Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981

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Number 10 of 1981


CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) ACT, 1981


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Interpretation.

2.

Meaning of “rape”.

3.

Restrictions on evidence at trials for rape offences.

4.

Preliminary examination.

5.

Trials of juveniles.

6.

Exclusion of the public.

7.

Anonymity of complainants.

8.

Anonymity of accused.

9.

Trials by court-martial.

10.

Punishment of indecent assault on female.

11.

Penalty for publication of unauthorised matter.

12.

Summary jurisdiction.

13.

Short title and commencement.


Acts Referred to

Children Act, 1908

1908, c. 67

Children Act, 1941

1941, No. 12

Criminal Justice Act, 1951

1951, No. 2

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1935

1935, No. 6

Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

1967, No. 12

Offences against the Person Act, 1861

1861, c. 100

Summary Jurisdiction over Children (Ireland) Act, 1884

1884, c. 19

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Number 10 of 1981


CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) ACT, 1981


AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO RAPE AND INDECENT ASSAULT ON FEMALES. [6th May, 1981]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: