Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Act 2019


No. 6 of 2019

This Act gives effect to certain aspects of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence and extends the criminal law of the State to certain conduct engaged in outside the State. Sections 1 and 3 provide for extraterritorial jurisdiction over certain “relevant offences” including murder, manslaughter, rape, sexual assault offence under section 3, 4, 5, 9 or 10 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 in accordance with Article 44 of the Istanbul Convention. Section 4 amends the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008 to provide for the application of the provisions of that Act to the Istanbul Convention. Following this legislation, Ireland ratified the Istanbul Convention on 8 March 2019.

Date:29 Apr 2019
Legislation Type:Act (IE)
Geographic Focus:Ireland, EU, Other
In Force:Yes
Keywords:Trafficking in Human Beings
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