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Name: Offences Against the Person Act (Cap. 269).
Country: Jamaica
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1864
Entry into force:
ISN: JAM-1864-L-73502
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Jamaica, Ministry of Justice, Jamaica PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 18 of 2010 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 18 of 2010 (consulted on 2012-07-12)
Abstract/Citation: Sets out offences against the person including homicide, assualt, rape, protection of women and girls, suppression of brothels, child stealing, bigamy, abortions, infanticide, unnatural offences. It also provides that every person convicted of capital murder is to be sentenced to death except in the case of pregnant women (section 3).

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