Posts Tagged “law”

Rape anonymity for the accused: well-intentioned but wrong

by Stephen Tall on May 5, 2013

Rape anonymity — the right of the accused in rape cases to have their identity kept secret — is in the news again today, after Conservative MP and deputy speaker Nigel Evans was named publicly following his arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The Coalition Agreement said the Government would ‘extend anonymity in […]

Was Lib Dem MP John Hemming right to name Ryan Giggs as superinjunction footballer?

by Stephen Tall on May 23, 2011

The media can now, openly and legitimately, report the name of the Premiership footballer alleged to have had an affair with a former reality show contestant. That the name ‘Ryan Giggs’ is public is down to Lib Dem MP John Hemming, who ‘outed’ the Manchester United star in the House of Commons this afternoon using […]