Parliament passes Anti-Pornography Bill

Thursday December 19 2013

By Monitor Reporter

Parliament has passed the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011.

The Anti-Pornography Bill outlaws anything that shows sexual parts of a person such as breasts, thighs, buttocks or any erotic behaviour intended to cause sexual excitement or any indecent act or behaviour tending to corrupt morals, among other things.

According to the Bill, the current law on pornography (Article 166 of the Penal Code) does not recognise the fact that the issue of pornography transcends publication and includes communication, speech, entertainment, stage play, broadcast music, dance, art, fashion, motion picture and audio recording.

Details to follow.