Wednesday February 19, 2020

Parties join call to remove term ‘child porn’ from Irish law

Legislation must be amended to take gravity of crime into account

1st December, 2019
The term “child porn” is used officially in the legal system

Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and Sinn Féin have backed calls for the term “child pornography” to be removed from legislation in Ireland.

Advocacy bodies including the ISPCC, Rape Crisis Network of Ireland and One in Four, have already called for the term, which has been labelled outdated and inappropriate, to be amended to communicate the gravity of the crime.

“This is something that absolutely should be done and...

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