This chapters explores the legal indeterminacy in the provisions introduced by the Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act, 2008 (ACT) – sexual assault provisions enacted to better protect the victim witness from retrauma and examine “weak” or “concealed” judicial discretion. The authors examine the changes made by the Amending ACT to the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) ACT, 1991 (ACT) and the Magistrate Court Act, 1930 (ACT) in relation to sexual and violent offences.
|Title of host publication||Feminism in the Subcontinent and Beyond: Challenging Laws, Changing Laws|
|Editors||Jaya Sagade, Vedna Jivan, Christine Forster|
|Place of Publication||India|
|Publisher||Eastern Book Company|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|