Sex crimes on agenda at global AG meeting

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Mark Dreyfus will discuss the difficulty of prosecuting crimes of sexual violence against women and children when he meets with foreign counterparts in New Zealand.

Mr Dreyfus will travel to Auckland for an annual meeting with the attorneys-general of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

The meetings aim to share experience and knowledge around complex cross-border issues, and explore how to tackle the challenges that globalisation poses to law enforcement and courts.

Mr Dreyfus said the focus of this year's meeting would be how to successfully prosecute those responsible for sex crimes against women and children, including in situations of armed conflict.

"We are particularly concerned about the crimes of sexual violence against women and children, because of the difficulties around successful prosecution of these cases," he said in a statement.

 

 

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