The courts exercising jurisdiction in mauritius are. Declaration of assets act issue 4 d4 2 statutory body means a corporate body set up directly by statute for a public purpose. It is an independent and competent judicial system which upholds the rule of law, safeguards the rights and freedom of the individual and commands domestic and international confidence. Interpretation chief executive means the chief executive of a local authority. Mauritius is also a member of the multilateral investment guarantee agency of the world bank.
Historical background of the mauritian legal system sources of mauritian law the organs of the state ratio decidendi and obiter dictum. The courts act rules made by the chief justice, after. Constitution the supreme court of mauritius shall be constituted in the manner prescribed in chapter vii of the constitution. Finally, the terms of the general notice 2369 of 2008 made it clear that it was not setting up a new court with specialised jurisdiction that would sit to hear commercial matters. A total of 87 177 covid19 tests have been carried out as at now, including 25 256 pcr tests and 61 921 rapid antigen tests. Constitution of mauritius chapter i the state and the constitution article1.
Short title this act may be cited as the courts civil procedure act. These rules may be cited as the appeals skeleton arguments rules 1994. The mauritius independence order 1968 and the mauritius independence act uk were last officially published in mauritius in the revised laws. The systems and measures adopted by mauritius to ensure transparency and. This guide to law online mauritius contains a selection of mauritian legal, juridical, and governmental sources accessible through the internet. Courts act appeals skeleton arguments rules 1994 gn 35 of 1994 1 april 1994 section 198 1. The constitution of the republic of mauritius last updated march 2016 subscribe to newsletter subscribe to the monthly newsletter, to be informed of the latest news portal, and new services added. The constitution established the separation of powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary and guaranteed the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual. It exercises general powers of supervision over all district, intermediate and industrial courts and other special courts sections 34 and 38 of the courts act and section 82 of the constitution. Employment relations act issue 5 the mauritius prisons service and the fire services. Constitution amendment act 2008 constitution of mauritius.
The mauritian international arbitration act 2008 hereinafter the act was promulgated by the parliament of mauritius on 25 november 2008, and came into force on 1 january 2009. Mauritian courts to by specific offences under the act where these have been done. Crin takes full responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in the report. He pleaded not guilty to the charge was assisted by counsel at his trial. Proclaimed on 11 october 2019, the mauritius workers rights act 2019, with the exception of provisions of the act pertaining to the introduction of a portable retirement gratuity fund, became effective as from 24 october 2019. Appeals skeleton arguments rules 1994 gn 35 of 1994 1 april 1994 section 198 1. It exercises general powers of supervision over all district, intermediate and industrial courts and other special courts sections 34 and 38. Employment rights act 2008 updated as at august 2018 latest employment rights act 2008 updated as at february 2018 employment rights act 2008 updated as at may 2017 employment rights amendment act 2015, act no 10 of 2015 employment rights act 2008 updated as at 20 amendment to the employment rights act through the economic and financial measures. In the supreme court of mauritius application under.
Since some of the laws present in mauritius are inspired from french or english law, a mauritian court may have recourse to the decision of a french or english court which previously interpreted that law. Mauritius is a member of the international center for the settlement of investment disputes and a signatory to the new york convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards act. In these rules skeleton arguments and submissions means the skeleton arguments and submissions referred to in section 53 of the court of civil appeal act, section 693 of the courts act and section 91b of. The order was complemented in the uk by the mauritius independence act 1968. Courts civil procedure act cap 192 1 january 1856 arrangement of sections 1. The securities act 2005 as amended, 2011 arrangement of sections. Some judges were of the view that section 26 of the courts act may have to be amended to comply with mauritius international human rights obligations. Constitution is supreme law this constitution is the supreme law of mauritius and if any other law is inconsistent with this. The mauritian international arbitration act 2008 text and. There is a right of appeal from the supreme court of mauritius directly to the judicial committee. In some circumstances, courts in mauritius do make reference to cases of other jurisdictions. Supreme court of mauritius and its reliance on international. May 25, 2015 the intermediate court was established by section 80 of the courts act. I am aware of the provisions of section 195 of courts act 1945, whereby a person who swears a false affidavit shall be liable to penal servitude for a term not exceeding 3 years and to a fine not exceeding 10,000 rupees.
Section 83 of the constitution provides that the supreme court has original jurisdiction in the interpretation of the constitution. The district and intermediate courts civil jurisdiction act 1888 act 341852. The judiciary of mauritius is considered one of the three principal bodies of mauritian democracy along with the legal and executive. Application of act part ii registration of trade unions 4. Mauritius the securities act 2005 as amended, 2011. Revised laws of mauritius e9a 7 issue 5 b a concerted course of conduct, including going slow or working to rule, which is carried on i with the intention of preventing, reducing or otherwise. The workers rights act 2019 introduces some major changes to the employment regulatory framework in mauritius. The supreme court mediation rules 2010, under the courts act 1945, establishes the. The courts act rules made by the chief justice, after consultation with the rules committee and the judges, under section 198 of the courts act 1. Revised laws of mauritius e9a 1 issue 5 employment relations act act 32 of 2008 2 february 2009 arrangement of sections section part i preliminary 1. Enacted by the parliament of mauritius, as follows this act may be cited as the prevention of corruption act 2002.
Intermediate courts criminal jurisdiction act, the director of public prosecutions may, after examining the depositions, reduce a charge of crime to a misdemeanour, and file an information before the supreme court or before any other court having jurisdiction over. Doc the mauritian legal system devesh heeraman academia. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. It consists of a president and such number of magistrates as may be established under the civil establishment act. Mauritius shall be a sovereign democratic state which shall be known as the republic of mauritius.
