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Visiting Forces Act

Version of section 5 from 2002-12-31 to 2015-02-25:


Marginal note:Primary right of civil courts to exercise jurisdiction

  •  (1) Except in respect of offences mentioned in subsection 6(2), the civil courts have the primary right to exercise jurisdiction in respect of any act or omission constituting an offence against any law in force in Canada alleged to have been committed by a member of a visiting force or a dependant.

  • Marginal note:Previous trial by service courts

    (2) Where a member of a visiting force or a dependant has been tried by a service court of that visiting force and has been convicted or acquitted, the member or dependant may not be tried again by a civil court for the same offence.

  • R.S., c. V-6, s. 5
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