The Serious Sex Offenders Act (2013): a serious mistake

CLANT deplores the passage of the Serious Sex Offenders Act 2013 (NT) by the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly on 26 March 2013.

CLANT’s concerns about the Act are summarised in this document.

Similar legislation has been found by the United Nations Human Rights Committee to violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as detailed in this article by Professor Bernadette McSherry, first published in October 2012 in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (reprinted with the kind permission of the author and the Australian Lawyers Alliance).