Sexual Offences

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Ireland has officially ratified the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence this effect from today. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan announced the ratification following a special Government meeting held to mark International Women's Day 2019.

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Rape prosecutions have declined to their lowest rate in more than five years, The Guardian reports. Figures reveal that a third of the 2,310 rape cases referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) between April and September of last year saw charges brought.

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The Department of Justice has published a consultation which includes proposed measures to strengthen the law to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. The consultation invites views on current laws which protect children from sexual exploitation and proposed measures to strengthen som

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A bill to introduce stricter penalties for repeat sexual offenders has cleared both stages in the Oireachtas. The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018 introduces presumptive minimum sentences for repeat sex offenders and also corrects an anomaly in the law of incest by equalising the

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The Victim Support at Court (V-SAC) charity has seen a 37 per cent increase in demand for its court accompaniment services in the last two years, the Irish Examiner reports. The latest figures from the charity reveal that it provided accompaniment services to 1,365 complainants, witnesses and family

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Dublin employment lawyer Richard Grogan has called for a review in Ireland of the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment cases, The Times reports. Last year, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a UK review of the "unethical" use of NDAs by employers in settlements with women a

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The Government's strategy to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence is set to be reviewed to examine its success. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today announced the mid-term review of the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021, which was launch

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The public consultation on a major judge-led review of the administration of justice in serious sexual offence cases in Northern Ireland is drawing to a close. The last of three outreach events hosted by Sir John Gillen, a retired Court of Appeal judge, took place at Queen's University Belfast on Tu

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Legislation criminalising "upskirting" in England and Wales has been passed. Upskirting is the practice of taking a photo underneath a person's skirt without their permission.

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