Month: November 2014

Submission on Sexual Offences Courts Regulations and Implementation Plan

November 2014 “We recognise the commitment of government and in particular the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Parliamentary Committee on Justice to develop the legal framework and service models to address sexual offences over the past 15 years. This

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Press Release: Amendment bill to decriminalise consensual sexual activities between teenagers

18 November 2014 The Centre for Child Law notes with concern a media report stating that an amendment bill that will be tabled before Parliament will ‘legalise’ teenage sex. This statement is misleading. The aim of the amendments to the

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Dept of Justice annual progress report on implementation of the Sexual Offences Act for 2013/4

“The Sexual Offences Act requires the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to establish intervention mechanisms in the justice system aimed at responding to and preventing sexual violence in our communities. It is the collective legislative role of DoJ&CD to

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