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Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Section 10: Behaviour occurring outside the UK

This section provides that domestic abuse offence would be constituted by virtue of the course of behaviour if it consists of or includes behaviour which occurred in a country outside the United Kingdom. The behaviour would need to constitute the domestic abuse offence if it occurred in Northern Ireland and the accused would need to be habitually resident in Northern Ireland or be a UK national (as defined in subsection (2)).

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