Criminal Justice (Location of Victims' Remains) Act, 1999
1.—(1) In this Act—
“the Agreement” means the Agreement between the Government and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland establishing the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains, done at Dublin on the 27th day of April, 1999, the text of which is set out in the Schedule to this Act;
“the Commission” means the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains established by the Agreement;
“functions” includes powers and duties;
“the Minister” means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;
“the process” means the objective and functions of the Commission as set out in Article 3 of the Agreement;
“Secretary of State” means a Secretary of State in the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
“victim” means a victim of violence;
“victim of violence” shall be construed in accordance with Article 3(3)(a) of the Agreement.
(2) In this Act—
(a) a reference to a subsection or paragraph is a reference to a subsection or paragraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended, and
(b) a reference to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment.