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2013
 

The Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Act (Repeal) Act, 2013 [No. 1 of 2013]
Being an Act to repeal the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Act, to dissolve the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board, to vest the property of the Board in the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Company Limited and to provide for other related matters.

The Right to Access Information Act, 2013 [No. 2 of 2013]
Being an Act to provide for the disclosure of information held by public authorities or by persons providing services for them and to provide for other related matters.

 
2012
 
 

The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone Agreement (Ratification) Act, 2011 [No. 1 of 2012]
Being an Act to ratify the agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone on the Establishment of Residual Court for Sierra Leone signed on the 11th August, 2010 and for other related matters.

The Anti Money Laundering and Combating of Financing of Terrorism Act, 2012 [No. 2 of 2012]
Being an Act to provide for the criminalization of money laundering and financing of terrorism, the establishment of structures to implement this and for other related matters.

The National Minerals Agency Act, 2012 [No. 3 of 2012]
Being an Act to establish the National Minerals Agency to promote the development of the minerals sector by effectively and efficiently managing the administration and regulation of mineral rights and minerals trading in Sierra Leone, including geological survey and data collection activities; to establish a National Minerals Agency Board to provide technical and other support to the agency and to provide for other related matters.

The Public Elections Act, 2012 [No. 4 of 2012]
Being an Act to consolidate and amend the law on public elections, to make provision supplementary to sections 32 and 33 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone with respect to the Electoral Commission and for other related matters.

The Postal Services Regulatory Agency Act, 2012 [No. 5 of 2012]
Being an Act to establish the Postal Services Regulatory Agency as a body corporate, to license and regulate the operation of postal services throughout Sierra Leone, to establish a Postal Services Regulatory Agency Board and to provide for other related matters.

The Legal Aid Act, 2012 [No. 6 of 2012]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Legal Aid Board, to provide accessible, affordable, credible and sustainable legal aid services to indigent persons and for other related matters.

The Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2012 [No. 7 of 2012]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority to exercise regulatory and supervisory control for the beneficial and peaceful uses of radioactive substances and their applications, including licensing, inspection and enforcement throughout Sierra Leone; to provide adequate protection to the public, workers and the environment against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation; to provide for Sierra Leone to meet its obligations under relevant international treaties, in particular, the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Agreement between Sierra Leone and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Non-Proliferation Treaty; to provide for the establishment of the Radiation Protection Board as the governing body of the Authority and for other related matters.

The National Pharmaceutical Procurement Unit Act, 2012 [No. 8 of 2012]
Being an Act to establish the National Pharmaceutical Procurement Unit as an autonomous body responsible for the procurement, storage, distribution and management of drugs and medical supplies, for and on behalf of all public health facilities throughout Sierra Leone, to establish a National Pharmaceutical Procurement Unit Board and to provide for other related matters.

The Arms and Ammunition Act, 2012 [No. 9 of 2012]
Being an Act to repeal and replace the Arms and Ammunition Act, 1955, to provide for the control of the transfer of small arms and light weapons, their ammunitions and other related materials from, to or through Sierra Leone; to provide for the regulation of the manufacture of small arms and light weapons, to provide for institutional and operational capacities to regulate possession and use of small arms and light weapons within Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.

The Patents and Industrial Designs Act, 2012 [No. 10 of 2012]
Being an Act to provide for the promotion of inventive and innovative activity and facilitate the acquisition of technology through the grant and regulation of patents and industrial designs and for other related matters.

The National Protected Area Authority and Conservation Trust Fund Act, 2012 [No. 11 of 2012]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the National Protected Area Authority and Conservation Trust Fund, to promote biodiversity conservation, wildlife management, research, to provide for the sale of ecosystems services in the National Protected Areas and to provide for other related matters.

The Sexual Offences Act, 2012 [No. 12 of 2012]
Being an Act to consolidate with amendments the law relating to sexual offences.

The Sierra Leone National Carrier Agreement Ratification Act, 2012 [No. 13 of 2012]
Being an Act to ratify the Joint Venture Agreement relating to the setting up and operations of Sierra Leone National Carrier Limited; to grant to Sierra Leone National Carrier Limited the status of the sole National Carrier of the Republic of Sierra Leone, to reserve to Sierra Leone National Carrier Limited the right to perform at its discretion the maritime transportation of forty per cent of the total value of cargo exported out of, and imported into, Sierra Leone, whether they be utilised or in bulk, dry or liquid, including the provision of FPSOs and FSOs.

The Geneva Conventions Act, 2012 [No. 14 of 2012]
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.

The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society Act, 2012 [No. 15 of 2012]
Being an Act to continue in existence the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society and to provide for other related matters.

Statutes Relating to Land Law in Sierra Leone
Cap. 19 (1960)

Statutes Relating to Land Law in Sierra Leone
Cap. 8 (1961)

Statutes Relating to Land Law in Sierra Leone
No. 37 (1961), No.18 (1963), Cap. 116, Cap. 117, Cap. 122, No. 15 (1961), No. 61 (1962), No. 11 (1965), No. 18 (1976), No. 29 (1972), No. 48 (1962) - Cap. 120, Cap. 66, No. 56 (1961), No. 10 (1964), Cap. 77 - PN No. 76 (1964), Cap. 77 - PN No. 75 (1964), Cap. 124, No. 19 (1946) - Cap. 81, No. 3 (2001), Decree No. 7 (1968), No. 30 (1966), Cap. 128, No. 11 (1950), Cap. 255, Cap. 256

Statutes Relating to Land Law in Sierra Leone
Cap. 149


2011
 
 

The Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission Act, 2011 [No. 1 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission to manage the affairs of teachers in order to improve their professional status and economic wellbeing and for other related matters.
Amends the Education Act, 2004 (No. 2 of 2004)

The Public Debt Management Act, 2011 [No. 2 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide for the management of the public debt of Sierra Leone and for other related matters.

The Persons With Disability Act, 2011 [No. 3 of 2011]
Being an Act to establish the National Commission for Persons with Disability, to prohibit discrimination against persons with disability, achieve equalization of opportunities for persons with disability and to provide for other related matters.

The Credit Reference Act, 2011 [No. 4 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide a framework for the establishment of credit reference bureaus, to establish the conditions for credit reporting and to provide for other related matters.

The Sierra Leone Health Service Commission Act, 2011 [No. 5 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Sierra Leone Health Service Commission to assist the Minstry responsible for health in the delivery of affordable and improved healthcare servces to the people of Sierra Leone and for other related matters.

The Government Budgeting and Accountability (Amendment) Act, 2011 [No. 6 of 2011]
Being an Act to amend the Government Budgeting and Accountability Act, 2005.

The Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 2011 [No. 7 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide for the management of petroleum operations, to regulate and promote petroleum exploration, development and production; to regulate the licensing and participation of commercial entities in petroleum operations; to provide for proper supervision of petroleum operations, to promote the participation of Sierra Leoneans in the petroleum industry; to provide for efficient and safe petroleum operations; to provide for an open, transparent and competitive process of licensing and for other related matters.

