Convicted Persons (Employment on Public Work) Act
- Commenced on 28 May 1954
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2014.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated in the Fifth Revised Edition of the Laws of Malawi (L.R.O. 1/2018), by the Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice under the authority of the Revision of the Laws Act.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Convicted Persons (Employment on Public Work) Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“court” means a subordinate court and includes a Traditional Court to the extent to which it is empowered under the Traditional Courts Act to make an order to perform public work.[Cap. 3:01]
3. Power or court to order persons to perform public work
4. Payment of fine either in full or in part
5. Duties of persons ordered to perform public workA person ordered by a court to perform public work shall—
6. Penalty for failure to comply with an order to perform public work
7. Revision and appealWhere sentence of fine or imprisonment or an order to perform public work comes before the High Court on appeal or in exercise of its powers of revision, the High Court may alter any sentence of fine or imprisonment to an order to perform public work, or an order to perform public work to a sentence of fine or imprisonment.
8. RulesThe Minister may make Rules—
9. SavingsAny rules made under the Convicted persons (Employment on Work) Ordinance, l946 (now repealed) and in force at the time of the coming into operation of this Act shall be deemed to have been made under this Act and shall continue in force until other Rules shall be made by virtue of this Act.[22 of 1946]
History of this document
28 May 1954