Bounty Hunters Act 2018 — in force

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Bounty Hunters Act 2018

An Act for the provision of rules regulating the capture of persons within Her Majesty’s territory.

BE IT ENACTED by The Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, with the Advice and Consent of Her Majesty’s Privy Council, and by the authority of the same, as follows—

1 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Bounty Hunters Act.

2 No lawful justification for killing

It is declared that the killing of persons who are sought for trial, punishment or otherwise in foreign nations is not lawfully justified within the territory of Gabon.

Pierre, a foreign national of A, enters the City of Salisbury and is followed by Jean-Luc, a foreign national of B. Jean-Luc is acting on a bounty issued by a third party foreign nation, C. Jean-Luc kills and imprisons Pierre. Jean-Luc commits an offence against the Penal Code.

3 Authorisation of acts

The preceding section does not apply to any act that is authorised by the Sovereign.


This Act was originally tabled to Her Majesty’s Privy Council on 22 June 2018.

This Act was enacted by Her Majesty with the advice of Her Privy Council, and entered into force, on 22 June 2018.