Lesotho: Revocation of Specified Citizenship and Cancellation of Passports Order No.3 of 1992

Published: 11/Feb/1992

As quoted in Li Jin Fei and Others v Director of Immigration (High Court of Hong Kong Judgement Number HCMP816/1992, 11 September 1992)

WHEREAS the persons specified in the Schedule hereto have been granted Lesotho Citizenship and issued with Lesotho passports;

AND WHEREAS the said granting of Lesotho citizenship and issuing of Lesotho passports were unlawful, fraudulent, irregular and against the public interest of Lesotho;


1. This Order may be cited as the Revocation of Specified Citizenship and Cancellation of Passports order 1992 and is deemed to have come into operation on the 1st day of December, 1991.

2. Notwithstanding any other law, it is hereby declared that the grant of Lesotho citizenship to persons whose names are specified in the Schedule is hereby revoked.

3. Notwithstanding any other law, Lesotho passports which were issued to persons whose names are specified in the Schedule, are hereby cancelled.

4.(1) Notwithstanding any other law, no action or other legal proceedings whatsoever, whether civil or criminal shall be instituted in any court of law against
(a) the Crown;
(b) any member of the Military Council acting in his official capacity;
(c) any member of the Council of Ministers acting in his official capacity;
(d) the Attorney-General;
(e) any person employed in the public service;
(f) any other person acting under the authority of a person so holding office or so employed as aforesaid,

for or on account of, or in respect of any act whatsoever, matter or thing done or purported to be done in connection with or related to the granting or revocation of citizenship or the issuing or cancellation of Lesotho passports.

(2) If any such proceedings have been instituted whether before or after the passing of this order, they shall forthwith by operation of this order, being charged and made void and no order for costs shall be made against the Crown or persons specified in subsection (1).

Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Lesotho
Year: 1992