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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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PART 1AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENCES UNDER SECTION 1 OR 2

The Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 34)

1.  In Schedule 1 (offences against children and young persons to which special provisions of the Act apply) at the end add—

  • An offence against a child or young person under section 1 or 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 or any attempt to commit such an offence..

The Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

2.  In section 25C (forfeiture of vehicle, ship or aircraft) in subsections (9)(b), (10)(b) and (11) for the words from “a passenger” to the end substitute “the victim of conduct which constitutes an offence under section 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland 2015”.

The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 12)

3.  In Article 53A(2) (questioning and treatment of persons by police: meaning of “qualifying offence”) at the end add—

(t)an offence under section 1 or 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015.”.

The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 (c. 3)

4.  In section 2(3) (offences under law of Northern Ireland to which the Act applies)—

(a)after paragraph (hb) insert—

(hc)any offence under section 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015;;

(b)in paragraph (i) for “(hb)” substitute “(hc)”.

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

5.  In Schedule 5 (relevant offences for purposes of notification and orders) after paragraph 171B insert—

An offence under section 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19)

6.  In section 14(2) (immigration officers’ power of arrest) after paragraph (q) insert—

(r)an offence under section 1 or 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

The Serious Crime Act 2007 (c. 27)

7.  In paragraph 18 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (serious offences in Northern Ireland) at the end add—

(4) An offence under section1 or 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

The Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (NI 2)

8.—(1) In Article 22(2)(b) (meeting child following sexual grooming, etc.) for paragraph (ii) substitute—

(ii)an offence under section 2 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (human trafficking) committed with a view to exploitation that consists of or includes behaviour within section 3(3) of that Act (sexual exploitation), or.

(2) In Article 58(7) for “Articles 59 to 60” substitute “Article 60”.

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