Cap 328 - ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (FELONIES AND MISDEMEANOURS) ORDINANCE 1
Chapter: 328 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (FELONIES AND
Gazette Number Version Date
Long title 30/06/1997
An Ordinance to abolish the division of offences into felonies and misdemeanours; to amend and simplify the law in
respect of matters related to the abolition of that distinction; and for connected purposes.
[1 July 1991] L.N. 236 of 1991
(Originally 50 of 1991)
Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997
This Ordinance may be cited as the Administration of Justice (Felonies and Misdemeanours) Ordinance.
Section: 2 Abolition of distinction between felony and misdemeanour 30/06/1997
(1) All distinctions between felony and misdemeanour are abolished.
(2) Subject to this Ordinance, on all matters on which a distinction has previously been made between felony
and misdemeanour, including mode of trial, the law and practice in relation to all offences (including piracy) shall be
the law and practice applicable at the commencement of this Ordinance in relation to misdemeanour.
[cf. 1967 c. 58 s. 1 U.K.]
Section: 3 Felony or misdemeanour treated as offence 25 of 1998 01/07/1997
Adaptation amendments retroactively made-see 25 of 1998 s. 2
(1) Subject to any amendment or repeal made by this Ordinance, the following shall have effect in relation to
any Ordinance enacted before this Ordinance-
(a) any Ordinance creating an offence by declaring it to be felony or misdemeanour shall be read as
declaring it to be an offence, and nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the operation of any reference
to an offence in any other Ordinance by reason only of the reference being in terms no longer
applicable after the commencement of this Ordinance;
(b) nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the punishment provided for an offence by any other Ordinance.
[cf. 1967 c. 58 s. 12(5) U.K.]
(2) (Repealed 25 of 1998 s. 2)
Section: 4 (Repealed 13 of 1999 s. 3) 13 of 1999 01/07/1997
Schedule: 1 (Omitted as spent) 30/06/1997
Schedule: 2 (Omitted as spent) 30/06/1997
Cap 328 - ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (FELONIES AND MISDEMEANOURS) ORDINANCE 2
Schedule: 3 (Omitted as spent) 30/06/1997
Schedule: 4 (Repealed 13 of 1999 s. 3) 13 of 1999 01/07/1997