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Solomon Islands. 2001 ‘Solomon Islands Amnesty Act 2001.’ Amnesty Act (2001). Honiara: Legislative Assembly. 23 May

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Preamble

'To Make provisions for the granting of an amnesty or immunity to members of the Isatambu Freedom Movement and the Marau Eagle Force, in terms of the Marau Peace Agreement who may otherwise be liable to criminal prosecution for certain criminal offences'.

(1) Notwithstanding any provisions of the Penal Code or any other law, the following persons shall be granted an amnesty or immunity from criminal prosecution as hereinafter provided - (a) leaders, members and other civilian advisors associated with the Marau Eagle Force; and (b) leaders, members and other civilian advisors associated with the Isatambu Freedom Movement.

(2) Subject to the provisions of section 4, the amnesty or immunity from criminal prosecution referred to in subsection (1), shall be in respect of any criminal acts committed in the execution or purported execution by any person - (a) of the Isatambu Freedom Movement on Guadalcanal in connection with the Marau conflict during the period commencing 1st January 1999 and ending 7th February 2001; and (b) of the Marau Eagle Force on Guadalcanal in retaliation against the acts committed by Isatambu Freedom Movement on Marau during the period commencing 10th June 2000 and ending 7th February 2001.

(3) The amnesty or immunity from prosecution referred to in this section shall be on condition that all weapons and ammunition and stolen property in possession and in the custody of the militant groups referred to in subsection (2) are surrendered and returned in the manner and within the periods specified in the Marau Peace Agreement.

ID: Q538

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