Statement by UP’s Centre for Child Law on judgment protecting the identifies of child victims, witnesses and offenders
Posted by: University of Pretoria
05 October 2018
On 28 September 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in a case dealing with the protection of the identities of child victims, witnesses and offenders. The case was initiated by the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Child Law (CCL), with the aim to ensure that child victims of crime, previously not protected by the law, should not have their personal details published in any form of media. Furthermore, all children involved in criminal cases, whether as victims, witnesses or offenders, should have on-going protection even after they turn 18.