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More consultation needed on Sex Offenders Registry bill

May 16, 2018 10:59 pm

The recommendations on the Registration of Sex Offenders Bill 2018 report will be tabled at the next sitting of parliament.

Speaker of the House Dr Jiko Luveni made the announcement this morning in parliament.

Dr Luveni says the Chairperson for the Standing committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights Ashneel Sudhakar has requested for more time to allow for more public consultations.

“The business committee in its meeting last Friday unanimously agreed to their request. Taking into consideration the standing committee needs to undertake further public consultation on issues pertaining to the bill. I have therefore resolved that the standing committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights will table its report at a later sitting date after which it will be debated and voted upon.”

The Registration of Sex Offenders Bill provides for the establishment of a Register of Sex Offenders and the registration and reporting obligations of sex offenders.

The Bill aims to help monitor sex offenders in the community and reduce sexual offences.

Under the Bill, sex offenders will be required to report relevant personal information about them for inclusion in the register.

They would also be required to make periodic reports to keep their personal information in the register up-to-date.

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