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Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1489792662097{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1489792637103{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1558525296581{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Irish government has listed coercion and assault causing harm among serious crimes covered by the Criminal Law Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act.

 

The measure allows an Irish citizen or resident to be prosecuted in Ireland, even if the offences – which include sexual assault, rape and making threats to kill – are perpetrated abroad.

 

Existing international agreements covered murder and manslaughter.
The Act came into force at the end of April and allows Ireland to ratify the Istanbul Convention which tackles violence against women, the UK’s Independent newspaper reported.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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