Genocide Act 1969 (Overseas Territories) Order, 1970

Chapter number: 
88
In force: 
Yes

 

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CONSOLIDATED TO 30 JUNE 2012

 

LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

S.I. 47 of 1970.

CHAPTER 88

 THE GENOCIDE ACT 1969 (OVERSEAS UK TERRITORIES) ORDER 1970

          [30th April, 1970]

 

1       This Order may be cited as the Genocide Act 1969 (Overseas Territories) Order, 1970.

2       The Interpretation Act 1889* of the United Kingdom 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.

3       Section 1 of the Genocide Act 1969 of the United Kingdom,** adapted and modified as in Schedule to this Order, and section 4 of, and the Schedule to, that Act set out in the Schedule to this Order shall extend to Seychelles.

 

SCHEDULE

 

SECTION 1, 4 AND SCHEDULE OF THE GENOCIDE ACT 1969 AS EXTENDED TO SEYCHELLES

 

1       (1)        A person commits an offence of genocide if he commits any act falling with the definition of "genocide" in Article II of the Genocide Convention as set out in the Schedule to this Act.

 

(2)        A person guilty of an offence of genocide shall on conviction in Seychelles ?

 

(a)        if the offence consists of the killing of any person, be sentenced to imprisonment for life;

 

(b)        in any other case, be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

 

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*1889 c. 63.

**1969 c. 12

 

 

(3)        Proceedings for an offence of genocide shall not be instituted in Seychelles except by or with the consent of the Attorney General.

 

4       In this Act "the Genocide Convention" means the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9th December, 1948,

 

 

SCHEDULE TO THE GENOCIDE ACT

 

Article 11 of the Genocide Convention

 

In the present Convention, Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

 

(a)        killing members of the group;

 

(b)        causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

 

(c)        deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

 

(d)       imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

 

(e)        forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

(This note is not part of the Order).

 

This Order extends to Seychelles, with adaptations and modifications, certain provisions of the Genocide Act, 1969 of the United Kingdom.  The Genocide Act, 1969 gave effect to the Genocide Convention.

 

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