Sexual Offences

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On BBC Radio 4's Law in Action this week, Joshua Rozenberg looks at the topic of rape myths and juries. Do jurors believe in rape myths? A coalition campaigning to end violence against women said a third of people questioned in an opinion poll thought that sex without consent was

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A Supreme Court judge has criticised the conduct of Irish rape trials for allowing denials from the accused to be read to the jury without cross-examination. Writing in the Irish Judicial Studies Journal, Mr Justice Peter Charleton and researcher Ciara Herlihy said the practice was not allowed in th

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The disgraced former film producer Harvey Weinstein, 67, has reached a tentative settlement deal with the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct. Lawyers have said that the settlement to deal with the lawsuits and compensate plaintiffs totals about $44 million (£34.7m).

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Bullying and sexual harassment is "rife in the legal profession", according to a new study which surveyed nearly 7,000 legal professionals from 135 countries. The International Bar Association (IBA) and international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills today launched the Us Too? – Bullying and Se

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An organisation representing sex workers in Ireland has welcomed the conviction of a man for raping two women who were working as escorts. The Sex Workers' Alliance Ireland (SWAI) said it had provided support to the two women during the course of the criminal investigation into Gheorghe Goidan, who

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