Updated to 26 November 2019 (Act No. 38 of 2019 and S.I. No. 591 of 2019)

Defence Act 1954
No. 18 of 1954

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 January 1955 Defence Act, 1954 (Commencement) Order, 1954 (S.I. No. 233 of 1954), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Constr. refs. "judge-advocate" 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 5 (col. cit.)
Form of oath/solemn declaration for military judge S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 3, schedule
  S.I. No. 345 of 2012, reg. 2 and schedule
  S.I. No. 661 of 2007, rl. 3
Am. 44/1960, s.4 (1)
  19/1983, s.20 (1)
Appl. 27/1956, s.4
  29/1993, ss. 1 (2), 3 (2)
Applic. ext to women. 28/1979, ss. 2, 8 (4)
Expenses prescribed S.I. No. 206 of 2008, reg. 16
Oo., regs., rls. appl. with power to mod., etc. 27/1956, s.4
Penalties incd. (ss. 31 (2), 35 (1) (c), 35 (2) (b), 36 (7) (a), 37 (2), 38 (3), 183 (2), 235, 236, 242 (1), 243 (2) (b), 245, 252, 253, 255, 256 (3), 257, 258 (1), 260 (2) (a), 261, 262, 265 (3), 266 (1), 267 (1), 268 (1) (2) (3), 272 (1) (2), 283 (1), 284 (3), 286, 312 (2), 317 (4)) 8/1987, ss. 2, 16
Rstrct. 19/1983, s.18 (4)
Saving for. 27/1997, ss. 4 (1) (h), 14 (2)
Savings and transitional provisions applicable to amendments to Act 24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1
Trans. of cert. functns. S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 294 of 1973
Witness expenses prescribed S.I. No. 206 of 2008, reg. 17
S. 2 am. 17/2011, ss. 2 & 12(3)
  24/2007, s. 6(a)-(e)
  14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 1
  1/1979, s.2
S.2 (1) am. 31/1998, ss. 2, 12 (2)
S. 2(4) subsec. ins. 24/2007, s. 6(f)
S.5 exempt. 16/1996, ss. 6 (5) (a), 29 (2)
S.11, constr. of refs. am. 31/1998, ss. 10 (3), 12 (2)
S.11 (2) am. 28/1977, ss. 5, 7 (3)
S.12 (1) (b) (c), pars. substit. 31/1998, ss. 3 (a), 12 (2)
S.12 (2), subsec. substit. 31/1998, ss. 3 (b), 12 (2)
S.12 (3), subsec. ins. 31/1998, ss. 3 (c), 12 (2)
S.13, s. 31/1998, ss. 4, 12 (2)
S.22 (2) am. 31/1998, ss. 5, 12 (2)
S.24 am. 1/1979, s.3
S. 24(3) substituted 24/2015, s. 2
S. 26 renumbered as s. 26(1). 24/2007, s. 7(a)
S. 26(2) subsec. ins. 24/2007, s. 7(b)
S.30, saving for cert. persons employed. 45/1956, s.6 (2) (h)
  46/1956, s.20 (2) (d)
  33/2004, ss. 3, 7
S.34 appl. with limitation. 35/1961, s.4
S.34 rstrct. 35/1961, s.5 (2)
S.35 (1) (a), par. substit. 8/1987, s.9
S.40, constr. of refs. am. 31/1998, ss. 10 (3), 12 (2)
S.40 (2) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 2
S.41, applic. ext. 28/1979, ss. 3, 8 (4)
S.48 (6) am. 30/1977, s.22
S.50 (2) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
  14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 3
S. 50(4) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
Ss. 53-55, applic. ext. 28/1979, ss. 4, 8 (4)
S.61 am. 20/2006, s.2(2)
  44/1960, s.4 (2) (c), (7)
S. 61(1) am. 24/2007, s. 8
S.61 (2) (b) am. 44/1960, s.4 (2) (a), (7)
  18/1993, s.3 (2)
S. 61(2)(b)(ia) am. 20/2006, s. 5(a)
S. 61(3) am. 20/2006, s. 5(b)
S.61 (3) am. 44/1960, s.4 (2) (b), (7)
  18/1993, s.3 (9)
S. 61(5) am. 20/2006, s. 5(c)(i)
S. 61(5) am. 20/2006, s. 5(c)(ii)
S. 70 am. 20/2006, s. 6
  20/2006, s. 2(2)
S.70 (3) (b) (4) (b) am. 44/1960, s.4 (3) (7)
  18/1993, s.3 (2)
S.74 am. 30/1977, s.22
S.75 am. 44/1960, s.4 (4) (7)
  18/1993, s.3 (2)
  20/2006, s. 2(2)
S.76 (1), prov. added. 2/1985, ss. 5 (a), 9
S. 81(1)(c) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
Pt. 4, ch. 3 (ss. 85-96) am. 44/1960, s.3 (2)
Pt. 4, ch. 3, applic. rstrct. 18/1993, s.2 (2)
S.98, applic. ext. 17/1991, ss. 1 (2), 78 (1)
S.98 (1) am. 52/1998, ss. 1 (2), 9 (2)
S.98 (1), applic. ext. 3/1988, ss. 7 (2) (a), 15 (3)
  S.I. No. 52/2002, reg. 6 (3) (b)
S.98 (1) (a) am. 11/1976, ss. 2, 30 (1)
S.98 (1) (d), constr./cert. ref. 26/1987, ss. 1 (2) (b), 24 (1)
S.98 (1) (h), applic. ext. 26/1995, ss. 1 (2) (a), 21
S.98 (1) (h), constr. of refs. 6/1989, ss. 27, 46 (2)
  26/1995, ss. 1 (2), 21
  33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 29
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 135(1)
S.99, applic. ext. 28/1979, ss. 5, 8 (4)
S. 99 constr. of refs. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 135(2)
S.99 (1) am. 21/2010, ss. 2, 160
  26/1987, ss. 1 (2) (b), 24 (2)
S. 104(1)(a) am. 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 1
S.105 rep. 4/1976, s.4, sch. 2
S.107, applic. ext. 17/1991, ss. 1 (2), 78 (2)
S.107 (1) (2), subsecs. substit. 8/1987, s.10
S.107 (2) del. 2/1985, ss. 5 (b), 9
S.111 (b)-(f) rep. 27/1954, ss. 1, 2 (5) (6)
S.114 am. 36/2004, ss. 4 (2) (d), 19 (2)
S.114 (1) am. 36/2004, ss. 13 (a), 19 (2)
S.114 (2) am. 31/1998, ss. 6, 12 (2)
  36/2004, ss. 13 (b), 19 (2)
S.114 (3A) (3B) (3C), new ss. ins. 36/2004, ss. 13 (c), 19 (2)
S. 114(5) subsec. ins. 24/2007, s. 9
S. 120(2) substit. 24/2007, s. 12(a)
S. 120(3) substit. 24/2007, s. 12(b)
S.120 (3) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 4
S. 121 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 13
S. 121(b) officer prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 69
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 71
S. 123(1) substit. 24/2007, s. 14(a)
S. 123(1A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, s. 14(b)
S. 123(1B) subsec. ins. 24/2007, s. 14(b)
Ss. 124, 125, conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 126(2)(a) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S.126 (2) (i) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S. 126(2)(ii) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S.126 (2) (ii), conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
Ss. 127, 128, conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.127 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S.129 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 6
