Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008


Number 8 of 2008


CRIMINAL LAW (HUMAN TRAFFICKING) ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Act 2017 (4/2017), enacted 15 March 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 112 of 2017), made 23 March 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 8 of 2008


CRIMINAL LAW (HUMAN TRAFFICKING) ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017


Introduction

This revision presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was first passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

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Material not updated in this revision

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017)

Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016)

Children First Act 2015 (36/2015)

Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013)

Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act 2013 (24/2013)

Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (24/2012)

Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012)

Road Transport Act 2011 (31/2011)

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011)

Criminal Procedure Act 2010 (27/2010)

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 (32/1995)

Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (12/1992)

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Act 2017 (4/2017), enacted 15 March 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

None

All statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 112 of 2017), made 23 March 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 8 of 2008


CRIMINAL LAW (HUMAN TRAFFICKING) ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017




Number 8 of 2008


CRIMINAL LAW (HUMAN TRAFFICKING) ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 27 March 2017


AN ACT TO GIVE EFFECT TO COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION OF 19 JULY 2002 ON COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS; TO GIVE EFFECT, IN PART, TO THE UNITED NATIONS PROTOCOL TO PREVENT, SUPPRESS AND PUNISH TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, SUPPLEMENTING THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST TRANSNATIONAL ORGANISED CRIME, DONE AT NEW YORK ON 15 NOVEMBER 2000, AND THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON ACTION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS DONE AT WARSAW ON 16 MAY 2005; FOR THOSE PURPOSES TO AMEND CERTAIN ENACTMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 3 OF THE SEX OFFENDERS ACT 2001; AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

[7 th May, 2008]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

E1

Offence under Act, committed for purposes of sexual exploitation of a person, designated a sexual offence for purposes of Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016, part 2 (29.04.2016) by Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016), s. 4 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 215 of 2016.

E2

Offence under Act, relating to a child trafficked for purposes of his or her sexual exploitation, designated sexual abuse for purposes of Children First Act 2015 (11.12.2015) by Children First Act 2015 (36/2015), s. 2 and sch. 3 para. 11, S.I. No. 555 of 2015.

E3

Obligation imposed on an applicant for, or the holder of, an authorisation (as a commercial vehicle roadworthiness test operator under Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 9 or 10, or as a commercial vehicle roadworthiness tester under Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 17) or in the case of an authorisation applied for or held by a company, each director and the secretary of that company, to notify the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in writing if he or she is, or has been, convicted of an offence under Act (27.03.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 12, S.I. No. 105 of 2013.

E4

Notification requirements in respect of convictions for offences committed by certain persons under Act prescribed (2.12.2011) by Road Transport Act 2011(31/2011), ss. 2 and 3, commenced on enactment.