1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Restriction on the award of corporal punishment to adults.

   4.   All sentences of corporal punishment to be carried out under provisions of this Act.

   5.   Liability of adults to corporal punishment.

   6.   Liability of juveniles to corporal punishment.

   7.   Determination of age.

   8.   Limitation of power to award corporal punishment.

   9.   Mode of infliction.

   10.   Sentences of corporal punishment non-cumulative.

   11.   Where confirmation required, no sentence to be carried out unless confirmed.

   12.   Number of strokes to be specified.

   13.   Execution of sentence.

   14.   Detention pending punishment.

   15.   Sentence to be carried out in presence of medical officer.

   16.   Consideration of suspended sentences.



An Act to regulate the infliction of corporal punishment.

[1st July, 1930]

Ords. Nos.
14 of 1930
22 of 1932
26 of 1935
48 of 1954
Acts Nos.
55 of 1963
11 of 1970
2 of 1984
10 of 1989
12 of 1998

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Corporal Punishment Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "adult" means a person of the age of sixteen years and over;

   "corporal punishment" means–

   (a)   in the case of an adult, whipping; and

   (b)   in the case of a juvenile, caning;

   "court" includes any person authorised by law to award corporal punishment;

   "juvenile" means a person under the age of sixteen years.

3.   Restriction on the award of corporal punishment to adults Ord. No. 48 of 1954 s. 2">

   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law other than this Act, corporal punishment shall not be awarded to an adult on conviction by any court unless the offence for which he is convicted is one of the offences mentioned in the Schedule to this Act.

4.   All sentences of corporal punishment to be carried out under provisions of this Act Act No. 55 of 1963 6th Sch.">

   Where under this Act or under any law referred to in Part II of the Schedule to this Act it is provided that any person shall be liable to undergo corporal punishment, such punishment shall, if awarded, be in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

5.   Liability of adults to corporal punishment Ord. No. 48 1954 s. 4">

   An adult convicted of an offence under Part I of the Schedule to this Act shall be liable to corporal punishment in lieu of or in addition to any other punishment to which he may be liable for of the offence.

6.   Liability of juveniles to corporal punishment

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