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SEARCH ENGINE SPECIAL DOCUMENTS: s 49 Use of force to effect arrest; Firearms Act; Private Security Industry Act; Proceeds of Crime GENERAL REFERENCE SITES (Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, etc.)

SPECIAL DOCUMENTS

SECTION 49 CPA - USE OF FORCE TO EFFECT AN ARREST

THE USE OF POTENTIALLY LETHAL FORCE TO EFFECT AN ARREST OR TO PREVENT ESCAPE (SOUTH AFRICA - the old and the new section 49; extract from the Govender decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal)
FULL TEXT OF GOVENDER DECISION OF THE SCA IN 2001 (SOUTH AFRICA)
FULL TEXT OF WALTERS DECISION OF THE TRANSKEI HIGH COURT IN 2001 (SOUTH AFRICA) NOT FOLLOWING THE SCA DECISION
FULL TEXT OF WALTERS DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT 22 MAY 2002 (SOUTH AFRICA) ENDORSING THE GOVENDER DECISION OF THE SCA AND REJECTING THE DECISION OF THE TRANSKEI HIGH COURT (WordPerfect Document)
FULL TEXT OF WALTERS DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT 22 MAY 2002 (SOUTH AFRICA) ENDORSING THE GOVENDER DECISION OF THE SCA AND REJECTING THE DECISION OF THE TRANSKEI HIGH COURT .pdf File (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)
SUMMARY OF WALTERS DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT 22 MAY 2002 (SOUTH AFRICA) ENDORSING THE GOVENDER DECISION OF THE SCA AND REJECTING THE DECISION OF THE TRANSKEI HIGH COURT (WordPerfect Document)
SUMMARY OF WALTERS DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT 22 MAY 2002 (SOUTH AFRICA) ENDORSING THE GOVENDER DECISION OF THE SCA AND REJECTING THE DECISION OF THE TRANSKEI HIGH COURT (Web Document)

FIREARMS CONTROL

FIREARMS SAPS WEB INFORMATION
FIREARMS CONTROL AMENDMENT ACT no 43 of 2003 (SOUTH AFRICA) .pdf File (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)
FIREARMS CONTROL ACT no 60 of 2000 (SOUTH AFRICA) .pdf File (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)

PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS LEADING TO THE FIREARMS CONTROL ACT

FIREARMS CONTROL BILL, 2000 (NOW ACT 60 OF 2000 - ADOPTED BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT - SOUTH AFRICA) - Look above for final text of the Act .pdf File (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)
FIREARMS CONTROL BILL, 2000 (ADOPTED BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES - SOUTH AFRICA) - Afrikaans Translation - Look above for final text of the Act .pdf File (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)
RESOLUTIONS ON FIREARMS CONTROL BILL, 2000 (ADOPTED BY SELECT COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES - SOUTH AFRICA) These resolutions do not affect the content of the Bill which was adopted by the National Council of Provinces on 9 Nov 2000

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION ACT, 56 of 2001 (AS ASSENTED TO BY THE PRESIDENT ON 2002-01-15 - SOUTH AFRICA) - implemented 14 Feb 2002 .pdf Version (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATIONS, 2002 (SOUTH AFRICA) AS MADE BY MINISTER - implemented 14 Feb 2002
PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY APPEAL REGULATIONS, 2002 (SOUTH AFRICA) AS MADE BY MINISTER - implemented 14 Feb 2002

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEVIES ACT, 23 of 2002 (AS PASSED BY PARLIAMENT AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT- SOUTH AFRICA).pdf Version (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)
WET OP HEFFINGS OP DIE PRIVATE SEKURITEITSBEDRYF, 23 van 2002 (SOOS GOEDGEKEUR DEUR DIE PARLEMENT - EN GETEKEN DEUR DIE PRESIDENT - SUID AFRIKA).pdf Version (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)

PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS LEADING TO THE NEW PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEGISLATION

SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION DRAFT BILL, 2000 (AS APPROVED BY CABINET - SOUTH AFRICA) - Look above for final text of the Act
SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION BILL, 12 of 2001 (AS TABLED IN PARLIAMENT - SOUTH AFRICA) - Look above for final text of the Act .pdf File (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)
PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION BILL, 12B of 2001 (AS ACCEPTED BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON 2001-10-23 AND BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES ON 2001-11-15 - SOUTH AFRICA) - Look above for final text of the Act
PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION BILL, 12B of 2001 (AS ACCEPTED BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON 2001-10-23 AND BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES ON 2001-11-15 - SOUTH AFRICA) - Look above for final text of the Act .pdf Version (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file)

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEVIES BILL, 11 of 2002 (AS PASSED BY PARLIAMENT - SOUTH AFRICA)

PROCEEDS OF CRIME

Exploring the Constitutionality of Proceeds of Crime Legislation (document)

CANADA

LEGISLATION 1 - LAWS AND REGULATIONS acjnet (English)
LEGISLATION 2 - LAWS AND REGULATIONS acjnet (English and French available)
LEGISLATION 3 - CONSOLIDATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS justice
LEGISLATION 4 - ADVANCED SEARCH OF STATUTES AND REGULATIONS justice
LEGISLATION 5 - QUEBEC - IN ENGLISH (SEARCHABLE)
LEGISLATION 6 - QUEBEC - IN FRENCH (SEARCHABLE)
PARLIAMENT
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SITES (SEARCHABLE) (Click on "Links")
PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS (SEARCHABLE)

LEGISLATION and COURT DECISIONS 1 - lexum.umontreal (English and French available)
LEGISLATION and COURT DECISIONS 2 - indigenousbar (English and French available)
LEGISLATION and COURT DECISIONS 3
LEGISLATION and COURT DECISIONS 4 QUEBEC - canlii.org (English)
LEGISLATION and COURT DECISIONS 5 QUEBEC - canlii.org (French)

ALL CANADIAN COURTS (WORLDLII)
SUPREME COURT 1 (SEARCHABLE) lexum.umontreal
SUPREME COURT 2 (SEARCHABLE) scc-csc.gc) (English and French available)
SUPREME COURT 3 (SEARCHABLE) cornell.edu
DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RELATIVE TO THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS (SEARCHABLE) (Search this lexum.umontreal site for this and other legal materials)
DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RELATIVE TO ABORIGINAL AND TREATY RIGHTS (Search this indigenousbar.ca site for this and other legal materials)
FEDERAL COURT OF CANADA (SEARCHABLE)
BRITISH COLUMBIA SUPERIOR COURTS (SEARCHABLE)
THE HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL - RULINGS (SEARCHABLE) (Search this lexum.umontreal site for this and other legal materials)
THE HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL - DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION (Search this lexum.umontreal site for this and other legal materials)

VIRTUAL CANADIAN LAW LIBRARY (SEARCHABLE)
YAHOO COUNTRY PAGE
FINDLAW COUNTRY PAGE

SOUTH AFRICA

LEGISLATION 1 (www.polity.org.za)
REGULATIONS and NOTICES 1 (www.polity.org.za)
LEGISLATION 2 (www.info.gov.za)
REGULATIONS 2 (www.info.gov.za)
LEGISLATION 3 (www.parliament.gov.za)
LEGISLATION 4 (ActsOnline)
LEGISLATION 5 (www.polity.org HomePage)
CONSTITUTIONAL MATERIALS 1 (www.polity.org.za)
CONSTITUTIONAL and OTHER LEGAL MATERIALS (University of Cape Town)
BILLS OF PARLIAMENT 1 (www.polity.org.za)
BILLS OF PARLIAMENT 2 (www.info.gov.za)
BILLS OF PARLIAMENT 3 (www.parliament.gov.za)
PARLIAMENT (HomePage)
PARLIAMENTARY MONITORING GROUP (bills, legislation, white papers, media briefings, parliamentary schedule, discussions in parliamentary committees, etc)
PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURES
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Western Cape (CapeGateway)
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT (www.info.gov.za)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SALGA
SOUTH AFRICAN LAW COMMISSION (SEARCHABLE)

