Seychelles Acts in Force as at 20 February 2012

Content Type: 
legislation

 

EDITORIAL NOTE

This booklet has been prepared for the purpose of providing a starting-point for access to the legislation of Seychelles. This is a fully revised edition. Complete accuracy unfortunately remains elusive; remaining uncertainties should be substantially resolved with the publication of the new set of consolidated legislation.

The book is in two main parts:

(1) An alphabetical list of Acts in force with principal Acts and amendments, and the chronological list of all the statutes and indicates their current status;

(2) Statutory Instruments in force listed under the empowering statutes, and the chronological list of Statutory Instruments.

The Finding List used the 1994 legislation collection as its base. It therefore accounts for all the legislation from 27 August 1994 to February 2012, all Acts in the 1996 collection and such subsidiary legislation as was accessible in the 1994 collection.

This List was made possible by the support of the Wellington Law Publications Fund and the strong moral and material support of Bernard Georges and Kieran Shah SC.

We also acknowledge the support of the Chief Justice F Egonda-Ntende, of the Registrar of the Supreme Court Jude Bonté, and of the Supreme Court staff who provided the space and facilities for our work on this and other endeavours.

Tony Angelo and Mothla Majeed

March 2012

ACTS IN FORCE

This is a list of the Acts of Seychelles as at 20 February

2012. The legislation is listed by the Cap/Roll Number.

NIF (Not in Force) indicates that the Act in question is not yet in force.

Name of Act

Cap/Roll Number

 

Amendment

Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles

Cap 42

 

1994/7

 

1995/5

 

1995/19

 

1996/14

 

2000/7

 

2011/7

   

Acquisition of Land in the Public Interest Act

Cap 1A

   

Adjudication of Titles Decree

Cap 1 

   

Administration of Estates by Consular Officers Act

Cap 2

   

African Development Bank and Fund Decree

Cap 3

   

Age of Majority Act

Cap 4

   

Agency for Social Protection Act

2011/25

   

Agricultural and Fisheries (Incentives) Act

2005/3

 

SI 2007/50

 

SI 2008/65

   

Agriculture Act

Cap 5

   

Airport (Regulation) Act

Cap 6

   

Anglican Church (Constitution of Anglican Diocese of Seychelles) Act

Cap 7

   

Animals (Control of Experiments) Act

Cap 8

   

Animals (Diseases and Imports) Act

Cap 9

   

Anti-Money Laundering Act

2006/5

 

2008/18

 

2011/24

   

Anti-Personnel Mines (Prohibition) Act

2004/3

   

Appropriation Act

2012/1

   

Auctioneers and Appraisers Act

Cap 10

   

Auditor-General Act

2010/9

   

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act 

Cap 13

   

Beach Control Act 

Cap 14

   

Bills of Exchange Act

Cap 15

   

Birds' Eggs Act

Cap 16

   

Boiler Explosions Act

Cap 17

   

Breadfruit and Other Trees (Protection) Act

Cap 18

   

Broadcasting and Telecommunication Act

2000/2

 

2004/10

 

2006/7

   

Business Tax Act

2009/28

 

SI 2010/6

 

SI 2010/27

 

2010/25

 

SI 2010/63 

 

SI 2010/92

 

SI 2011/7

 

SI 2011/8

 

SI 2011/20

   

Cadastral Survey Act

Cap 21

   

Carriage by Air (Overseas Territories) Order 1967

Cap 22

   

Carriage by Air Acts (Application of Provisions) (Overseas Territories) Order 1967

Cap 23

   

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

Cap 24

   

Census Act

Cap 25

   

Central Bank of Seychelles Act

2004/12

 

2008/25

 

2009/8

 

2009/12

 

2009/13

 

2011/13

   

Cheshire Homes Decree

Cap 27

   

Children Act

Cap 28

 

1998/4

 

1999/9 NIF

 

2005/7

   

Cinematography Film Censorship Act

Cap 29

   

Citizenship Act

Cap 30

   

Civil Aviation Act

2005/4

   

Civil Aviation (Control of Obstructions) Act

Cap 32

   

Civil Code of Seychelles Act

Cap 33

   

Civil Status Act

Cap 34

 

2000/10

 

SI 2009/47

   

Clarification of Titles to Land (Deeds of Concession) Act

Cap 35

   

Coast Reserves and Foreshore Leases Act

Cap 36

   

Coco-De-Mer (Management) Decree

Cap 37

   

