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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
File photo I NE Herald
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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Submitted: 07/09/2014
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User avatar #2 - mynameisgeorge (07/09/2014) [-]
GG Kiwis

I was wondering when guilty until proven innocent would make a comeback
#3 - robuntu (07/09/2014) [-]
This is a retarded law.

Two people sleep together. Neither sign consent forms. Neither can prove consent. Both are guilty of rape.

Unless this is going to be one of those 'SCREW MEN' laws - where the men will be the rapists?
User avatar #1 - schnizel (07/09/2014) [-]
I feel raped right now.
User avatar #6 - armwulf (07/10/2014) [-]
HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU PROVE, THAT SOMEONE SAID TO YOU, "I WANT TO HAVE SEX".
THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS A LOT OF WITNESSES OR FOOTAGE OR WRITTEN RECORD.
#5 - heartlessrobot (07/10/2014) [-]
I vote we burn everything and start over.
I vote we burn everything and start over.
User avatar #4 - Maroon (07/10/2014) [+] (1 reply)
The burden of proof is supposed to lie on the prosecutor, not the defendant. What the fuck is this shit?
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