Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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The Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1966[1]

Long title An Act to make certain provision with respect to responsibility for offences and with respect to homicide and suicide; to provide for an appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal against a verdict of not guilty on the ground of insanity and to empower that Court to order a new trial; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid or any of them.
Chapter 1966 c 20 (NI)
Territorial extent Northern Ireland
Dates
Royal Assent 7 July 1966
Status:
Revised text of statute as amended

The Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c 20) (NI) is an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland. It makes similar provision to the Homicide Act 1957 and the Suicide Act 1961 for Northern Ireland.

Part I - Provisions as to criminal responsibility[edit]

Section 1[edit]

The definition of "insane person" in this section is applied by section 30 of the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980.

Part II - Homicide and suicide[edit]

Section 9[edit]

This section was partially repealed by the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c 34) (NI). As to section 9(2) of this Act, see section 73(1) of that Act.

This section was repealed by section 31(3) of, and Schedule 5 to, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973.

Section 10[edit]

This section created the offence of capital murder.

This section was repealed by section 31(3) of, and Schedule 5 to, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973.

Section 11[edit]

This section was repealed by section 31(3) of, and Schedule 5 to, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973.

Section 13 - Criminal liability for complicity in another's suicide[edit]

This section is amended by section 60 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Section 13A - Acts capable of encouraging or assisting[edit]

This section was inserted by section 60(4) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

Section 13B - Course of conduct[edit]

This section was inserted by section 60(4) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

Section 14 - Suicide pacts[edit]

This section creates the partial defence of suicide pact which reduces murder to manslaughter.

Part III[edit]

Sections 15 to 20 and 22 were repealed by 1968 c 21.

Section 16[edit]

This section related to the disposal of an appeal against a verdict of not guilty on the ground of insanity.

The words from "in relation to" onwards, in section 16(3), were repealed by section 103 of, and Part III of Schedule 7 to, the Criminal Justice Act 1967.

Section 16(5) was inserted by section 98(6) of, and paragraph 41 of Schedule 4 to, the Criminal Justice Act 1967.

Section 17[edit]

See paragraph 9 of Schedule 4 to the Criminal Justice Act 1967.

Section 21[edit]

This section was repealed by section 51(2) of, and Schedule 5 to Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980.

Part IV - General[edit]

Section 23 - Short title[edit]

Section 23(2) was repealed by SLR 1973.

Schedule 1[edit]

This Schedule was repealed by 1968 c 21.

Schedule 2[edit]

This Schedule was partially repealed by the Grand Jury (Abolition) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c 15) (NI)

This Schedule was repealed by section 51(2) of, and Schedule 5 to Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 23(1) of this Act.

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