Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

Convention and Protocols to have force of law.

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41.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part, the Convention (other than Article 7.2), the First Protocol, the Protocol on Interpretation (other than Article 2( b)) and the Second Protocol (other than Articles 8 and 9) shall have the force of law in the State and judicial notice shall be taken of them.

(2) Judicial notice shall also be taken of any ruling or decision of, or expression of opinion by, the Court of Justice of the European Communities on any question as to the meaning or effect of any provision of the Convention, the First Protocol, the Protocol on Interpretation and the Second Protocol.

(3) For convenience of reference there are set out in Schedules 2 to 9 respectively—

( a) the text in the English language of the Convention;

( b) the text in the Irish language of the Convention;

( c) the text in the English language of the First Protocol;

( d) the text in the Irish language of the First Protocol;

( e) the text in the English language of the Protocol on Interpretation;

( f) the text in the Irish language of the Protocol on Interpretation;

( g) the text in the English language of the Second Protocol;

( h) the text in the Irish language of the Second Protocol.