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Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Version of section 18 from 2015-07-23 to 2022-06-19:


Marginal note:Application

  •  (1) This Act applies in respect of a victim of an offence in their interactions with the criminal justice system

    • (a) while the offence is investigated or prosecuted;

    • (b) while the offender is subject to the corrections process or the conditional release process in relation to the offence; and

    • (c) while the accused is, in relation to the offence, under the jurisdiction of a court or a Review Board, as those terms are defined in subsection 672.1(1) of the Criminal Code, if they are found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder or unfit to stand trial.

  • Marginal note:Reporting of offence

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), if an offence is reported to the appropriate authorities in the criminal justice system, the investigation of the offence is deemed to begin at the time of the reporting.

  • Marginal note:National Defence Act

    (3) This Act does not apply in respect of offences that are service offences, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the National Defence Act, that are investigated or proceeded with under that Act.

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