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The St. Helena Constitution Order 1988

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Governor’s power of pardon.

52.—(1) Subject to any Instructions given to him by Her Majesty under Her Sign Manual and Signet, the Governor may, in Her Majesty’s name and on Her Majesty’s behalf–

(a)grant to any person concerned in or convicted of any offence a pardon, either free or subject to lawful conditions;

(b)grant to any person a respite, either indefinite or for a specified period, of the execution of any punishment imposed on that person for any offence;

(c)substitute a less severe form of punishment for any punishment imposed on any person for any offence; and

(d)remit the whole or part of any punishment imposed on any person for an offence or of any penalty or forfeiture otherwise due to the Crown on account of any offence.

(2) In the exercise of his powers under this section the Governor shall act in his discretion but shall first consult the Executive Council.

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