Commercial Code Act

Cap 38

   

Commissions of Inquiry Act

Cap 39

   

Companies Ordinance

Cap 40

 

2011/14

   

Companies (Special Licences) Act

2003/6

   

Complaints Bureau Act

Cap 41

   

Computer Misuse Act

1998/17

   

Condominium Property Act

Cap 41A

   

Constitutional Appointees' Emoluments Act

Cap 42A

 

2008/7

 

2009/15

 

2011/8

   

Constitutional Posts (Special Provisions) Act

2010/15

   

Consular Conventions Act

Cap 43

   

Consumer Protection Act

2010/30

   

Control and Protection of Clients Account Act

Cap 44

Control of Dogs Act

Cap 45

   

Control of Hire Craft Act

Cap 46

 

1998/10

   

Control of Rent and Tenancy Agreements Act

Cap 47

   

Control of Slaughtering of Cattle Act

Cap 48

   

Control of Supplies and Services

Cap 49

   

Co-operatives Act

Cap 50

   

Copyright Act

Cap 51

 

2010/8

   

Courts Act

Cap 52

 

2010/28

 

SI 2010/69

   

Court Fees (Supreme Court) and Costs Act

Cap 53

 

SI 1997/71

 

SI 2009/9

   

Credit Union Act

2009/13

 

2010/29

   

Criminal Procedure Code

Cap 54

 

1997/7

 

1998/14

 

SI 1998/67

 

SI 1999/33

 

2007/4

 

2008/17

 

2010/2

   

Curatelle Act

Cap 55

   

Customs Management Act

2011/22 NIF

   

Customs Management Decree

Cap 56

   

Customs Tariff Act

Cap 57

   

Data Protection Act

2003/9 NIF

   

Defence Act

Cap 58

 

2006/13

   

Defence Force (Offences) Act

Cap 59

   

Delineation and Classification of Domaine Public Act

Cap 60

   

Derelict Motor Vehicles (Disposal) Act

Cap 61

   

Detention Review Tribunal Decree

Cap 62

   

Development Bank of Seychelles Decree

Cap 63

   

Development Contribution (Specified Islands) Act

1998/2

   

Development Loans Act

Cap 64

   

Disposal of Unclaimed Deposits Acts

Cap 65

   

District Emblems Act

1999/6

   

Domicile Act

Cap 66

   

Dumping at Sea Act 1974 (Overseas Territories) Order 1975

Cap 67

   

Education Act

2004/13

   

Elections Act

Cap 68A

 

1996/19

 

2011/4

 

2011/9

   

Electronic Transactions Act

2001/8

   

Employment Act

Cap 69

 

SI 1996/73

 

1999/8

 

2006/4

 

2008/21

 

2010/18

 

SI 2011/4

   

Entertainments Tax Act

Cap 70

Environment Protection Act

Cap 71

 

1998/15

   

Essential Services and Property Protection Act

Cap 72

   

Estate Agents Act

Cap 73

 

2004/8

   

Evidence Act

Cap 74

 

1996/16

   

Evidence (Bankers' Books) Act

Cap 75

   

Excise Tax Act

2009/25

 

SI 2009/106

 

2010/24

 

SI 2011/9

   

Explosives Act

Cap 77

   

Export of Fishery Products Act

Cap 77A

 

1996/18

 

2003/2

 

2010/32

   

Extradition Act

Cap 78

   

Fair Competition Act

2009/18

   

Fair Trading Commission Act

2009/17

   

Family Violence (Protection of Victims) Act

2000/4

   

Film Classification Board Act 

Cap 78A

   

Financial Institutions Act

2004/14

 

2008/24

 

2009/11

 

2011/23

   

Firearms and Ammunition Act

Cap 80

   

Fire Protection Act 

Cap 81

   

Fisheries Act

Cap 82

 

1997/3

 

2001/2

   

Food Act

Cap 83

   

Foreign Exchange Act

2009/10

 

2010/22

   

Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

Cap 85

   

Forest Reserves Act

Cap 84

   

Foundations Act

2009/32

 

2011/18

   

French Code of Civil Procedure (Promulgation) Act

Cap 86

   

Geneva Conventions Act

Cap 87

   

Genocide Act 1969 (Overseas Territories) Order 1970

Cap 88

   

Geological and Soil Surveys Act

Cap 89

   

Goods and Services Tax Act

2001/10

 

2008/3

 

