The Act was signed by the President on 24 July, 2012 and commenced on 25 July, 2012.

The Act restores, in updated form, the search warrant provision in section 29 of the Offences against the State Act 1939

which was struck down by the Supreme Court in its judgment in the case of Ali Charaf.    

The Act also amends the provisions in the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 relating to the issue of search warrants under section 26 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977.   

Act, Explanatory Memo, Bill & Debates   

RIA of Criminal Justice (Search Warrants) Bill 2012