JUDICATURE (PREROGATIVE WRITS) (ABOLITION) LAW

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Orders of mandamus, prohibition and certiorari to be substituted for prerogative writs of mandamus, prohibition and certiorari

   3   Rules of Court

   4   Repeal

 

THE JUDICATURE (PREROGATIVE WRITS) (ABOLITION) LAW

[Date of Commencement: 22nd February 1960]

Act 56 of 1959.

Cap 180.

LN 377A/76.

1   Short title

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   This Law may be cited as the Judicature (Prerogative Writs) (Abolition) Law.

2   Orders of mandamus, prohibition and certiorari to be substituted for prerogative writs of mandamus, prohibition and certiorari

   (1) The prerogative writs of mandamus, prohibition and certiorari shall no longer be issued by the Supreme Court or any Judge thereof.

[Cap 180 s 3(2).]

   (2) In any case where the Supreme Court would, but for the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, have had jurisdiction to order the issue of a writ of mandamus requiring any act to be done, or a writ of prohibition prohibiting any proceedings or matter, or a writ of certiorari removing any proceedings or matter into the b Court for any purpose, the Court may make an order requiring the act to be done, or prohibiting or removing the proceedings or matter, as the case may be.

["Supreme Court" by Cap 180 s 3(2).]

   (3) The said orders shall be called respectively an order of mandamus, an order of prohibition and an order of certiorari.

   (4) No return shall be made to any such order and no pleadings in prohibition shall be allowed, but the order shall be final, subject to any right of appeal therefrom.

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