Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990

Short title, collective citation, construction, commencement and transitional provision.

22.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990.

(2) The Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981 , and this Act may be cited together as the Criminal Law (Rape) Acts, 1981 and 1990, and shall be construed together as one.

(3) This Act shall come into operation one month after the date of its passing.

(4) (a) Sections 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 8 , 12 , 16 , 19 and 21 (insofar as it relates to reference numbers 3 and 4 in the Schedule to this Act) shall not have effect in relation to an offence committed before the commencement of this Act.

(b) Sections 7 , 11 , 13 , 15 and 17 (1) shall not have effect in relation to a trial or preliminary examination that begins before such commencement.

(c) (i) Subject to subparagraph (ii), section 10 shall not have effect in relation to a case in which, before such commencement, a person has been sent forward for trial to the Circuit Court.

(ii) In a case to which subparagraph (i) applies, an application by a person charged or the Director of Public Prosecutions, made before the commencement of the trial concerned, to a judge of the Circuit Court sitting in the circuit where it is to take place for its transfer to the Central Criminal Court shall be granted.

(d) Section 20 shall not have effect in relation to a charge that is made before such commencement.