7 February 2007

Changes to Rape Trials

In the Advertiser today, it was reported that the government is to bring in changes to the laws about the way rape trials are conducted.

If the report in the paper is accurate, then the "changes" do not seem to be any great departure from the legal position at the moment, and seem to be just another opportunity to have a go at lawyers.

Apparently the government is concerned about the low conviction rate for these offences, and once again, it is the defence lawyers who are apparently to blame. Perhaps they should spend a little bit of time somewhere near a courtroom, before passing sentence on those of us who stand as the guardians of the rights of every citizen, particularly at the low rates that the under-funded legal aid system offers to defence lawyers.

1 comment:

Jack Petter said...

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