No 24 of 2007 - Defence (Amendment) Act 2007
What does this law do?
This Act modernises the military code of discipline by amending and updating the provisions of Part V of the Defence Acts, having due regard to prevailing human rights norms. The Act overhauls the procedures for the summary disposal or trial by court-martial of offences against military law. It provides for new structures, scope, punishments and appeal processes governing both summary investigations and courts-martial. New measures in the Act include the establishment of an independent military prosecuting authority and an independent military judicial office, the appointment of a Court-Martial Administrator, the establishment of a new summary court-martial, and the restructuring of general and limited courts-martial.
Department of Defence
Signed by the President on:
21 April 2007
Full details of this Act can be found on the Oireachtas website.