Seanad debates

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Judgments [i]in Absentia[/i]: Referral to Joint Committee

 

4:00 pm

Photo of Donie CassidyDonie Cassidy (Fianna Fail)
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I move:

That the proposal that Seanad √Čireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of the following proposed measure:

a proposal for a Council Framework Decision amending Framework Decisions 2002/584/JHA, 2005/214/JHA, 2006/783/JHA, 2008/.../JHA and 2008/.../JHA, thereby enhancing the procedural rights of persons and fostering the application of the principle of mutual recognition to decisions rendered in the absence of the person concerned at the trial,

a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad √Čireann on 14th November, 2008, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, in accordance with paragraph (1) (Seanad) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which, not later than 16th December, 2008, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 72, and Standing Order 74(2) shall accordingly apply.

Question put and agreed to.