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State actors and lawmakers Bermuda have a legal duty to comply with the terms of the international human rights conventions to which Bermuda is a State Party. The Constitution of Bermuda is the supreme law. It guards the human rights of all persons within the country and holds the State able for violation of human rights. The obligation mandated by the Constitution to protect the human rights of persons within the country extends to a positive obligation on the State to protect women and girls from domestic violence and sexual violence.

The legal framework which protects women and girls from gender-based violence includes the Constitution, Acts of Parliament and rules from the common law. Some acts of violence which cause physical injury amount to a criminal offence for example assault, wounding and may be prosecuted under the Criminal Code Act and under the common law.

The domestic violence legislation provides protection from physical and sexual violence, but it is not meant to exclude the criminal laws or replace criminal proceedings. Rather, it is to expand the range of options which are available to victims of domestic violence.

Bermuda does not have sexual harassment legislation. This Act creates a wide range of speedy and effective remedies which are aimed at reducing the incidences of domestic violence. A magistrate can grant a protection order that prohibits abuse and molestation, excludes the abusive person from the home or workplace etc. The law governing sexual offences in Bermuda is the Criminal Code Actwhich was recently amended in It now has new provisions which protect children from sexual exploitation, child pornography and child abusive material.

Not all offences under this Act involve what would be considered gender-based violence, for example prostitution. Some acts amount to offences even if they are consensual example buggery. Rather, it is recognized as sexual assault. The Criminal Code Act recognizes three different forms of sexual assault. These are all separate offences, namely: i sexual assault; ii serious sexual assault; and iii aggravated sexual assault. Anyone who commits sexual assault may be imprisoned for five years on summary conviction.

If convicted on indictment, the person may be imprisoned for twenty years. The broad offence of sexual assault not only covers situations where a person is forced to have sexual intercourse. It also extends to where a person knowing that he has a sexual disease has consensual sexual contact with another person in a manner which is capable of transferring bodily fluids to that person, without informing the person that he has a sexual disease. Anyone who does this, commits the offence of sexual assault and may be imprisoned for up to twenty years.

Serious sexual assault is where a person in committing a sexual assault also does any of the following:. Serious sexual assault by a person who has a sexual disease or sexually transmitted infection. The penalty for doing this is imprisonment for thirty years. This offence carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for life.

The law states clearly that a husband or wife who commits any of these offences is to be prosecuted whether or not the offence happened while they were living together. For the offences of sexual assault, serious sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault, a person who is accused of any of these offences may have a defence if all of the following conditions are satisfied.

If however the victim was under fourteen years of age at the time when the offence was committed, the accused person has no defence to the charge. It is a criminal offence for a person to conspire with another person to induce a woman or a girl by fraudulent means to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a man.

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This offence carries a penalty of imprisonment for twelve months on summary conviction. If convicted on indictment the penalty is imprisonment for two years. If a person procures or attempt to procure the unlawful carnal connection of a woman or girl by threats, fraud or administering drugs to her, that person may be imprisoned for three years. The penalty for acts of gross indecency between male persons is imprisonment for twelve months on summary conviction.

If convicted on indictment, the penalty is imprisonment for two years. It is also a criminal offence for a male person to procure or attempt to procure another male person to commit an act of gross indecency. Any male person who does this may be imprisoned for two years. The Criminal Code Act does not criminalize consensual anal sex between adults where the act takes place in private. It is only where persons have anal sex in public that it becomes an offence.

The penalty for committing buggery in a public place is imprisonment for ten years. An attempt to commit buggery in a public place carries a penalty of imprisonment for five years. A person who procures or attempts to procure a girl under eighteen years of age to have unlawful sexual connection commits a criminal offence. It is also criminal offence for any person to procure or attempt to procure a woman or a girl to become a prostitute or to be an inmate in a brothel.

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The penalty for each of these offences is imprisonment for twelve months on summary conviction. If convicted on indictment, a person may be imprisoned for two years. Having sexual intercourse with who is under sixteen years of age is commonly known as statutory rape. If a person has unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl who is under fourteen years of age, that person commits a criminal offence and may be imprisoned for twenty-five years.

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It is also a criminal offence for a person to attempt to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl who is under fourteen years of age. The penalty for this offence is imprisonment for fifteen years. If a person has sexual intercourse with a girl who is not younger than fourteen years of age but is not yet sixteen years old, he may be imprisoned for five years on summary conviction. If that person is convicted on indictment, he may be imprisoned for twenty years. Attempting to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl who is between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years also carries a penalty of imprisonment for twenty years.

Where a person under eighteen years of age has or attempts to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl who is between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years, that person has a defence if he proves that he had reasonable cause to believe and did believe that the girl was sixteen years of age.

There is a limitation period for the prosecution of the offences of i having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl who is between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years and ii attempting to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl who is between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years. Prosecution for any of these offences must commence within twelve months after the offence was committed. Inviting such child to touch the body of another person with her body or with an object for a sexual purpose is also a criminal offence. The penalty for each of these offences is imprisonment for five years on summary conviction.

