Nauru

RONWAN Consolidation Act 2014 (No. 23 of 2014).

This Act winds up the Nauruan Land Owners Royalty Trust Fund, the Nauru Rehabilitation Fund and other dormant funds. It also requires the Cabinet may make regulations prescribing any matter or thing required or authorised by this Act to be prescribed or which is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act. The Nauru Phosphate Royalties Trust (NPRT) was a sovereign wealth fund developed by the government of the Republic of Nauru in which the government invested money from the state owned mining company, Nauru Phosphate Corporation.

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October 2014

Pacific Regional Assessment for the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.

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January 1970

Nauru Lands Committee (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 9 of 2012).

This Act amends the Nauru Lands Committee Act 1956. The amendments are set out in the Schedule to this Act and concern, among other things: the power of the Committee to determine the distribution of the personal estate of deceased Nauruans. ‘Personal estate’ means the personal property to which a deceased person was entitled at the time of the person’s death, and any share or interest in such property, that is: (a) subject to the law of Nauru; and (b) not real estate.

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October 2012

Statute Law Revision Act 2011 - Part NLC of Schedule 1 – Amendment of the Nauru Lands Committee Act 1956 (No. 8 of 2011).

This Part of the Statute Law Revision Act 2011 amends the Nauru Lands Committee Act 1956 in section 2 by omitting the definition of "Council" and by generally replacing "Council" with "Cabinet". The Act also replaces section 8 on the validation of decisions of Central Court and Administrator made before the date of commencement of the Nauru Lands Committee Ordinance 1956.

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April 2011

Statute Law Revision Act 2011 - Part NA of Schedule 1 – Amendment of the Nauru Antiquities Ordinance 1935-1967 (No. 8 of 2011).

This Part of the Statute Law Revision Act 2011 amends the Nauru Antiquites Ordinance 1935 by changing the Title from "Ordinance" in "Act" and by making consequential amendments. The Act also amends various sections in relation with various authorities.

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April 2011

Nauru Antiquities Ordinance 1935 (No. 3 of 1935).

This Act makes provision with respect to the discovery and protection of Nauru relics and curios and articles of ethnological and anthropological interest or value and articles manufactured by the natives according to Nauru methods and historical remains of any description, and such other articles or things of historical or scientific value or interest and relating to Nauru as may be prescribed. Discovery of antiquities shall be reported to the Police and the Administrator may appoint a suitable person to supervise any excavations.

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January 1935

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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January 1979

Nauru Lands Committee Ordinance 1956-1963.

This Ordinance makes provision for the establishment of Nauru Lands Committee, defines its functions and powers and its internal organization. The Committee has power to determine questions as to the ownership of, or rights in respect of, land, which arise between Nauruans or Pacific Islanders or between Nauruans and Pacific Islanders. The Ordinance also regulates appeals from decisions of the Committee. The constitution and procedure of the Committee shall be as determined by the Nauru Local Government Council.