This bill amends the Evidence Act 2006, Victims’ Rights Act 2002, and Criminal Procedure Act 2011 to reduce the retraumatisation victims of sexual violence may experience when they attend court and give evidence.
Royal Assent given 20 December 2021.
Enacted as the Sexual Violence Legislation Act 2021 (2021/60)
|Bill type||Government bill|
|Introduced||11 November 2019|
|First reading||14 November 2019|
|Select Committee||Justice Committee|
|Public submissions due||31 January 2020|
|Select Committee report back||9 June 2020|
|Second reading||25 February 2021|
|Committee of the whole House||8 December 2021|
|Third reading||14 December 2021|
|Royal Assent||20 December 2021|
|Enacted as||Sexual Violence Legislation Act 2021 (2021/60)|
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