Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017

PART 1

Preliminary and General

1.

Short title and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister for Justice and Equality may appoint by order or orders whether generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or different provisions.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (30.05.2018) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 172 of 2018).

2. The 30th day of May 2018 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (No. 2 of 2017) shall come into operation:

(a) section 33;

(b) section 34;

(c) section 35;

(d) section 36 insofar as it inserts section 14C in the Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (no. 12 of 1992);

(e) section 37;

(f) section 39;

(g) section 40.

E2

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (26.02.2018) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 45 of 2018).

2. The 26th day of February 2018 is appointed as the day on which sections 46, 47, and 51(b) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (No. 2 of 2017) shall come into operation.

E3

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (27.03.2017) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 112 of 2017).

2. The 27th day of March 2017 is appointed as the day on which Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 (other than sections 46, 47, 51(b) and 52) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (No. 2 of 2017) shall come into operation.