I believe we need to have an open debate about the way in which sexual violence cases are conducted.
In this regard, I am currently considering potentially far-reaching reforms, including:…Making evidence about previous sexual relationships between the complainant and any person inadmissible without prior agreement of the judge.
Evidence Act 2006
44 Evidence of sexual experience of complainants in sexual cases
- (1) In a sexual case, no evidence can be given and no question can be put to a witness relating directly or indirectly to the sexual experience of the complainant with any person other than the defendant, except with the permission of the Judge.
What’s the next great reform? ‘Power sez robbing people to be illegal’
In the words of a lawyer, Gary Gottlieb, interviewed on RNZ: “where did he get his law degree?”
[Bad look for the Herald too, twice in a week running a politicans’ story straight without checking the facts first]