The Copy Right Act, 2011 [No. 8 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide for the protection of copyright in Sierra Leone and for other related matters.

The Customs Act, 2011 [No. 9 of 2011]
Being an Act to modernise and simplify the laws relating to customs and the prohibition and control of importation and exportation of certain goods; and to provide for related matters.

The Local Courts Act, 2011 [No. 10 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment and operation of Local Courts, the administration of justice in the provinces and for other related matters.

The National HIV and AIDS Commission Act, 2011 [No. 11 of 2011]
Being an Act to establish the National HIV and AIDS Commission to be making policies for the prevention, management and control of HIV and AIDS, to provide for the treatment, counseling, support and care of persons infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS and for other related matters.

The Finance Act, 2011 [No. 12 of 2011]
Being an Act to provide for the imposition and alteration of taxation for the year 2011 and for other related matters.

The Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission Act, 2011 [No. 13 of 2011]
Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission to regulate the provision of electricity and water services and to provide for other related matters.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Financing of Terrorism Act, 2011
Being an Act to provide for the criminalization of money laundering and financing of terrorism, the establishment of structures to implement this and for other related matters.

The Bank of Sierra Leone Act, 2011 [No. 15 of 2011]
Being an Act to continue in existence the Bank of Sierra Leone, and to provide for other related matters.

The National Electricity Act, 2011 [No. 16 of 2011]
Being an Act to incorporate the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company and to establish the Electricity Generation and Supply Authority and to provide for other related matters.

The Legal Practitioners (Code of Conduct) Rules, 2010
Statutory Instrument of The Legal Practitioners Act, 2000 (No. 15 of 2000)

 
2010
 
 

The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2009 [No. 1 of 2010]
Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation and to provide for other related matters.

The Finance Act, 2010 [No. 2 of 2010]
Being an Act to provide for the imposition and alteration of taxation for the year 2010 and for other related matters.

The Road Maintenance Fund Administration Act, 2010 [No. 3 of 2010]
Being an Act to establish a Road Maintenance Fund and an administration for financing the maintenance of the core road network and to provide for other related matters.

The Sierra Leone Roads Authority (Amendment) Act, 2010 [No. 4 of 2010]
Being an Act to amend the Sierra Leone Roads Authority Act, 1992.
Amends the Sierra Leone Roads Authority Act, 1992

Weights and Measures Act, 2010 [No. 5 of 2010]
Being an Act to repeal and replace the Weights and Measures Act, 1961, to authorise and validate the use of the metric system of measurements based on the International System of Units, to provide for the comparison and verification of weights and measures and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Weights and Measures Act, 1961 (Act No. 22 of 1961)

The Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms Act, 2010 [No. 6 of 2010]
Being an Act to establish a National Commission for the control of the proliferation and the illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons, their ammunitions and other related materials and to provide for other related matters.

The Public Private Partnership, 2010
Being an Act to promote and facilitate the implementation of public-private partnership transactions for infrastructure projects and social sector service projects; to establish a Public-Private Partnership Council and a Public-Private Partnership Unit; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

 
2009
 
 

The Registration of Customary Marriage and Divorce Act, 2009 [No. 1 of 2009]
Being an Act to provide for the registration of customary marriages and divorces and for other related matters.
Supersedes the Registration of Customary Marriage and Divorce Act, 2007 [No. 24 of 2007]

The Appropriation Act, 2009 [No. 2 of 2009]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2009.

The Payment Systems Act, 2009 [No. 3 of 2009]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment, operation, designation and supervision of electronic and other payments, clearing and settlement systems, the rights and obligations of transacting and intermediating parties and for other related matters.

The Home Mortgage Finance Act, 2009 [No. 4 of 2009]
Being an Act to regulate home mortgage financing and institutions, which carry on home mortgage financing and to provide for other related matters.

The Companies Act, 2009 [No. 5 of 2009]
Being an Act
to provide for the registration and registration of companies and for other related matters.
Repeals the Companies Act [Cap. 249].

The Goods and Services Tax Act, 2009 [No. 6 of 2009]
Being an Act to provide for the imposition of a broadbased tax on the consumption of goods and services in Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Entertainment Tax Act, 1971; the Restaurant Food Act, 1989; the External Telecommunications Act, 1995; the Sales Tax Act, 1995. Amends the Development of Tourism Act, 1990.

The Bankruptcy Act, 2009 [No. 7 of 2009]
Being an Act to provide for declaring as bankrupt any person who cannot pay his debts of a specified amount and to disqualify him from holding certain elective and public offices or from practising any regulated profession and for other related matters.

The Telecommunications (Amendment) Act, 2009 [No. 8 of 2009]
Being an Act to amend the Telecommunications Act, 2006.
Amends the Telecommunications Act, 2006.

The Chieftaincy Act, 2009 [No. 10 of 2009]
Being an Act to provide for the qualification, election, powers, functions and removal of a person as Paramount Chief and for other matters connected with chieftaincy.
Amends Cap.60.

The Mines and Minerals Act, 2009 [No. 12 of 2009]
Being an Act to consolidate and amend the law on mines and minerals; to promote local and foreign investment in the mining sector by introducing new and improved provisions for exploration, mine development and marketing of minerals and mineral secondary processing for the benefit of the people of Sierra Leone; to ensure that management of the mineral sector is transparent and accountable in accordance with international best practice; to promote improved employment practices in the mining sector; to improve the welfare of communities adversely affected by mining; to introduce measures to reduce the harmful effects of mining activities on the environment and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Mines and Minerals Act, 1994. Repeals the Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and Development Act, 1999.

The National Youth Commission Act, 2009
Being an Act to establish the National Youth Commission, to empower the youth to develop their potential, creativity and skills for national development and for other related matters.

The Finance Act, 2009
Being an Act to provide for the imposition and alteration of taxation for the year 2009 and for other related matters.

 
2008
 
 

The Medical Practitioners and Dental Surgeons (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 1 of 2008]
Being an Act to amend the Medical Practitioners and Dental Surgeons Act, 1994.
Amends the Medical Practitioners and Dental Surgeons Act, 1997 (No. 12 of 1994)

The Civil Aviation Act, 2008 [No. 2 of 2008]

The Appropriation Act, 2008 [No. 3 of 2008]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2008.
Repeals the National Registration Act, 1974 (No. 20 of 1974).

The National Registration Act, 2008 [No. 4 of 2008]
Being an Act to provide for the compulsory registration of citizens and non citizens resident in Sierra Leone and the issue of Identity Cards to such persons and for the use of public bodies; and to provide for other related matters.