S.130 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 6
S. 131 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S.131 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S.132 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 6
S. 133 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
Ss. 133, 134, conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 134 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S.135 (1) (a) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 6
S.135 (1) (b) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S.135 (1) (b), conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 135(2)(a)(i) am. 24/2007, s. 15
S. 136 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 136 conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 137(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 137(1) conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 138 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 139 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 140 conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 141 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 141 conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 142 substit. 24/2007, s. 16
S. 142(b) conseq. am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 142A repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S.142A ins. 8/1987, s.5
Ss. 142A (1) (ii), 143-148 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 144 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 145 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S.145 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S. 147 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S.149 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S. 150 substit. 24/2007, s. 17
Ss. 150 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.151 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S. 152 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 152 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.153 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.154, captain of service aircraft for purposes of. 8/1987, s.6 (5)
S.154 (1) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S.155 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S.156, s. 9/1990, ss. 11, 13 (1)
  50/2001, ss. 1 (2), 63
S. 156 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.156, constr. of refs. 9/1990, s.13 (1) (4)
S. 157 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
Ss. 157 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.158 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 5
S. 159(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
Ss. 159 (1) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 159(1)(c) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 159(2) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 160 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S.160 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 161(1)(b) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(a)
S. 161(1)(c) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(a)
S. 161(2) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 161(2)(ea) para. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(b)(i)
S. 161(2)(eb) para. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(b)(i)
S. 161(2)(ec) para. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(b)(i)
S. 161(2)(f) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(b)(ii)
S. 161(3) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(c)
S. 161(4) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(c)
S. 161(4)(a)(ii) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170, schedule, pt. 5, item 3
S. 161(5) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 18(c)
S. 162 admissible evidence S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 61
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 63
S. 162 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 19
S. 162 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 163 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 164(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 164 (1) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 165 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 165 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 166 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 166 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 167 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S. 167 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 168(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 21 and sch. 6
S.168 (1) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 169 admissible evidence S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 61
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 63
S.169 am. 5/1964, s.9
  28/1973, s.4
S.169, s. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.169 (b) am. 32/1990, ss. 19 (a), 22 (3)
S.169 (3), par. ins. 16/2000, s.6 (a)
  11/2000, s.6 (a)
  16/2000, s.6 (a)
  2/2005, s.56 (a)
S.169 (3) (a) (b) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 6
S. 169(3)(c) substit. 30/2006, s. 66 and sch. 3, para. 1(a)
S. 169(3)(g) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S.169 (3) (dd), par. ins. 11/2000, s.6 (a)
S.169 (3) (ddd), par. ins. 16/2000, s.6 (a)
S.169A, new s. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.174 convening authority S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 47(e)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 49(e)
S.174 procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 56(2), 64(1)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 58(2), 66(1)
Part V Chapter IV (ss. 175-184) form prescribed S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2) 17(1) and Form 4
