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"Whatever may have been acceptable in earlier times I do not believe that a justice system crafted without the fundamental objective of identifying the truth should be accepted today."

Melbourne, Victoria

Friday 19 August, 2016

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM
Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Addressing the Judicial College of Victoria's Historical Sexual Offences program - meeting and managing community expectations.

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Conclusion

Lord Judge has observed:
‘Our system is adversarial. It depends on the proposition that the results of the adversarial system will represent justice. But we have to face the reality that if the adversarial system does not produce justice, that is justice to everyone involved in the process, it will have to be re-examined and it should be re-examined.’46
Traditional aspects of the adversarial system have already been eroded in response to a recognition that they were ill-suited to securing justice for victims of sexual offences. For both complainants and the broader community this was, quite rightly, unacceptable. Although many offences involve harm, when harm is said to come from the breach of intimate boundaries that we are all entitled to have respected, it is important to recognize that, just as the accused has an interest in the truth emerging, so too does the victim. The emergence of the truth is important both to provide justice for the accused but also for the complainant. Whatever may have been acceptable in earlier times I do not believe that a justice system crafted without the fundamental objective of identifying the truth should be accepted today.

maandag, augustus 22, 2016

LIGHT YEARS FROM 1984: WHERE ARE WE GOING FROM HERE?

Thomas P. Doyle, J.C.D., C.A.D.C.

ANNUAL SNAP CONFERENCE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
June 24 to 26, 2016

Revised August 16, 2016
[Note: This does not connect to a web site]

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

It’s only natural for victims to want revenge but that’s not only unrealistic but it’s also self-destructive. The non-stop anger only gets more toxic over the years and harms only the victim. The main goal has always been healing rather than obsessing about what the Church is or is not doing. Many have looked to Pope Francis for help and for hope. He is one man surrounded by a Vatican bureaucracy that is basically hostile to the victims of the Church’s mistreatment and abuse on any level. We can hope that the promise many see in him will become real, but we must live with the reality that future change and progress depends not on the ecclesiastical bureaucracy but on the survivors and their supporters.


The safety of today’s and tomorrow’s children and the compassionate response to victims by the Church’s leaders will be uniformly assured only when the system that allowed this nightmare to happen has been fundamentally changed, and replaced with a way of life that truly IS the People of God.

This is happening now and will continue to happen 
because those whom this institution has harmed so deeply 
are making it happen.










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Magdalene Laundries archive to be searchable online

19-8-2016
Ronan Smyth
An archive of papers and images donated by the Justice for Magdalenes research group is due to be made fully searchable online by Waterford Institute of Technology.
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Researchers at the institute were awarded funding through the Heritage Council’s Heritage Management Grant Scheme 2016 to digitally conserve and manage the
archive.
The project, which is being supervised by Dr Jennifer Yeager, Kieran Cronin and research assistant Sue Goona, will create an online search facility.
According to Dr Yeager, “analyses of the laundries are constrained by the lack of access to the records of the religious orders, resulting in an absence of intervention, as well as a failure to remember officially. Official documentation is essential in order to encourage public engagement with Magdalene history.”
In 2012, the Justice for Magdalenes research group submitted a 145-page document entitled “State involvement with the Magdalene Laundries” to an interdepartmental committee.



dinsdag, augustus 16, 2016

Justice McClellan addresses Association of Children's Welfare Agencies National Conference



Thank you, for your introduction.

I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Cadigal people of the Eora nation. I pay my respects to Elders past and present.

On 26 September 1924 in Geneva an event of great significance occurred. The League of Nations adopted the first international human rights document concerned specifically with the rights of children: The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924. Through that document humanity declared formally, and for the first time, that it ‘owes to children the best that it has to give’.

The 1924 Declaration was later to form the basis of a more comprehensive document: The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child 1959. Proclaimed by the General Assembly of the League’s successor, the United Nations, the preamble to the declaration affirmed that children were entitled to those rights set down for all people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, while recognizing that ‘the child by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care.’

The Geneva declarations were later embedded into the Preamble of what has become the most ratified treaty in the world: The Convention on the Rights of the Child. 








16-8-2016 

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, addressed the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies National Conference in Sydney on Monday 15 August, 2016.


Justice McClellan’s speech is available here

Statement on immigration detention centres

The Royal Commission does not ordinarily comment upon operational matters. However, because of the level of public discussion in relation to immigration detention centres the Commission indicates the following.

The Royal Commission has an ongoing investigation in relation to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s response to allegations of child sexual abuse in detention centres. Whether or not a public hearing is warranted has not been determined.

The Royal Commission is conscious that a Child Protection Panel was established by the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in May 2015. The Panel’s terms of reference indicate that ‘a final report will be provided to the Secretary by mid-2016 covering both better practice and a comprehensive sample of reviews.’ The Royal Commission anticipates that the report will deal with the Department’s response to, among other matters, allegations of child abuse in detention centres. The Royal Commission will have regard to that report in the course of its investigation into immigration detention issues.

Thank you






maandag, augustus 15, 2016