Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012


Number 24 of 2012


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (WITHHOLDING OF INFORMATION ON OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE PERSONS) ACT 2012

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 . It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Health (Amendment) Act 2017 (5/2017), enacted 31 March 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 136 of 2017), made 22 March 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 24 of 2012


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (WITHHOLDING OF INFORMATION ON OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE PERSONS) ACT 2012

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

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Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017)

All Acts up to and including Health (Amendment) Act 2017 (5/2017), enacted 31 March 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (Prescribed Organisations and Prescribed Persons) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 159 of 2015)

Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (Prescribed Organisations and Prescribed Persons) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 197 of 2014)

Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (Prescribed Organisations and Prescribed Persons) (No. 2) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 402 of 2013)

Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (Prescribed Organisations and Prescribed Persons) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 1 of 2013)

Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 281 of 2012)

All statutory instruments up to and including Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 136 of 2017), made 22 March 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 24 of 2012


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (WITHHOLDING OF INFORMATION ON OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE PERSONS) ACT 2012

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017




Number 24 of 2012


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (WITHHOLDING OF INFORMATION ON OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE PERSONS) ACT 2012

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017


AN ACT TO PROVIDE, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND CERTAIN VULNERABLE ADULTS, FOR OFFENCES OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF CERTAIN ARRESTABLE OFFENCES (INCLUDING CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENCES) AGAINST CHILDREN, OR CERTAIN ARRESTABLE OFFENCES (INCLUDING CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENCES) AGAINST SUCH ADULTS, IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9 OF THE OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE (AMENDMENT) ACT 1998; TO AMEND SECTION 16 OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE (FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION) ACT 2012; AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[18 th July, 2012]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: