Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990


Number 32 of 1990


CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) (AMENDMENT) ACT 1990

REVISED

Updated to 15 February 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Criminal Law (Rape)(Amendment) Act 1990. 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 the Maritime Area Planning Act 2021 (50/2021), enacted 23 December 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Education Act 1998 (Unregistered Persons) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 68 of 2022), made 15 February 2022, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 32 of 1990


CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) (AMENDMENT) ACT 1990

REVISED

Updated to 15 February 2022


Introduction

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

Related legislation

Criminal Law (Rape) Acts 1981 and 1990 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be read together as one ( Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990, s. 22(2)). The Acts in the group are:

Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981

Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990

Annotations

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

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

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

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006 (15/2006)

Sex Offenders Act 2001 (18/2001)

Criminal Justice (Safety of United Nations Workers) Act 2000 (16/2000)

Criminal Law Act 1997 (14/1997)

Sexual Offences (Jurisdiction) Act 1996 (38/1996)

All Acts up to and including Maritime Area Planning Act 2021 (50/2021), enacted 23 December 2021, 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 Education Act 1998 (Unregistered Persons) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 68 of 2022), made 15 February 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 32 of 1990


CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) (AMENDMENT) ACT 1990

REVISED

Updated to 15 February 2022


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


Acts Referred to

Criminal Justice Act, 1951

1951, No. 2

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 Procedure Act, 1967

1967, No. 12

Defence Act, 1954

1954, No. 18

Genocide Act, 1973

1973, No. 28

Offences against the Person Act, 1861

1861, c. 100


Number 32 of 1990


CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) (AMENDMENT) ACT 1990

REVISED

Updated to 15 February 2022


AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO RAPE AND CERTAIN OTHER SEXUAL OFFENCES AND FOR THAT PURPOSE TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL LAW (RAPE) ACT, 1981 , AND CERTAIN OTHER ENACTMENTS. [18 th December, 1990]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: