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The Southern Rhodesia (Sanctions) (Amnesty) Order 1980

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Amnesty and discontinuance of criminal proceedings in respect of sanctions measures

2.—(1) No criminal proceedings shall be instituted in any court in respect of any act to which this Article applies, whether within or without the United Kingdom or any other territory to which this Order extends.

(2) The acts to which this Article applies are—

(a)any breach, disregard or contravention of

(i)any of the Orders specified in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to this Order; or

(ii)any restriction or requirement imposed by or under, or any provision made for the purposes of, any of the enactments specified in Part 2 of Schedule 2 to this Order, being a restriction, requirement or provision giving effect to a resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations for the imposition of economic or other sanctions or other measures directed against Southern Rhodesia;

(b)any act (including any act by way of conspiracy or incitement) preparatory or incidental to any act falling within sub-paragraph (a).

(3) Any criminal proceedings in respect of any act to which this Article applies which are pending in any court immediately before the commencement of this Order, other than any proceedings by way of appeal against conviction or sentence, shall be treated as discontinued upon such commencement.

(4) The provisions of this Article shall be without prejudice to any conviction sustained or sentence imposed before the commencement of this Order.

(5) In this Article, “actincludes an omission.

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