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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (No 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

4.Main Elements of the Order

This Order creates new legislation for Northern Ireland in the area of “hate crime” and road traffic offences and penalties. It provides increased penalties for offences motivated by hostility towards a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation or disability. It also creates new road traffic offences and penalties to deal with what is often wrongly referred to as “joy-riding”.

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