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South Africa:Court Bid to Lift Time Limit On Sex Crimes (WorldNews Africa)
 
15 november 2017 08:28:11
 
South Africa:Court Bid to Lift Time Limit On Sex Crimes (WorldNews Africa)
 
[GroundUp] On 14 November 2017, the Constitutional Court is hearing an application to confirm a decision from the High Court in Johannesburg which invalidated legislation that set a time limit of 20 years on the prosecution of most sexual offences. This time limit applies to most crimes, with the exception of rape, robbery (with aggravating circumstances), murder, kidnapping and possession of child pornography, where no time limits are imposed. ......


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