Defence Act 1954


F262 [ Appeals (mental disorder at time of trial).

203B. (1) An appeal shall lie to the Courts-Martial Appeal Court (in this section and in sections 203C and 203D referred to as the Court ) from a finding by a court-martial pursuant to section 202 that a person charged with an offence is unfit to take his trial.

(2) Where the Court makes an order pursuant to section 19A (inserted by the Defence (Amendment) Act 2007) of the Courts-Martial Appeals Act 1983 that the appellant be tried or retried, as the case may be, by court-martial for the offence alleged, the appellant may, subject to the directions of the Director, be tried or retried for an offence other than the offence alleged in respect of which he was found unfit to take his trial being an offence of which he might be found guilty on a charge for the offence alleged. ]




Inserted (1.09.2008) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007), s. 52, S.I. No. 254 of 2008.