Slow progress on specialist sexual violence court

Moves towards getting a specialist sexual violence court are slow but at least the government hasn’t rejected the idea, a victim advocacy group says.

The government is calling for yet more work ahead of any decision on setting up a pilot court, aimed at making the justice system less traumatising so more victims come forward.

An estimated 90 percent of sexual violence victims don’t report the crimes against them.

Justice Minister Amy Adams relaunched the push to reform the courts following the notorious so-called Roastbusters case in Auckland, and a subsequent report by the Law Commission.

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