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Template:Unreferenced stub Offences Against the Person Act (with its variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom, and in the Republic of Ireland, relating to offences against the person. It seems to have been derived from the long title of the Act which has come to be known as the Offences against the Person Act 1828. It is sometimes abbreviated to OAPA, as in "OAPA 1861".

An Act with this short title will have been known as a Offences Against the Person Bill during its passage through Parliament.

Offences Against the Person Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to offences against the person. It is not a term of art.

List

United Kingdom

The Offences against the Person Act 1828
The Offences against the Person (Ireland) Act 1829
The Offences against the Person Act 1837
The Offences against the Person Act 1861
The Offences against the Person Act 1875

Republic of Ireland

The Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997

See also

List of short titles


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