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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Anti-social Behaviour Orders

6.1.Articles 2 to 8provide powers and procedures in relation to the making of Anti-social Behaviour Orders. These include providing an order making power enabling the Secretary of State to designate additional relevant authorities or persons who may apply for an ASBO; a power for the court to grant an interim ASBO on conviction either of its own motion or where a request for an ASBO on conviction has been made by the prosecution; powers and procedures for variation or discharge of ASBOs and interim ASBOs on conviction; the extension of special measures for the protection of vulnerable or intimidated witnesses giving evidence in criminal proceedings to ASBO proceedings; and additional miscellaneous matters relating to powers of adjournment and the issue of warrants of arrest; self-certification of ASBOs for evidential purposes; and legal aid provision.

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