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(1)Subject to subsection (3) below, 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 12th March 1992 (the date on which the constitution of Mauritius was amended so that it became a republic) 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 Mauritius, and persons and things belonging to or connected with Mauritius, as it would have had apart from this subsection if Mauritius had not become a republic.
(2)This section applies to law of, or of 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 Mauritius, to law of any other country or territory to which that enactment or Order extends.
(3)Notwithstanding anything in subsections (1) and (2) above, section 42 of the M1British Nationality Act 1981 (whereby, subject to certain exceptions, a person becoming by registration a citizen of any description or a British subject is required to take an oath of allegiance) shall have effect in relation to citizens of Mauritius as if subsection (1) above had not been enacted.
(4)This section shall be deemed to have had effect from 12th March 1992.
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