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

Section 11: Slavery and trafficking prevention orders

Section 11 gives effect to Schedule 3 to the Act which makes provision for courts to be able to impose new civil orders - slavery and trafficking prevention orders (STPOs) - either upon sentencing, or following an application by the PSNI.  STPOs are intended to protect the public from the harm caused by those involved in slavery and human trafficking by enabling the courts to respond swiftly by regulating the actions of those who have been convicted of these offences, where it is necessary to do so.

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