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Sex offence court possible

TAMEISHA SOBERS, [email protected]

Sex offence court possible

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THE CREATION of a dedicated sexual offences court may be on the books in an effort to speed up the hearing of these types of cases.

Justice Jacqueline Cornelius hinted at the move as she spoke during the conclusion of this year’s assizes yesterday.

As she spoke on the still prevalent delays in the system, she said the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and judiciary had engaged in a number of projects with the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening Project (JURIST) to tackle the issue.

At the last conference relating to the harmonisation of sexual offences legislation and prosecution throughout the Caribbean, she said, from that it was considered that a number of changes needed to be made to the system. (TKS)

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