2008/29

 

2008/35

 

NB 2010/35 s35

   

Harbour Act

Cap 90

   

Health Professionals Act

2006/6

   

Hijacking Act 1971 (Overseas Territories) Order 1971

Cap 91

   

Hospitals and Dispensaries Act

Cap 92

   

Immigration Decree

Cap 93

 

2000/3

 

2000/11

   

Immovable Property (Judicial Sales) Act

Cap 94

   

Immovable Property (Transfer Restriction) Act

Cap 95

   

Imprisonment for Debt Act

Cap 96

   

Income and Non-Monetary Benefits Tax Act

2010/10

 

SI 2010/68

 

SI 2010/95

 

SI 2011/10

 

SI 2011/11

 

SI 2011/21

 

SI 2011/35

   

Industrial Relations Act

Cap 96A

   

Insurance Act

2008/11

   

Insurance (Compensation) Fund Act

Cap 98

   

Insurance Policies Act

Cap 99

   

Interactive Gambling Act

2003/3

   

Interest Act

Cap 100

   

International Business Companies Act

Cap 100A

 

SI 1996/26

 

1997/9

 

2000/5

 

SI 2000/7

 

SI 2005/31

 

SI 2007/28

 

SI 2007/33

 

2011/20

   

International Corporate Service Providers Act

2003/10

 

SI 2005/14

 

2009/29

 

2011/21

   

International Financial Organisations (Membership) Act

Cap 101

   

International Monetary Fund (Membership of Seychelles) Act

Cap 102

   

International Trusts Act

Cap 102A

 

2000/6

 

2011/19

   

International Trade Zone Act

Cap 102A(1)

 

SI 1997/22

 

SI 2000/20

   

Interpretation and General Provisions Act

Cap 103

   

Investment Promotion Act

Cap 103A

 

SI 1997/4

   

Islamic Society of Seychelles (Incorporation) Act

Cap 103B

   

Judiciary Act

2008/9

   

Land Reclamation Act

Cap 106

   

Land Registration Act

Cap 107

 

SI 2011/33

   

Land Settlement (Perpetual Leases of State Land) Act

Cap 108

   

Land Survey Act

Cap 109

   

Legal Aid Act

Cap 110

   

Legal Practitioners Act

Cap 111

 

1996/17

   

Liberation Memorial Fund Decree

Cap 112

   

Licences Act

2010/23

 

SI 2011/32

   

Lighting of Fires (Restriction) Act

Cap 114

   

Limited Partnerships Act

2003/5

 

2011/17

   

Maintenance Orders (Attachment of Earnings) Act

Cap 118

 

1998/7

   

Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

2007/5

   

Malaria Act

Cap 120

   

Manufacture and Export of Produce (Regulation) Act

Cap 121

   

Maritime Zones Act

1999/2

 

2009/5

   

Marriage of British Subjects (Facilities) Act Order in Council 1976

Cap 123

   

Matrimonial Causes Act

Cap 124

 

SI 1993/19

 

1998/6

   

Medical Appeals Board Act

Cap 125

   

Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act

Cap 126

 

1998/13

 

SI 2004/30

   

Mental Health Act

2006/8

   

Merchant Shipping Act

Cap 127A

 

SI 2004/26

   

Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Seychelles) Order 1975

Cap 128

   

Meteorology Act

2000/15

   

Minerals Act

Cap 129

   

Ministerial Emoluments Act

Cap 130

 

2008/6

   

Ministers (Number) Decree

Cap 131

   

Minor Offences (Fixed Penalties) Decree

Cap 132

   

Misuse of Drugs Act

Cap 133

 

2008/15

   

Mortgage and Registration Act

Cap 134

   

Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third-Party Risks) Act

Cap 135

   

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act

Cap 135A

   

Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Act

2008/10

 

SI 2010/2

   

National Arts Council of Seychelles Act

Cap 136

 

SI 2000/30

   

National Assembly Members' Emoluments Act

Cap 136A

 

1998/12

 

2004/2

 

2007/6

 

2008/8

   

National Assembly (Privileges, Immunities and Powers) Act

2011/3

   

National Botanical Gardens Foundation

2009/30

   

National Bureau of Statistics Act

2010/14

   

National Clearance and Settlement Systems Act

2010/12

   

National Council for Children Act

Cap 137

 

1999/7

   

National Council for Disabled Persons Act

Cap 137A

   

National Council for the Elderly Act

1997/5

   

