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Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'
Noeline Blackwell of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says the law around image-based sexual abuse is useless as it pre-dates the internet and new legislation can’t come quickly enough.
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Opinion: Families of murder victims have a legal right to information about the case
The Victims of Crime Bill 2015 legally obliges An Garda Síochana and the Director of Public Prosecutions to keep victims (or in homicide cases, their families) informed about their cases, writes Joan Deane.
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Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted
Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.
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"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system
A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.