Part V Chapter IV (ss. 175-184) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 16, 17
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2) and 16, 18(1)(a), 18(1)(d)(i), 24(i)
S. 175(1)(b)(iii) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 176A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 20(1)
S. 177 savings and transitional provisions applied 24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 3(1)(a)
S. 177 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 22
Ss. 177 appl. 12/1992, s.1 (3), (4) (b) (iii)
S. 177 form prescribed S.I. No. 72 of 1983, rl. 6
S. 177(2)(a)(ii)(III) form prescribed under S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 17(2)
S. 177(2)(a)(ii)(III) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 18(1)(d)(ii), 24(ii)
S.177 (3) (a) (ii) (I), inc. of fine. 8/1987, ss. 3 (1) (a), 16
S.177 (3) (f), inc. of compensation awardable. 8/1987, ss. 3 (1) (b), 16
S. 177A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 23
S. 177B s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 23
S. 177B savings and transitional provisions applied 24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 3
S. 177B(2) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 16
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 16, 18(1)(b)
S. 177C procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 6
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 6, 11(4)
S. 177C s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 23
S. 177D s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 23
S. 177D(1) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 22
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 23
S. 178 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 24
S. 178 savings and transitional provisions applied 24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 3(1)(a)
S. 178 appl. 12/1992, s.1 (3), (4) (b) (iii)
S. 178 form prescribed S.I. No. 72 of 1983, rl. 6
S.178 (2) (a), inc. of fine 8/1987, ss. 3 (2)
S. 178(2)(b) form prescribed S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 17(2) and form 5
S. 178(2)(b) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 24(iii)
S.178 (3) (a) (ii), inc. of fine. 8/1987, ss. 3 (2) (b), 16
S.178 (4), inc. of compensation awardable. 8/1987, ss. 3 (2) (c), 16
S. 178A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 25
S. 178B s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 25
S. 178B savings and transitional provisions applied 24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 3
S. 178B(2) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 16
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 16, 18(1)(b), 18(1)(d)(iii)
S. 178C procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 6
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 6, 11(4)
S. 178C s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 25
S. 178D s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 25
S. 178D(1) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 22
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 23
S. 178E procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 29(2) form 11
  S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2) 12(1) and form 1
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2) 31(2), form 13
S. 178E s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 26. See also
  24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 4(1)
S. 178F s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 26. See also
  24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 4(1)
S. 178G s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 26. See also
  24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 4(1)
S. 178G (1) applied S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2) 14(4)
S. 179 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 27
S.179 (3) (a), inc. of fine. 8/1987, ss. 3 (3) (a), 16
S.179 (4), inc. of compensation awardable. 8/1987, ss. 3 (3) (b), 16
S. 179A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 28
S. 179B s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 28
S. 179C s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 28
S. 179C procedure prescribed S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2) 11(4)
S. 179D s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 29. See also
  24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 4(2)
S. 179E s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 29. See also
  24/2007, s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 4(2)
S. 179F s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 30
S. 180 repealed with saver 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1). See also s. 3 and sch. 1, para. 5
S. 181 trial procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 9
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 9
S. 181 documents to be furnished S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 63(1)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 65(1)
S. 183(1) production of docs. by person summoned as witness under 8/1987, s.8 (2)
S. 183(2) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 184 substit. 24/2007, s. 31
S. 184A s. ins. 24/2007, s. 32
S. 184B s. ins. 24/2007, s. 32
S. 184C s. ins. 24/2007, s. 33
S. 184C(1) am. 17/2011, ss. 3(1) & 12(3)
S. 184C(2) am. 17/2011, ss. 3(2) & 12(3)
S. 184C(3A) ins. 17/2011, ss. 3(3) & 12(3)
S. 184C(3B) ins. 17/2011, ss. 3(4) & 12(3)
S. 184C(5) ins. 17/2011, ss. 3(5) & 12(3)
S. 184D s. ins. 24/2007, s. 33
S. 184D(1) am. 17/2011, ss. 4(1) & 12(3)
S. 184D(3A) ins. 17/2011, ss. 4(2) & 12(3)
S. 184D(4) am. 17/2011, ss. 4(3) & 12(3)
S. 184D(5) am. 17/2011, ss. 4(4)(a) & 12(3)
S. 184D(5)(a) am. 17/2011, ss. 4(4)(b) & 12(3)
S. 184D(5)(b) am. 17/2011, ss. 4(4)(c) & 12(3)
