CHAPTER 71
RESETTLEMENT OF OFFENDERS ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Establishment of resettlement centres.

   4.   Resettlement order.

   5.   Resettlement order on recommendation of Commissioner responsible for social welfare.

   6.   Resettlement order where person ordered to give security for good behaviour.

   7.   Effect of appeal.

   8.   Resettlement orders in respect of deportees and persons practising witchcraft.

   9.   Operation of resettlement order.

   10.   Contents of resettlement order.

   11.   Warrant of arrest.

   12.   Settlers to be given free transport.

   13.   Failure to comply with resettlement order.

   14.   Resettlement centres.

   15.   Review of resettlement orders.

   16.   [Repealed.]

   17.   Offences.

   18.   Regulations.

   19.   Directions by officers-in-charge.

   20.   Protection of bona fide act.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 71
THE RESETTLEMENT OF OFFENDERS ACT

An Act to provide for resettlement of certain offenders and habitual offenders and for related matters.

[7th February, 1969]

Acts Nos.
8 of 1969
12 of 1998

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Resettlement of Offenders Act.

2.   Interpretation Act No. 12 of 1998 Sch.">

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "dependant" means the wife or husband of a settler or his child under the apparent age of 14 years or any other person in respect of whom the officer-in-charge is satisfied that such person is fully dependent upon the settler;

   "habitual offender" means a person of not less than twenty-five years who, after attaining the age of eighteen, has on three or more occasions been convicted of any crime of moral turpitude for which he was, on each occasions, sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or more and who has now been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than three years upon conviction of another offence of moral turpitude;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for home affairs;

   "officer-in-charge" means any person appointed by the Minister to be the officer-in-charge or an assistant officer-in-charge of a resettlement centre;

   "resettlement centre" means any place or area designated by the Minister to be a resettlement centre under section 3;

   "resettlement order" means an order made by the Minister under the provisions of sections 4, 5, 6, or 8;

   "scheduled offence" means any offence specified in the Schedule to this Act;

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