‘Although civil law claims are subject to some temporal constraints, when it comes to criminal offences there is generally no limitation to prosecution and trial. The question of whether such time limitations should be available in the criminal law has become particularly topical in light of the large number of crimes, mainly historic sexual offences and particularly against children, alleged, and in some cases proven in court. Are there good reasons to still prosecute in such circumstances or do crimes ever go too stale? Should they be dealt with in alternative truth-finding procedures such as the, so far ill-fated, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse?’
Date: 6th February 2017, 6.30pm
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
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