Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981
Trials by court-martial.
9. — (1) This Act applies to the trial of a F18[sexual assault offence] by court-martial with the necessary modifications.
(2) In particular—
(a) for the references to a judge in section 7 (2) or section 8 (3) and for the references to a justice of the District Court in section 8 (2) there shall be substituted references to the convening authority, and
F19[(aa) in section 8 (8) for the reference to the Director of Public Prosecutions there shall be substituted a reference to the convening authority and for the references to a judge of the High Court there shall be substituted references to a superior authority; and, for the purposes of this paragraph, each of the following shall be a superior authority:
(i) the Minister for Defence,
(ii) the Adjutant-General of the Defence Forces,
(iii) any general officer or flag officer (within the meaning, in each case, of the Defence Act, 1954 ) appointed by the Minister for Defence for the purpose, and]
Substituted (18.01.1991) by Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990 (32/1990), s. 17(1), commenced as per s. 22(3).
Inserted (18.01.1991) by Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990 (32/1990), s. 15, commenced as per s. 22(3).