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If convicted on indictment, the penalty is imprisonment for twenty years. If the child consents to the activities, this is not a defence. If however, the person accused of the offence is under sixteen years old, that person may have a defence if he is less than three years older than the victim and is not in a position of trust or authority or in a relationship of dependency towards the.

Further, if the person who is accused of sexual exploitation is also under fourteen years of age, he will not to be tried for the offence unless he is in a position of authority or trust or is in a relationship of dependency towards the. Sexual exploitation of child under sixteen years of age by person in position of trust, authority etc. If convicted on indictment, the penalty is imprisonment for twenty-five years. If the person accused of sexually exploiting the child is under twenty-one years old and did in fact believe that the child was consenting to the act, he has a defence. If however the accused person was ly charged with this offence and he used this defence, he is not allowed to use it again.

Persons should not commit any act of indecency in the presence of children. It is a criminal offence for a person to willfully and without reasonable excuse commit an indecent act in the presence ofwith the intention that the indecent act is to be seen by the. The penalty for this offence is imprisonment for five years on summary conviction. If convicted on indictment the maximum penalty is imprisonment for ten years.

Inviting or attempting to induce to commit an indecent act is a criminal offence. The consent of the Director of Public Prosecution must be obtained for prosecution to commence against persons who are accused of these offences. Any act which under the provisions of the legislation would be considered to be an intrusion upon the privacy of a woman or a girl in such a way as is likely to and actually does alarm, offend or insult her is criminalized.

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The penalty for this offence on summary conviction is imprisonment for five years. If convicted on indictment, there is a maximum penalty of imprisonment for ten years. The consent of the Director of Public Prosecution must be obtained for a person to be prosecuted for this offence.

The Criminal Code Amendment Act introduced new provisions which deal with child pornography, child abusive material and offensive material.

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Prosecution for these offences requires the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Where the material in question is justified for the public good, a person will not be convicted of an offence. The police as well as customs officers has the power to seize, remove or detain anything which they have reason to suspect to be child abusive material or child pornography. Further, the police may be issued a warrant by a magistrate or a justice to search premises where it is suspected that a person has child abusive material or child pornography.

It is a criminal offence to show child pornography, child abusive material or offensive material to children who are under sixteen years of age. Child abusive material includes material which depicts being tortured or being physically abused in a way that would be regarded as being an abuse of the. Offensive materials are those which describe or deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or violence in a manner which is likely to offend an adult. Anyone who knowingly shows to under sixteen years old, child pornography, child abusive material or offensive material commits an offence.

The penalty for this offence is imprisonment for ten years on conviction on indictment. On summary conviction the penalty is imprisonment for five years. If a person who has the custody or care of who is under sixteen years old allows that child to be used for the production of child pornography or child abusive material, that person commits an offence. He may be imprisoned for ten years if convicted on indictment.

On summary conviction, the penalty is imprisonment for five years. It is a criminal offence for a person to communicate with for the purposes of committing or attempting to commit certain sexual offences such as buggery, unlawful sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation etc. This applies to any communications medium used e-mail, letters, phone calls etc. The penalty for luring for such purposes is imprisonment for ten years if convicted on indictment. A person who is charged with this offence may have a defence if the person asserts that at the time he lured the child he believed that the child was sixteen years of age or older and he further establishes that he took all reasonable steps to ascertain the age of the.

It is a criminal offence for a person to knowingly make, print or distribute child abusive material or child pornography. It is also a criminal offence for a person to knowingly distribute, sell or make available child abusive material or child pornography. The penalty for each of these offences is imprisonment for ten years if convicted on indictment. On summary conviction, a person may be imprisoned for five years. If a person knowingly possesses child abusive material or child pornography for showing to or viewing by other persons, he may be imprisoned for five years if convicted on indictment.

On summary conviction, the penalty is imprisonment for three years. Knowingly accessing child abusive material or child pornography is also a criminal offence. If you cause yourself to view such material or cause it to be transmitted to you, you are deemed to have knowingly accessed it. The penalty for knowingly accessing child abusive material or child pornography is imprisonment for five years if conviction on indictment. Persons who suffer from mental disorders are in special need of protection. It is a criminal offence for anyone to have or attempt to have e unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman who is a defective.

The penalty for each of these offences is imprisonment for twenty-five years if convicted on indictment.

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If a person who is charged with any of these offences proves that he did not know and had no reason to suspect that the woman was a defective, he has a defence to the charge and may not be convicted. You do not need an attorney to make the application for you. The abusive person against whom you are seeking the order must be formally made aware that you are seeking an order from the court.

The abusive person must be served with a copy of the application for the order and also notice of the date at which, and the time and place at which the application is to be heard. This is called notice.

In certain circumstances the court may grant a temporary or an interim order for your protection even though the abusive person has not been given notice. The law recognizes domestic violence as violence which is perpetrated by one person against the other where both persons are or were in a domestic relationship. Physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse which includes harassment and also threats of abuse all amount to domestic violence. A protection order is available from the court. It prohibits the person who is abusing you from using violence against you or harassing you.

It may also prohibit the abusive person from being at your workplace or school. Even if you do not own the place where both you and the abusive person live, the protection order can allow you to remain there and direct that the abusive person leave.

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