ALL SOUTH AFRICAN COURTS (SAFLII)
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT (SEARCHABLE)
SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL (1) (SEARCHABLE) 
EASTERN CAPE HIGH COURT
LABOUR COURT, SA (site not updated)
LABOUR COURT, SA and other matrials (pay site - free search)
LAND CLAIMS COURT, SA (SEARCHABLE) 
CCMA (COMMISSION FOR CONCILIATION, MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION)
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT, SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL, LAND CLAIMS COURT, EASTERN CAPE HIGH COURT, SA LAW COMMISSION - WITS SITE (SEARCHABLE) (look for electronic resources link)

SEARCH WITS SITE FOR LEGAL MATERIALS 
STATE OF EMERGENCY - CASES AND CODES
SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT HOME PAGE 1 (www.gov.za Official Site)
SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT HOME PAGE 2 (www.polity.org.za)
SPECIAL DOCUMENTS: s 49 Use of force to effect arrest; Firearms Act; Security Industry Act; Proceeds of Crime
YAHOO COUNTRY PAGES
FINDLAW COUNTRY PAGE

UNITED KINGDOM

LEGISLATION 1 (SEARCHABLE)
LEGISLATION 2 (SEARCHABLE)
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS - INDEX 1 (SEARCHABLE)
STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS - INDEX 2 (SEARCHABLE)
BILLS BEFORE PARLIAMENT
HOUSE OF LORDS PUBLICATIONS (SEARCHABLE)
HOUSE OF COMMONS PUBLICATIONS (SEARCHABLE)
PARLIAM ENT SEARCH PAGE (BILLS, HANSARD, ETC)
TRACING ACTS OF PARLIAMENT (Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to view this)

ALL BRITISH COURTS (WORLDLII)
PRIVY COUNCIL JUDGEMENTS
JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL JUDGEMENTS
HOUSE OF LORDS AND PRIVY COUNCIL
HOUSE OF LORDS JUDGEMENTS (SEARCHABLE)
TRIBUNALS ONLINE SERVICE
COURT SERVICE 1 (SEARCHABLE)
COURT SERVICE 2 - JUDGEMENTS (SEARCHABLE)
THE TIMES LAW REPORTS (SEARCHABLE)

STATE OF EMERGENCY (NORTHERN IRELAND) - CASES AND CODES
YAHOO COUNTRY PAGE
FINDLAW COUNTRY PAGE

UNITED STATES

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FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS by FINDLAW (SEARCHABLE) (Alternatively use CASES AND CODES infra)
MUNICI PAL CODES - 1
MUNICIPAL CODES - 2
CONGRESSIONAL BILLS (SEARCHABLE)
US GOVERNMENT INFORMATION (SEARCHABLE)

SUPREME COURT (SEARCHABLE) - 1
SUPREME COURT (SEARCHABLE) - 2
COURTS (SEARCHABLE)

CASES AND CODES by FINDLAW (SEARCHABLE)
CASES AND CODES - META-INDEX FOR US LEGAL RESEARCH (SEARCHABLE)
CASES AND CODES - SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
CASES AND CODES - KING COUNTY LAW LIBRARY (site may be problematic)
CASES AND CODES - GALLAGHER LAW LIBRARY
CASES AND CODES - by C GREEK (SEARCHABLE)
CASES AND CODES - by ALLLAW (SEARCHABLE)
CASES AND CODES by LAW.COM
FEDERAL CASES AND CODES - by ALLLAW (SEARCHABLE)
FEDERAL CASES AND CODES - by LAWS.COM
FEDERAL CASES AND CODES - by LAW.COM
STATE CASES AND CODES - by ALLLAW (SEARCHABLE)
STATE CASES AND CODES - by LAWS.COM
STATE CASES AND CODES - by LAW.COM
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