Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014

111.

Application of Implementing Council Decision

111. (1) If—

(a) the Annex to the Implementing Council Decision, insofar as effect is given to it by this Part, is amended by an act (other than a Directive) adopted by an institution of the European Union, and

(b) such amendment of that Annex relates to the common technical specifications to be observed by Member States and the State in connection with requests and responses in respect of searches and comparisons of DNA profiles and dactyloscopic data pursuant to the Council Decision,

the Minister may by order under this section declare that the references in this Part to the Implementing Council Decision are to be construed as references to the Implementing Council Decision with the Annex thereto as so amended.

(2) If any amendment referred to in subsection (1) of the Annex to the Implementing Council Decision is applied in bilateral relations between Iceland or Norway or both and each Member State of the European Union (including the State), then, the Minister may by order under this section declare that the reference in the definition of the Agreement with Iceland and Norway in section 109(1) to the Council Decision 2008/616/JHA 7 on the implementation of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA 8 on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, and the Annex thereto, is to be construed as a reference to the Implementing Council Decision with the Annex thereto as so amended insofar as any such amendment applies to Iceland or Norway or both, as may be appropriate.