Offences Against the Person Act

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Offences Against the Person Act (with its variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom, in the Republic of Ireland, and in Hong Kong relating to offences against the person. It seems to have been derived from the long title of the Act which has come to be known as the Offences against the Person Act 1828. It is sometimes abbreviated to OAPA, as in "OAPA 1861".

The Bill for an Act with this short title will have been known as a Offences Against the Person Bill during its passage through Parliament.

"Offences Against the Person Acts" may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to offences against the person. It is not a term of art.

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United Kingdom[edit]

The Offences against the Person Act 1828
The Offences against the Person (Ireland) Act 1829
The Offences against the Person Act 1837
The Offences against the Person Act 1861
The Offences against the Person Act 1875

Republic of Ireland[edit]

The Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997

Hong Kong[edit]

The Offences against the Person Ordinance 1865 (No 2)[1]
The Offences against the Person (Amendment) Ordinance 1913[1]
The Offences against the Person (Amendment) Ordinance 1982[2]
The Offences against the Person Ordinance[3]

The Offences against the Person Ordinances 1865 and 1913 is the collective title of the Offences against the Person Ordinance 1865 and the Offences against the Person (Amendment) Ordinance 1913. [1]

New Zealand[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

See also[edit]

List of short titles

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (1913) 59 Hong Kong Government Gazette: Supplement 156
  2. ^ (1982) Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No 1, p A-127 [1]
  3. ^ CAP 212 OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ORDINANCE
  4. ^ Statutes of New Zealand. Sir George Grey, Governor. Wellington. 1866. Page 83 et seq.
  5. ^ Alexander James Johnston. The New Zealand Justice of the Peace, Resident Magistrate, Coronor, and Constable. Second Edition. George Didsbury, Government Printer. Wellington. 1870. Volume 2. Page 196.
  6. ^ Statutes of New Zealand. Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Governor. Wellington. 1868. Pages 127 and 128.
  7. ^ Statutes of Tasmania: 1826-1901. Government Printer. 1902. p 621.
  8. ^ Statutes of Tasmania: 1826-1901. Government Printer. 1902. p 625.
  9. ^ Laws of Antigua and Barbuda. U.S. Government Printing Office. p 39.