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'A number of magistrates lack basic knowledge of law around sexual offences'

8 January 2020 1:43 PM
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Rape
Magistrates
Sexual offences
law
rape laws
Judges Matter Campaign

Judges Matter Campaign coordinator Allison Tilley says this revelation came out during interviews for regional posts last year.

Judges Matter Campaign says some magistrates appear to lack basic knowledge of the laws around rape.

This emerged during interviews for posts in regional courts held in October and November last year.

About 88 magistrates and lawyers battled it out for the 26 vacant posts around the country.

Clement Manyathela speaks to Judges Matter Campaign coordinator Allison Tilley.

The questions are quite tough and each candidate gets to answer the same questions so it is fair.

Allison Tilley, Coordinator - Judges Matter Campaign

I was struck by questions around sexual offences, there were candidates who were not able to answer the questions or gave out answers that were straight out wrong.

Allison Tilley, Coordinator - Judges Matter Campaign

Listen to the full interview below...


8 January 2020 1:43 PM
Tags:
Rape
Magistrates
Sexual offences
law
rape laws
Judges Matter Campaign

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