Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890
TRANSFER TO SOUTH WEST AFRICA: The administration of admiralty law does not appear to have been transferred to South West Africa.
In South Africa, the Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1980 was repealed in so far as it relates to prizes by the Prize Jurisdiction Act 3 of 1968 (RSA GG 2000). This Act was made applicable to South West Africa by section 6, which states “This Act and any amendment thereof shall apply also in the territory of South-West Africa, including the Eastern Caprivi Zipfel referred to in section 3 of the South-West Africa Affairs Amendment Act, 1951 (Act No. 55 of 1951), and in relation to all persons in that portion of the said territory known as the "Rehoboth Gebiet" and defined in the First Schedule to Proclamation No. 28 of 1923 of the said territory.” However, Act 3 of 1968 never came into force in respect of South Africa or South West Africa.
The Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1980 was repealed “in so far as it applies in relation to the Republic, except in so far as it relates to prize matters”, by the Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act 105 of 1983 (RSA GG 8891) – which was not made applicable to South West Africa.]ACTAn Act to amend the Law respecting the exercise of Admiralty Jurisdiction in Her Majesty’s Dominions and elsewhere out of the United Kingdom.[In the original British Act, the ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS appears above the long title of the act. It has been moved here for consistency with other Namibian statutes.]BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most 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:[Capitalisation throughout is reproduced as it appears in the British law, as published on the UK Government website: www.legislation.gov.uk.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890.
2. Colonial Courts of Admiralty
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