S. 184D(5)(i) am. 17/2011, ss. 4(4)(d) & 12(3)
S. 184D(5)(ii) am. 17/2011, ss. 4(4)(e) & 12(3)
S. 184E s. ins. 24/2007, s. 33
S. 184F s. ins. 24/2007, s. 33
S. 184G s. ins. 24/2007, s. 33
S. 184H s. ins. 24/2007, s. 33
S. 184I s. ins. 24/2007, s. 33
S. 184J s. ins. 24/2007, s. 34
S. 184J(1) am. 17/2011, ss. 5(1) & 12(3)
S. 184J(2) am. 17/2011, ss. 5(2) & 12(3)
S. 184J(3A) ins. 17/2011, ss. 5(3) & 12(3)
S. 184J(3B) ins. 17/2011, ss. 5(4) & 12(3)
S. 184J(5) ins. 17/2011, ss. 5(5) & 12(3)
S. 184K s. ins. 24/2007, s. 34
S. 184K(1) am. 17/2011, ss. 6(1) & 12(3)
S. 184K(2A) ins. 17/2011, ss. 6(2) & 12(3)
S. 184K(3) am. 17/2011, ss. 6(3) & 12(3)
S. 184K(4) am. 17/2011, ss. 6(4) & 12(3)
S. 184K (5) am. 17/2011, ss. 6(5) & 12(3)
S. 184L s. ins. 24/2007, s. 34
S. 184L(4) restricted 39/2011, ss. 1(2), 4(2)
S. 184LA ins. 17/2011, ss. 7 & 12(3)
s. 184LA transfer of functions under S.I. No. 82 of 2012, arts. 1(2), 3
S. 184M s. ins. 24/2007, s. 34
S. 184N s. ins. 24/2007, s. 34
S. 184O s. ins. 24/2007, s. 34
S. 184P s. ins. 24/2007, s. 34
S. 185(1) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 35(a)
S. 185(1A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 35(b)
S. 186 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 36
S. 187 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2),. 37
S. 187(1) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 26, form 8
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 28 and form 10
S. 187A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 38
S. 187A (3)(a) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 82
S. 187A (3)(b) and (c) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 83
S. 188 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S. 189 applied S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 25(2)
  S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 29(1)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 27(2)
S. 189 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 39
S. 190 applied S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 25(2)
  S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 29(1)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 27(2)
S. 190 substit. 24/2007, s. 40
S. 191 applied S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 27(3)
S. 191 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 41
S. 191(1) applied S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 25(3)
S. 192(1) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 42(a)
S. 192(1A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 42(b)
S. 192(1B) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 42(b)
S. 192(2) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 42(c)
S. 192(2)(c) am. 30/2006, s. 66 and sch. 3, para. 1(b)
S.192 (2) (c) am. 28/1973, s.5
  11/2000, s.6 (b) (i)
  16/2000, s.6 (b) (i)
  2/2005, s.56 (b)
S.192 (2) (d) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
  14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 7
S. 192(3) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 42(d)
S. 192(3) am. 30/2006, s. 66 and sch. 3 para. 1(b)
S. 192(3) am. 20/2006, s. 7
S.192 (3) am. 28/1973, s.5
  32/1990, ss. 19 (b), 22 (3)
  11/2000, s.6 (b) (ii)
  16/2000, s.6 (b) (ii)
  2/2005, s.56 (c)
S. 192(3A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 42(e)
S. 192(3A) applied S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 18(1)(d)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 19(1)(d)
S.192 (4), regs. rstrct. 44/1960, s.4 (5)
  18/1993, s.3 (2)
S. 192(4)(a) regs. applied S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 18(1)(c)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 19(1)(c)
S. 192(4)(b) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 42(f)
S. 193 applied S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 68(1)
S. 193 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 43
S. 193(2) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 27, form 9
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 29 and form 11
S. 193(2) applied S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 30(2)
S. 193 (3) applied S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 40(2)
S. 193(4) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 27, form 9
  S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 4(2)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 29 and form 11
S. 193(7)(a) applied S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 30(1)
S. 193(7)(b) applied S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 30(1)
S. 194 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 44
S. 195 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 45
S. 196(4) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 196(5) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 197 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 46
S. 197A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 47
S. 198 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 48
S.198 (2) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 199 person prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 71
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 73
S. 199 form prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 36(1) and form 8
S. 199 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 49
S. 200 person prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 71
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 73
S. 200 form prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 36(1) and form 8
S. 200(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 201 applied S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 41(3)(f)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 43(3)(f)
S. 202 substit. 11/2006, ss. 21, 26(2)
S.202 am. 40/2010, ss. 10(a), 11(2)
