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The Justice (2015 Act) (Commencement No.9) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 436 (C. 35)

Justice

The Justice (2015 Act) (Commencement No.9) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

12th December 2016

The Department of Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 106(2) of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015(1), makes the following Order.

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Justice (2015 Act) (Commencement No. 9) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of Section 30 (the witness charter) of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 is 30th December 2016.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 12th December 2016

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Claire Sugden

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings section 30 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c.9) into operation on 30th December 2016.

Section 30 relates to a Witness Charter and the meaning of a witness. It places a duty on the Department to issue a Witness Charter setting out the services, standard of services and treatment of witnesses by criminal justice agencies. Section 30 also requires criminal justice agencies to have regard to the Charter in carrying out their functions.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.

Sections 28, 29 and 31 to 35

1st September 20152015 No 320 (C.26)
Sections 65(2)(h) and 69(1)1st September 2015 2015 No 324 (C.27)
Sections 6(2) and (3) and 9530th September 20152015 No 324 (C.27)
Section 37(partially), sections 38 to 40, sections 44 to 47, section 66 (partially), section 67 (partially), section 69 (so far as not already in operation), and Schedule 5 (partially)2nd November 20152015 No. 358 (C.30)
Sections 94 and 9629th January 20162015 No 418 (C.36)
Section 41 and Schedule 41st March 20162015 No 418 (C.36)
Section 48 and Schedule 614th March 20162016 No. 136 (C.8)
Sections 88 and 931st April 20162016 No 136 (C.8)

Section 49, section 51, section 54, section 105 (partially) and Schedule 9 (partially)

29th April 20162016 No 136 (C.8)
Sections 77 to 811st July 20162016 No 247 (C.19)
Sections 1 to 5, section 6 (1), section 53, section 92, section 104 and 105, Schedule 1, Schedule 8 (paragraphs 1 to 3) and Schedule 9 (Part 1)31st October 20162016 No 387 (C.29)
Sections 55 to 68 and sections 70 to 761st December 20162016 No 417 (C.33)
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2015 c.9 (N.I). There are amendments to the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 that are not relevant to this Order.

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