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Keir Starmer heads Labour's victim treatment review

Former chief prosecutor Keir Starmer is to advise Labour on the best way to protect rape victims and abused children from harrowing questioning during court cases.

He said it was a "golden opportunity" to change the law, while Labour called the current code of conduct followed by barristers "toothless".

The review follows several complaints about the questioning of crime victims.

The government said it had already "considerably improved" the system.

Arif Ansari reports.

  • 28 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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