The Supreme Court states that the expanded rape victim protection law is constitutional


The Canadian Supreme Court upheld the expansion of Canada’s Rape Victim Protection Act enacted by the Liberal Party four years ago.

In today’s 6-3 judgment, the court ruled that the extended rules to further prevent the past of petitioners of sexual assault from being used against them in court are “constitutionally as a whole”. I am saying.

The Rape Victim Protection Act was enacted 40 years ago to prevent petitioners of sexual assault cases from having evidence of sexual history that was used to damage their credibility.

According to the criminal law, evidence of the petitioner’s previous sexual activity unrelated to the accusation at hand can only be admitted after a private hearing with the permission of the judge, and the petitioner’s trust. I agree that it cannot be used to speculate that it is less likely or likely to have.

In 2018, the liberals expanded the definition of what is contained in the evidence to add documents of sexual nature such as e-mail and video, and the defendant’s petitioner.

They also gave the petitioner the right to attend a screening hearing with a judge, where he was represented by a lawyer.

In today’s judgment, the majority of judges say that the right to a fair trial does not guarantee that the defendant will receive “the most favorable trial possible”, but “my very private record. Ambush the plaintiff with “is the truth.

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