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Reference received: 28 March 2002
Report 101 (PDF, 1.4 MB): Questioning of complainants by unrepresented accused in sexual offence trials, June 2003
Issues Paper 22: Questioning of complainants by unrepresented accused in sexual assault trials, August 2002
Paul Gye, "Muzzling or Mercy?: new law on the unrepresented defendant's right to examine the alleged victim in sex crimes cases"  19ALMD Advance 4
Whether an unrepresented accused in a sexual offence trial should be permitted to cross-examine a complainant. Specifically, whether courts should have the power to appoint a person other than an unrepresented accused to cross-examine complainants in sexual offence cases whether or not the accused consents.
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