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Criminal Jurisdiction Act 1802

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[1.]Offences committed by persons employed in any publick service abroad may be prosecuted in the Court of King’s Bench in England; and may be laid in Middlesex, and the offenders punished as the offences had been committed in England. U.K.

From and after the passing of this Act, if any person who now is, or heretofore has been, or shall hereafter be employed by or in the service of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, in any civil or military station, office, or capacity out of Great Britain, or shall heretofore have had, held, or exercised, or now has, holds, or exercises, or shall hereafter have, hold, or exercise any publick station, office, capacity, or employment, out of Great Britain, shall have committed, or shall commit, or shall have heretofore been, or is, or shall hereafter be guilty of any crime, misdemeanor, or offence, in the execution, or under colour, or in the exercise of any such station, office, capacity, or employment as aforesaid, every such crime, offence, or misdemeanor may be prosecuted or enquired of, and heard and determined . . . F1 here in England, . . . F2 and all such persons so offending, and also all persons tried under any of the provisions of F3. . . this Act F3. . . for any offence, crime, or misdemeanor, and not having been before tried for the same out of Great Britain, shall, on conviction, be liable to such punishment as may, by any law or laws now in force, or any Act or Acts that may hereafter be passed, be inflicted for any such crime, misdemeanor, or offence committed in England, and shall also be liable, . . . F1 to be adjudged to be incapable of serving his Majesty in any station, office, or capacity, civil or military, or of holding or exercising any publick employment whatever.

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F3Words in s. 1 repealed (8.11.1995) by 1995 c. 44, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. II Group 2

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C2References to “military station, office or capacity” to be construed, in application of Act to air force, as including references to air-force station, office or capacity: S.R. & O. 1918/548 (Rev. I, p. 896: 1918 I, p. 507) art. 1, Sch.

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