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Protection from Stalking Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 6 to 17 – Stalking Protection Orders

Section 9 - Duration of orders

This section sets out the period of time for which an order has effect.

Subsection (1) provides that a provision of an order has effect for a fixed period specified within the terms of the order, or until a further order is made.

Where a fixed period is specified for the duration of the order, this must be for at least two years beginning on the day on which the order is made.  A further order could be a variation, renewal or discharge of the existing order.

Subsection (2) provides that different time periods may be specified in relation to different prohibitions or requirements included in the terms of the order, as is necessary to protect the other person from risk of stalking.

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