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RULING ON CHILD ABUSE COMPENSATION TIME LIMIT DUE

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The European Court of Human Rights is likely to rule today that the law on compensation for victims of child abuse ...
The European Court of Human Rights is likely to rule today that the law on compensation for victims of child abuse should be changed.

The Daily Express reports (p14) that the court will almost certainly rule in favour of four women. The House of Lords ruled the cases should have been brought within six years of the women's 18th birthday.

Lawyers say that because it may be take some time to relate current psychological injuries to past child abuse, it is unfair victims must sue within six years of reaching voting age when victims of road or medical accidents have three years from the time they realise the injuries caused their injuries.
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