Proposed new sexual assault law takes away a 400-year-old right to defend yourself in person in court, introduces secret trials, and is farcical in relation to some ill-thought-through provisions. It needs major review, partly because many problems it ai…

Who is being victimised today?

Who is being wrongly convicted in 2008, asks Keith McEwan as he reviews a book by and about a woman who spent virtually all the 1990s behind bars, wrongly convicted. Framed by a police officer in a conspiracy with her own husband, she needed enormous str…