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Israel: Amendment Provides Sex Offense Victims Right to Select Gender of Interviewer

(Jan. 7, 2015) On December 10, 2014, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Rights of Victims of Crime (Amendment No. 11) Law, amending the 2001 Rights of Victims of Crime Law. (Amendment Law (5775-2014), Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]; Rights of Victims of Crime Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM [BOOK OF […]

Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Thailand: Regional Agreement on Protecting Witnesses and Victims

(Nov. 25, 2013) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was reached during a meeting held in Kuta, on the Indonesian island of Bali, that ended on […]

Japan: Government Discusses How to Deal with “Revenge Porn”

(Nov. 20, 2013) In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact that the killer had distributed “revenge porn” about a week before the killing. He posted pornographic […]