Consultation on Non Fatal Strangulation

Consultation opened on 07 July 2021. Closing date 24 September 2021.


This consultation addresses a recommendation made by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland that the Department of Justice should review how potential inadequacies in current legislation regarding the act of choking or strangulation by defendants could be addressed.


Consultation description


In developing this public consultation, the Review Team considered developments in jurisdictions around the world and the contributions from a group of experts in the field.  The Team also followed developments in England and Wales.  On 29 April 2021, the England and Wales Domestic Abuse Bill, which included a late amendment to create a new strangulation offence, received Royal Assent.


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