JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS (REGULATION OF REPORTS) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Restriction on publication of report of certain Judicial proceedings

   3   Power of Courts to restrict identification of parties to proceedings

   4   Penalty

   5   Consent of Director of Public Prosecutions

   6   Exemption of certain documents from operation of Act

 

THE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS (REGULATION OF REPORTS) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 8th July, 1987]

Act 14 of 1987.

1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Act.

2   Restriction on publication of report of certain Judicial proceedings

   A person shall not print or publish or cause or permit to be printed or published, in relation to any judicial proceedings for dissolution of marriage, nullity of marriage, judicial separation or restitution of conjugal rights, any particulars other than, subject to section 3, the following-

   (a)   the names, addresses and occupation of the parties and witnesses,

   (b)   the grounds of-

         (i)   the petition or application; and

         (ii)   any defence or counter-charge, in support of which evidence has been given;

   (c)    submissions on any point of law arising in the course of the proceedings and the decision of the Court thereon; and

   (d)   the judgment of the Court and any observations made by the judge in giving judgment

3   Power of Courts to restrict identification of parties to proceedings

   Any printing or publication permitted pursuant to section 2 or section 6(c) or (d) shall have regard to any direction of a Court that the parties to proceedings before the Court shall not be identified otherwise than by their initials or in such other manner a the Court may approve.

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