Refugee Act 1996 (Safe Countries of Origin) Order, 2003

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 422/2003

I, Michael McDowell TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 12(4)(a) (inserted by section 7 (g) of the Immigration Act 2003 (No. 26 of 2003)) of the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996), and as adapted by the Justice (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997 ( SI No. 298 of 1997 ), after consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and having had regard to the matters referred to in paragraph (b) of the said section 12(4), hereby order as follows:

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Refugee Act 1996 (Safe Countries of Origin) Order 2003.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on 15 September 2003.

2.—Each of the countries specified in the Schedule to this Order is designated as a safe country of origin within the meaning of section 12(4)(a) (inserted by section 7 (g) of the Immigration Act 2003 (No. 26 of 2003)) of the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996).

Schedule

Bulgaria

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania

Malta

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia.

GIVEN under my Official Seal

This 15th day of September 2003

Michael McDowell TD,

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

This Order lists the countries designated as safe for the purpose of prioritising applications for refugee status made by nationals of those countries under the Refugee Act 1996 .

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(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

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and adapted to technical progress by 97/28/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

Lighting and light signalling devices

22

76/757/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Reflex reflectors

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 97/29/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

23

76/758/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

End outline marker lamps, side lamps, rear lamps and stop lamps

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/516/EEC

1 August 1989

O.J. L265 of 12.9.89

and adapted to technical progress by 97/30/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

24

76/759/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Direction indicator lamps

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/277/EEC

28 March 1989

O.J. L109 of 20.4.89

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L114 of 27.4.89

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/15/EC

16 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

25

76/760/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Rear registration plate lamps

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 97/31/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

26

76/761/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Headlamps and filament lamps for them

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/517/EEC

1 August 1989

O.J. L265 of 12.9.89

27

76/762/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Front fog lamps and filament lamps for them

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 119/18/EC

18 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

28

77/389/EEC

17 May 1977

O.J. L145 of 13.6.77

Towing devices

as adapted to technical progress by 96/64/EC

2 October 1996

O.J. L258 of 11.10.96

and corrigendum

-----

O.J. L40 of 13.2.98

29

77/538/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Rear fog lamps

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L284 of 10.10.78

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/518/EEC

1 August 1989

O.J. L265 of 12.9.89

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/14/EC

16 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

30

77/539/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Reversing lamps

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L284 of 10.10.78

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 97/32/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

31

77/540/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Parking lamps

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L284 of 10.10.78

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/16/EC

16 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

32

77/541/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Safety belts and restraint systems

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

as amended by 81/576/EEC

20 July 1981

O.J. L209 of 29.7.81

and adapted to technical progress by 82/319/EEC

2 April 1982

O.J. L139 of 19.5.82

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 90/628/EEC

30 October 1990

O.J. L341 of 6.12.90

and adapted to technical progress by 96/36/EC

17 June 1996

O.J. L178 of 17.7.96

and adapted to technical progress by 2000/3/EC

22 February 2000

O.J. L53 of 25.2.2000

33

77/649/EEC

27 September 1977

O.J. L267 of 19.10.77

Field of vision

as adapted to technical progress by 81/643/EEC

29 July 1981

O.J. L231 of 15.8.81

and by 88/366/EEC

17 May 1988

O.J. L181 of 12.7.88

and by 90/630/EEC

30 October 1990

O.J. L341 of 6.12.90

34

78/316/EEC

21 December 1977

O.J. L81 of 28.3.78

Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators

as adapted to technical progress by 93/91/EEC

29 October 1993

O.J. L284 of 19.11.93

as amended by 94/53/EC

15 November 1994

O.J. L299 of 22.11.94

35

78/317/EEC

21 December 1977

O.J. L81 of 28.3.78

Windscreen defrosting and demisting systems

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L194 of 19.7.78

36

78/318/EEC

21 December 1977

O.J. L81 of 28.3.78

Windscreen wiper and washer systems

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L194 of 19.7.78

as adapted to technical progress by 94/68/EC

16 December 1994

O.J. L354 of 31.12.94

37

78/548/EEC

12 June 1978

O.J. L168 of 26.6.78

Heating systems

as repealed with effect from 9 May 2004 by 2001/56/EC

27 September 2001

O.J. L292/21 of 9.11. 2001

38

78/549/EEC

12 June 1978

O.J. L168 of 26.6.78

Wheel guards

as adapted to technical progress by 94/78/EC

21 December 1994

O.J. L354 of 31.12.94

39

78/932/EEC

16 October 1978

O.J. L325 of 20.11.78

Head restraints

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L329 of 25.11.82

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

40

78/1015/EEC

23 November 1978

O.J. L349 of 13.12.78

Sound level and exhaust systems of motorcycles

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

as amended by 87/56/EEC

18 December 1986

O.J. L24 of 27.1.87

and by 89/235/EEC

13 March 1989

O.J. L98 of 11.4.89

41

80/780/EEC

22 July 1980

O.J. L229 of 30.8.80

Rear view mirrors for two wheeled motor vehicles

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