  19/1983, s.5
S. 202, powers saved. 17/1981, ss. 2, 50
S. 202(1)(a) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 50(a)(i)
S. 202(1)(b) form of warrant prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 31(2)(a) and form 6
S. 202(1)(b) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 50(a)(ii)(I) and (II)
S. 202(1A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 50(b)
S. 202(2) del. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 50(c)
S. 202(3)(bb) para. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 50(d)
S. 202(4) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 50(e)
S. 202(5) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 50(f)
S. 203 substit. 11/2006, ss. 21, 26(2)
S. 203 am. 40/2010, ss. 10(b), 11(2)
  19/1983, s.6
S. 203, powers saved. 17/1981, ss. 2, 50
S. 203(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 51(a)(i) and (ii)
S. 203(1) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 64(1)
S. 203(2) form prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 64(2) and form 13
S. 203(2) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 51(b).
S. 203(2A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 51(c).
S. 203(3) del. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 51(d).
S. 203A substit. 11/2006, ss. 21, 26(2)
S. 203B s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 52
S. 203C s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 52
S. 203D s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 52
S. 204 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 205applied S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 55(4)
S. 205A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 53
S. 205A procedure prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 58(1), 59(5)
S.206 rstrct. 19/1983, s.20 (2)
S. 206(1) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 54
S.206 (1) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 4
S. 206(2)(a) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 206(2)(c) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S.206 (2) (bb), par. ins. 8/1987, s.11
S.207, production/docs. by person summoned as witness under. 8/1987, s.8 (1)
S. 207(3) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 55
S.207 (3) appl. 8/1987, s.8 (3)
S.208 certification and notification requirement S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 74(8)
S.208 (1), subsec. substit. 8/1987, ss. 12, 16
S. 208(1)(ba) para. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 56(a)(i)
S. 208(1)(bb) para. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 56(a)(i)
S. 208(1)(bc) para. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 56(a)(i)
S. 208(1)(c) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 56(a)(ii)
S. 208(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 56(a)(iii)
S. 208(1A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 56(b)
S. 208(2)(a) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 56(c)
S.208 (2) (a) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 8
S.209, alt. of punishments awardable, and disqualification incurred, under. 8/1987, ss. 4 (1), 16
S. 209(1) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 57(a)
S.209 (1) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
  14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 9
S. 209(5) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 57(b)
S.209 (5) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 10
S.209 (6) (a), par. ins 8/1987, s.4 (1) (c)
S. 209(6A) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 57(c)
S. 209(7) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 57(d)
S. 209(7A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 57(e)
S. 209(8) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 57(f)
S.209 (8), subsec. substit. 8/1987, s.4 (1) (d)
S.210, alt. of punishments awardable, and disqualifications incurred, under. 8/1987, ss. 4 (2), 16
S. 210(1) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 58(a)
S.210 (1) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
  14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 11
S. 210(5) del. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 58(b)
S. 210(6) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 58(c)
S.210 (6) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
  14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 12
S. 210(7) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 58(d)
S. 210(7) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 210(8) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 58(e)
S. 210(8A) subsec. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 58(f)
S.210(10) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 210(11) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 58(g)
S. 211 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 59
S. 211A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 60
S. 211A procedure prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 58(2)
S.212 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 13
S.212 rstrct. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 212A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 61
S. 212A(1) am. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 7
S. 212A(2) notification obligations S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 35(1)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 37(1)
S. 212A(2) form prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 63(1) and form 10
S. 212A(9) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 63(5), 86(3)(c)
S. 212A(11) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 35(2)
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 37(2)
S. 212A(11)(b) form prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 63(2) and form 11
S. 212A(12) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 36, form 14
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 38 and form 16
S. 212A(15) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 63(5), 86(3)(c)
S. 212B s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 62
S. 213 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 63
S. 213A s. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 64
S. 215 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S.215 am. 19/1983, s.7
S. 216 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S. 217 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S. 218 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S. 219 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2),4(1)
S. 220 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S. 220 (2) (3) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 221 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S. 221 (1) am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 222 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S.222 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
  14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 4
S. 223 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S.223 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.223 (1)-(4) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 4
S.223 (7) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 14
S. 224 repealed 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S.224 rstrct. 19/1983, s.8
S.224 (2) (c) (iii) del. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 15
S. 225 forms and procedure prescribed under S.I. No. 205 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 65 and forms 16 and 17
S. 225 substit. 24/2007, s. 65
S. 226 substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 66
S.227 del. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.228 am. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.228 del. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 15
S.229 rstrct. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S. 229(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 67(a)
S.229 (1), subsec. substit. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 16
S. 229(2) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 67(b)
S. 229(3) officer prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 69
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 71
S. 229(3) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 67(c)
S. 229(4) officer prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 69
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 71
S. 229(5) officer prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 69
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 71
S. 229(6) officer prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 69
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 71
S.229 (8) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 17
S. 230 authority prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 70
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 72
S.230 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 4
S. 231(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 68(a)
S. 231(2) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 68(b)
S. 232 officer prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 69
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 71
S. 233(2A) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2),. 69
S.233 (2A), subsec. add. 16/1990, s.7, sch. 1, par. 4
S.234 am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 18
S. 239 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2)
S.239 (1) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 19
S. 239(2) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
  24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 239(2) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 19
S. 240(1) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 70
S.240 (1) (i) am. 14/1997, ss. 1, 14, sch. 2, par. 4
S. 240(1A) ins. 17/2011, ss. 9 & 12(3)
S. 240A s. ins. (in Ch. IX) 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 71(1)
S. 240B s. ins. (in Ch. IX) 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 71(1)
S. 240B(1A) ins. 17/2011, ss. 10 & 12(3)
S. 242(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 243(2)(b) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 244 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 245 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 248 am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S.248 (d) (iiA), subpar. ins. 8/1987, s.13
S. 248(e) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S.248 (e) am. 31/1998, ss. 7, 12 (2)
S. 248(f) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 248(f) am. 31/1998, ss. 7, 12 (2)
S. 249(2) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 250 officer prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 555 of 2019, rls. 1(2), 69
  S.I. No. 204 of 2008, rls. 1(2), 71
S. 250(1) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S. 250(2) am. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(2) and sch. 2
S.251 saver. 16/1997, ss. 8 (4), 13 (2)
  S.I. No. 93/1997, o. 17, r. 4 (4)
S.264 (1), subsec. substit. 8/1987, ss. 14 (a), 16
S.264 (4), subsec. added. 8/1987, ss. 14 (b), 16
S. 268(1) disapplication of provision to land or premises referred to in S. 268(1) S.I. No. 74 of 2006, reg. 4(2)
S.268 (1), saving for property to which s. S.I. No. 292 of 1986, reg. 7 (b)
  S.I. No. 476 of 2000, reg. 4 (2)
S.289 (2) am. 21/1998, ss. 1 (2), 24 (2)
S.295 rep. 31/1998, ss. 11, 12 (2)
