Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 7: humanitarian issues, migration, crime, judiciary

Regulatory issues are often similar from one sector to the next and from one jurisdiction to the next. Accordingly, regulators might find it helpful to study international or national model laws and regulation of other jurisdictions.

Our directory presents internationally elaborated model regulation, but also national model regulation or high quality national regulation. Quality criteria applied include:

– Completeness (coverage of many relevant aspects);

– Correct and understandable structure;

– Limited or justified complexity (exclusion of regulation which is over-complex);

– Coherent level of depth (exclusion of regulation which is imbalanced in terms of depth);

– Relevance for other jurisdictions (exclusion of very country specific regulation).

To the extent possible, we present reference regulation of different types, with different degrees of detail, complexity and depth. However, as we are not technical experts for the many sectors presented, we make no judgment on the technical appropriateness of substantial criteria and the procedures foreseen in the regulation.

The list is currently still under construction. Some regulation will be dropped in the next edition and some other will be added. We intend including more regulatory sectors and referring to even better national reference regulation. Furthermore, we will try to remedy the current over-representation of certain jurisdictions and we will replace old regulations by new regulations.

Though we skipped regulations of our domestic jurisdictions to avoid any bias, the selection is admittedly to some extent arbitrary and subject to coincidences such as accessibility on the internet and search engine logarithms. Furthermore, we limited our selection for the time being to regulation available in English. Despite these limitations, the presentation of reference regulation here might still be regarded as useful by regulators.

The reference regulation presented in this directory can well:

– serve as a drafting model;

– help to complement drafts; and even

inspire to regulate in a sector that the respective regulators had not yet identified as worthwhile being regulated.

If you wish to recommend regulation as reference regulation for this directory, if you have detected mistakes of if you have ideas on how to further develop this project, please contact us. We are welcoming any ideas, even if they imply the handing-over of this project to other natural or legal persons.

If you wish to search for other reference regulation, you might use the following websites:

http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/legis/nofr/legis.php

http://policy.mofcom.gov.cn/english/flaw.action

HUMANITARIAN ISSUES

Children in armed conflicts

INT

Protection of cultural goods in armed conflicts

INT

See for international conventions and advice on these and other humanitarian issues:

INT

MIGRATION

Legal status of overseas nationals

South Korea

Immigration

South Africa

New Zealand

Nigeria

Immigration and refugees

Canada

Refugees

Japan

South Africa

Russia

Humane relocation / resettlement

Philippines

Internally displaced persons

Philippines

See also this legislative guide.

Persons missing due to armed conflicts

INT

Human trafficking

INT

ASSOC

Philippines

South Africa

Smuggling of migrants

INT

CRIME

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

INT – English, French

United Nations Model Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2000 (English) & Commentary (English) (for common law systems)

Canada

Extradition

INT – English, French

United Nations Model Extradition (Amendment) Bill 2000 (English) & Commentary (English) (for common law systems)

New Zealand

Canada

Foreign Evidence

United Nations Model Bill 2000 (English) & Commentary (English)
(for common law systems)

Evidence

New Zealand

Canada (New Brunswick)

DNA identification

Canada

Economic and financial crimes

Nigeria

Anti-corruption

South Korea

South Africa

Nigeria

Anti-corruption commission

Bangladesh

Anti-fraud

Nigeria

Fight against organised crime

INT

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

INT 1

INT 2 (for civil law systems) – English, French, Russian, Arabic

INT 3 (for common law systems)

Canada

New Zealand

Money laundering

Nigeria

Indonesia

India

Thailand

Malaysia

Terrorism financing

Malaysia

Australia

Terrorism

UNODC – English, French

Russia

Tanzania

India

Canada

Prevention of terrorist travel

Canada

Fight against extremist activities

Russia

Gambling / Gaming

New Zealand

South Africa

Australia (casinos)

Crimes at sea

Australia

Stalking

Australia (Queensland)

Sex offender registration

Canada

Reporting on child internet pornography

Canada

Cybercrimes and cybersecurity

INT

New Zealand

Australia

See also GENDER AND CHILDREN

JUDICIARY

Prison

Canada

Youth criminal justice

Canada

Sentencing

New Zealand

Abolition of Death Penalty

Philippines

Family insolvency

ASSOC

Cross-border insolvency

INT

Leasing

INT

Public nuisances

United States of America (Minnesota)

Justice for victims of terrorism

Canada

Justice matters involving child victims and witnesses of crime

INT – English, French, Spanish

Witness protection

INT (English) & Commentary (English) (for common law systems)

South Africa

Thailand

Australia (Tasmania)

Witnesses and whistle blowers protection

ASSOC

Whistle blowers protection

Australia

India

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