Treaties and Conventions Publications Act
- Assented to on 17 April 1984
- Commenced on 17 April 1984
- [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 Treaties and Conventions Publication Act.
2. Publication of treaties, conventions and agreements, etc.Whenever the Minister is of opinion that an international treaty, convention or agreement to which the Government has acceded or become signatory, or any article, term, covenant or provision of any such treaty, convention or agreement, relates to or may in any manner affect any obligation or right, or the status, of any person ordinarily resident in Malawi, or any right of property in Malawi, or any commercial or other dealing or transaction between persons ordinarily so resident and residents or citizens of any foreign country, he may by Order cause to be published—
3. Version published to be in the English language and prima facie evidenceThe version of the whole or any part of an international treaty, convention or agreement or, as the case may be, of an article, term, covenant or provision thereof published pursuant to section 2 shall be in the English language and shall be prima facie evidence of the authentic English language version of such treaty, convention or agreement or part thereof, or of such article, term, covenant or provision thereof.
4. Publication deemed not to be a sufficient substitute if, for implementation, an Act, or any subsidiary legislation is requiredWhere the whole or part of an international treaty, convention or agreement or any article, term, covenant or provision thereof either expressly or by reason of its subject matter impliedly requires for the purpose of its implementation or the giving to it of force or effect in Malawi, the enactment of an Act of Parliament or any subsidiary legislation, the publication thereof pursuant to section 2 shall not be deemed to be a sufficient substitute for that requirement or for such Act of Parliament or subsidiary legislation.
History of this document
31 December 2014 this version
17 April 1984