Criminal Law in Solomon Islands
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When interpreting any section of the Penal Code (Ch. 26), section 3 must be considered. That section states:
'This Code shall be interpreted in accordance with the Interpretation and General Provisions Act and the principles of legal interpretation obtaining in England, and expressions used in it shall be presumed, so far as is consistent with their context, and except as may be otherwise expressly provided, to be used with the meaning attaching to them in English criminal law and shall be construed in accordance therewith.' (emphasis added)
The jurisdiction of the Courts in respect of the offence of 'Indecent Assault' is examined commencing on page 14.
The law relating to 'Sentencing' in respect of that offence is examined commencing on page 918.
Refer to 'Offences Against Morality' as provided for in Part XVI of the Penal Code (Ch. 26) from section 136 to 168.
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