Judges admit they get round law designed to protect women in rape trials – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2008 in cross-examination, judiciary, news, rape by sally

“Judges have undermined a law intended to stop defence lawyers cross-examining women in rape cases about their sexual history, by continuing to insist on their discretion to allow it, a new book discloses.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Letting a child witness have his day in court – The Times

Posted April 1st, 2008 in children, news, witnesses by sally

“Some prosecutors feel that children and vulnerable adults cannot cope with courtroom pressures. All that is about to change.”

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The Times, 1st April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk