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Following on from the media coverage of a high-profile rape trial held in Belfast earlier this year, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, published Terms of Reference for reviewing a number of aspects of the justice system.

The review in looking at these key areas want to ensure that victims of sexual violence will not be further traumatised by the trial process and that perpetrators of such serious crimes can be held to account.

Ever before the Belfast rape trial, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) have been concerned about how complainants are treated in court.  We prepared a submission based on what we know from our experience and expertise, and invited legal practitioners, survivors of sexual violence, and the general public to provide feedback on our recommendations.

The DRCC would like to thank everyone involved in the development of this submission.

To read the submission, please click here.