Can juries deliver justice to sexual assault victims?


It seems we’re in an era where every time we read the news there is a new case of sexual assault

While the #metoo campaign flooded my social media newsfeed and The Silence Breakers came forward, I stayed quiet.

Not because I haven’t been a victim. Just like one in six women (at least) in Australia, I too have been sexually assaulted.

Dakr 1aI stayed quiet because I was serving on a jury of a child sexual assault case and could not show a conflict of interest.

And while my heart welled for those breaking their silence, I was haunted as I watched the system eventually fail those women.

When my jury…

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