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Report No. 35

Appendix IX

Capital Crimes in Some Countries of the British Commonwealth (Detailed Statement)

Note.-Expl. of Symbols : + = Capital murder
.. = Not Capital murder

Australia

Canada

Ceylon

New Zealand

U.K.

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General Note (Queensland has totally abolished death sentence. See Criminal Code of Amendment Act, 1922) (See Criminal Code of Canada as amended 1960-1961 Statutes; Chapter 44). Penal Code (Revised Laws) 1960-Chapter 19 (suspended in 1958 and restored by Act 25 of 1959.

(See Crimes Act, 1961).
Four Statutes:-

(a) Treason Act, 1353.
(b) Dockyards Protection Act 1772 and Criminal Law Act, 1827.
(c) Piracy Act, 1937.
(d) Homicide Act, 1897 section 5.

Murder + Commonwealth of Australia. + If Capital murder.

+

..

+ (Certain cases of murder. See Homicide Act, 1957).
Section 24, Act, 1914-1960 for treason and Ordinances for Territories for murder.
+ Victoria section 475, Crimes Act, 1958.
+ South Australia Section 11, Criminal Law Consolidation Acts, 1935-1952.
+ Tasmania sections 56 and 158, Criminal Code Act, 1924.
+ Western Australia If wilful. See section 37 and 282 Criminal Code Act, 1913 amended in 1961.
.. Queensland
.. New south Wale.- N.S.W. abolished for most offences by Crimes (Amendment) Act, 1955.
Privacy + New South Wales

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Treason + Commonwealth of Australia

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+

+

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+ Victoria
+ Tasmania
+ Western Australia
+ New South Wales.
Rape ( In Canada it was previously capital)

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Setting fire to H.M. Ships of War and dockyards
Arson

"See setting fire".



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