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Sierra Leone Republic Act 1972

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(1)All law to which this section applies, whether being a rule of law or a provision of an Act of Parliament or of any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, which was in force on 19th April 1971, or, having been passed or made before that date, comes or has come into force thereafter, shall, unless and until provision to the contrary is made by Parliament or some other authority having power in that behalf, have the same operation in relation to Sierra Leone, and persons and things belonging to or connected with Sierra Leone, as it would have apart from this subsection if Sierra Leone had not become a republic.

(2)This section applies to law of, or any part of, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and, in relation only to any enactment of the Parliament of the United Kingdom or any Order in Council made by virtue of any such enactment whereby any such enactment applies in relation to Sierra Leone, to law of any other country or territory to which that enactment or Order extends.

(3)Nothing in this section shall be construed as enabling Her Majesty to entertain any appeal from a court or judge in Sierra Leone, other than an appeal from a decision given before 19th April 1971 in respect of which the Privy Council have jurisdiction according to the law of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

(4)This section shall be deemed to have had effect from 19th April 1971.

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