10.10.2011 - A study conducted by the Centre for
Legal Studies (CEJFE) in Catalonia, Spain has proved wrong the assumption that in the
judicial sphere, the testimonies of child victims of sexual abuse are unreliable.
As part of the study, 135 children aged between three and six, have been tested and
were able to recount traumatic experiences in great detail with a margin of error
of five percent.
Traditionally, the judicial system in Spain has expressed doubts on the reliability
of the testimonies of children, but this study concludes that even if children’s testimonies
do contain flaws, they should never be disregarded in courts.
Please read the
related article on CRIN (Children Rights Information Network).