Keir Starmer

‘Victims’ law’ proposals from Labour panel

There needs to be a "cultural shift" in the way victims of crime in England and Wales are treated, a panel of criminal justice experts has said.

The group, set up by the Labour Party, makes recommendations including giving judges the power to control the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses.

Ed Miliband said the proposals would help form a new "victims' law" if his party was elected into office.

The government set out its plans for a victims of crime law in September.

The taskforce which made the recommendations includes the former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer and Labour peer and campaigner Lady Doreen Lawrence.

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