Call for comments on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2021 by February 18 2022

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Via the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament’s website:

“The Special Select Committee appointed to consider and report on the Sexual Offences (Amendment) (No.3) Bill, 2021 is inviting comments on the Bill.

The purpose of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) (No.3) Bill, 2021 is to amend the Sexual Offences Act, Chap. 11:28.

The Bill seeks to establish:

1. the offence of voyeurism where one engages in the Act for the purpose of deriving sexual gratification for themselves or another or for the purpose of causing humiliation and distress to another person;

2. an offence for any person to engage in the capturing and distribution of intimate images, without the consent and reasonable belief of consent from the individual who forms the subject matter of said image;

3., the penalty for committing the abovementioned offences on summary conviction to a fine of $250,000.00 and two (2) years imprisonment or upon conviction on indictment to a fine of $750,000.00 and five (5) years’ imprisonment; and certain exceptions in which it shall not be deemed an offence for any person to engage in the abovementioned offences.”

The Bill can be viewed at

The Committee is inviting members of the public to submit comments by February 18 2022.

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