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Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of Document Purpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies

24 December 2013

Not yet reviewed

To amend the High Court Act, 1990, so as to give powers to the Judge President to make rules to regulate the execution of immovable property where such property is the primary home of the judgment debtor and to make court- ordered alternative dispute resolution mechanisms compulsory in certain causes and matters as preliminary to the hearing or trial; to make rules for the filing of witness statements which constitute evidence-in-chief in lieu of oral evidence; to make rules for the more effective control of the litigation process by judges; to make rules for electronic filing of process and documents with the court; and to provide for incidental matters.

24 June 1999

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the application of certain laws to the Eastern Caprivi Zipfel, the operation of which was excluded by virtue of the provision of certain pre-independent laws.

25 December 2011

Not yet reviewed

To amend the High Court Act, 1990, to provide for the creation of local divisions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

25 July 2003

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the issuing of protection orders in domestic violence matters; to provide for matters relating to domestic violence offences; to provide for police duties in respect of domestic violence incidents; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977; and to provide for incidental matters.

28 November 1991

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to make other provision in relation to the requirements for the admission of attorneys; to make other provision for exemptions in respect of service under articles and examinations; to establish a Board for Legal Education and its powers, duties and functions; to delete or replace certain obsolete definitions and expressions; to re-enact subsection (3) of section 81 of the Act which was erroneously repealed by Act 22 of 1990; to amend Act 22 of 1990 to replace a certain definition; to amend Act 32 of 1944 to provide further for the appearance of candidate attorneys in court proceedings; and to provide for incidental matters.

28 November 1991

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the recognition of marriages contracted in terms of the Swapo Family Act, 1977, and the adoption of children in terms of the said Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

28 November 1991

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Admission of Advocates Act, 1964, so as to make other provision in relation to the requirements for the admission of advocates; to make it obligatory for persons who have not previously practised as advocates to serve a period of pupillage and to pass a practical examination before such per- son may commence so practising; to delete or replace certain obsolete definitions and expressions; and to provide for incidental matters.

3 December 1990

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund; and for matters incidental thereto.

3 May 1991

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Stock Theft Act, 1990, so as to further regulate the particulars to be contained in a document of identification; to prohibit offences relating to stock theft or the theft of stock or produce to be justiciable by any person or body acting in terms of the traditional law and customs; to repeal the provision relating to the institution of a trial only at the instance of the Prosecutor- General; to make certain editorial corrections; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

30 May 1991

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to further regulate the authority of the courts, magistrates and other judicial officers in relation to bail and to effect a certain adjustment relating to bail in consequence of the Namibian Constitution; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

 

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