No. 2 of 2005 - Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005
What does this law do?
The Act gives effect to a number of international instruments directed at terrorism and enables the State to meet commitments undertaken as part of the European Union and the broader international community, including commitments arising from United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 adopted in response to the events of September 11th, 2001. The Act is also intended to amend our law more generally to enhance the capacity of the State to address the problem of international terrorism.
The principal purpose of the Act is to enable effect to be given in our law to the:
- European Union Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism;
- International Convention against the Taking of Hostages;
- Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents;
- International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings; and the
- International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.
The Act makes provision for a number of additional measures directed in particular to combat the financing of terrorism and terrorist groups for the purpose of complementing the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.
Contact Department: Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Signed by the President on: 08.03.2005
Full version of Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005 on Oireachtas website