The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 5 of 2008]
Being an Act to amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 2003 so as to provide for the licensing of shipping agents and the regulation of their activities and for other related matters.
Amends the Merchant Shipping Act, 2003 [No. 3 of 2003]

The Bumbuna Watershed Authority and the Bumbuna Conservation Area Act, 2008 [No. 6 of 2008]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Bumbuna Watershed Management Authority, to coordinate sustainable land use and agriculture programmes in an environmentally compatible manner in the Bumbuna Watershed, to promote environmental management and biodiversity conservation in the Bumbuna Conservation Area, in order to address environmental and social needs associated with the operation of the Bumbuna Hydroelectric Dam, including, the physical protection and sustainability of the Bumbuna reservoir and to provide for other related matters.

The Finance Act, 2008 [No. 7 of 2008]
Being an Act to provide for the imposition and alteration of taxation for the year 2008 and for other related matters.
Amends the Finance Act, 2007 [No. 22 of 2007]

The National Commission for Social Action (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 8 of 2008]
Being an Act to amend the National Commission for Social Action Act, 2001.
Amends the National Commission for Social Action Act, 2001 (No. 13 of 2001)

The Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 9 of 2008]
Being an Act to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 so as to grant the Anti-Corruption Commission the power to prosecute offences involving corruption.
Amends the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 [No. 6 of 1991]

The National Drugs Control Act, 2008 [No. 10 of 2008]
Being an Act to establish the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency; to provide for the control of and prevention of abuse of narcotic drugs; to implement provisions of International Drug Control Conventions, and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Dangerous Drugs Act [Cap. 154]. Amended by No. 10 of 2008.

The Environment Agency Protection Act, 2008 [No. 11 of 2008]
Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, to provide for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.
Repeals the Environment Protection Act, 2000 [No. 2 of 2000]

The Anti-Corruption Act, 2008 *searchable [No. 12 of 2008]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of an independent Anti- Corruption Commission for the prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of corruption and corrupt practices and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Anti-Corruption Act, 2000.

The National Drugs Control (Amendment) Act, 2008 [No. 13 of 2008]
Being An Act to amend the National Drugs Control Act, 2008
Amends the National Drugs Control Act, 2008 [No. 10 of 2008]

 
2007
 
 
The Appropriation Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 1 of 2007]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2007. 

The Diamond Cutting and Polishing Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 2 of 2007]
Being an Act to provide for the control of diamond cutting and polishing, the licensing of diamond cutters and polishers, to define the rights and duties of a licensee and for other matters connected therewith.

The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency Act, 2007 [No. 3 of 2007] *searchable
Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency to promote investments and exports and for other unrelated matters.

The Other Financial Services (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 4 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Other Financial Services Act, 2001 so as to provide for the establishment and operation of stock exchanges.
Amends the Other Financial Services Act, 2001.

The Road Traffic Act, 2007   *searchable  [No. 5 of 2007]
Being an Act to consolidate, with amendments, the law relating to road traffic and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Road Traffic Act, 1964 (No. 62 of 1964).

The Refugees Protection Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 6 of 2007]
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.

The Child Rights Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 7 of 2007]
Being 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.
Repeals the Corporal Punishment Act. Amends the Protection of Women and Girls Act (Cap 30). Amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Act (Cap. 31). Amends the Children and Young Persons Act (Cap. 44). Amends the Muslim Marriage Act (Cap. 96). Amends the Armed Forces of Sierra Leone Act, 1961 (No. 34 of 1961). Amends the Interpretation Act, 1971 (No. 8 of 1971). 

The Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 8 of 2007]
Being an Act to provide for the prevention, management and control of HIV and AIDS, for the treatment, counseling, support and care of persons infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS infection and for other related matters.

The Finance Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 9 of 2007]
Being an Act to provide for the imposition and alteration of taxes and for other related matters.
Amends the Income Tax Act, 2000 (No. 8 of 2000). Amends the Restaurant Food Tax Act, 1989 (No. 6 of 1989. Amends the External Telecommunications Act, 1995 (No. 2 of 1995). Amends the Sales Tax Act, 1995 (No. 5 of 1995). Amends the Finance Act, 2006 (No. 7 of 2006). Amends the National Revenue Authority Act, 2002 (No. 11 of 2002). Amends the Cargo (Clearing and Forwarding) Act, 1994 (No. 5 of 1994).

The Fisheries (Management and Development) (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 10 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Fisheries (Management and Development) Act, 1994.
Amends No. 19 of 1994.

The Telecommunications (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No.11 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Telecommunications Act, 2006.
Amends No. 9 of 2006.

The Pharmacy and Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 12 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Pharmacy and Drugs Act, 2001.
Amends No. 12 of 2001.

The Hospital Boards (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 13 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Hospital Boards Act, 2003.
Amends No. 6 of 2003.

The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 14 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Act, 2000.
Amends No. 11 of 2000.

The Electoral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 15 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Electoral Laws Act, 2002.
Amends No. 2 of 2002.

General Law (Business Start-up) (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 16 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend certain enactments in order to eliminate barriers to the expeditious establishment, growth and development of business in Sierra Leone.
Amends the Exchange Control Act (Cap. 265). Amends the Legal Practitioners Act, 2000 (No. 15 of 2000). Amends the Non-Citizens (Registration, Immigration and Expulsion) Act, 1965 (No. 15 of 1965). 

The Development Learning Centre Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 17 of 2007]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Development Learning Centre to provide cost effective alternative to traditional forms of meetings, conferences and courses enabling managers, professionals and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, as well as students and researchers to connect with their counterparts and others around the world and for other related matters.

The Registration of Business Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 18 of 2007]
Being an Act to consolidate the law on the registration of businesses and business names and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Business Names Registration Act (Cap. 257). Repeals the Business Registration Act, 1983 (No. 13 of 1983).

The Independent Media Commission (Amendment) Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 19 of 2007]
Being an Act to amend the Independent Media Commission Act, 2000.
Amends the Independent Media Commission Act, 2000 (No. 12 of 2000).

The Domestic Violence Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 20 of 2007]
Being an Act to suppress domestic violence, to provide protection for the victims of domestic violence and to provide for other related matters.

The Devolution of Estates Act, 2007     *searchable  [No. 21 of 2007]
Being an Act to provide for surviving spouses, children, parents, relatives and other dependants of testate and intestate persons and to provide for other related matters.
Amends the Christian Marriage Act. Amends the Muslim Marriage Act. Amends the Administration of Estates Act. 

The High Court Rules, 2007 *searchable
In exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 145 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991, the Rules of Court Committee hereby makes the following Rules.

The Financial Management Regulations, 2007
In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 82 of the Government Budgeting and Accountability Act, 2005, the Minister of Finance hereby makes the following Regulations.

2006
 
The Summary Ejectment (Amendment) Act, 2006     *searchable  [No. 1 of 2006]
Being an Act to amend the Summary Ejectment Act so as to increase the jurisdiction of Magistrates' Courts in respect of summary ejectment.
Amends the Summary Ejectment Act, Cap. 49.

The Courts (Amendment) Act, 2006     *searchable  [No. 2 of 2006]
Being an Act to amend the Courts Act, 1965
Amends the Courts Act, 1965.

