Administration Of Justice (Felonies And Misdemeanours) Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Chapter: 328 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (FELONIES AND
MISDEMEANOURS) ORDINANCE

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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.

(Enacted 1991)


[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.
(Enacted 1991)


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.]
(Enacted 1991)


Section: 3 Felony or misdemeanour treated as offence 25 of 1998 01/07/1997


Remarks:
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to an offence in any other Ordinance by reason only of the reference being in terms no longer
applicable after the commencement of this Ordinance;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(2) (Repealed 25 of 1998 s. 2)
(Enacted 1991)


Section: 4 (Repealed 13 of 1999 s. 3) 13 of 1999 01/07/1997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






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Schedule: 3 (Omitted as spent) 30/06/1997




Schedule: 4 (Repealed 13 of 1999 s. 3) 13 of 1999 01/07/1997