By John Spencer,Michael Lamb
This case targeted recognition at the desire, imposed through present English legislation, for even tiny young children to return to courtroom for a stay cross-examination.
In 1989, the Pigot Committee proposed a scheme lower than which the full of a tender kid's facts, together with cross-examination, will be got out of court docket and earlier than trial. In 1999 a provision designed to offer impact to this was once integrated within the early life Justice and legal proof Act, however it has now not but been introduced into force.
The complete Pigot notion used to be carried out, despite the fact that, in Western Australia, and related schemes function in a few ecu jurisdictions. This e-book of essays examines a few those schemes, and argues the case for extra reforms within the UK.
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Children and Cross-Examination: Time to Change the Rules? by John Spencer,Michael Lamb