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Sex Offenders Bill Moved To Next Sitting: Speaker

Sex Offenders Bill Moved To Next Sitting: Speaker
May 18
11:02 2018

The Registration of Sex Offenders Bill 2018 is expected to be presented and debated in the next Parliament sitting.

This was confirmed by Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni yesterday.

Dr Luveni said the chairperson for the parliamentary Standing Committee for Justice, Law and Human Rights Ashneel Sudhakar made this request saying that more time was needed to allow for more public consultations.

She said the Business Committee last week unanimously agreed to Mr Sudhakar’s 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.”

This Bill looks into the establishment of a Register for Sex Offenders and the registration and reporting obligations of sex offenders, thus aiming to help monitor sex offenders in Fiji.

 

Edited by Epineri Vula

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