EVAW Criticises Bar Council Over ‘Myth-Driven’ Proposal Of Anonymity For Defendants In Rape Cases

February 25, 2013

text of logo reads: End Violence Against Women“In the face of abuse scandals such as Savile, Rochdale and more recently the tragic death of Frances Andrade, it is deeply disappointing that a respected organisation like the Bar Council is proposing myth-driven policies such as this. The Coalition Government has already considered, and rejected, giving defendants in rape cases anonymity because there is no evidence to support such a change. We wonder why Ms McGowan thinks this has changed and ask whether her suggestion would apply to all sexual offences? What about murder or other violent offences, which are also very stigmatising?” Read on

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