S. 296 repealed 20/2006, s. 12 and sch.
S.296 am. 20/2006, s. 2(2)
S.296 (2) (b) (ii) am. 44/1960, s.4 (6) (a), (7)
  18/1993, s.3 (2)
S.296 (2) (c) am. 44/1960, s.4 (6) (b), (7)
  18/1993, s.3 (2)
S.296 (3) am. 44/1960, s.4 (6) (c), (7)
  18/1993, s.3 (2)
S.302 rep. 43/1960, s.3, sch.
S.304 (1) (2) am. 31/1998, ss. 8, 12 (2)
S.311 rep. 6/1957, ss. 1 (2), 9, sch., pt. 4
Ss. 315, 316, rep. with saver. 34/1993, ss. 1 (2), 5, sch. 1
Sch. 2 substituted 24/2015, s. 3
Sch. 2, sch. substit. 1/1979, s.4
Sch. 4, par. 20 substit. 8/1987, s.15
Schs. 8-10 am. 28/1979, ss. 6, 8 (4)
Sch. 11 sch. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 20(2) and sch. 5
Sch. 12 sch. ins. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 71(2) and sch. 7

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 183 Defence Forces (Summoning of Civilian Witnesses) Regulations, 1954 (S.I. No. 297 of 1954)
S. 184 Rules of Procedure (Defence forces) 2008 (S.I. No. 204 of 2008)
  Defence Forces (Summoning of Civilian Witnesses) Regulations, 1954 (S.I. No. 297 of 1954)
S. 184L(7) Defence Act 1954 (Military Judge) (Form of Oath and Solemn Declaration) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 345 of 2012)
S. 192 Defence (Civil Authority With Respect To Courts-Martial) Regulations, 1954 (S.I. No. 250 of 1954)
S. 233 Rules for Military Prisons and Detention Barracks 1983 (S.I. No. 203 of 1983)
  Defence Act, 1954. Rules For Military Prisons and Detention Barracks, 1954 (S.I. No. 291 of 1954)
S. 240 Rules of Procedure (Defence Forces) 2019 (S.I. No. 555 of 2019)
  Defence Act 1954 (Military Judge) (Form of Oath and Solemn Declaration) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 345 of 2012)
  Rules of Procedure (Defence Forces) 2011 (S.I. No. 581 of 2011)
  Rules of Procedure (Defence forces) 2008 (S.I. No. 204 of 2008)
  Rules of Procedure (Defence forces) (form of Oath of Military Judge) 2007 (S.I. No. 661 of 2007)
  Rules of Procedure (Defence Forces) 1991 (S.I. No. 27 of 1991)
  Rules of Procedure (Defence Forces) 1987 (S.I. No. 245 of 1987)
  Rules of Procedure (No. 3) (Defence Forces) 1983 (S.I. No. 202 of 1983)
  Rules of Procedure (No. 2) (Defence Forces) 1983 (S.I. No. 72 of 1983)
  Rules of Procedure (Defence Forces) 1983 (S.I. No. 22 of 1983)
  Rules of Procedure (Defence Forces), 1954 (Amendment) Rules, 1955 (S.I. No. 58 of 1955)
  Defence Act, 1954. Rules of Procedure (Defence Forces), 1954 (S.I. No. 243 of 1954)
S. 240B Court-Martial Rules 2011 (S.I. No. 580 of 2011)
  Court-Martial Rules 2009 (S.I. No. 273 of 2009)
  Court-Martial Rules 2008 (S.I. No. 205 of 2008)
S. 279 Defence Act, 1954 (Control of Roads At Gormanston Aerodrome) Bye-Laws, 1959 (S.I. No. 37 of 1959)