, as amended on 6 July 2000.
Army Act (1994)
Zakon o Vojsci Jugoslavije (Yugoslav Army Act), adopted by the Federal Parliament’s Chamber of the Republics on 20 October 1993, and by the Federal Parliament’s Chamber of Citizens on 18 May 1994, published in Sluzbeni list SRJ (Savezna Republika Jugoslavija) (Official Gazette of the FRY), No. 43, 27 May 1994, under the number 581, pp. 600–631.
Emblem Law (1996)
(Law on Use and Protection of the Emblem and Name of the Red Cross), proclaimed on 27 September 1996 by the Decree proclaiming the Law on Use and Protection of the Emblem and Name of the Red Cross, published in Sluzbeni list SRJ (Savezna Republika Jugoslavija) (Official Gazette of the FRY), No. 46, 4 October 1996, pp. 16–17.
                          
Zambia
Defence Act as amended (1964)
An Act to provide for the creation and maintenance in Zambia of a Defence Force consisting of an Army comprising the Regular Force of the Army, the Territorial Force of the Army, the Army Reserve and the Territorial Army Reserve, and an Air Force comprising the Regular Force of the Air Force, the Auxiliary Air Force, the Air Force Reserve and the Auxiliary Air Force Reserve; to charge the Defence Force with the defence of Zambia and with such other duty as may from time to time be determined by the President; to provide for the creation of a Defence Council to advise the President in matters of policy and matters affecting the command, discipline and administration of the Defence Force; to provide for the commissioning, appointment and transfer of officers in the Defence Force and to set out the terms and conditions of enlistment and service of soldiers in the Regular Force of the Defence Force; to provide the conditions of discharge of soldiers from the Regular Force and for their transfer to the Reserve Force; to provide for the discipline of the Defence Force and for the trial and punishment of members of the Force who commit such military offences as are set out in the Act, or civil offences; to make provision for the arrest of members of the Defence Force who commit an offence against any provision of the Act and for the investigation of and summary dealing with charges preferred against such members; to provide for the creation and constitution of courts-martial to try persons subject to military law under the Act, for the procedure to be followed by such courts-martial, for the awarding of punishments and for the confirmation, revision and review of proceedings of courts-martial and the review of summary findings and awards; to make provision for the carrying out of sentences of imprisonment awarded by courts-martial, for a right of appeal from the decision of a court-martial to the court of appeal and for the procedure in and the determination of such appeals; to provide for the enforcement of maintenance and affiliation orders against members of the Defence Force by deduction from pay and for the imposition of forfeitures and deductions from the pay of such members in certain circumstances; to set out the order of precedence of officers and soldiers of the Defence Force and to make provision for the command of the Army and the command of the Air Force and for the exemption of officers and soldiers from serving as assessors in civil courts; to provide for the arrest of deserters and absentees without leave and for the bringing of such persons before a civil court; to set out the offences relating to military matters which are punishable by civil courts and to make provision with respect to evidence in proceedings under this Act, whether before a court-martial or a civil court; to provide for the composition of and enlistment of persons in the Territorial Force, for the training of persons enlisted in such Force, for the embodiment of such Force when necessary in the public interest, for the discharge of persons from that Force and for all other matters affecting the discipline of such Force; to set out the persons who are subject to military law under the Act and generally to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing; to repeal the Defence Act, 1955, and to give effect to the transitional provisions and savings set out in the Act, Act No. 45 of 1964, 18 September 1964, as subsequently amended, Chapter 131 of the Laws of Zambia, printed and published by the Government Printer, Lusaka, 267 pp.
Red Cross Society Act (1966)
An Act to establish and incorporate the Zambia Red Cross Society and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith, Act No. 9 of 1966, 22 April 1966, Chapter 545 of the Laws of Zambia, printed and published by the Government Printer, Lusaka, 5 p; revised version published, as Act No. 13 of 1994, in the Official Gazette, CAP. 307, pp. 3–5.
Zimbabwe
Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act as amended (1927)
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to procedure and evidence in criminal cases, and to make provision for other matters incidental to such procedure and evidence, 1 June 1927, amended several times, published in The Statute Law of Rhodesia, Vol. II, printed by the Government Printer, Salisbury, 1974, pp. 69–205.
Defence Act as amended (1972)
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the Defence Council, the establishment, constitution, command, administration, organization, duties, conditions of service, training, co-operation with other Military Forces and discipline of the Defence Forces, the declaration of cantonments and protected areas, the requisitioning of buildings, vehicles and other things for the use of the Defence Forces in certain circumstances, the expropriation of land for defence purposes and the protection of defence stores; to provide for the publication of defence agreements and to create powers in connexion with the training of units of the Defence Forces; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing, Act No. 27/1972, 3 November 1972, published in Official Gazette, 3 November 1972, as amended by Act No. 37 of 1974, Act No. 23 of 1975, Act No. 35 of 1976, Act No. 51 of 1976, Act No. 2 of 1978, Act No. 41 of 1978, Act No. 29 of 1981, Statutory Instrument No. 363 of 1983, Act No. 21 of 1985, Statutory Instrument No. 324 of 1986, Act No. 3 of 1992 and Act No. 8 of 1993;
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 6 of 2005.
