ADOPTION OF ROMAN-DUTCH ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. The institutions which subsisted under the late Dutch Government to continue in force, subject to such alterations.

3. Torture and barbarous modes of punishment.

4. Practice of torture and barbarous modes of punishment abolished. Offenders to be hanged.

5. The practice of procuring confession by torture abolished.

6. Liberty of conscience and the free exercise of religious worship allowed.

23 of 1799,

5 of 1835.

Adoption of Roman-Dutch Law, Freedom of Religious Worship and Abolition of Torture.

[Date of Commencement: 23rd September, 1799]

1. Short title

This Ordinance may be cited as the Adoption of Roman-Dutch Ordinance.

2. The institutions which subsisted under the late Dutch Government to continue in force, subject to such alterations.

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