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UK Statutory Instruments

Version as made

1991 No. 988

  • Version as made

Introductory Text

Statutory Instruments

1991 No. 988


The Caribbean Territories (Abolition of Death Penalty for Murder)Order 1991


16th April 1991

Laid before Parliament

16th April 1991

Coming into force

10th May 1991

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 16th day of April 1991


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers conferred onHer by sections 5 and 7 of the West Indies Act 1962(1) and section 1 of the Anguilla Act 1980(2) and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, ispleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and itis hereby ordered, as follows:

Citation and commencement

1.  (1)   This Order may be cited as the Caribbean Territories (Abolition ofDeath Penalty for Murder) Order 1991.

(2)  This Order shall come into force on 10th May 1991.

Extent of Order

2.  (1)   This Order extends to the following territories— Anguilla British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Montserrat Turks and Caicos Islands

(2)  In the application of this Order to any of the said territories theexpression“the Territory” means that territory.

Abolition of the Death Penalty for Murder

3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law in force in theTerritory, no person shall be sentenced to death by any court in theTerritory for the crime of murder, and a person convicted of murdershall be sentenced to imprisonment for life. G. I. de DeneyClerk of the Privy Council

Explanatory Note (This note is not part of the Order) This Order abolishes the death penalty for the crime of murder inthe territories to which the Order extends and substitutes a penalty oflife imprisonment. (1) 1962 c. 19 . (2) 1980 c. 67 .