Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990

Amendment of section 9 of Principal Act.

15.Section 9 (2) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after paragraph (a) of the following paragraph:

“(aa) in section 8 (8) for the reference to the Director of Public Prosecutions there shall be substituted a reference to the convening authority and for the references to a judge of the High Court there shall be substituted references to a superior authority; and, for the purposes of this paragraph, each of the following shall be a superior authority:

(i) the Minister for Defence,

(ii) the Adjutant-General of the Defence Forces,

(iii) any general officer or flag officer (within the meaning, in each case, of the Defence Act, 1954 ) appointed by the Minister for Defence for the purpose, and”.