Zellick, harassment and the new government task force

October 15th, 2015 by Holly Stout

Those of you who were interested in my recent post on universities’ obligations in relation to student harassment and the government task force that has been set up to look into issues relating to harassment on campus may also wish to read this Guardian article by Karen McVeigh.  Karen McVeigh has interviewed Graham Zellick, whose 1994 guidance to universities was that they should not normally undertake investigations into serious sexual assault, but should leave investigation to the police.  Zellick argues that the guidance remains relevant notwithstanding the passage of time since 1994 and the coming into force of the Human Rights Act 1998.  It remains to be seen whether the task force will review the Zellick guidance and what they will make of it.

Holly Stout

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