Criminal Jurisdiction Act 1975 (Version in vigour from 2010-04-12 to )

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Coming into Force12 April 2010
takes place in the Republic of Ireland, andwould, if taking place in Northern Ireland, constitute an offence described in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act,(2) The law applied by subsection (1) above shall be construed in accordance with Part II of the said Schedule 1.any offence under subsection (1) above (read with Schedule 1) ,any offence in the Republic of Ireland under section 2 of this Act,any offence under section 3 of this Act,any offence defined as an extra-territorial offence by section 6(3) of this Act.(4) Liability for an extra-territorial offence (as defined by subsection (3) above) attaches irrespective of the nationality of the offender, and notwithstanding the provisions of section 3 of the (5) Proceedings for an extra-territorial offence may be taken, and the offence may for the purposes of those proceedings be treated as having been committed, in any place in Northern Ireland.seizes or exercises control of or otherwise interferes with the control of any vehicle (whether mechanically propelled or not) . . . compels or induces some other person to use a vehicle, ship or hovercraft for an unlawful purpose,(2) In this section—
  • ship” includes any boat or other vessel;
  • vehicle” includes a railway train or any other railway vehicle.
an extra-territorial offence under the law of the Republic of Ireland, oran act or omission which is also an offence triable under the law of Northern Ireland as an extra-territorial offence,(2) A person shall be guilty of an offence if he escapes from legal custody in which he is held in the Republic of Ireland pursuant to any provision of the law of the Republic of Ireland corresponding to paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to this Act (right of accused to attend examination of a witness out of court) .(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven committed in Northern Ireland and which is, under the law of Northern Ireland, an offence described in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act, oris committed in Northern Ireland and is an offence under an enactment of the Republic of Ireland corresponding to section 2 of this Act, or to subsection (1) or (2) of this section, oris aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring or inciting the commission of an offence under paragraph (a) or (b) above, oris attempting or conspiring to commit an offence under paragraph (a) or (b) above, oris doing any act with intent to impede the arrest or prosecution of a person who has committed an offence under any of the preceding paragraphs of this subsection, being an offence which if committed in Northern Ireland would be an arrestable offence.(5) For the purposes of subsection (4) (a) above paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to this Act shall be read without sub-paragraph (2) (which restricts the offences there described to those where it is charged that an explosive, firearm, imitation firearm or weapon was used to commit the offence) .(1) . . . (2) An extra-territorial offence shall not be tried summarily.(3) Where a person is charged with an extra-territorial offence so much of F4Article 31(1) of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 as affords to the accused a right to object to a preliminary enquiry shall not apply, and the procedure shall be by way of preliminary enquiry under the said F5Article 31, and not by way of preliminary investigation under the F6that Order.(4) The further provisions concerning extra-territorial offences which are contained in Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect.

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