Infanticide Act (Northern Ireland) 1939

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The Infanticide Act (Northern Ireland) 1939[1]
Long title An Act to repeal and re-enact with modifications the provisions of the Infanticide Act, 1922, as applied to Northern Ireland by the Uniformity of Laws Act (Northern Ireland), 1922.
Citation 1939 c 5 (NI)
Territorial extent Northern Ireland
Royal assent 2 May 1939
Status: Amended
Revised text of statute as amended

The Infanticide Act (Northern Ireland) 1939 (c 5) (NI) is an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland. It makes similar provision to the Infanticide Act 1938 for Northern Ireland.

Section 1 - Offence of infanticide[edit]

Sections 1(1) and (2) are amended, with effect from 1 June 2011,[2] by section 58 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

The words "or a verdict of not guilty on the ground of insanity" in section 1(3) were substituted by Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (SI 1986/595) (NI 4).

Section 1(4) was repealed by the Criminal Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (c 18) (NI).

Section 2 - Short title[edit]

Section 2(2) was repealed by Statute Law Revision Act (Northern Ireland) 1952.

Section 2(3) was repealed by the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c 33) (NI).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 2(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No. 1) (Northern Ireland) Order 2011 (SI 2011/182 (C 10)), article 3(e)

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