The Independent Media Commission (Amendment) Act, 2006 [No. 3 of 2006] *searchable
Being an Act to amend the Independent Media Commission Act, 2000
Amends the Independent Media Commission Act, 2000.

The National Power Authority (Amendment) Act, 2006      *searchable  [No. 4 of 2006]
Being an Act to amend the National Power Authority Act, 1982.
Amends the National Power Authority Act, 1982.

The Administration of Estates (Amendment) Act, 2006     *searchable  [No. 5 of 2006]
Being an Act to amend the Administration of Estates Act, Cap. 45
Amends the Administration of Estates Act.

The Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2006     *searchable  [No. 6 of 2006]
Being an Act to amend the Income Tax Act, 2000.
Amends the Income Tax Act, 2000.

The Finance Act, 2006     *searchable  [No. 7 of 2006]
Being an Act to provide for the imposition and alteration of taxation and for other related matters.
Amends the Income Tax Act, 2000, the Sales Tax Act, 1995 and the Government Budgeting and Accountability Act, 2005

The Appropriation Act, 2006     *searchable  [No. 8 of 2006]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2006.

The Telecommunications Act, 2006      *searchable  [No. 9 of 2006]
Being an Act to establish the National Telecommunications Commission and to provide for the licensing and regulation of telecommunications operators and for the promotion of universal access to basic telecommunication services, fair competition for the benefit of investors in, and the users of telecommunication networks and services, to improve the national, regional and global integration of Sierra Leone in telecommunications and to provide for other related matters.

The Sierra Leone Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2006 [No. 10 of 2006] *searchable
Being an Act to amend the Sierra Leone Citizenship Act, 1973 so as to grant the right of dual citizenship and citizenship by birth directly through the mother.
Superseded by Act No. 11 of 2006.

The Sierra Leone Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2006 [No. 11 of 2006] *searchable
Being an Act to amend the Sierra Leone Citizenship Act, 1973 so as to grant the right of dual citizenship and citizenship by birth directly through the mother.
Amends the Sierra Leone Citizenship Act, 1973.

2005
 
The Universities Act, 2005      *searchable  [No. 1 of 2005]
Being an Act to reconstitute the University of Sierra Leone, to establish the Njala University, to provide for the establishment of other public universities and private universities and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Njala University College Act, 1964 and the University of Sierra Leone Act, 1972.

The Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Act, 2005      *searchable  [No. 2 of 2005]
Being an Act to amend the Legal Practitioners Act, 2000.
Amends the Legal Practitioners Act, 2000.

The Government Budgeting and Accountability Act, 2005       *searchable  [No. 3 of 2005]
Being an Act to secure transparency and accountability in the appropriation, control and management of the finances and other financial resources of Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Public Budgeting and Accounting Act, 1992 [No. 1 of 1992].

The Appropriation Act, 2005     *searchable  [No. 4 of 2005]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2005.

The Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2005     [No. 5 of 2005]
Being an Act to suppress money laundering and to provide for other related matters.
Superseded by Act 6 of 2005.

The Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2005     *searchable  [No. 6 of 2005]
Being an Act to suppress money laundering and to provide for other related matters.

The Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2005     *searchable  [No. 7 of 2005]
Being an Act to suppress the trafficking in person and to provide for other related matters.

The Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2005     *searchable  [No. 8 of 2005]
Being an Act to amend the Income Tax Act, 2000.
Amends the Income Tax Act, 2000.

  
2004
  

The Local Government Act, 2004     *searchable   [No. 1 of 2004]
Being an Act to consolidate with amendments, the law on local government, and to provide for the decentralisation and devolution of functions, powers and services to local councils and for other matters connected therewith.
Repeals the Rural Areas Act (Cap. 75), the Sherbro Urban District Council Act (Cap. 76), the District Councils Act (Cap. 79), the Bo Town Council Act (Cap. 80), the Townships Act (Cap. 295), the City Council of Freetown (Validation and Confirmation of Acts) Act, 1960, the Local Authorities (Audit) Act, 1964, the Local Authorities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1965, the Local Authorities (Warrants for Rates) Act, 1966 and the Freetown Municipality Act, 1973.

The Education Act, 2004     *searchable   [No. 2 of 2004]
Being an Act to reform the education system, including provision for pre-primary education, technical and vocational training, adult and non-formal education and the role of universities; and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Education Act, 1964.

The External Telecommunications Tax (Amendment) Act, 2004      *searchable  [No. 3 of 2004]
Being an Act to amend the External Telecommunications Tax Act, 1995.
Amends the External Telecommunications Tax Act, 1995.

The Appropriation Act, 2004       *searchable   [No. 5 of 2004]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2004.

The Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2004       *searchable   [No. 6 of 2004]
Being an Act to amend the Income Tax Act, 2000.
Amends the Income Tax Act, 2000.

The Mines and Minerals (Amendment) Act, 2004      *searchable  [No. 7 of 2004]
Being an Act to amend the Mines and Minerals Act, 1994.
Amends the Mines and Minerals Act, 1994.

The Public Health (Amendment) Act, 2004      *searchable   [No. 8 of 2004]
Being an Act to amend the Public Health Act, 1960, to upgrade and denominate fines in leones.
Amends the Public Health Act, 1960.

The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone Act, 2004     *searchable   [No. 9 of 2004]
Being an Act to establish a commission for the protection and promotion of human rights in Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.
Amends the National Commission for Democracy and Human Rights Act, 1994.

The Investment Promotion Act, 2004      *searchable   [No. 10 of 2004]
Being an Act to promote and attract private investment both domestic and foreign for the development of production and value added activities, to improve exports and provide employment opportunities, and generally to create an environment conducive to private investment and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Non-Citizens (Trade and Business) Act, 1969.

The Payroll Tax (Amendment) Act, 2004      *searchable   [No. 11 of 2004]
Being an Act to amend the Pay-Roll tax Act, 1972.
Amends the Pay-Roll Tax Act, 1972.

The Entertainment Tax (Amendment) Act, 2004     *searchable  [No. 12 of 2004]
Being an Act to amend the Entertainment Tax Act, 1971
Amends the Entertainment Tax Act, 1971.

The Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Act, 2004      *searchable  [No. 13 of 2004]
Being an Act to amend the Legal Practitioners Act, 2000.
Amends the Legal Practitioners Act, 2000.

The Public Procurement Act, 2004     *searchable   [No. 14 of 2004]
Being an Act to establish the National Public Procurement Authority, to regulate and harmonise public procurement processes in the public service, to decentralise public procurement to procuring entities, to promote economic development, including capacity building in the field of public  procurement by ensuring value for money in public expenditures and the participation in public procurement by qualified suppliers, contractors, consultants and other qualified providers of goods, works and services and to provide for other related matters.

2003
The Appropriation Act, 2003     [No. 1 of 2003]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for services of Sierra Leone for the year 2003.

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2003     *searchable   [No. 2 of 2003]
Being an Act to amend the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone Act, 1961.
Amends the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone Act, 1961.

