27 Feb 2020

Study of rape trials: Advocates urge overhaul of court process

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 27 February 2020

A comprehensive study of rape trials in New Zealand has sexual violence advocates calling for certain questions to be banned from the courtroom.

Law Professor Elisabeth McDonald from the University of Canterbury has listened to audio recordings of forty rape trials where the defence argued the sex was consensual.

Eva Corlett reports.