Scotland Decides Against Anonymity for Those Accused of Rape

AngryHarry pointed me to this article from the UK Telegraph. The courts of Scotland were considering allowing anonymity of those accused of rape until a conviction is secured. The Scottish Justice Minister decided against it, however, claiming that he didn't believe false accusations of rape are common. I'd be interested to see what the numbers actually are. The article describes a couple of cases of false accusations, and also interestingly comments that providing anonymity of the accuser is done according to custom, rather than law. Source: The Telegraph [UK newspaper]

Title: Scotland rules out anonymity for men accused of rape

Author: Nick Britten

Date: May 31, 2001

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