South Africa:Court Bid to Lift Time Limit On Sex Crimes

Published: 15/11/2017
South Africa:Court Bid to Lift Time Limit On Sex Crimes
Source: ALLAFRICA.COM

[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 chil

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