Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009

Amendments to section 12 of Act of 2003.

8.— Section 12 (as amended by section 73 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005 ) of the Act of 2003 is hereby amended—

(a) in subsection (3)—

(i) by the insertion after “this Act” of “or any other document to be transmitted for the purposes of this Act”, and

(ii) by the substitution for paragraph (b) of the following paragraph:

“(b) any means capable of producing a written record under conditions allowing the Central Authority in the State to establish its authenticity.”,

(b) by the deletion of subsections (4), (5) and (6),

(c) by the substitution for subsection (7) of the following:

“(7) For the purposes of this Act, a document shall be deemed to be a true copy of an original document if it has been certified as a true copy of the original document by—

(a) the issuing judicial authority, or

(b) an officer of the central authority of the issuing state.”,


(d) in subsection (9) by the deletion of the words “facsimile copy or”.