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  1 month ago

this guy mugged you, he's been charged, then authorities give him all your details???

Crime victims are unaware their name, address, phone number may be given to offenders when they apply for court documents using a Ministry of Justice application form, advocates say. A victim of family sexual violence said it made her feel "sick" knowing her offender had the right to know she had wanted a copy of sentencing notes and could view her personal details. Discovering this shocked Sensible Sentencing Trust Group victim advocate Karrin Coates, who has written a letter of complaint to the Ministry of Justice. Coates regularly applies for court documents on behalf of victims and had never realised offenders and their lawyers saw the form. She said there was no warning on the five-page form. I was appalled to read this. The courts are supposed to protect victims, not happily give out where they live now, a phone number, and full name. What if the attacker came back to kill his victim, having found where they were through this system? Why is this regarded as acceptable? Let's hear what you think about it? How would you feel if a friend/family member died because of it?


  29 days ago
Sometimes I think offenders have more rights than victims here! Sad, sick and shameful - our law! Reply


  29 days ago
I feel this is so wrong. A woman can be raped, beaten brutalized, escape and get a conviction against the man, flees to live somewhere else, then the "Justice" system happily tells him where she's GONE? Reply


  30 days ago
the other side of this too, is that ordinary people are charged major sums, and massive obstacles are put in their way when they try to obtain details of a trial in which they or a family member were involved AS VICTIMS. Legally they have a right to see documents, in reality their rights to that are delayed, ignored, rejected, and many documents are massively redacted. IMO it's time and long past time this was legally sorted. Reply


  1 month ago
This just go's to show the law is an ass ! Reply

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