Transfer of Execution of Sentences Act 2005
1.—(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—
“Additional Protocol” means the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons done at Strasbourg on 18 December 1997;
“designated country” has the meaning assigned to it by section 5 ;
“Minister” means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;
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“Schengen Convention” means the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 between the Governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders done at Schengen on 19 June 1990;
“sentence” means any punishment consisting of a deprivation of a person's liberty for a limited or unlimited period of time imposed by a court or tribunal consequent upon a person's conviction for an offence;
“sentenced person” means a person on whom a sentence has been imposed in the territory of a designated country;
“sentencing country” means, in relation to a person on whom a sentence has been imposed, the designated country in which that sentence was imposed.
(2) In this Act—
( a) a reference to a section, is a reference to a section of this Act, unless it is indicated that a reference to some other enactment is intended,
( b) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that a reference to some other provision is intended, and
( c) a reference to any enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended, extended or adapted, whether before or after the passing of this Act, by or under any subsequent enactment.