The Merchant Shipping Act, 2003   *searchable  [No. 3 of 2003]
Being an Act to consolidate with amendments the laws relating to the registration of ships, the regulation of shipping, the maintenance of safety at sea and the marine environment and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Merchant Shipping (Fees) Act, the Unseaworthy Ships Act, the Shipping Casualties, Wrecks and Salvage Act, the Shipwrecked Passengers Act, the African Labourers (Employment at Sea) Act, the Carriage of Deck Passengers Act, 1961, the Carriage of Deck Passengers (Amendment) Act, 1962, the Waterways Act, 1964 and the Registration of Shipping Act, 1965. Modifies the Ports Act, 1964. Amended by No. 3 of 2008.

The State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2003     *searchable  [No. 4 of 2003]
Being an Act to provide for the salaries, pensions, gratuities and other benefits of the President, Vice President, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Judges, Chairman and members of the Electoral Commission; and for other matters connected therewith.
Repeals the State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2001.

The Road Transport Authority (Amendment) Act, 2003     [No. 5 of 2003]
Being an Act to amend the Road Transport Authority Act, 1996.
Amends the Road Transport Authority Act, 1996.

The Hospital Boards Act, 2003     [No. 6 of 2003]
Being an Act to establish Hospital Boards for the better management of specified hospitals and the provision of efficient medical care in the Western Area and all districts of Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.

2002
  

National Electoral Commission Act, 2002  *searchable  [No. 1 of 2002]
Being an Act to make provision supplementary to sections 32 and 33 of the Constitution with respect to the National Electoral Commission.

The Electoral Laws Act, 2002  *searchable  [No. 2 of 2002]
Repeals the Franchise and Electoral Registration Act, 1995; the Electoral Provisions Act, 1995; and the Presidential Elections Act, 1995.  Amended 2002 (No. 5 of 2002).

The Political Parties Act, 2002     [No. 3 of 2002]
Being an Act to establish the Political Parties Registration Commission for the registration and regulation of the conduct of political parties in accordance with sections 34 and 35 of the Constitution and to provide for related matters.
Repeals the Political Parties Act, 1995 and the Political Parties (Regulation of Conduct) Act, 1995. Amended 2002 (No. 6 of 2002).

The Sierra Rutile Agreement (Ratification) Act, 2002     [No. 4 of 2002]
Being an Act to ratify and confirm an agreement made for and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone of the one part and by Sierra Rutile Limited of the other part.

The Electoral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2002     [No. 5 of 2002]
Being an Act to amend the Electoral Laws Act, 2002
Amends the Electoral Laws Act, 2002.

The Political Parties (Amendment) Act, 2002     [No. 6 of 2002]
Being an Act to amend the Political Parties Act, 2002
Amends the Political Parties Act, 2002.

The Special Court Agreement, 2002 (Ratification) Act, 2002     [No. 7 of 2002]
Being an Act to ratify an Agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone of the one part and the United Nations of the other part signed on 16th January, 2002 for the establishment of a Special Court for Sierra Leone, to provide for the implementation of the Agreement and for other related matters.  [Superseded by Act No. 9 of 2002].

The Appropriations Act, 2002     [No. 8 of 2002]
Being an Act to authorise expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2002.

The Special Court Agreement, 2002 (Ratification) Act, 2002     [No. 9 of 2002]
Being an Act to ratify an Agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone of the one part and the United Nations of the other part signed on 16th January, 2002 for the establishment of a Special Court for Sierra Leone, to provide for the implementation of the Agreement and for other related matters.

The National Security and Central Intelligence Act, 2002     [No. 10 of 2002]
Being an Act to provide for the internal and external security of Sierra Leone; and for other related matters.

The National Revenue Authority Act, 2002     [No. 11 of 2002]
Being an Act to establish the National Revenue Authority as a central body for the assessment and collection of national revenue, to provide for the administration and enforcement of specified laws, to make consequential amendments to certain laws relating to revenue and to provide for other related matters.
Amends the Income Tax Act, 2000.

The National Commission for Privatisation Act, 2002     [No. 12 of 2002]
Being an Act to establish the National Commission for Privatisation to be responsible for the privatisation and reform of public enterprises; to amend certain laws relating to public enterprises; and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Public Enterprises (Reform) Act, 1993 and the Public Enterprises (Reform) (Amendment) Act, 1993.

The Statistics Act, 2002     [No. 13 of 2002]
Being an Act to establish Statistics Sierra Leone as a body corporate for the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of official and other statistics and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Statistics Act, 1963.

The Census Act, 2002     [No. 14 of 2002]
Being an Act to provide for the taking of census from time to time and for other related matters.
Repeals the Census Act, 1963.

2001
The State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2001   *searchable  [No. 1 of 2001]
Being an Act to provide for the salaries, pensions, gratuities and other benefits of Members of Parliament and for the holders of certain high offices of State; and for other matters connected therewith.
Repeals the Parliamentary Pensions Act, 1980.  Repealed by the State Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits Act, 2003.

The Appropriation Act, 2001     [No. 2 of 2001]
Being an Act to provide for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2001.

The Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Act, 2001     [No. 3 of 2001]
Being an Act to amend the Town and Country Planning Act.
Amends the Town and Country Planning Act.

The National Social Security and Insurance Trust Act, 2001     [No. 4 of 2001]
Being an Act to establish the National Social Security and Insurance Trust and a social security scheme to provide retirement and other benefits to meet the contingency needs of workers and their dependants and to provide for other related matters.
Cancelled by Act. No. 5 of 2001.

The National Social Security and Insurance Trust Act, 2001     [No. 5 of 2001]
Being an Act to establish the National Social Security and Insurance Trust and a social security scheme to provide retirement and other benefits to meet the contingency needs of workers and their dependants and to provide for other related matters.
Cancels Act No. 4 of 2001.

The Sierra Leone Water Company Act, 2001     [No. 6 of 2001]
Being an Act to incorporate the Sierra Leone Water Company, to provide for the supply of water in specified areas and for other related matters.

The Other Financial Services Act, 2001     [No. 7 of 2001]
Being an Act to make provision for the licensing, regulation and supervision of institutions carrying on financial activities other than banking and for related matters.
Amended by No. 4 of 2007.

The Tertiary Education Commission Act, 2001     [No. 8 of 2001]
Being an Act to establish the Tertiary Education Commission for the development of tertiary education in Sierra Leone and to provide for other matters connected therewith.

The Polytechnics Act, 2001     [No. 9 of 2001]
Being an Act to establish polytechnic institutions, to establish corresponding polytechnic councils and to make provision for the management and supervision of polytechnic institutions throughout Sierra Leone and for other matters connected therewith.

The National Council for Technical, Vocational and Other Awards Act, 2001     [No. 10 of 2001]
Being an Act to establish the National Council for Technical, Vocational and other Academic Awards for the evaluation and certification of certain academic courses and programmes and to provide for certain related matters.

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Act, 2001  *searchable   [No. 11 of 2001]
Being an Act to provide for the terms and conditions of petroleum exploration and production agreements and for other related matters.
Repeals the The Mining (Mineral Oil) Act.