Section 3 of the act amends the courts act by adding a new section 18d. Road traffic the road traffic act ministry of justice. In the supreme court of mauritius affidavit under section 19a2d of the civil status act 1981, as amended. This constitution was originally published as the schedule to the mauritius independence order 1968 in gn 54 of 1968. Mauritiuss constitution of 1968 with amendments through 2011. Mauritius has a welldeveloped, stable and transparent regulatory framework based on international standards. Mauritius 2019 human rights report executive summary mauritius is a multiparty democracy governed by the prime minister, the council of ministers, and the national assembly. Court of civil appeal act act 8 of 1963 9 september 1963. This act may be cited as the judicial provisions act 2008. It is a court of record which has civil and criminal jurisdiction in all districts in such cases and matters and to such extent as provided by the courts act. The appointment, tenure and removal of judges under.
Commencement of the legal year 28 january 2020 pdf 70. The courts act, 1993 an act to incorporate into the law relating to the courts, the provisions of chapter eleven of the constitution. Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations. International and local observers judged elections for the prime minister and legislators on november 7 to be free and fair.
I am aware of the provisions of section 195 of courts act 1945, whereby a person who swears a false affidavit shall be liable to penal servitude for a term not exceeding 3 years and to a fine not. The supreme court of mauritius is the highest court of mauritius and is the final court of appeal in the mauritian judicial system. The intermediate court was established by section 80 of the courts act. Enforcement of attendance of accused persons and witnesses. It is based on the uncitral model law as amended in 2006 hereinafter the.
This provision makes it an offence wilfully to insult a. This act may be cited as the colonial courts of admiralty act 1890. The chief justice and judges of the supreme court of the act are seeking applications for. Mauritius which shall have unlimited jurisdiction to hear and determine any civil or criminal proceedings under any law. Composition of supreme court and qualification of its justices 2. Title these rules may be cited as the supreme court international arbitration claims rules 20. Establishment of road traffic control authority and branches thereof. Revised laws of mauritius c51 1 issue 1 court of civil appeal act act 8 of 1963 9 september 1963 arrangement of sections section 1. It was established in its current form in 1850, replacing the cour dappel established in 1808 during the french administration and has a permanent seat in port louis.
A total of 87 177 covid19 tests have been carried out as at now. The state mauritius shall be a sovereign democratic state, which shall be known as the republic of mauritius. Note on the judicial and legal provisions act 2018 of mauritius. Jun 02, 2018 some judges were of the view that section 26 of the courts act may have to be amended to comply with mauritius international human rights obligations.
The banking act 2004 2004 act was enacted in october 2004 and came into operation by proclamation on 10 november 2004. The supreme court, the intermediate court, the industrial court. Mauritius legal system and rule mauritian law and judicial. It is the principal court of original civil and criminal jurisdictions. This constitution is the supreme law of mauritius and if any other law is inconsistent with. The prevention of corruption act 2002 icac mauritius. The document was provided by mauritius civil status office in 2008. It is a superior court of record section 15 of the courts act. The 2004 act repealed the former banking act 1971 and foreign exchange dealers act 1995, and consolidated the laws relating to the. Court of civil appeal act act 8 of 1963 9 september. Enacted by the parliament of mauritius, as follows. Amended 4891 2 constitution is supreme law this constitution is the supreme law of mauritius and if any other law is inconsistent with this constitution, that other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.
Constitution is supreme law this constitution is the supreme law of mauritius, and if any other law is inconsistent with this constitution, that other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void. Section 78 of the town and country planning act provided that a person. Courts act, the director of public prosecutions may, at his discretion but subject to any other enactment, decide whether or not a preliminary inquiry shall be held before the person is made to stand trial and prosecute the case a before a judge and a jury, without holding a preliminary inquiry. The 2004 act is the enabling legislation for all financial institutions falling under the purview of the bank of mauritius. Mauritius has no legislation as is the case with most countries. Act courts and tribunal end of year sitting dates and shutdown details. The 2004 act repealed the former banking act 1971 and foreign exchange dealers act 1995, and consolidated the laws relating to the business of.
The republic of mauritius has been subject to a number of colonization attempts, namely by the arabe, the portuguese and the dutch in the year 1598 and the french cause to colonise mauritius in the 1715 and of course they introduced their law to mauritius for e. The queen v letendry 1953 mr 15, rault v the returning officer for the. Courts act 1993 act 459 as amended arrangement of sections section part isuperior courts of judicature subpart ithe supreme court. The applicant accordingly seeks leave to appeal, pursuant to sections 812b of the constitution and 70a of the courts act, against the said judgment of the supreme court to the judicial committee of the privy council on the following grounds. The independence of the judiciary empowers the courts to uphold the rule of law and to act as guardians of the fundamental rights of the citizens entrenched in the constitution. It is an independent and competent judicial system which upholds the rule of law, safeguards the rights and freedom of the individual and. There are various bodies that monitor and regulate a variety of sectors including business, government, banking, finance, taxation, shipping, insurance, employment, rights and intellectual property. No new covid19 cases have been registered in mauritius for the past three weeks, that is, since 26 april 2020.1186 913 956 1225 634 828 530 419 1185 621 1301 198 1465 1274 1064 658 1630 214 631 325 128 585 1295 1370 37 1517 552 51 861 1659 511 1441 1114 1312 91 734 987 411 800 971 1050 1372 111 473 1220