Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2014 No. 179 (C. 11)


The Criminal Justice (2013 Act) (Commencement No. 4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014


19th June 2014

The Department of Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 15(2)(b) and (c) of the Criminal Justice Act 2013(1), makes the following Order:

Citation and Interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (2013 Act) (Commencement No. 4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014.

(2) In this Order, “the 2013 Act” means the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013.

Appointed Day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the following provisions of the 2013 Act is 24th June 2014—

(a)Section 2 (notification requirements: absence from notified residence);

(b)Section 4 (offences committed in a country outside the United Kingdom);

(c)Section 5 (sexual offences prevention orders).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 19th June 2014.

Legal seal

David Ford

Minister of Justice


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation certain provisions of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013 (c.7) (“the 2013 Act”).

The provisions set out in sections 2, 4 and 5 of the 2013 Act come into operation on 24th June 2014.

Section 2 cites the additional information which must be provided to the police by sex offenders subject to notification requirements.

Section 4 inserts new sections 96A and 96B into Part 2 (Notification and Orders) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”) to make offenders who come to Northern Ireland with convictions findings or cautions from other countries subject to the notification requirements of the 2003 Act without the need for the police to make an application to the court for a notification order. Safeguards are provided for offenders with convictions, findings or cautions in a country which is not a member of the Council of Europe.

Section 5 amends Part 2 of the 2003 Act so that a person subject to a sexual offences prevention order can be required to undertake a particular action.


(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. No.
Section 13(1)8th June 2013 (ceased to be in operation on 7th July 2013)S.R. 2013 No. 162 (C.10)
Section 13(1)13th July 2013 (ceased to be in operation on 12th August 2013)S.R. 2013 No. 192 (C.12)
Section 1 and Schedule 11st March 2014S.R. 2014 No. 53 (C.2)