One small law reform could bring justice to hundreds of child abuse victims

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In recent years, institutions in the UK and elsewhere have been accused of inflicting terrible cruelty on children in their care. In Scotland, for example, the Shaw Report exposed a catalogue of historic physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children in care between 1950 and 1995. In 2004, then first minister of Scotland, Jack McConnell, made a public apology in parliament to victims of such abuse.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015



  • historic abuse and limitation
  • child abuse
  • law reform

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