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Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Munitions to which Act applies

    1. 1.Munitions to which Act applies

  3. Offences

    1. 2.Offences

    2. 3.Meaning of acquisition and transfer

    3. 4.Application of section 2

  4. Defences

    1. 5.Enabling destruction

    2. 6.Other purposes permitted by Convention

    3. 7.Defences relating to state of mind of defendant etc.

    4. 8.Visiting forces

    5. 9.International military operations and activities

    6. 10.Supplementary provision: evidential burden and authorisations

  5. Securing destruction of prohibited munitions

    1. 11.Suspicious objects

    2. 12.Power to enter premises and search for prohibited munitions

    3. 13.Removal or immobilisation of prohibited munitions

    4. 14.Power to destroy removed prohibited munitions

    5. 15.Destruction of immobilised prohibited munitions

    6. 16.Power to enter premises and destroy immobilised prohibited munitions

    7. 17.Compensation for destruction

    8. 18.Offences relating to destruction etc.

    9. 19.Securing destruction of prohibited munitions: supplementary

  6. Information and records

    1. 20.Information and records for Convention purposes

    2. 21.Power to search and obtain evidence: issue of warrant

    3. 22.Power to search and obtain evidence: supplementary

    4. 23.Disclosure of information

  7. Criminal proceedings

    1. 24.Consent to prosecution

    2. 25.Forfeiture in case of conviction

    3. 26.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

  8. General

    1. 27.Safeguards etc. in connection with exercise of powers of entry

    2. 28.Service of notices

    3. 29.Power to modify Act

    4. 30.Interpretation

    5. 31.Amendments of other Acts

    6. 32.Crown application

    7. 33.Extent

    8. 34.Commencement and short title

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Definitions of cluster munition, explosive bomblet etc.

      1. Definition of cluster munition and related terms

        1. Article 2.2. “Cluster munition” means a conventional munition that is...

        2. Article 2.3. “Explosive submunition” means a conventional munition that in...

        3. Article 2.5. “Unexploded submunition” means an explosive submunition that has...

        4. Article 2.9. “Self-destruction mechanism” means an incorporated automatically-functioning mechanism which...

        5. Article 2.10. “Self-deactivating” means automatically rendering a munition inoperable by...

      2. Definition of explosive bomblet

        1. Article 2.13. “Explosive bomblet” means a conventional munition, weighing less...

      3. Definition of dispenser

        1. Article 2.14. “Dispenser” means a container that is designed to...

      4. Definition of mine

        1. Article 2.12. “Mine” means a munition designed to be placed...

      5. Definition of cluster munition remnants and related terms

        1. Article 2.7. “Cluster munition remnants” means failed cluster munitions, abandoned...

        2. Article 2.4. “Failed cluster munition” means a cluster munition that...

        3. Article 2.5. “Unexploded submunition” means an explosive submunition that has...

        4. Article 2.6. “Abandoned cluster munitions” means cluster munitions or explosive...

        5. Article 2.15. “Unexploded bomblet” means an explosive bomblet that has...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Offences to which section 9 applies

      1. Specified offences

        1. 1.An offence under section 2(1)(e) or (g).

        2. 2.An offence under subsection (2) of section 2 of assisting,...

      2. 3.An offence under Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act...

      3. 4.An offence committed by inciting the commission of—

      4. 5.An offence committed by aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the...

      5. 6.An offence of attempting to commit or conspiring to commit...

      6. Application of defence under section 9(1): offences relating to use or transfer

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies where a person is charged with—...

      7. Application of defence under section 9(1): offences relating to conduct by visiting forces etc.

        1. 8.(1) The defence under section 9(1) does not apply where...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Amendments of other Acts

      1. Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16)

        1. 1.In Schedule 1 to the Criminal Justice and Police Act...

      2. Serious Crime Act 2007 (c. 27)

        1. 2.In Schedule 3 to the Serious Crime Act 2007 (listed...

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