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Pitcairn law comprises (a) laws (called "ordinances") made by the Governor, (b) United Kingdom legislation and Orders in Council extending to Pitcairn, and (c) the common law, rules of equity, and statutes of general application as in force in England for the time being, so far as local circumstances and the limits of local jurisdiction permit, and subject to any existing or future ordinance (see s 42 of the Pitcairn Constitution).

This page provides links to Pitcairn Ordinances made by the Governor. A Revised Edition of Pitcairn Ordinances was compiled by Paul Treadwell OBE, LLB, QC, Legal Adviser to the Governor, in 2001, pursuant to the Revised Edition of the Laws Ordinance 2001. Thereafter Annual Revisions have been made pursuant to the Annual Revision of Laws Ordinance 2002, cap 32. On this page the right hand column ("Alphabetical List") comprises links to the Revised Edition of 2001 as revised by Annual Revisions down to the 2014 revision, which includes all amendments to Ordinances as at 30 May 2014. Ordinances made since that date appear in the list below.

Definition of Child Ordinance 2014
Local Government (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (Made by the Island Council under the Local Government Ordinance, amending the Local Government Regulations set out in CAP.11)
Gender Equality Ordinance 2014
Immigration Control (Amendment) Ordinance 2014
Ordinances are posted to this website as soon as possible after they are made by the Governor. Ordinances take effect as from the date of publication in Pitcairn unless it is provided otherwise by ordinance.

The Laws of Pitcairn are available in hard copy (a two volume loose-leaf set) from the Pitcairn Islands Office in Auckland.

Links to United Kingdom Orders in Council made since 2006 and having effect in Pitcairn may be found here.
A list of Orders in Council made from 2000 to 2005 and having effect in Pitcairn may be found here.
All United Kingdom Orders in Council that have effect in Pitcairn may be found by searching at www.legislation.gov.uk  Use “advanced search” function to search for “Pitcairn” in content.

Disclaimer:
The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from this website have no official status and are made available for information only. They should not be relied on as the authoritative text.


REVISED EDITION OF THE LAWS 2001

Preface
Revised Edition of the Laws Ordinance 2001
Chronological Table of Ordinances
The Pitcairn Constitution Order 2010
The Constitution of Pitcairn
The Pitcairn (Appeals To Privy Council) Order 2000

Ordinances and Subsidiary Legislation made thereunder --->

To view the complete sections of the Pitcairn Law book, please select below:
2014 Rev Ed Vol I  Prelims (341KB)
2014 Rev Ed Vol I Cap 1-13 (867KB)
2014 Rev Ed Vol I Cap 14-24 (541KB)
2014 Rev Ed Vol I Cap 25-30 (679KB)
2014 Rev Ed Vol II  Prelims (180KB)
2014 Rev Ed Vol II Cap 31-35 (477KB)
2014 Rev Ed Vol II Cap 36-45 (688KB)
2014 Rev Ed Vol II Cap 46-47 (167KB)

For questions about Pitcairn laws, please contact the Attorney-General Paul Rishworth by email to:
nullpt.rishworth@auckland.ac.nz

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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ORDINANCES

Adoption of Infants
Annual Revision of Laws
Apiaries
Bail
Births and Deaths Registration
Children
Commissions of Enquiry
Coroners Ordinance 2011
Currency
Dental and Medical Practitioners
Endangered Species Protection
Evidence (Proof of Written Laws)
Evidence (Special Measures Directions)
Firearms Offences (Prosecution and Punishment)
Fisheries Zone
Freedom of Information
Immigration
Interpretation and General Clauses
Judicature Amendment
Judicature (Appeals in Criminal Cases)
Judicature (Courts)
Justice
Land Tenure Reform
Lands Court
Legal Aid (Criminal Proceedings)
Legal Practitioners
Local Government
Marriage
Ombudsmen
Parole
Pitcairn Court of Appeal (Registry)
Pitcairn Souvenir Agency
Post Office
Prevention of Collisions at Sea
Prisons
Probate and Administration
Public Defender in Criminal Proceedings
Registration of Business Names
Right of Abode
Sale and Use of Liquor
Sentencing
Sexual Offences (Notification and Prevention)
Social Welfare Benefits
Summary Offences
Trade Unions and Trade Disputes
Victims of Offences (No. 2)
Wills


Court of Appeal (Criminal) Rules 2014

Decisions of the Courts of Pitcairn Island
PI Supreme Court
28-11-2014 Haines J Judgment
PI Court of Appeal
[2013] PICA 1 (12 April 2013)
PI Supreme Court
[2013] PISC 1 (12 October 2012)

Decisions of the Pitcairn Courts from 2004 to 2006