The Declaration of Assets Act 2018 was passed by the National Assembly on 12 December 2018. The object of this Act is to provide for a new legal framework governing the declaration of assets in Mauritius. The Act has been proclaimed to come into operation on 01 June 2019.
In this context, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been vested with the following powers under the Act to:
- receive the declarations;
- issue directives to any person to whom the Act applies;
- monitor the assets and liabilities of any declarant for the purpose of detecting and investigating corruption and money laundering offences or illicit enrichment; and
- impose penalties for late submission of declarations.
The Declaration of Assets Act 2018, the Guidelines and the Declaration of Assets Forms can be accessed here.