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Call for 'greater dignity' for victims

Those who have had to cope with a murder of a family member are not treated with enough humanity by the justice system and should have statutory protection, according to a report being sent to the justice secretary.

Victims' commissioner Louise Casey outlines her desire for a "fundamental rethink" of legislation.

And Paul Mendelle QC, former chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, argues that the justice system should work "according to law" alone, rather than for individuals.

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