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Solomon Islands. 2001 ‘Solomon Islands Amnesty Act 2000.’ Amnesty Act (2000); Section 1. Honiara: Legislative Assembly. 19 February

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(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 advisors associated with the Malaita Eagle Force;
(b) members of the Solomon Islands Police Force;
(c) leaders, members and other civilian advisors associated with the Isatambu Freedom Movement; and (d) members of the Solomon Islands Prison Service.

(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection 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 in connection or in association with the forceful eviction from the Province of Guadalcanal of certain persons during the period commencing 1st January 1998, and ending 15th October 2000 in furtherance of the demands of the indigenous people of Guadalcanal; (b) of the Malaita Eagle Force, in retaliation against the forceful eviction of Malaitans from Guadalcanal; and (c) in execution or purported execution of the para-military operations conducted on the 5th day of June 2000, and the joint para-military/Malaita Eagle Force security operations carried on thereafter, until the signing of the Townsville Peace Agreement on 15th October 2000.

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