Complainant and suspect anonymity: Misconceived arguments and Parliamentary Privilege 
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Complainant and suspect anonymity: Misconceived arguments and Parliamentary Privilege 

This blog post has been adapted from Felicity’s Huffington Post article, which can be viewed here. In the current debate over suspect anonymity, the fundamental importance of open justice is being overshadowed by the impact on individuals who have been the subject of salacious publicity. Most recently MP Mark Pritchard against whom allegations of rape … Continue reading

Rolf Harris, indecent images and the dangers of the dark net
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Rolf Harris, indecent images and the dangers of the dark net

  News of concern over child abuse on the dark net came within a month of the children’s entertainer and artist Rolf Harris being convicted and sentenced for historic indecent assaults on more than one complainant. The full sentencing remarks are here. Other counts for making indecent images of children were separated and then not pursued. News reports … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence in Conflict – practical solutions?

  “It is my strong belief that when it comes to sexual violence, we cannot expect peace without justice, reparation without recognition, and sustainable development without the full empowerment of those who have suffered sexual violence or are at risk.” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon There is a global summit to end sexual violence in … Continue reading