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Amendement au code pénal : jusqu'à 10 ans de prison et Rs 5 M d'amende si une personne fournit des infos erronées sur la souveraineté de Maurice 

Reprise des travaux à l’Assemblée nationale ce mardi 14 juillet, à partir de 11h30.  A l’agenda des travaux parlementaires : trois projets de loi seront présentés en première lecture, à savoir The Criminal Code (Amendment) Bill, 
The Mont Choisy-Cap Malheureux Road Overhead Pedestrian Bridge (Authorised Construction) Bill et le Courts Amendment Bill.

Le « Criminal Code (Amendement) Bill » a pour objectif de modifier le code pénal afin de criminaliser entre autres, la production ou la distribution d’un article ou objet véhiculant des informations trompeuses ou fausses sur la souveraineté de Maurice ou sur quelconque partie de son territoire.

L’amendement prévu est une nouvelle clause, qui sera ajoutée à l’article 76 du Code pénal. Lequel stipule que toute personne qui commet une infraction au paragraphe (1) est passible d'une amende ne dépassant pas Rs 5 millions et d'une peine d'emprisonnement n'excédant pas 10 ans.

Ci-dessous le projet de loi :

THE CRIMINAL CODE (AMENDMENT) BILL
(No. VIII of 2020)

Explanatory Memorandum

The object of this Bill is to amend the Criminal Code to criminalise, inter alia, the production or distribution of an article, an object or a document that conveys misleading information about, or misrepresents, the sovereignty of Mauritius over any part of its territory.

P. K. JUGNAUTH

Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and
External Communications, Minister for Rodrigues,
Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity
10 July 2020
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THE CRIMINAL CODE (AMENDMENT) BILL
(No. VIII of 2020)
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES
Clause
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. New section 76B inserted in principal Act
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A BILL
To amend the Criminal Code
ENACTED by the Parliament of Mauritius, as follows –
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1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2020.
2. Interpretation

In this Act –
“principal Act” means the Criminal Code.
3. New section 76B inserted in principal Act

The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 76A, the following new section –
76B. Misrepresenting the sovereignty of Mauritius over its territory

(1) Any person who, purporting to act on his own or under the authority or instructions of, or pursuant to a contract with, a foreign State or any organ or agency of such a State, or any other person –
(a) produces, distributes, supplies or markets any article, object or document which, in any manner, misrepresents or conveys misleading information to the public about the sovereignty of Mauritius over any part of its territory; or
(b) gives any instruction for the production, distribution, supply or marketing of any such article, object or document, shall commit an offence, unless he proves that he acted with the express approval of the Government of Mauritius.

(2) Any person who commits an offence under subsection (1) shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 5 million rupees and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.

(3) Any act alleged to constitute an offence under subsection (1) and which is committed outside Mauritius by a person shall, regardless of whether or not the act constitutes an offence at the place of commission, be deemed to have been committed in Mauritius also.

(4) Notwithstanding any other enactment, the Intermediate Court shall have jurisdiction to try an offence under subsection (1) and may, on conviction, impose any penalty provided for under subsection (2).

 

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