Victims' Rights Act 2002

Victim’s views on application for order prohibiting permanently publication of name of accused or offender

28 Victim’s views on application for order prohibiting permanently publication of name of accused or offender

(1)

This section applies to a victim if the person accused of the offence or, as the case requires, the offender applies to a court under section 200 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 for an order or further order—

(a)

prohibiting the publication of his or her name, address, or occupation, or of any particulars likely to lead to his or her identification; and

(b)

having effect permanently.

(2)

If this section applies to a victim, the prosecutor—

(a)

must make all reasonable efforts to ensure that any views the victim has on the application are ascertained; and

(b)

must inform the court of any views ascertained under paragraph (a).

Section 28(1): amended, on 5 March 2012 (applying in relation to a proceeding for an offence that was commenced before that date), by section 393 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).