Geneva Conventions (Supplementary) Act


Published: 1961-05-18

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Geneva Conventions (Supplementary) Act
GENEVA CONVENTIONS (SUPPLEMENTARY) [CH.95 – 1


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

GENEVA CONVENTIONS (SUPPLEMENTARY)
CHAPTER 95

GENEVA CONVENTIONS (SUPPLEMENTARY)

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Appeals by protected persons.


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 95

GENEVA CONVENTIONS (SUPPLEMENTARY)
An Act entitled the Geneva Conventions (Supple-

mentary) Act.
[Commencement 18th May, 1961]

1. This Act may be cited as the Geneva
Conventions (Supplementary) Act.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Act” means the Geneva Convention Act, 1957 of

the United Kingdom as modified by the Geneva
Conventions Act (Colonial Territories) Order in
Council, 1959, and any subsequent Order in
Council modifying the same;

“protected internee” means a person protected by the
convention set out in the Fourth Schedule to the
Act;

“protected prisoner of war” means a person protected
by the convention set out in the Third Schedule
to the Act;

“the protecting power” means in relation to a
protected prisoner of war or a protected
internee, the power of organisation which is
carrying out, in the interest of the power of
which he is a national, or of whose forces he is,
or was at any material time, a member, the
duties assigned to protecting powers under the
convention set out in the Third or, as the case
may be, Fourth Schedule to the Act.

3. Where a protected prisoner of war or a protected
internee has been sentenced to death or to imprisonment
for a term of two years or more under the provisions of the
Act, the time within which he must give notice of appeal to
the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, shall,
notwithstanding anything in any Act relating to appeals,


5 of 1961

Short title.

Interpretation.

5 & 6 Eliz. 2 c.
52.

Appeals by
protected
persons.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

be the period from the date of his conviction, or in the case
of an appeal against sentence, of his sentence to the
expiration of ten days after the date on which he receives a
notice given —

(a) in the case of a protected prisoner of war, by an
officer of Her Majesty’s forces;

(b) in the case of a protected internee, by or on
behalf of the Superintendent of Prison in which
he is confined,

that the protecting power has been notified of his
conviction and sentence.

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