Emergency Powers Act (Cap 19.02).
Type of law
Date of original text
This Act empowers the Governor-General to declare, by Proclamation, a state of emergency. The Proclamation shall specify the kind of emergency and state that the declaration is reasonably justifiable in the interests of defence, public safety, public order or public health. Every declaration of emergency shall lapse, (a) in the case of a declaration made when the Legislature is sitting, at the expiration of a period of seven days beginning with the date of publication of the declaration; and (b) in any other case, at the expiration of a period of twenty-one days beginning with the date of publication of the declaration, unless it has in the meantime been approved by a resolution of the Legislature supported by the votes of two-thirds of all the members of the House Assembly.
Long title of text
An Act to provide for Emergency Powers in time of war, public calamity or public disturbance.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of 2010 of Act 15 of 1967 as amended last by Act 9 of 1986.