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Northern Ireland (Location of Victims' Remains) Act 1999

Section 5: Restrictions on disclosure of information

16.Subsection (1) completes the range of protection provided for relevant information by prohibiting its disclosure other than for the purpose of facilitating the location of the remains to which it relates. The subsection will therefore, for example, prevent the disclosure of any such information to a third party with no legitimate role in the process of locating the remains. The prohibition on disclosure will continue to apply after information has properly been passed by the Commission to a third party, such as the police.

17.Subsection (2) will, however, leave the Commission with a discretion to pass certain information to the family of the victim.

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