Fugitive Offenders (United Kingdom Dependencies) (Bahamas) Order 1970

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Published: 1970-04-02

Fugitive Offenders (United Kingdom Dependencies) (Bahamas) Order, 1970
CH.91 – 24] CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE





STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

FUGITIVE OFFENDERS (DESIGNATED
COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES) ORDER, 1970

(SECTIONS 2 and 20)
[Commencement 3rd December, 1970]

1. This Order may be cited as the Fugitive
Offenders (Designated Commonwealth Countries) Order,
1970.

2. The Cook Islands (being a territory for the
external relations of which New Zealand is responsible) are
hereby designated for the purposes of section 1 of the Act
as a separate country at the request of the Government of
New Zealand, and the Schedule to the Fugitive Offenders
(Designated Commonwealth Countries) Order, 1968 is
hereby amended accordingly.

3. The territory of Papua and New Guinea, Norfolk
Island, Australian Antarctic territory, the territory of Cocos
(Keeling) Islands, the territory of Christmas Island, the
territory of Heard and McDonald Islands and the territory
of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (being territories for the
external relations of which Australia is responsible) shall
be treated as part of Australia for the purposes of the
Fugitive Offenders (Designated Commonwealth Countries)
Order, 1968 (which designates certain Commonwealth
countries for the purposes of the Act) and the reference to
Australia in the Schedule to that Order shall be construed
accordingly.

4. Niue and the Tokelau Islands (being territories for
the external relations of which New Zealand is responsible)
shall be treated as part of New Zealand for the purposes of the
Fugitive Offenders (Designated Commonwealth Countries)
Order, 1968, and the reference to New Zealand in the
Schedule to that Order shall be construed accordingly.

FUGITIVE OFFENDERS (UNITED KINGDOM
DEPENDENCIES) (BAHAMAS) ORDER, 1970

(SECTION 2)
[Commencement 2nd April, 1970]

1. This Order may be cited as the Fugitive Offenders
(United Kingdom Dependencies) Bahamas Order, 1970.

S.I. 56/1970

Citation.

Cook Islands
designated as
separate country.

S.I. 73/1668.

Certain
territories to be
treated as part of
Australia.

S.I. 73/1668.

Certain
territories to be
treated as part of
New Zealand.

S.I. 26/1970

Citation.

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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

2. Subsection (2) of section 2 of the Act (which
defines the expression “United Kingdom dependency”)
shall apply to the countries specified in Column 1 of the
Schedule (being countries outside Her Majesty’s
dominions in which Her Majesty has jurisdiction, or over
which she extends protection, in right of Her Government
in the United Kingdom).

3. In relation to the return of persons to, and in
relation to persons returned from, a country specified in
Column 1 of the Schedule, other than the British Solomon
Islands Protectorate, the Act shall have effect as if for any
reference therein to the Governor there were substituted a
reference to the person or government specified opposite to
the country in question in Column 2 of the said Schedule.

4. In relation to the return of persons to the New
Hebrides, the Act shall have effect as if at the end of
subsection (1) of section 3 thereof (which defines a
relevant offence for the purposes of the Act) there were
added the following proviso —

“Provided that an offence of which a person is
accused or has been convicted in the New Hebrides shall
not be a relevant offence unless he is liable to be tried
therefor or, as the case may be, has been convicted thereof,
by the High Court of the Western Pacific or by the Joint
Court established for the New Hebrides”.

SCHEDULE (Paragraphs 2 and 3)

Country Government or person
British Solomon
Islands
Protectorate





Brunei The Government of Brunei
The New Hebrides Her Majesty’s High Commis-

sioner for the Western Pacific or
the Resident Commissioner for
the New Hebrides acting with his
authority.



U.K.
dependencies
under section
2(2)(c) of Act.

Reference to
Governor in Act
substituted in
relation to
countries in
Schedule.

Modification of
section 3(1) of
Act in relation to
offences in New
Hebrides.
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