Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill

Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill - Joint Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services and the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security

In the National Assembly
Thursday 8th August 2019
(uncorrected)

MAINTENANCE OF PEACE AND ORDER BILL

REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE

ON DEFENCE, HOME AFFAIRS AND SECURITY SERVICES &

THEMATIC COMMITTEE ON PEACE AND SECURITY

Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill - Annotated Version showing Amendments made by National Assembly on 8th August

On 8th August 2019 the National Assembly passed the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill with amendments to clauses 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21 and the Schedule plus the insertion of a Preamble and a new clause 24 repealing the Public Order and Security Act. 

Veritas has prepared an annotated version of the original Bill indicating the amendments.  The text of the amendments is also available on this website.

Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill - Adverse Report by Parliamentary Legal Committee

On 24th July in the National Assembly the Deputy Speaker announced the receipt of the Parliamentary Legal Committee's adverse report on the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill.   The Committee had been considering the Bill since its First Reading in the National Assembly on 9th May. 

The opening paragraphs of the report are as follows:

Bill Watch 24/2019 - The Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill : Is it Constitutional?

In our Bill Watch 22/2019 of the 17th April we analysed the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill to see how far it differs from the Public Order and Security Act, and we concluded that the Bill will make no material difference to the existing law. 

In this Bill Watch we shall examine the Bill again to see whether its provisions, if enacted, will be constitutional.

The Constitution

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