Check out using a credit card or bank account with. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Go to Table Sorry, preview is currently unavailable. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. 15.Place of administration of corporal punishment. The E-mail message field is required. (1) Whenever a local court, pending or during or at the conclusion of any proceedings against any person before it, remands such person in custody and does not release him on bail, it shall, (a)if he can be kept during the period of such remand in the precincts of the court or in a place of detention authorised under section 67 of the Act, remand him to be kept therein for the period of such remand or for three clear days, whichever period is the shorter; or. (1) Every person convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment without the option of a fine by a local court, shall be remanded in custody on the day of his conviction pending confirmation of such sentence by an authorised officer. Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin). ], (b)in the exercise of jurisdiction under sections 9 and 39 of the Act. (3) No sentence of corporal punishment shall be administered by installments, and if more such sentences than one have been imposed on one day by the same local court on the same person, they shall be administered as if they together constituted one sentence, to be caned once only, with the total number of strokes specified in such sentences up to but not exceeding the limit for any one such sentence mentioned in section 43(6) of the Act. The E-mail Address(es) field is required. (b)if he cannot be so kept, issue a warrant of commitment on remand signed by a member of such court committing such person to prison for the period of such remand or for fifteen clear days, whichever period is the shorter; and on the expiration of such period shall have him brought before it to proceed with the hearing of his case, or for further remand as hereinbefore provided, which further remand shall be endorsed by a member of the court on any warrant that was issued for the original remand. Models of Community Legal Assistance, Access to Justice in a Transitional Period: Lessons Learned Consultation, Monrovia (Liberia), hosted by The Carter Center, Liberian Ministry of Justice and UN Mission in Liberia, 20 June 2008. of Contents. (ii)no local court of either grade shall order infliction of a term of imprisonment or period of probation exceeding the period set out hereunder for the grade to which such court belongs: (iii)no local court of either grade shall order the infliction of corporal punishment in excess of the number of strokes with a cane set out hereunder for the grade to which such court belongs: and every such order shall be made in accordance with rules 14 to 18. No corporal punishment ordered by a local court shall be administered unless, in the opinion of a medical officer, if one is available, or of an authorised officer if no medical officer is available, the person to whom it is to be administered is physically fit to undergo it; and no such punishment shall be continued if, in the opinion of such officer, such person is not physically fit to undergo the remainder thereof. (2) Every person sentenced to corporal punishment by a local court shall immediately be sent to an authorised officer together with the courts record of the case in which he was so sentenced and a warrant of commitment to undergo such sentence signed by a member of such court, and if such officer shall certify on such warrant that he has, under section 43(7)(b) of the Act, confirmed the sentence of corporal punishment ordered by it or has varied it to an amount specified on such certificate, the said warrant amended by him to conform to any variation so made shall take effect subject to the provisions of section 43(7) of the Act. Local courts of either grade shall have the jurisdiction conferred on local courts by the Act, to the extent permitted to each respective grade by the following limitations, and by any limitations imposed under the Act: (a)in the exercise of jurisdiction under sections 8 and 35 of the Act, (i)no local court of either grade shall determine any matrimonial or inheritance claim which is not based on African customary law; and. option. Part of the University of London, SOAS is the built an enviable reputation for the calibre and quality of its courses,
These Rules may be cited as the Local Courts Rules. (a)for the caning of a male juvenile under the apparent age of nineteen years, of length ninety-two centimetres and diameter not more than one centimetre; (b)for the caning of a male juvenile adult between the apparent ages of nineteen and twenty-one years, of length one thousand two hundred and twenty milimetres and diameter not more than twelve point five milimetres. 14.Confirmation of sentence of corporal punishment. itself as the leading journal in its field. articles address contemporary legal issues and highlight issues of international (3) If the local court concerned shall not have produced a warrant of commitment in accordance with this rule, the said authorised officer, on being satisfied that such court has made an order for such commitment, may issue a warrant therefor in pursuance of such order which shall be deemed to be the warrant which such local court was required to produce.