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Call to reform rules on cross-examining children

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/12/2013

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Owen Bowcott

Barristers must be prevented from "manipulating child witnesses like puppets" during cross-examination in sex abuse cases, according to a prominent Labour MP.
Ann Coffey, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Missing Children, will on Thursday call for the establishment of a commission of judges and academics to reform the rules on cross-examination of children.
Her comments were released ahead of a cross-bench House of Commons debate on child protection which she has co-sponsored with the Conservative former children's minister, Tim Loughton.
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"Call to reform rules on cross-examining children", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 21/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/call-to-reform-rules-on-cross-examining-children