How should complainer anonymity for sexual offences be introduced in Scotland?

The work of the campaign has been underpinned by comparative research by the team, looking to learn the best lessons from international practice where reporting restrictions apply to sexual offence cases.

In the Edinburgh Law Review, Dr Andrew Tickell has explored key policy design questions facing the Scottish Government in legislating for complainer anonymity, drawing on the experience of other common law jurisdictions which have recently introduced or reformed their legal regulations in this space.

Entitled “How Should Complainer Anonymity for Sexual Offences be Introduced in Scotland? Learning the International Lessons of #Letherspeak”, an open-access version of this paper is accessible here.