Sexual Offences

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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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Dr Conor Hanly, lecturer at NUI Galway School of Law and author of the 2009 book Rape and Justice in Ireland, writes for Irish Legal News today on the issue of anonymity for rape defendants. The trial in Belfast of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding for rape brought the issue of defendant anonymity int

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The Department of Justice has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on the undertaking of a comprehensive national survey on the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan confirmed that the MoU had been signed by Aidan O

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Judges are the main source of bullying in the legal profession while sexual harassment and propositioning remain a problem, a survey for The Times has revealed. More than half of 1,500 barristers surveyed by the Bar Council thought there was still a problem with bullying and older male barristers se

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