19. Foreign Affairs and International Relations

Updated to 3 July 2020 (Act No. 2 of 2020 and S.I. No. 236 of 2020)

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19.1. Council of Europe

19.1.1. Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Justice 1
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20/2003
1 See S.I. No. 139 of 2011.
2 See also Heading 5: Citizenship, above.

19.1.2. Council of Europe Development Bank

Finance
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37/2004

19.2. Diplomatic and Consular Relations

Foreign 10/1954
Foreign 8/1967
Foreign
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2/1976
Foreign 33/1993
Foreign
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10/2006
Foreign
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33/2017
3 The enabling provision is Diplomatic and Consular Fees Act 1939 (31/1939), s. 2. This was repealed by 33/1993, s. 8(1), commenced in accordance with s. 9(2). There is a saver for regulations in s. 8(2): Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, regulations made under either or both of the Acts referred to in that subsection shall, to the extent that they are subsisting regulations, continue in operation and be deemed to have been made under and duly laid in accordance with this Act and to be capable of amendment or revocation accordingly.

19.3. European Union and European Communities

Foreign 27/1972
Foreign
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5/1973
Foreign
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20/1973
Finance
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1/1976
Foreign
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5/1977
Foreign 32/1979
Foreign
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20/1984
Foreign
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1/1985
Foreign 19/1985
Foreign 37/1986
Foreign
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21/1988
Foreign 24/1992
Foreign 25/1993
Foreign 30/1994
Foreign
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6/1995
Foreign 25/1998
Foreign 41/2001
Foreign
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25/2002
Foreign 27/2002
Foreign 38/2003
Foreign 18/2006
Foreign
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18/2007
Foreign 33/2009
Foreign 21/2012
4 Other than those below, instruments made under the European Communities Act 1972 have been allocated to each responsible department and are not listed under this Act but in a separate list of SIs made under s. 3 of this Act, below.
5 The preamble to the regulations says that they are made under the European Communities Act 1972.
6 Ibid.

19.4. Geneva Conventions on Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces

Foreign
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11/1962
Foreign
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35/1998

19.5. International Development and Finance Organisations

19.5.1. African Development Bank

Foreign
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40/2018

19.5.2. Asian Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Finance
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34/2005
Finance
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24/2017
7 This Act also amended other Acts in this sub-heading.

19.5.3. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Finance
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1/1991

19.5.4. International Development Association

Finance
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35/1960
Finance
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35/1971
Finance
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30/1973
Finance
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34/1977
Finance
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20/1978
Finance
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15/1980
Finance
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33/1983
Finance
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21/1985
Finance
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5/1988
Finance
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29/1990
Finance
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26/1993
Finance
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19/1997
Finance
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10/2000
Finance
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12/2000
Finance
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26/2004

19.5.5. International Finance Corporation

Finance 8
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22/1958
8 Functions partly delegated to National Treasury Management Agency by S.I. No 277 of 1990.

19.5.6. International Common Fund for Commodities

Finance
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7/1982

19.5.7. International Monetary Fund & International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Finance 9
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18/1957
Finance 10/1969
Finance
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19/1977
Finance
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4/1999
Finance
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1/2011
Finance
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5/2012
9 Ibid.

19.5.8. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Finance 10
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32/1988
10 Ibid.

19.6. Northern Ireland

19.6.1. British-Irish Agreement

Taoiseach 11 1/1999
Taoiseach
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12/1999
Finance 16/1999
Foreign 32/2006
11 Gaeltacht (in part): see S.I. No. 164 of 2011, S.I. No. 195 of 2011 and S.I. No. 220 of 2011.

19.6.2. Implementation Bodies 12

12 The British-Irish Agreement (Amendment) Act 2002 (26/2002) expired on 10 May 2007: see British-Irish Agreement (Amendment) Act 2002 (Expiry) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 218 of 2007); note however the consequential provision in s. 6 of the Act.
Gaeltacht
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6/2005

19.6.3. Decommissioning of Weapons

Justice 3/1997
Justice 40/2003
Justice 25/2017
13 Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (Dissolution of Commission and Inviolability of Archives) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 159 of 2011) did not revoke any SIs, which remain in force.
14 Superseded by S.I. No. 211 of 2001, this SI should be revoked.
15 Superseded by S.I. No. 41 of 2002, this SI should be revoked.
16 Superseded by S.I. No. 69 of 2003, this SI should be revoked.
17 Superseded by S.I. No. 70 of 2003, this SI should be revoked.
18 Superseded by S.I. No. 79 of 2004, this SI should be revoked.
19 Superseded by S.I. No. 80 of 2004, this SI should be revoked.
20 Superseded by S.I. No. 86 of 2005, this SI should be revoked.
21 Superseded by S.I. No. 87 of 2005, this SI should be revoked.
22 Superseded by S.I. No. 113 of 2006, this SI should be revoked.
23 Superseded by S.I. No. 114 of 2006, this SI should be revoked.
24 Superseded by S.I. No. 81 of 2007, this SI should be revoked.
25 Superseded by S.I. No. 79 of 2007, this SI should be revoked.
26 Superseded by S.I. No. 26 of 2008, this SI should be revoked.
27 Superseded by S.I. No. 30 of 2008, this SI should be revoked.
28 Superseded by S.I. No. 66 of 2009, this SI should be revoked.
29 Superseded by S.I. No. 65 of 2009, this SI should be revoked.
30 This SI amends S.I. No. 216 of 1998, reg. 2, providing for an expiration date of 25 Feb 2010. That SI has ceased to have effect, this SI is spent and both should be revoked.
31 This SI amends S.I. No. 379 of 2001, reg. 2, providing for an expiration date of 25 Feb 2010. That SI has ceased to have effect, this SI is spent and both should be revoked.

19.6.4. Location of Victims’ Remains

Justice 9/1999

19.7. United Kingdom and Common Travel Area

Foreign 8/2019

19.8. Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Finance 21/1976

19.9. Passports

Foreign 4/2008

19.10. Peace Treaties

Foreign 9 & 10 Geo. 5, c. 33
Foreign 10 & 11 Geo. 5, c. 6
32 This Act appears to be obsolete and should be repealed with its related secondary legislation.
33 Ibid.

19.11. ECA Section 3 Statutory Instruments

Foreign 27/1972