The Laws of Belize

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BELIZE CONTROL OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PUBLIC PROCESSIONS ACT CHAPTER 132 REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000 This is a revised edition of the law, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 1980 - 1990.

This edition contains a consolidation of the following laws-

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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS CONTROL OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PUBLIC PROCESSIONS ACT Amendments in force as at 31st December, 2000.

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BELIZE CONTROL OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PUBLIC PROCESSIONS ACT CHAPTER 132 REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000 This is a revised edition of the law, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 1980 - 1990.

This edition contains a consolidation of the following laws-

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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS CONTROL OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PUBLIC PROCESSIONS ACT Amendments in force as at 31st December, 2000.

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Control of Public Meetings and Public Processions CHAPTER 132 CONTROL OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PUBLIC PROCESSIONS ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Short title. Interpretation. Certain meetings require permission. Application for permission. Notice of meeting. Penalty. Processions. Permits. Display of permit. Penalty. Exceptions. Power to require dispersal of meetings.

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Leader of procession may be required to call on procession to disperse. Prohibition on public procession and demonstration at public meetings. Permission required for a non-national to address meetings.

THE SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF BELIZE

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CAP. 132] 16. 17. 18.

Control of Public Meetings and Public Processions

Use of noisy instruments prohibited in certain circumstances. Amendment of Schedule. Designated places.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 132
CAP. 103, R.E. 1980-1990. 14 of 1967. 15 of 1981. 6 of 1984. 22 of 1987. S.I. 78 of 1973. Short title.

CONTROL OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PUBLIC PROCESSIONS [5th July, 1967]

1. This Act may be cited as the Control of Public Meetings and Public Processions Act. 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:-

Interpretation. 15 of 1981.

“appropriate officer” means, for any public meeting or public procession in the Belize Judicial District, the Commissioner of Police or a senior police officer designated by him, and for any public meeting or public procession in any other judicial district, the senior police officer in such district; “designated place” means any place designated by the Minister in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 18; “meeting” means any gathering or assembly of five or more persons convened or held for any purpose which includes any political purpose, but does not

15 of 1981.

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Control of Public Meetings and Public Processions

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include any gathering or assembly convened and held exclusively for the lawful purposes of any public body, any gathering or assembly of members of any registered trade union convened and held exclusively for the lawful purposes of such trade union, or any gathering or assembly convened and held exclusively for social, cultural, charitable, recreational, religious, professional, commercial or industrial purposes; “Minister” means the Minister of Government responsible for National Security; “noisy instrument” means any apparatus which is designed, adapted or intended for the reproducing of sounds over a wide area and includes a loudspeaker, amplifier, microphone, juke box and other...
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