President Assents to Legislation: Children (Amendment) Act, 2020 and Defence (Amendment) Act, 2020

19 May 2020 | Legal Affairs

President Danny Faure has today assented to two Acts which were passed by the National Assembly last week, and which were received today for his assent.

The Children (Amendment) Act 2020 was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday 12th May.  This Act provides for the further protection of children, for the abolition of corporal punishment against children, and for giving effect to the requirements of international conventions on children’s rights.

The Defence (Amendment) Act 2020 was passed by the National Assembly on Wednesday 13th May.  Under the Act, the Seychelles Coast Guard will serve as a military service organisation of the Seychelles Defence Force, and will contribute to the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Seychelles, particularly in relation to the maritime zones of Seychelles.  The Coast Guard will also have the necessary powers for law enforcement relating to any crimes within the Seychelles maritime zones.

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