The Pharmacy and Drugs Act, 2001     [No. 12 of 2001]
Being an Act to regulate the profession of pharmacy; to control the supply, manufacture, storage and transportation of drugs, including nutritional agents and cosmetics; and to provide for other matters related thereto.
Repeals the Pharmacy and Drugs Act, 1988, but Orders, Rules, Notices or Regulations under that Act remain in effect.

The National Commission for Social Action Act, 2001     [No. 13 of 2001]
Being an Act to establish a national commission for reconstruction and sustainable development activities and to provide for other related matters.

The Protection from Radiation Act, 2001     [No. 14 of 2001]
Being an Act to protect the public and workers from dangers resulting from the use of devices or materials capable of producing ionizing radiation and for other related purposes. 

The Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2001  *searchable    [No. 15 of 2001]
Being an Act to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991.
Amends the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991.

The Police (Discipline) Regulations, 2001 [Constitutional Instrument No. 2 of 2001]

2000
The Anti-Corruption Act, 2000   *searchable  [No. 1 of 2000]
Being an Act to provide for the prevention of corrupt practices and for related matters.
Repeals the Prevention of Corruption Act. Repealed by No. 12 of 2008.

The Environment Protection Act, 2000     [No. 2 of 2000]
Being an Act to provide for the effective protection of the environment, the administrative machinery to ensure such protection and for other related matters.
Repealed by No. 11 of 2008.

The Bank of Sierra Leone Act, 2000     [No. 3 of 2000]
Being an Act to continue in existence the Bank of Sierra Leone, to ensure monetary stability and to provide for other related matters.
Repeals the Bank of Sierra Leone Act, 1963 (No. 6 of 1963).

The Truth and Reconciliation Act, 2000     *searchable   [No. 4 of 2000]
Being an Act to establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in line with Article XXVI of the Lome Peace Agreement and to provide for related matters.

The Insurance Act, 2000     [No. 5 of 2000]
Being an Act to establish the National Insurance Commission and to regulate the business of insurance in Sierra Leone.
Repeals the Insurance Act, 1971 (No. 12 of 1971) and The Insurance Act (Commencement) Order, 1972 (P.N. 67 of 1972).

The Civil Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2000     [No. 6 of 2000]
Being an Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act.
Amends the Civil Marriage Act.

The Registration of Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2000     [No. 7 of 2000]
Being an Act to amend the Registration of Instruments Act.
Amends the Registration of Instruments Act.

The Income Tax Act, 2000      *searchable   [No. 8 of 2000]  Consolidated 
Being an Act to consolidate, with amendments, the law relating to the taxation of incomes.
Repeals the Income Tax Act, the Surtax (Temporary Imposition) Act, 1968 (No. 14 of 1968), and the Income Tax (Clearance) Act, 1992 (No. 4 of 1992).

The Appropriation Act, 2000     [No. 9 of 2000]
Being an Act to provide for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2000.

The Banking Act, 2000     [No. 10 of 2000]
Being an Act to provide for the licensing of persons carrying on deposit-taking business, the regulation of deposit-taking activities, the protection of depositors and to provide for related matters with a view to developing and  promoting an efficient banking and financial system in Sierra Leone.
Repeals the Banking Act, 1970 (No. 11 of 1970).

The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Act, 2000     [No. 11 of 2000]
Being an Act to establish an autonomous body for the registration of ships and other vessels, the licensing and safety of maritime personnel and for the regulation and development generally of maritime, coastal and inland water transport and for other matters connected therewith.

The Independent Media Commission Act, 2000     [No. 12 of 2000]
Being an Act to establish an autonomous body for the regulation of mass media institutions and for other matters connected therewith.
Repeals the Newspapers Act (Cap. 111). Amended by No. 16 of 2006.

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2000     [No. 13 of 2000]
Being an Act to amend the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone Act, 1961.
Amends the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone Act, 1961.

State Proceedings Act, 2000     [No. 14 of 2000]
Being an Act to provide for the exercise of jurisdiction in respect of claims by or against the Government pursuant to the abolition by subsection (1) of section 133 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone of the petition of right process; and for other matters connected therewith.
Repeals the Petitions of Right Act; Amends the Courts Act, 1965.

The Legal Practitioners Act, 2000     [No. 15 of 2000]
Being an Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the admission, enrolment, practice and discipline of legal practitioners and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.
Repeals The Legal Practitioners Act (Cap. 11), The Legal Practitioners (Disciplinary Committee) Act (No. 51 of 1965), and amends The Council of Legal Education Act, 1989 (Act No. 1 of 1989).

1999
The Mines and Minerals (Amendment Act, 1999)     [No. 1 of 1999]
Being an Act to amend the Mines and Minerals Act, 1994.
Amends the Mines and Minerals Act, 1994.

The Appropriation Act, 1999     [No. 2 of 1999]
Being an Act to provide for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 1999.

The Lome Peace Agreement (Ratification) Act, 1999     [No. 3 of 1999]
Being an Act to ratify a Peace Agreement dated 7th July, 1999 and signed by the President in the name of Sierra Leone, of the one part, and the Leader of the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone, on the other part.

The Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone  (Participation in Political and Democratic Process) Act, 1999     [No. 4 of 1999]
Being an Act to facilitate the transformation of the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone into a political movement and the assumption by members of the Front of any public offices assigned to them pursuant to the Lome Peace Agreement.

The Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and development Act, 1999     [No. 5 of 1999]
Being an Act to establish a Commission to secure and monitor the legitimate exploitation of Sierra Leone's gold and diamonds, and other resources that are determined to be of strategic importance for national security and welfare as well as to cater for post-war rehabilitation and reconstruction, as provided for under Article XXVIII of the Lome Peace Agreement.
Repealed by No. 12 of 2009.

The Constitutional and Statutory Instruments Act, 1999     [No. 6 of 1999]
Being an Act to provide for the enactment and publication of subsidiary legislation by constitutional instrument or statutory instrument, as the case may be, and for other matters connected therewith.

 
1998
 
 

The Audit Service Act, 1998 [No. 1 of 1998]
Being an Act to establish the Audit Service, the Audit Service Service Board, to make provision for strengthening the power of surcharge by the Auditor-General and for other matters connected with the foregoing.

The Appropriate Act, 1998 [No. 2 of 1998]
Being an Act to provide for the Service of Sierra Leone for the year 1998.

The Electoral Provisions (Amendment) Act, 1998 [No. 3 of 1998]
Being an Act to amend the Electoral Provisions Act.
Amends the Electoral Provisions Act (Act No. 16 of 1995)

The Bank of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 1998 [No. 4 of 1998]
Being an Act to amend the Bank of Sierra Leone Act, 1963, to change the Bank's financial year, so as to coincide with the financial year of the Government.

Public Notices

 
1997
 
 

The Minimum Wage Act, 1997 [No. 1 of 1997]
Being an Act to establish a national minimum wage from time to time and to amend the Income Tax Act.
Amends the Income Tax Act.

