Authors: Norbani Mohamed Nazeri
Addresses: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract: Child abuse was recognised as a social problem in Malaysia in 1991. In 1995, Malaysia ratified the Convention on the rights of the Child. In line with the ratification, the Child Act 2001 was introduced and in 2002, incest was introduced as an offence. Unfortunately, no special procedure was introduced pursuant to this. But in 2006, the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2006 was passed by Parliament. The Act gives the court discretion to allow certain evidence to be given via live link. The paper seeks to discuss on the importance of an automatic qualification to live link evidence in child abuse cases.
Keywords: child abuse; incest; evidence; live links; Malaysia.
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2007 Vol.6 No.2/3/4, pp.113 - 120
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