Laws of Belize


Crime in Belize – Judges Rules

It is the responsibility of everyone to help in the prevention of crime. The police are however charged by law, with the special duty to prevent crime and where one has been committed, to investigate and ensure that the persons responsible are brought before the Courts. The difficulties the police may encounter in this process cannot however, be underestimated. But it is nonetheless vital for the core values of society, including the rule of law and the proper administration of justice that, even in the face of these sometimes exasperating difficulties, basic rules of fairness and respect for the fundamental […]


Belize Riot Compensation Act 2

RIOTS COMPENSATION ACT CHAPTER 338 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. [3rd July, 1895] 1. This Act may be cited as the Riots Compensation Act. 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:- “house”, “shop”, or “building” includes any premises appurtenant to the same; “riotous assembly” means an assembly of rioters or of persons assembled or together with a purpose […]