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Sex Offenders Act, 2001

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Number 18 of 2001


SEX OFFENDERS ACT, 2001


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation (general).

3.

Sexual offences for purposes of Act.

4.

Regulations.

5.

Expenses.

PART 2

Obligations of Sex Offenders to Notify Certain Information

6.

“relevant date”.

7.

Persons subject to the requirements of this Part.

8.

Period for which person is subject to requirements of this Part and related matters.

9.

Supply of information to facilitate compliance with this Part.

10.

Notification requirements.

11.

Discharge from obligation to comply with requirements of this Part.

12.

Offences in connection with notification requirements.

13.

Application of this Part to persons convicted outside State.

14.

Certificate as evidence of person's being subject to requirements of this Part.

PART 3

Sex Offenders Orders

15.

Definitions (Part 3).

16.

Sex offender orders.

17.

Taking effect of sex offender order.

18.

Effect of appeal from order.

19.

Discharge or variation of sex offender order.

20.

Court jurisdiction and venue.

21.

Provisions in relation to evidence and proceedings under this Part.

22.

Offence in respect of contravention of sex offender order.

23.

Rules of court.

24.

Amendment of Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995.

PART 4

Provision of Information for Employment Purposes

25.

Interpretation (Part 4).

26.

Failure to inform employer, etc., of sexual offence conviction.

PART 5

Post-Release Supervision for Sex Offenders

27.

Interpretation (Part 5).

28.

Duty of court to consider imposition of sentence involving post-release supervision.

29.

Power of court to impose sentence involving post-release supervision.

30.

Additional provisions which may be included in sentence involving post-release supervision.

31.

Duty of court to explain effect of sentence to offender.

32.

Discharge or variation of requirements relating to supervision period.

33.

Non-compliance with requirements relating to supervision period.

PART 6

Miscellaneous

34.

Amendment of Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981.

35.

Further amendments of Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995.

36.

Proof of foreign conviction in certain cases.

37.

Amendment of section 2 of Act of 1990.

SCHEDULE

Sexual Offences for Purposes of Act

Acts Referred to

Child Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1998

1998, No. 22

Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995

1995, No. 32

Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956

1956, No. 46

Courts Act, 1964

1964, No. 11

Courts Act, 1971

1971, No. 36

Criminal Justice Act, 1960

1960, No. 27

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885

1885, c. 69

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1935

1935, No. 6

Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981

1981, No. 10

Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990

1990, No. 32

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 1993

1993, No. 20

Employment Agency Act, 1971

1971, No. 27

Interpretation Act, 1937

1937, No. 38

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Offences against the Person Act, 1861

1861, c. 100

Punishment of Incest Act, 1908

1908, c. 45

Sexual Offences (Jurisdiction) Act, 1996

1996, No. 38

Trial of Lunatics Act, 1883

1883, c. 38

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Number 18 of 2001


SEX OFFENDERS ACT, 2001


AN ACT TO REQUIRE, IN THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMON GOOD. THE NOTIFICATION OF INFORMATION TO THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA BY PERSONS WHO HAVE COMMITTED CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENCES; IN THOSE INTERESTS TO IMPOSE, OR ENABLE THE IMPOSITION OF, CERTAIN OTHER REQUIREMENTS ON SUCH PERSONS (INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS THE PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO ASSIST IN THEIR REHABILITATION); TO ENABLE CERTAIN COMPLAINANTS TO BE HEARD AND LEGALLY REPRESENTED IN RELATION TO APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 3 OR 4 OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) ACT, 1981, TO AMEND SECTION 2 OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1990, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [30th June, 2001]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: