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Personal Records – 1996

  • RESET

Category:

LEGISLATION

Sub-Category:

Sub-Category: GENERAL

Resolution Number:

600.10.129

Club:

Victoria & Selkirk

Province:

British Columbia

Year:

1996

Status:

Archived

Background:

Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada strongly urges the Government of Canada to quickly enact legislation which will clearly indicate that a complainant’s medical, psychiatric and counselling records are inadmissible unless they are directly relevant to the case; evidence shall not be deemed to be directly relevant if it relates to a complainant’s past sexual history or relies on myths and biases regarding the probity of female complainant.FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Justice Department continue to protect the privacy, dignity and security of the sexual abuse victim so that the complainant would not be deterred from reporting the sexual abuse crime, nor would shy away from seeking therapeutic counselling in order to avoid having their personal histories paraded in front of a judge and the accused.

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Article ID: 12979