The Ombudsman Act , 1997 [No. 2 of 1997]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the office of the Ombudsman, to define his functions and for other matters connected therewith.

The Bank of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Decree, 1997 [AFRC Decree No. 1]

Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (Establishment of Council Secretaries) Decree, 1997 [AFRC Decree No. 2]

Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (Establishment of Office of Principal Liaison Officer) Decree, 1997 [AFRC Decree No. 3]
Being a Decree to make provision for the establishment of the office of Principal Liaison Officer.

Administration of Sierra Leone (Armed Forces Revolutionary Council) Proclamation (Amendment) Decree, 1997 [AFRC Decree No. 4]
Being a Decree to increase the membership of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.

The Imposition of Curfew Decree, 1997 [AFRC Decree No. 5]
Being a Decree for the imposition of a Curfew.

The AFRC (Anti-Looting) Decree, 1997 [AFRC Decree No. 6]
Being a Decree to provide for the establishment, functions, powers and duties of an Anti-Looting Squad, to make provision for the protection of persons against harassment and intimidation and for other related matters.

The Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 (Amendment) Decree, 1997 [AFRC Decree No. 7]
Being a Decree to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 and to provide for other related matters.

Public Notices

 
1996
 
 

The National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1996 [No. 1 of 1996]
Being an Act to establish a Commission to promote national unity and reconciliation and for other matters connected therewith.

The Constitution Reinstatement (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1996 [No. 2 of 1996]

The National Provisional Ruling Council Decrees (Repeal and Modification) Act, 1996 [No. 3 of 1996]
Being an Act to repeal, modify and incorporate certain National Provisional Ruling Council Decrees into the Laws of Sierra Leone and for other matters connected therewith.

The Road Transport Authority Act, 1996 [No. 4 of 1996]
Being an Act to provide for the establishment of an Authority for the regulation and development of the road transport industry, including the regulation and licensing of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, the prescription of routes for passenger and goods transportation and for other matters connected with the foregoing.

The Electoral Laws (Abridgement of Nomination Requirements) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 1]
Being a Decree to alleviate the qualification requirements for the nomination of candidates for the presidential and parliamentary elections of 1996.

The Standards Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 2]
Being a Decree to provide for the standardization of commodities and products, to establish the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau and the National Standards Council and to provide for other related matters.

The Franchise and Electoral Registration (Suspension of Objection Provisions) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 3]
Being a Decree to suspend certain provisions of the Franchise and Electoral Registration Decree, 1995.

The Banking (Amendment) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 4]
Being a Decree to amend the Banking Act in order to increase the minimum paid-up capital, the capital adequacy ratio and other matters related to banking.

The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 5]
Being a Decree to amend the Presidential Elections Decree, 1995

The Indemnity and Transition Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 6]
Being a Decree to grant indemnity to members of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the National Provisional Ruling Council and appointees of the National Provisional Ruling Council, to revoke the Proclamation establishing the National Provisional Ruling Council and for connected purposes.

The Public Budgeting and Accounting Act (Amendment) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 7]
Being a Decree to amend the Public Budgeting and Accounting Act to re-centralise the accounting system of Government.

The National Provisional Ruling Council (Appropriation) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 8]
Being a Decree to provide for the service of Sierra Leone for the year 1996.

The Pensions and Retiring Benefits of Presidents and Vice-Presidents Act (Amendment) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 9]
Being a Decree to amend the Pensions and Retiring Benefits of Presidents and Vice-Presidents Act, 1986.

The Indemnity and Transition (Amendment) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 10]
Being a Decree to amend the Indemnity and Transition Decree, 1996.

The Maritime Zones (Establishment) Decree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 11]
Being a Decree to establish the maritime zones of Sierra Leone in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982; and for connected purposes.

The National Commission for Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Degree, 1996 [NPRC Decree No. 12]
Being a Decree to establish a Commission for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of programmes for the relief, rehabilitation and reintegration of persons and communities affected by conflict and natural and man-made disasters and other emergencies.

1996 Public Notices

  
1991
The Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991   *searchable
Repeals the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1978.
Amended by No. 9 of 2008.
1986
The Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1986     [No. 1 of 1986]
Being an Act to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1978.
Amends Section 43 of the Constitution. Principal Act repealed by the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991.

The Pensions and Retiring Benefits of Presidents and Vice-Presidents Act, 1986     [No. 2 of 1986]
Being an Act to make provision for the grant of pension and retiring benefits to a retired President in pursuance of subsection (5) of section 27 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1978 (Act No. 12 of 1978); and also to make provision for the grant of pension and other retiring benefits to retired Vice-Presidents and for other purposes incidental thereto.
Amends the Parliamentary Pensions Act, 1980.

The Sierra Leone Housing Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1986     [No. 3 of 1986]
Being an Act to amend the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation Act, 1982 (Act No. 5 of 1982).
Disapplies the Banking Act, 1970 (Act No. 11 of 1970) to the Corporation.

The Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1986     [No. 4 of 1986]
Being an Act to amend the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1978 (Act No. 12 of 1978)
Repeals Section 39 of the Constitution. Principal Act repealed by the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991.

The Electoral Provisions (Amendment) Act, 1986     [No. 5 of 1986]
Being an Act to amend the Electoral Provisions Act, 1962 (Act No. 14 of 1962)
Repeals the Electoral Provisions Act, 1962 (Amendment) Decree, 1968 (NIC Decree No. 3 of 1968, and all the particulars in the First Schedule to the Laws (Adaptation) Act, 1972 (Act No. 29 of 1972) relating to the Electoral Provisions Act, 1962 (Act No. 14 of 1962).

The West Africa Health Examination Board Act, 1986     [No. 6 of 1986]
Being an Act to ratify and give effect in Sierra Leone to a Constitution establishing the West Africa Health Examination Board.

The Architects Act, 1986     [No. 7 of 1986]
Being an Act to make provision for the registration of Architects and the regulation of the practice of Architecture in Sierra Leone and for other purposes connected therewith.

The Exploration, Mining and Processing of Mineral Oil (Amendment No. 2) Agreement (1986) (Ratification) Act, 1986     [No. 8 of 1986]
Being an Act to ratify an Agreement made between the Government of Sierra Leone of the first part and Amoco Sierra Leone Exploration Company of the second part for the exploration, mining and processing of mineral oil in Sierra Leone; and for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

1978
The Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1978   *searchable   [No. 12 of 1978]
Repeals the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act, 1971 (No. 6 of 1971)
  
1975
The 1975/76 Appropriation Act, 1975     [No. 5 of 1975]
Being an Act to provide for the Service of Sierra Leone  for the year 1975/76.