National Drugs Enforcement Act

2008/20

   

National Human Development Council Act

2006/3

   

National Identity Cards Act

Cap 138A

 

1996/20

 

1998/16

 

SI 2009/46

   

National Information Services Agency Act

2010/4

   

National Library Services Act

2010/7

   

National Library Trust Fund (Establishment) Act

Cap 139

   

National Monuments Act

Cap 140

 

1999/3

   

National Parks and Nature Conservancy Act

Cap 141

   

National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Seychelles (Incorporation) Act

Cap 144

 

SI 2001/36

   

National Sports Council Act

Cap 145

 

1997/16

   

National Symbols Act

Cap 145A

   

National Youth Service Act

Cap 146

   

Newspaper Act

Cap 147

   

Notaries Act

Cap 149

   

Nurses and Midwives Act

Cap 150

 

SI 1997/75

 

SI 2004/7

   

Occupational Safety and Health Decree

Cap 151

 

1999/10

   

Oeuvre de Sainte Elizabeth Incorporation Act

Cap 152

   

Official Oaths Act

Cap 153

   

Parastatal Corporations Act

Cap 154

   

Passport Act

Cap 155

   

Patents Act

Cap 156

   

Peace Officers (Inner Islands and Outlying Islands) Act

Cap 157

   

Penal Code

Cap 158

 

1996/15

 

2005/10

 

2010/2

 

2010/20

   

Pensions Act

Cap 159

 

1998/3

   

Pensions (Increase) Act

Cap 160

   

Pensions (Special Provisions) Decree

Cap 161

   

Pensions (Supplementary Provisions) Act

Cap 162

   

People's Housing Mortgages Act

Cap 164

   

Pesticides Control Act

Cap 164A

   

Petroleum Act

Cap 165

   

Petroleum Mining Act

Cap 167

   

Petroleum Mining (Pollution and Control) Act

Cap 168

   

Pharmacy Act

Cap 169

   

Pig Production (Control) Act

Cap 170

   

Plant Pests Act

Cap 171

   

Plant Protection Act 

Cap 171A

 

SI 1995/65

   

Police Force Act

Cap 172

 

1997/6

   

Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act

Cap 173

 

2011/10

   

Ports (Interim Provisions) Act

Cap 174

   

Postal Sector Act

2010/27

   

Preservation of Public Security Act

Cap 176

   

Presidential Emoluments Act

Cap 177

 

2008/4

   

Presumption of Deaths Act

Cap 178

   

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

Cap 179

   

Prevention of Terrorism Act

2004/7

   

Prisons Act

Cap 180

 

2008/16

 

2010/17

   

Privileges and Immunities (Diplomatic, Consular and International Organisations) Act

Cap 181

   

Privileges and Immunities (Shelter Afrique) Act

1997/17

   

Privilege of Treasury for Costs Act

Cap 182

   

Probate (Re-Sealing) Act

Cap 183

   

Probation of Offenders Act

Cap 184

   

Proceeds of Crime (Civil Confiscation) Act

2008/19

   

Property Management Corporation Act

2004/4

   

Protected Areas Act

Cap 185

   

Protected Cell Companies Act

2003/4

 

2004/6

   

Protection of Aircraft Act 1973 (Overseas Territories) Order 1973

Cap 186

   

Protection of Human Rights Act 

2009/3

   

Protection of Local Agricultural Produce Act

Cap 187

   

Public Debt Management Act

2008/32

 

2009/31

   

Public Enterprise (Monitoring) Act

2009/19

 

SI 2010/53

 

SI 2011/29

   

Public Finances Act

Cap 188A

 

1996/22

 

2004/9

 

2006/9

   

Public Health Act

Cap 189

   

Public Holidays Act

Cap 190

   

Public Offices Act

Cap 191

   

Public Officers' Ethics Act

2008/14

   

Public Officers (Protection) Act

Cap 192

   

Public Officers' Security Act

Cap 193

   

Public Order Act

Cap 194

   

Public Procurement Act

2008/33

 

SI 2009/38

   

Public Seal Act

Cap 195

   

Public Sector Special Pension Act

2005/9

 

2007/2

   

Public Utilities Corporation Act

Cap 196

 

2010/33

   

Quarantine Act

Cap 197

   

Radio Communication (Islands) Decree

Cap 198

   

Reciprocal Enforcement of British Judgments Act

Cap 199

   

