Witness Protection Program Act

Version of section 8 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-10-31:


Marginal note:Deemed terms of protection agreement

 A protection agreement is deemed to include an obligation

  • (a) on the part of the Commissioner, to take such reasonable steps as are necessary to provide the protection referred to in the agreement to the protectee; and

  • (b) on the part of the protectee,

    • (i) to give the information or evidence or participate as required in relation to the inquiry, investigation or prosecution to which the protection provided under the agreement relates,

    • (ii) to meet all financial obligations incurred by the protectee at law that are not by the terms of the agreement payable by the Commissioner,

    • (iii) to meet all legal obligations incurred by the protectee, including any obligations regarding the custody and maintenance of children,

    • (iv) to refrain from activities that constitute an offence against an Act of Parliament or that might compromise the security of the protectee, another protectee or the Program, and

    • (v) to accept and give effect to reasonable requests and directions made by the Commissioner in relation to the protection provided to the protectee and the obligations of the protectee.

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