Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act, 1966 (Application to Colonies, etc.) Order, 1967

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Published: 1967-02-20

Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act, 1966 (Application to Colonies, etc.) Order, 1967
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PART II
Subsidiary Legislation under the Arbitration (International
Awards Investment Disputes) Act, 1966 (1966 c. 41) of the

United Kingdom)

ARBITRATION (INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
DISPUTES) ACT, 1966

(APPLICATIONS TO COLONIES, etc.) ORDER, 1967

Made ........................................... . 10th February, 1967
Coming into Operation ............... 20th February, 1967

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of
February 1967

Present,
The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers

conferred upon Her by section 6 of the Arbitration
(International Investment Disputes) Act, 1966 1 (herein-
after referred to as “the Act”) and of all other powers
enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the
advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby
ordered, as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Arbitration
(International Investment Disputes) Act, 1966 (Applica-
tion to Colonies etc.) Order, 1967, and shall come into
operation on 20th February, 1967.

2. Subject to the adaptations and modifications
specified in Schedule 2 to this Order, the provisions of the
Act, except sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 thereof, shall extend to
the territories (including any dependencies thereof)
specified in Schedule I to this Order.

3. (1) For the purposes of the application of the
provisions of the Act to any territory specified in Schedule
I to this Order, in Schedule 2 to this Order —


1 1966 c. 41.

Citation and
commencement.

Application of
Act to certain
territories.

Interpretation.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

“the Territory” means that territory;
“the Supreme Court” means the court (by whatever

name styled) having unlimited original jurisdic-
tion in that territory in civil matters;

“the Governor” means the Governor or other officer for
the time being administering the government of
that territory.

(2) The Interpretation Act, 1889 2(b) shall apply,
with the necessary adaptations, for the purpose of
interpreting this Order and otherwise in relation thereto as
it applies for the purpose of interpreting and in relation to
Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom.

SCHEDULE 1 (Section 2)

TERRITORIES TO WHICH THE ACT EXTENDS
Antigua
Bahamas
Bermuda
British Honduras
British Solomon Islands Protectorate
Cayman Islands
Dominica Falkland Islands
Fiji
Gibraltar
Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony
Grenada
Hong Kong
Mauritius
Montserrat
St. Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla
St. Helena
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Seychelles
Swaziland
Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands.


2 1889 c. 63.

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SCHEDULE 2 (Section 2)

ADAPTATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS TO BE MADE IN
THE APPLICATION OF THE ACT TO A TERRITORY

1. In sections 1(2) and 2(1), for the references to the High
Court there shall be substituted references to the Supreme Court
of the Territory.

2. In section 1(3), for the words “the United Kingdom”
there shall be substituted the words “the Territory”.

3. In sections 1(6) and 2(2), for the references to section 99 of
the Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act, 1925 3(a)
there shall be substituted references to the corresponding enactment
forming part of the law of the Territory enabling rules of court to be
made with respect to the practice and procedure of the Supreme
Court of the Territory in civil proceedings.

4. For section 3 there shall be substituted the following
section —
“3. (1) The Governor may by order —

(a) make provision, in relation to such proceedings pursuant
to the Convention as are specified in the order, for the
attendance of witnesses, the hearing of evidence and the
production of documents;

(b) direct that the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act, 1856 4(b)
(which relates to the taking of evidence for the purpose of
proceedings before a foreign tribunal) shall apply to such
proceedings pursuant to the Convention as are specified in
the order, with or without any modifications or exceptions
specified in the order.

(2) Except as provided by any order made under subsection
(1)(a) of this section, no enactment relating to arbitration which
forms part of the law of the Territory shall apply to proceedings
pursuant to the Convention, but this subsection shall not be taken
as affecting any provision of such an enactment relating to staying
court proceedings where there is submission to arbitration.

(3) An order made under this section may be varied or
revoked by a subsequent order so made.”.


3 1925 c. 49.
4 1856 c. 113.
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