Rudd urged to prevent cross-examining by domestic abusers

Charity calls on home secretary to end practice in family courts as she unveils proposals for bill

The government has been urged to prevent domestic abusers from being permitted to cross-examine their victims in family courts.

The home secretary, Amber Rudd, unveiled a raft of proposals on Monday relating to the treatment of domestic abuse survivors in court, including making them automatically eligible for special measures such as giving evidence behind screens.

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