Sexual Offences (Jurisdiction) Act 1996


Number 38 of 1996


SEXUAL OFFENCES (JURISDICTION) ACT 1996

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2024


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Sexual Offences (Jurisdiction) Act 1996. 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.

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Number 38 of 1996


SEXUAL OFFENCES (JURISDICTION) ACT 1996

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2024


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

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 Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Act 2007 (6/2007)

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

Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998 (22/1998)

All Acts up to and including Electoral (Amendment) Act 2023 (40/2023), enacted 19 December 2023, 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 Income Tax (Employments) Regulations 2024 (S.I. No. 1 of 2024), made 4 January 2024, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 38 of 1996


SEXUAL OFFENCES (JURISDICTION) ACT 1996

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2024


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


Number 38 of 1996


SEXUAL OFFENCES (JURISDICTION) ACT 1996

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2024


AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CRIMINAL LAW OF THE STATE TO SEXUAL ACTS INVOLVING CHILDREN DONE OUTSIDE THE STATE BY CITIZENS OF THE STATE OR BY PERSONS ORDINARILY RESIDENT IN THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [19th December, 1996]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: