A guide to Northern Ireland’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act 2015
The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015
This guide considers the provisions contained in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (referred to as “the Act” throughout the guide).
2.1 Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour (Section 1)
2.2 Human Trafficking (Section 2)
2.3 The meaning of Exploitation under the Act (Sections 3 and 4)
2.4 Sentencing for Slavery or Human Trafficking Offences (Sections 5-7)
2.5 Ancillary Orders (Sections 8-11 and Schedules 1-3)
2.6 Slavery and Trafficking Reparation Orders (Section 10 and Schedule 3)
2.7 Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders (Section 11 and Schedule 3)
2.8 Duties of Public Authorities in relation to prevention and enforcement of Slavery and Human Trafficking offences (Sections 12-14)
3.1 Paying for sexual services (section 15)
3.2 Forced Marriage (section 16)
4.1 Assistance and Support pending Determination by Competent Authority (section 18)
4.2 Assistance and Support for exiting Prostitution (section 19)
4.3 Guidance as to Compensation for Victims (Section 20)
4.4 Independent Guardians for Minors (Section 21)
5.1 Statutory Defence for Victims of Slavery or Human Trafficking Offences (Section 22)
5.2 Protection of Victims of Slavery or Human Trafficking in criminal investigations (Sections 23 and 26)
5.3 Special measures under the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (Section 24)
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