Key change to sex crimes law passed unanimously

The National Assembly last night passed the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill which saw the support of the entire House as the Administration moved to correct what is being called an oversight on the part of the persons who were involved in the passage of the landmark principal 2010 Act.

The government in August last year tabled the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2012 aimed at according to the accused the same rights as the prosecution with regard to submission of statements for paper committals. The Bill when passed into law would also allow for statements written on behalf of a child to carry a mark made …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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