Criminal Law Amendment Act

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Criminal Law Amendment Act (with its many variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, India and South Africa which amends the criminal law (including both substantive and procedural aspects of that law). It tends to be used for Acts that do not have a single cohesive subject matter.

The Bill for an Act with this short title will have been known as a Criminal Law Amendment Bill during its passage through Parliament.

Criminal Law Amendment Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which amends the criminal law. In the United Kingdom, it is a term of art.

See also Criminal Justice Act and Criminal Law Act.

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United Kingdom[edit]

The Criminal Law Amendment Acts 1885 to 1912 means the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 and the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1912.[1]

Northern Ireland[edit]

The Criminal Law Amendment Acts (Northern Ireland)

  • The Criminal Law Amendment Acts (Northern Ireland) 1885 to 1923 means the Criminal Law Amendment Acts 1885 to 1912 and the Criminal Law Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 1923 (to the extent to which they apply to Northern Ireland).[2]
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Acts (Northern Ireland) 1885 to 1930 means the Criminal Law Amendment Acts (Northern Ireland) 1885 to 1923, and section one of the Criminal Law and Prevention of Crime (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1930.[3]

Criminal Law (Amendment) Order

An Orders in Council with this title has been passed. The change in nomenclature is due to the demise of the Parliament of Northern Ireland and the imposition of direct rule. This orders is considered to be primary legislation.

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 (S.C. 1968-69, c. 38)* an Act of Parliament of Canada whose provisions included, among other things, the decriminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults, the legalization of contraception, abortion and lotteries, new gun ownership restrictions...
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2001 (2002, c.13) [1]

India[edit]

  • From List of Indian Federal Legislation
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1932 (No.32)
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1938 (No.20)
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1961 (No.23)
  • The Criminal Law (Second Amendment) Act 1983 (No. 46)[4]

South Africa[edit]

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