Red Cross Society of Seychelles Act

Cap 200

   

Registration of Associations Act

Cap 201

   

Registration of Business Names Act

Cap 202

   

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

Cap 202A

   

Removal of Sand and Gravel Act

Cap 203

   

Revenue Administration Act

2009/27

 

SI 2011/26

 

SI 2011/6

 

2011/16

   

Right of Access to Islands Act

Cap 204

   

Road Act

Cap 205

   

Road Transport Act

Cap 206

 

1997/8

 

2000/12

 

2000/14

   

Roman Catholic Mission of Seychelles (Incorporation) Act

Cap 207

 

2000/8

   

Securities Act

2007/8

   

Security on Movables Act

Cap 209

   

Seventh-Day Adventist Mission (Incorporation) Act

Cap 210

   

Seychelles Agricultural Agency Act

2009/4

   

Seychelles Archives Act

Cap 211

   

Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation Act

2011/2

   

Seychelles Bureau of Standards Act

Cap 212

 

1997/14

   

Seychelles Business Number Act

2009/24

   

Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Act

2005/5

   

Seychelles Code of Civil Procedure Act

Cap 213

   

Seychelles Energy Commission Act

2010/5

   

Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency Act

2010/16

   

Seychelles Fishing Authority (Establishment) Act

Cap 214

   

Seychelles Heritage Foundation Act

2006/11

   

Seychelles Housing Development Corporation Act

Cap 215

 

2000/16

   

Seychelles Institute of Management Act

2006/2

   

Seychelles International Business Authority Act

Cap 216A

 

2005/2

 

2009/7

   

Seychelles Investment Act

2010/31

   

Seychelles Island Foundation Decree

Cap 217

   

Seychelles Land Transport Act

2009/2

   

Seychelles Media Commission

2010/36

   

Seychelles National Investment Corporation Decree

Cap 219

   

Seychelles National Youth Council Act

1997/15

 

2009/21

   

Seychelles Pension Fund Act

2005/8

 

2007/3

 

2010/21

   

Seychelles Petroleum (Taxation) Act

2008/23

   

Seychelles Ports Authority Act

2004/11

   

Seychelles Public Transport Corporation Decree

Cap 221

   

Seychelles Qualifications Authority Act

2005/12

   

Seychelles Revenue Commission Act

2009/26

 

SI 2011/28 

 

2011/15

   

Seychelles Security Guards Service Pension Act

Cap 222

   

Seychelles Tourism Board Act

2005/6

 

2008/36

 

2010/19

   

Small Enterprise Promotion Agency Act

2004/5

   

Small Holdings Act

Cap 224

   

Social Security Act

2010/11

   

Social Workers' Council Act

2007/7

 

SI 2011/23

   

Stamp Duty Act

Cap 226

 

SI 1996/13

 

SI 2006/3

 

SI 2011/34

   

State Land and River Reserves Act

Cap 228

   

State Security Act

Cap 229

   

Status of Married Women Act

Cap 231

   

Statute Law Revision Act

Cap 232

 

2010/3

   

Summary Jurisdiction (Wives and Children) Act

Cap 233

 

1998/5

   

Taxation (Provisional Charging) Act

Cap 234

   

Termination of Pregnancy Act

Cap 236

   

Tertiary Education Act

2011/12 NIF

   

Tobacco Control

2009/14

   

Tourism (Incentives) Act

2003/7

 

2008/1

 

SI 2008/13

 

SI 2009/76

 

SI 2010/14

 

SI 2011/101

   

Town and Country Planning Act

Cap 237

   

Town of Victoria (Boundaries and Divisions) Act

Cap 238

   

Trade Marks Decree

Cap 239

   

Trades Tax Act

Cap 240

 

1997/10

 

2001/6

 

2008/28

   

Transfer and Delegation of Statutory Functions Act

Cap 241

 

SI 1998/61

 

SI 1999/31

   

Transfer of Prisoners Act

2010/17

   

Trustees of Seychelles Ex-Servicemen Fund Act

Cap 243

   

Unemployment Fund Act

Cap 244

   

Unemployment Relief Scheme Act

Cap 244A

   

Value Added Tax

2010/35 NIF

 

NB s1(2)

 

SI 2011/49

   

Vice-Presidential Emoluments Act

1998/11

 

2008/5

   

Weights and Measures Act

Cap 245

   

Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act

Cap 247

 

2001/9

   

Witnesses Tariff Act

Cap 248