Civil litigation limitation periods : submission to the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse

Mathews, Ben Civil litigation limitation periods : submission to the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This submission makes one simple yet powerful recommendation for law reform to promote justice for survivors of child sexual abuse. It is informed by extensive analyses of the phenomenon of child sexual abuse and its psychological sequelae, legislative time limits and case law across Australia and internationally, the policy reasons underpinning statutory time limits generally, and the need for fairness, certainty and practicability in the legal system. The recommendation is that legislative reform is required in all Australian States and Territories to remove time limitations for civil claims for injuries caused by child sexual abuse.

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ID Code: 71780
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Accessible at Royal Commission website: http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/research-issues-papers/issues-papers-submissions
Keywords: Child sexual abuse, Civil litigation, Statutes of limitation, Law reform
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Access to Justice (180102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Civil Law and Procedure (180104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 please consult the author.
Deposited On: 18 May 2014 22:51
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 03:15

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