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

“Revenge porn” – A new crime in need of a new law?
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“Revenge porn” – A new crime in need of a new law?

So ubiquitous has become the phrase ‘revenge porn’ that the Oxford English Dictionary’s next update will probably include it.  This concept covers both the posting of previously private indecent images by a disgruntled ex-partner or by a malicious hacker.  The combination of the camera phone and the internet provided the fertile ground for this rather … Continue reading

Lostprophets singer pleads to child sex offences; which guideline applies?
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Lostprophets singer pleads to child sex offences; which guideline applies?

  Ian Watkins, former singer in the Lostprophets, yesterday pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 (but not guilty to rape) and he “also admitted three counts of sexual assault involving children and six involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme … Continue reading