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Yukon First Nations Self-Government Act

Version of section 14 from 2003-01-01 to 2003-03-31:

Marginal note:Administration of justice

 Until an agreement respecting the administration of justice is in effect between a first nation named in Schedule II, Her Majesty and the Yukon Government, or until the expiration of any interim period provided by the first nation’s self-government agreement for the purpose of reaching such an agreement, whichever occurs earlier,

  • (a) the courts of the Yukon Territory have, subject to paragraph (b), jurisdiction in respect of laws enacted by the first nation according to the respective jurisdictions of those courts under territorial laws;

  • (b) the Territorial Court of Yukon has exclusive original jurisdiction in relation to the prosecution of offences under laws enacted by the first nation;

  • (c) offences under those laws shall be prosecuted in accordance with the Summary Convictions Act (Yukon), as amended from time to time, as if they were offences under Yukon enactments, by prosecutors appointed by the Yukon Government; and

  • (d) terms of imprisonment imposed for offences under those laws shall be served in a correctional facility in accordance with the Corrections Act (Yukon), as amended from time to time.

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