Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982

8 Certain convictions quashed
  • (1) Where any person to whom this Act applies has been convicted, at any time before the commencement of this Act, of an offence against section 5(1)(a) of the Immigration Act 1964 or any of the provisions of Part 2 (except section 19A) of that Act, or any corresponding former enactment, that conviction is hereby quashed.

    (2) No person to whom this Act applies shall be deemed to be a person to whom section 15 of the Immigration Act 2009 applies merely because he has been deported from New Zealand consequent upon his conviction of any offence to which subsection (1) of this section applies.

    (3) Without limiting or affecting any privilege, immunity, defence, or justification conferred by any other enactment or rule of law, no person shall be guilty of an offence or liable to any civil proceeding by reason of anything done in good faith to or in respect of any person to whom this Act applies in relation to or arising out of any matter referred to in subsection (1).

    Section 8(2): amended, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

    Section 8(2): amended, on 1 November 1987, by section 151(1) of the Immigration Act 1987 (1987 No 74).