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42 & 43 Victoria, chapter 38.

An Act to amend the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act, 1873.

 

[11th August 1879.]

  BE it enacted by the Queen's moat Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Short title and construction.

36 & 37 Vict. c. 59.
1. This Act may he cited as the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act, 1879.

This Act shall be construed as one with the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act, 1873, and that Act and this Act may be cited together as the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Acts, 1873 and 1879.
Amendment of 36 & 37 Vict. c. 59. s. 2, as to definition of East African Courts. 2. Whereas by section two of the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act, 1873, the term "East African courts" is defined to mean the Vice-Admiralty Court at Aden, and any of Her Majesty's consuls within the dominions of the sovereigns of Zanzibar, Muscat, and Madagascar, when exercising jurisdiction in pursuance of the Orders in Council recited in the said Act, and it is expedient to amend the said definition: Be it therefore enacted as follows:
36 & 37 Vict. c. 59. In the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act, 1873, the term "East African, courts" shall mean the Vice-Admiralty Court at Aden, and any of Her Majesty's consular officers within the dominions of the sovereigns of Zanzibar, Muscat, and Madagascar on whom jurisdiction in relation to vessels captured on suspicion of being engaged in the slave trade, or otherwise in relation to the slave trade, has been conferred by an Order in Council, made whether before or after the passing of this Act.
36 & 37 Vict. c. 59. So much of section two of the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act 1873, as defines the term ''East African courts" is hereby repealed, without prejudice to anything already done or suffered in pursuance thereof.
Amendment of 36 & 37 Vict. c. 59. s. 7. as to treaties to which the Act applies.

36 & 37 Vict. c. 59.
3. Whereas by section two of the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act, 1873, the term "East African courts" is defined to mean the Vice-Admiralty Court at Aden, and any of Her Majesty's consuls within the dominions of the sovereigns of Zanzibar, Muscat, and Madagascar, when exercising jurisdiction in pursuance of the Orders in Council recited in the said Act, and it is expedient to amend the said definition: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

In the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act, 1873, the term "East African, courts" shall mean the Vice-Admiralty Court at Aden, and any of Her Majesty's consular officers within the dominions of the sovereigns of Zanzibar, Muscat, and Madagascar on whom jurisdiction in relation to vessels captured on suspicion of being engaged in the slave trade, or otherwise in relation to the slave trade, has been conferred by an Order in Council, made whether before or after the passing of this Act.

So much of section two of the Slave Trade (East African Courts) Act 1873, as defines the term "East African courts" is hereby repealed, without prejudice to anything already done or suffered in pursuance thereof.
Amendment of 36 & 37 Vict. c. 59. s. 3. as to jurisdiction over British vessels. 4. Each of the East African courts shall have the same jurisdiction in regard to a British vessel seized on suspicion of being engaged in or fitted out for the slave trade, and to the persons, slaves, goods, and effects on board thereof, when the vessel, in pursuance of any existing East African Slave Trade treaty, is seized and brought for trial by the commander or officer of any ship belonging to the foreign state with whom such treaty is made, as such court would have if the vessel had been seized by the commander or officer of any of Her Majesty's ships.

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