Missing Persons Act as amended (1978)
An Act to provide for the presumption of death of a person who is missing, or for the care and administration of the estate of such a person; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing, Act No. 28/1978, 10 November 1978, published in Official Gazette, 1978, as amended Acts No. 17/1979, 29/1981, 20/1994 and Statutory Instrument No. 856/1981.
Amnesty Act (1979)
Amnesty Act, Chapter 9:02, 21 December 1979, published in Official Gazette, 1979.
Constitution (1979), as amended
Constitution of Zimbabwe, published as a Schedule to the Zimbabwe Constitution Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1600 of the United Kingdom);
incorporating amendments up to Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19) Act, 2009;
repealed by Constitution Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013.
National Service Act (1979), as amended
The National Service Act, being an act to provide for the registration, liability for National Service and exemption from that liability of residents; and to provide for matters incidental or connected with the foregoing, Act No. 19, entered into force on 1 January 1980;
as amended by Act 22 of 2001, with effect from 20 May 2002.
Amnesty (General Pardon) Act (1980)
Amnesty (General Pardon) Act, Chapter 9:03, 21 March 1980, published in Official Gazette, 1980.
War Victims Compensation Act (1980), as amended
The War Victims Compensation Act, being an Act to provide for the payment of compensation in respect of injuries to or the death of persons caused by the war; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing, entered into force on 14 November 1980;
taking into account amendments up to Act 22 of 2001.
Geneva Conventions Act as amended (1981)
Act to enable effect to be given within Zimbabwe to the four Conventions signed at Geneva on the 12th August, 1949, dealing respectively with wounded and sick members of the armed forces in the field, with wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of the armed forces at sea, with treatment of prisoners of war and with protection of civilian persons in time of war; to repeal the Geneva Convention Act; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing, 1981, published in Official Gazette, No. 36, 1981, pp. 303–310 (and schedules), amended by the Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, 1996, published in Official Gazette, No. 22, 1997, pp. 191–258.
Extradition Act (1982)
An Act to provide for the extradition of persons between Zimbabwe and other countries and for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing, Act No. 6 of 1982, 9 April 1982, published in Official Gazette, 1982, pp. 657–664.
Chemical Weapons Prohibition Act (1998)
An Act to enable effect to be given within Zimbabwe to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction with its Annexes, Chapter 11:18, 1998, published in Official Gazette, No. 9, 1998.
Anti-Personnel Mines (Prohibition) Act (2000)
Act to enable effect to be given within Zimbabwe to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, signed at Oslo, Norway, on the 18th September, 1997, Act No. 17/2000 Chapter 11:19, 2000.
Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act (2004), as amended
An Act to consolidate and amend the criminal law of Zimbabwe; to amend the Interpretation Act [Chapter 1:01], the Burial and Cremation Act [Chapter 5:03], the Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5:07], the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11], the Magistrates Court Act [Chapter 7:10], and the Prisons Act [Chapter 7:11]; to repeal the Aircraft (Offences) Act [Chapter 9:01] and the Concealment of Birth Act [Chapter 9:04]; to amend the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07]; to repeal Infanticide Act [Chapter 9:12] and the Miscellaneous Offences Act [Chapter 9:15]; to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act [Chapter 9:16], and the Stock Theft Act [Chapter 9:18]; to repeal the Witchcraft Suppression Act [Chapter 9:19] and the Sexual Offences Act [Chapter 9:21]; to amend the Anti-Corruption Commission Act [Chapter 9:22], the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17], the Police Act [Chapter 11:10], the Inland Waters Shipping Act [Chapter 13:06], the Tourism Act [Chapter 14:20], the Dangerous Drugs Act [Chapter 15:02], to amend the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act [Chapter 15:03]; the Public Health Act [Chapter 15:09], the Termination of Pregnancy Act [Chapter 15:10], the Housing and Building Act [Chapter 22:07] and the Mental Health Act, 1996; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing;
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 109 of 2008.
National Security Council Act (2009)
Act 2/2009 to provide for the establishment, composition, functions and meetings of the Zimbabwe National Security Council; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, published in the Government Gazette on 4 March 2009.
Constitution (2013)
The Constitution of Zimbabwe, published as a Schedule to the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, Act No. 1 to Repeal and Substitute the Constitution of Zimbabwe, enacted by the President and the Parliament, published in Government Gazette, 29 March 2013.