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Judges attack rape case reforms

PUBLISHED July 20, 2004

Judges have attacked government reforms aimed at preventing rape victims being questioned in court over their sexual history as "fundamentally flawed".

The law was introduced in 2001 to stop alleged sex offences victims being asked about their sex lives unless the information was relevant to the case.
But a Criminal Bar Association report says the legislation is too restrictive as it denies judges discretion.