Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Germany to establish panel on abuse – by The Associated Press – CBC News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet is meeting Wednesday to establish an expert panel to deal with a recent spate of allegations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church and other institutions.
The panel will be headed by the ministries of justice, family and education and is expected to meet for the first time on April 23. The panel will include 40 representatives from the church, the government, charities and educational institutions. Photo 
Merkel has said before that the panel should examine past abuses and take a second look at Germany's existing statute of limitations on sex crimes as well as possible compensation for victims of abuse.
Germany has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal at Roman Catholic and secular schools in recent weeks as more than 250 people have come forward to say they were abused.

Read more - Germany to establish panel on abuse - by The Associated Press – CBC News

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