S.H.A.M.E launched

SHAME | Suppression Helps Abusers Make ExcusesSHAME | Suppression Helps Abusers Make Excuses

Today we launch SHAME.

We are fortunate to be supported by Michael Laws and John Banks, plus many others.

SHAME has been established for two main reasons.

  1. To Provide a Lobby Group to enable changes to our Name Suppression laws that make our court system more open to scrutiny and at the same time better protect victims.
  2. To assist with Fundraising for Whaleoil?s legal defence against the 5 charges he faces for breaching name suppression

We belive that the ONLY solution to our suppression laws, lies not with the Law Commission report currently with the Minister of Justice, but rather a simplification removing name suppression for all except for victims and to add the suppression of the nature of the relationship between the offender and the victim.

This is know as the Capill Precedent where the Judge in place Name Suppression in the case of Graham Capill a prominent christian politician. The Judge suppressed all details of the victim including the victim and refused name suppression for the offender.

People are n?t interested in the lurid details of the victim they are interested in the names of offenders. If something becomes a secret then people want to know that secret. Open-ness is the only solution.

This law is going to be changed, let’s make sure it is changed the right way.

SHAME can be found at:

http://www.shame.co.nz

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