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Botswana Independence Act 1966

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5Judicial Committee of Privy Council

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council confer on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council such jurisdiction and powers in respect of appeals from any court having jurisdiction under the law of Botswana as may be specified in, or determined in accordance with any provisions contained in, the Order in Council.

(2)Any Order in Council under this section may contain such incidental and supplemental provisions as appear to Her Majesty to be expedient.

(3)Except so far as otherwise provided by or in accordance with an Order in Council under this section, and subject to such modifications as may be so provided, the Judicial Committee Act 1833 shall apply in relation to appeals and other proceedings in respect of which any jurisdiction is conferred under this section as it applies in relation to appeals to Her Majesty in Council.

(4)Provisions made in pursuance of this section may be included in any Order in Council revoking the Bechuanaland (Constitution) Order 1965, as amended by any subsequent Order in Council.

(5)An Order in Council under this section may be made before, on or after the appointed day, and so much of any Order in Council as is made under this section may be varied or revoked by a further Order in Council, whether made before, on or after that day; but any Order in Council made under this section on or after the appointed day shall not extend to Botswana as part of its law.

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