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Rape accused would have to prove consent under
Labour plan
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The Labour Party' s plan to reform
the criminal justice system would
mean that the accused in a rape
case would have to prove consent
to be found innocent -- a change it
acknowledges as a monumental
shift.
But Labour' s justice spokesman
Andrew Little said the current
system is broken and in need of a
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major shakeout. The party favours
an inquisitorial system, where a
judge interviewed the alleged victim after conferring with prosecution and defence
lawyers.
The policy would mean that in a rape case, if the Crown proved a sexual encounter
and the identity of the defendant, it would be rape unless the defendant could
prove it was consensual.
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