Constitution – Chapter 5 – Prerogative of mercy
Prerogative of mercy.
66.- (1) The Governor-General may-
a) grant a pardon, either free or subject to lawful conditions, to any person convicted of any criminal offence under a law;
b) grant to any person a respite, either indefinite or for a specified period, of the execution of any punishment imposed on that person for any such offence;
c) substitute a less severe form of punishment for any punishment imposed on any person for any such offence; or
d) remit the whole or any part of any punishment imposed on any person for any such offence or of any penalty or forfeiture otherwise due to the Crown on account of any such offence.
(2) The powers of the Governor-General under this section shall be exercised by him in accordance with the advice of such Minister as may from time to time be designated by the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.