The Chiefdom Treasuries (Amendment) Act, 1975     [No. 6 of 1975]
Amends the Chiefdom Treasuries Act (Cap. 62)

The Local Courts (Amendment) Act, 1975     [No. 7 of 1975]
Amends the Local Courts Act, 1963 (No. 20 of 1963)

The Freetown Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1975     [No. 8 of 1975]
Amends the Freetown Municipality Act, 1973 (No. 20 of 1973)

1974

The Unlawful Interference with Civil Aviation Act, 1974     [No. 1 of 1974]
Being an Act to make provisions with the view to ratification, on behalf of Sierra Leone of, and to give effect to, the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, signed at Montreal on 23rd September 1971.

The Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft Act, 1974     [No. 2 of 1974]
Being an Act to make provisions with the view to ratification on behalf of Sierra Leone of, and to give effect to, the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft signed at The Hague on 16th December, 1970.

The Factories Act, 1974   [No. 3 of 1974]
Being an Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to factories.
Repeals the Machinery (Safe Working and Inspection) Act.

The 1973/74 Supplementary Appropriation Act, 1974     [No. 4 of 1974]
Being an Act to make supplementary provision for the service of Sierra Leone for the year 1973/74.

The Cargo (Clearing and Forwarding) Act, 1974     [No. 5 of 1974]
Being an Act to regulate and make provision for the control of the clearing and forwarding of all sea and aircraft cargo in and out of Sierra Leone and for matters ancillary thereto.

The Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 6 of 1974]
Amends the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1971. The Principal Act was repealed by the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1978.

The 1974/75 Appropriation Act, 1974     [No. 7 of 1974]
Being an Act to provide for the service of Sierra Leone for the year 1974/75.

The Sierra Leone Military Forces (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 8 of 1974]
Amends the Sierra Leone Military Forces Act, 1961.

The Bank of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 9 of 1974]
Amends the Bank of Sierra Leone Act, 1963 as amended by the Bank of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 1970.

The Electricity Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 10 of 1974]
Amends the Electricity Corporation Act, 1964.

The Extradition Act, 1974     [No. 11 of 1974]
Being an Act to Amend and Consolidate the Law relating to the Extradition of Criminals.
Repeals The Extradition Act, 1962.

The Indemnity Act, 1974     [No. 12 of 1974]

The Chiefdom Councils (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 13 of 1974]
Being an Act to amend the Chiefdom Councils Act in order to vest certain powers in Chiefdom Councils.
Amends the Chiefdom Councils Act.

The Census (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 14 of 1974]
Amends the Census Act, 1963. Principal Act repealed by the Census Act, 2002.

The Passports (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 15 of 1974]
Amends the Passports Act, 1964.

The Pay-Roll Tax (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 16 of 1974]
Amends the Pay-Roll Tax Act, 1972.

The Arms and Ammunition (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 17 of 1974]
Being an Act to provide for more drastic penalties for the unlawful possession of arms and ammunition.
Amends the Arms and Ammunition Act, 1955.

The Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 18 of 1974]
Being an Act to provide for more drastic penalties for the unlawful possession of explosives.
Amends the Explosives Act, 1955.

The Local Courts (Amendment) Act, 1974     [No. 19 of 1974]
Amends the Local Courts Act, 1963.

The National Registration Act, 1974     [No. 20 of 1974]

The Bayer Preussag Agreement 1973 (Ratification) Act, 1974     [No. 21 of 1974]
Being an Act to ratify and confirm an agreement made for and on behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone (hereinafter referred to as the Government) of the one part and the Bayer Preussag Companies (hereinafter referred to as the Companies) of the other part.

1966
  

The Local Courts (Amendment) Act, 1966     [No. 28 of 1966]
Amends the Local Courts Act, 1963.

The Non-Citizens (Interests in Land) Act, 1966 [No. 30 of 1966]
Repeals the Land Protection (Development) Act, 1962.

  
1965

The Non-Citizens (Registration, Immigration and Expulsion) Act, 1965 [No. 21 of 1965]
An act to consolidate and amend the Immigration and Restriction Act, the Aliens Registration Act, the Lodgers (Registration in Hotels) Act and the Expulsion Act, 1963 (Cap. 86 - Cap. 85 - Cap. 74 - Act No. 35 of 1963.)
Repeals the Lodgers (Registration in Hotels) Act [Cap. 74], the Aliens Registration Act [Cap. 85], the Immigration Restriction Act [Cap. 86] and the Expulsion Act, 1963 [No. 35 of 1963]

The Local Courts (Amendment) Act, 1965     [No. 29 of 1965]
Amends the Local Courts Act, 1963.

The Criminal Procedures Act, 1965   *searchable  [No. 32 of 1965] 
Being an Act
to  Criminal Procedure.
Repeals the Criminal Procedure Act, the Jurors and Assessors Act, subsection (3) of section 3 of the Treason and State Offences Act, 1963, section 27 of the Police Act, 1964 and section 23 of the House of Representatives Powers and Privileges Act. Amends the Prisons Act, 1961.

The Public Order Act, 1965     [No. 46 of 1965]    *searchable
Being an Act to Consolidate and Amend the Law Relating to Public Order.
Amends the House of Reps Powers and Privileges Act (Cap. 4); The Sedition Act (Cap. 29); The Summary Conviction Offences Act (Cap. 37); The Processions Act (Cap. 73 ); The Trade Disputes (Declaration of Law Act) (Cap. 222, ); The Electoral Provisions Act, 1962 (No. 14 of 1962); The Police Act, 1964 (No. 7 of 1964). The Emergency Powers Act, 1962 (No. 70 of 1962), The Prevention of Crime Act (No. 24 of 1963); The Libel Act, 1792 (32 Geo. 3 c. 60); The United Kingdom Seditious Meetings Act, 1817 (57 Geo. 3 c. 19); The Criminal Libel Act, 1819 (60 Geo. 3 & 1 Geo. 4 c 8); The United Kingdom Libel Act, 1843 (6 & 7 Vic c. 96); The Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act, 1875 (38 & 39 Vic c. 86).

 
1963
 

The Local Courts Act, 1963     [No. 20 of 1963]
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the Local Courts, to provide for the extension of their jurisdiction and for the hearing of appeals from such courts and to make certain incidental and consequential provisions for the administration of justice in the provinces.
Repeals the Native Courts Act (Cap. 8); Amends the Courts Act (Cap. 7). Amended 1965 (No. 29 of 1965), 1966 (No. 28 of 1966), and 1974 (No. 19 of 1974).

 
1960
 
 

Employers and Employed [Cap. 212]
An ordinance to regulate relations between employers and employed and to safeguard the health of the latter.
1 January 1935

Pensions [Cap. 173]
An ordinance to prescribe the pensions, gratuities and allowances payable to officers in the service of the Government of Sierra Leone.
1 January 1946

Dangerous Drugs Ordinance [Cap. 154]
An ordinance to give effect to measures decided upon in the International Opium Convention signed at Geneva, on the 19th day of February, 1925, and to regulate the importation, exportation, manufacture, sale and use of opium and other dangerous drugs, in the Colony and the Protectorate.
Repealed by No. 10 of 2008]

  
1926
  

Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1926   *searchable
An Ordinance to Prevent Cruelty to Children.