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Slave Trade Act 1873

1873 CHAPTER 88 36 and 37 Vict

An Act for consolidating with Amendments the Acts for carrying into effect Treaties for the more effectual Suppression of the Slave Trade, and for other purposes connected with the Slave Trade.

[5th August 1873]

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C2Preamble omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1893 (c. 54)

PreliminaryE+W+S+N.I.

1 Short title.E+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as “The Slave Trade Act 1873.”

2 Interpretation. E+W+S+N.I.

In this Act—

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F2Definitions in s. 2 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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C3Jurisdiction of the High Court of Admiralty of England now exercisable by High Court: Administration of Justice Act 1956 (c. 46), s.1(1)

C4Jurisdiction of Vice-Admiralty courts in Her Majesty's dominions out of the United Kingdom transferred to colonial Courts of Admiralty: Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act 1890 (c. 27), ss.2(3), 17

Seizure of Slave ShipsE+W+S+N.I.

3 Visitation and seizure by cruisers, &c. of suspected slave ships.E+W+S+N.I.

Where a vessel is, on reasonable grounds, suspected of being engaged in or fitted out for the slave trade, it shall F5. . . be lawful—

(a)If the vessel is a British vessel, or is engaged in the slave trade within British jurisdiction, or is not a vessel of a foreign state, for any commander or officer of any of Her Majesty’s ships, for any officer bearing Her Majesty’s commission in the army or navy, for any officer of Her Majesty’s customs in the United Kingdom, [F6or Channel Islands, for any member of the Isle of Man Constabulary,], for the governor of a [F7colony], or any person authorised by any such governor, F8. . .

(b)If the vessel is the vessel of a foreign state, for any commander or officer of any of Her Majesty’s ships, when duly authorised in that behalf, in pursuance of any treaty with that state, F8. . .

to visit and seize and detain such vessel, and to seize and detain any person found detained or reasonably suspected of having been detained as a slave, for the purpose of the slave trade, on board any such vessel, and to carry away such vessel and person, together with the master and all persons, goods, and effects on board any such vessel, for the purpose of bringing in such vessel, person, goods, and effects F5. . ..

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F5Words in s. 3 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

F6Words substituted by S.I. 1980/399, Sch. Pt. I para. 4

F7Words in s. 3 substituted (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 6

F8Words in s. 3(a)(b) repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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F9S. 4 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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F13S. 8 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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MiscellaneousE+W+S+N.I.

17 Protection of persons authorised to seize.E+W+S+N.I.

All persons authorised to make seizures under this Act shall, in making and prosecuting any such seizure, have the benefit of all the protection granted to persons authorised to make seizures under any Act for the time being in force relating to Her Majesty’s customs in the United Kingdom F22. . ..

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F22Words in s. 17 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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F28S. 23 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

M1Slave Trade Act1824E+W+S+N.I.

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24 Incorporation with unrepealed portions of 5 Geo. 4. c. 113.E+W+S+N.I.

This Act shall be construed as one with the enactments of the M2Slave Trade Act 1824, F29. . . and the expression “this Act” when used in this Act, shall include those enactments.

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F29Words in s. 24 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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F30S. 25 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

26 Jurisdiction of court over offences under 5 Geo. 4. c. 113. E+W+S+N.I.

Any offence against this Act or the said enactments with which this Act is to be construed as one, or otherwise in connexion with the slave trade, shall for all purposes of and incidental to the trial and punishment of a person guilty of such offence, and all proceedings and matters preliminary and incidental to and consequential on such trial and punishment, and for all purposes of and incidental to the jurisdiction of any court, constable, and officer with reference to such offence, be deemed to have been committed either in the place in which the offence was committed, . . . F31 or in any place in which the person guilty of the offence may for the time being be F32. . .; and the offence may be described in any indictment or other document relating thereto as having been committed at the place where it was wholly or partly committed, or as having been committed on the high seas or out of Her Majesty’s dominions, and the venue or local description in the margin may be that of the place in which the trial is held.

Where any such offence is commenced at one place and completed at another, the place at which such offence is to be deemed to have been committed shall be either the place where the offence was commenced or the place where the offence was completed.

Where a person being in one place is accessory to or aids or abets in any such offence committed in another place, the place at which such offence is to be deemed to have been committed shall be either the place in which the offence was actually committed or the place where the offender was at the time of his being so accessory, aiding, or abetting.

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F32Words in s. 26 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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F34S. 28 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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F35S. 29 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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SCHEDULES

F37FIRST SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I.

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F37Sch. 1 repealed (19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. VIII

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