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Section 20 Contempt of Courts Act 1971: Limitation for actions for contempt

Section 20 (Limitation for actions for contempt) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 —

❝No court shall initiate any proceedings of contempt, either on its own motion or otherwise, after the expiry of a period of one year from the date on which the contempt is alleged to have been committed.❞


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Notes:

The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 was amended by:
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 45 of 1976);
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 06 of 2006).

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