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Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Summary

  3. Territorial Extent

  4. Territorial Application: Wales

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Trials on indictment without a jury

      1. Section 1: Issue of certificate

      2. Section 2: Certificates: supplementary

      3. Section 3: Preliminary inquiry

      4. Section 4: Court for trial

      5. Section 5: Mode of trial on indictment

      6. Section 6: Rules of court

      7. Section 7: Limitation on challenge of issue of certificate

      8. Section 8: Supplementary

      9. Section 9: Duration of non-jury trial provisions

    2. Juries

      1. Section 10: Restrictions on disclosure of juror information

      2. Section 11: Chief Electoral Officer to provide additional information to Juries Officer

      3. Section 12: Jurors found to be disqualified before being summoned

      4. Section 13: Abolition of peremptory challenge in criminal cases

    3. Human Rights Commission

      1. Section 14: Legal proceedings

      2. Section 15: Investigations: evidence

      3. Section 16: Investigation: access to prisons, &c.

      4. Section 17: Investigations: terms of reference

      5. Section 18: Investigations: duty to report

      6. Section 19: Recommendations

      7. Section 20: Timing

    4. Powers

      1. Section 21: Stop and Question

      2. Section 22: Arrest

      3. Section 23: Entry

      4. Section 24: Search for munitions and transmitters

      5. Section 25: Search for unlawfully detained persons

      6. Section 26: Premises: vehicles, &c.

      7. Section 27: Examination of documents

      8. Section 28: Examination of documents: procedure

      9. Section 29: Taking possession of land, &c.

      10. Section 30: Road closure: immediate

      11. Section 31: Sections 29 and 30: supplementary

      12. Section 32: Road closure: by order

    5. Powers: supplementary

      1. Section 33: Exercise of powers

      2. Section 34: Code of practice

      3. Section 35: Code: effect

      4. Section 36: Code: procedure for order

      5. Section 37: Records

      6. Section 38: Compensation

      7. Section 39: Prosecution

      8. Section 40: Review

      9. Section 41: Duration

      10. Section 42: Interpretation

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. Section 43: Accredited community-based restorative justice schemes

      2. Section 44: Northern Ireland department with policing and justice functions

      3. Section 45: Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice

      4. Section 46: Free legal aid in magistrates’ courts

      5. Section 47: Altering title of resident magistrate

      6. Section 48: Private Security Industry

      7. Section 49: Amendments of the Private Security Industry Act 2001

    7. Supplemental

      1. Sections 50 to 54: Repeals and revocations, Financial provisions, Extent, Commencement, Short title

      2. Schedule 1: Trials on indictment without a jury: consequential amendments

      3. Schedule 2: Restrictions on disclosure of juror information: further amendments

      4. Schedule 3: Munitions and Transmitters: Search and Seizure

      5. Schedule 4: Compensation

      6. Schedule 5: Northern Ireland department with policing and justice functions

      7. Schedule 6: Private Security Industry: Interim Arrangements

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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