Sexual Offences

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Stalking and non-fatal strangulation have become standalone criminal offences following the commencement of a wide-ranging law which also increases the maximum sentence for various offences and introduces new protections for victims. Almost all of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

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Research showing that half of women and almost a third of men in Ireland have experienced sexual violence will be used as a baseline against which to measure government efforts to combat sexual violence, justice minister Helen McEntee has said. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) last week published

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A wide-ranging bill introducing new standalone offences of stalking and non-fatal strangulation, increasing the maximum sentence for various offences and introducing new protections for victims has completed all stages in the Oireachtas. The Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, which de

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A wide-ranging bill strengthening the law around sexual offences and improves protections for victims of sexual offences and of human trafficking has been published. Among the main provisions of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking) Bill 2023 are changes to the law on consent, rem

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Rape complainants in England and Wales will be given the opportunity to meet the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) staff involved in their case ahead of a trial in the latest move to guide them through the criminal justice system. The move aims to give them the chance to discuss what they can expect i

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The Department of Justice has launched a new awareness campaign highlighting that threatening to share intimate images of another person is a crime with potentially serious consequences. The ‘Serious Consequences’ campaign — which will run on TV, cinema, local and national radio, d

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Human rights lawyer Noeline Blackwell is to step down as CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) this autumn. Ms Blackwell, a solicitor who previously led legal rights group FLAC and before that ran her own general law practice in Dublin, has been in the post since 2016.

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One in five women in Ireland have been raped and more than half of women have experienced some form of sexual violence, according to research by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The national statistics body yesterday published the findings of the Sexual Violence Survey (SVS) conducted in 2022 at

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