Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009


Amendments to European Arrest Warrant Act 2003

Amendments to section 2 of Act of 2003.

4.— Section 2 of the Act of 2003 is hereby amended in subsection (1)—

(a) by the insertion of the following definitions after the definition of “Act of 2001”:

“ ‘ alert ’ means an alert entered in the SIS for the arrest and surrender, on foot of a European arrest warrant, of the person named therein;”,

(b) by the insertion of the following definition after the definition of “Central Authority in the State”:

“‘ Council Decision ’ means Council Decision 2007/533/JHA of 12 June 2007 on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System;”,

(c) by the deletion of the definition of “facsimile copy”, and

(d) by the insertion of the following definitions after the definition of ‘Minister’:

“ ‘ Schengen Convention ’ means the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 between the Governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders done at Schengen on 19 June 1990 and includes any amendment to or modification of that Convention whether before or after the passing of this Act but does not include the Council Decision;

‘ SIS ’ means the system referred to in Title IV of the Schengen Convention or, as appropriate, the system established under Chapter 1 of the Council Decision;”.