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Bill No. 97
Various Laws (Criminal Matters) Amendment Bill Back to List

Eleventh Legislature (2008 - 2013)

Debated in 1st Reading 2nd Reading Committee Recommittal 3rd Reading
Sitting No. 413  -  28 Nov 2011
Plenary Session

Objects and Reasons

The objects of this Bill are to implement the provisions of Council Framework Decision 2008/675/JHA on taking account of convictions in Member States of the European Union in the course of new criminal proceedings, to implement the provisions of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime, to implement Council Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping-up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, to clarify certain provisions of the Criminal Code, to increase the punishment in articles 117 and 121A of the said Code, to introduce amendments relating to freezing orders in the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance and in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and to increase the punishments in cases of breach of any of the provisions of the Explosives Ordinance and the White Slave Traffic (Suppression) Ordinance, to implement amendments to the Police Act regarding the functions of the Malta Police Association and to implement amendments to the Immigration Act in relation to decisions for the return of illegal immigrants.

Motion No. 248 - Various Laws relating to Criminal Matters (Amendment) Bill


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