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Criminal Justice Act, 1990

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Number 16 of 1990


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 1990


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Abolition of death penalty.

2.

Sentence for treason and murder.

3.

Special provision in relation to certain murders and attempts.

4.

Minimum period of imprisonment for treason and murder, and attempts, to which section 3 applies.

5.

Restrictions on power to commute or remit punishment or grant temporary release.

6.

Procedure in cases of murder, and attempts, to which section 3 applies.

7.

Consequential amendments.

8.

Transitional provisions.

9.

Repeals.

10.

Short title.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Consequential Amendments

SECOND SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed


Acts Referred to

Children Act, 1908

1908, c. 67

Courts-Martial Appeals Act, 1983

1983, No. 19

Criminal Justice Act, 1951

1951, No. 2

Criminal Justice Act, 1960

1960, No. 27

Criminal Justice Act, 1964

1964, No. 5

Defence Act, 1954

1954, No. 18

Genocide Act, 1973

1973, No. 28

Offences against the Person Act, 1861

1861, c. 100

Offences against the State Act, 1939

1939, No. 13

Offences against the State (Amendment) Act, 1940

1940, No. 2

Piracy Act, 1837

1837, c. 88

Prisoners of War and Enemy Aliens Act, 1956

1956, No. 27

Prisons Act, 1970

1970, No. 11

Prisons Acts, 1826 to 1980

Treason Act, 1939

1939, No. 10

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Number 16 of 1990


CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 1990


AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY AND SUBSTITUTE IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE, TO PROVIDE THAT A MINIMUM PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT SHALL BE SERVED BY PERSONS CONVICTED OF TREASON OR OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF MURDER OR ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT ANY SUCH MURDER AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER CONNECTED MATTERS. [11th July, 1990]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: