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

21 December 2003

Not yet reviewed

amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to provide for the making of special arrangements for vulnerable witnesses; to further regulate the admissibility of certain unsworn or unfirmed evidence and to determine the weight to be attached to certain evidence; to make provision for the manner of cross-examination of witnesses under a certain age; to provide for the admission as evidence of certain medical records as evidence; to provide for the admission as evidence of certain statements made out of court; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

4 September 1998

Not yet reviewed

Amend the Racial Discrimination Prohibition Act, 1991, so as to amend the provisions relating to the disseminating of ideas in respect of racial superiority; to create certain defences against prosecution in terms of the Act; to increase the penalties in respect of offences; to make other provisions relating to vicarious responsibility; and to provide for incidental matters.

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.

11 August 1993

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Admission of Advocates Act, 1964, so as to provide for certain persons who have been admit- ted to Namibia for temporary residence therein to be admitted to practise and authorized to be enrolled as advocates under certain circumstances; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

11 August I993

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to extend the powers of the council of The Law Society of Namibia in respect of the assessment of fees for work other than litigious work payable to practitioners.

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.

19 April 2000

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Combating of Immoral Practices Act, 1980, so as to extend the prohibition of sexual or indecent acts with youths 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.

12 August 2010

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to increase the maximum fines that may be imposed for certain offences; to increase the admission of guilt fine that may be paid in terms of a written notice or a summons; to make provision for the payment of admission of guilt fines after appearing in court; to further regulate the release of an accused on warning; to increase the fine that may be imposed on an accused after a conviction pursuant to a plea of guilty only; to further provide for the protection of witnesses; and to provide for incidental matters.

15 November 1993

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to make provision for the Prosecutor-General or other prosecutor to appeal against any decision given in favour of, including any resultant sentence imposed upon, or order made in respect of, an accused in criminal cases; to make further provision for an accused to appeal against any decision given by the High Court on appeal in favour of the Prosecutor-General or other prosecutor in criminal cases; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

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