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Saint Lucia

Introduction to the legal system | Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity | Adoption of minors | Custody, visitation rights, abduction and return of minors | Maintenance obligations in favor of minors and other family members | Traffic in, sale of, and other forms of abuse of women and minors, including sexual abuse

 

Introduction to the legal system

Description

Introduction to the legal system of Saint Lucia

Overview of the regulation of family and minors in Saint Lucia

 

Fundamental texts

The Saint Lucia Constitution

Criminal Law Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women ("Convention of Belem do Para")

 

 

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity

General

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity in Saint Lucia

 

Legislation

The Guardianship of Infants Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Adoption of minors

General

Regulation of the adoption of minors in Saint Lucia

 

Legislation

Adoption of Children Act

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Custody, visitation rights, abduction and return of minors

General

Regulation of the custody, visitation rights, abduction and return of minors in Saint Lucia

 

Legislation

The Guardianship of Infants Act

The Maintenance of and Access to Children Act, 2008

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Maintenance obligations in favor of minors and other family members

General

Regulation of maintenance obligations in favor of minors and other family members in Saint Lucia

 

Legislation

The Guardianship of Infants Act

The Childcare and Protection Act, 2003

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Competent authorities

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Traffic in, sale of, and other forms of abuse of women and minors, including sexual abuse

General

Regulation of traffic in, sale of, and other forms of abuse of women and minors, including sexual abuse in Saint Lucia

 

Legislation

Criminal Law Act

The Sexual Offences Act, 1995

Domestic Violence (Summary 1 Proceedings) Act 1999

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women ("Convention of Belem do Para")

Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Competent authorities

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

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