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The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (2015 Act) (Commencement No.1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2015 No. 376 (C. 33)

Criminal Law

The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (2015 Act) (Commencement No.1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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23rd November 2015

The Department of Justice makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 28(3)(a) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015(1).

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (2015 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

(2) In this Order, “the 2015 Act” means the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015.

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2.  Section 11 of, and Schedule 3 to, the 2015 Act (slavery and trafficking prevention orders) shall come into operation on 27th November 2015 for the purpose only of making regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 23rd November 2015

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David Ford

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 11 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 make provision for courts in Northern Ireland to impose Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders (STPOs) upon offenders convicted of an offence of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, or human trafficking, either upon sentencing or following an application by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

This Order commences section 11 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Act on 27th November for the purposes of making regulations only.

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