Headlines 25/10/2019 14:04 CH

Ban on public disclosure of judgement on sexual abuse of persons under 18 years is about to take effect

Ms.Thúy Vy

Recently, the Judge Panel of the People's Supreme Court has promulgated the Resolution No. 06/2019/NQ-HDTP to address difficulties arising in the trial context and trials for sexual abuse of persons under 18 years of age.

The Resolution prescribes that, during a trial for the sexual abuse of a person aged under 18 years, the Court will be prohibited from publicizing its judgement or decision pertaining to such lawsuit on its website.

In addition, the Court will be prohibited from:

- Requesting the defendant aged under 18 years to recount the details of the conversation about the crime to the court;

- Using questions that may provoke, threaten, shame and insult the defendant;

- Letting the defendant be confronted with the offender at the court hearing;

- Identifying harmed bodily organs by ordering the defendant aged under 18 years points at them or the other's;

- Letting the offender pose direct questions to the defendant under 18 years of age;

- Forcing the defendant under 18 years of age to stand in the court hearing.

“The abovementioned regulations can keep children’s information secret and protect their self-respect and dignity; partially help children avoid feeling ashamed in front of their friends, shelter them from psychological impacts at present and in the future.”, said Mr. Bui Tuong Vu, Lawyer and Director at THƯ VIỆN PHÁP LUẬT

Resolution No. 06/2019/NQ-HDTP is adopted on September 20, 2019 and in force from November 5, 2019.



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