Sex offences: NUS approves stiffer penalties

The panel that came up with the 10-point list also said past cases in which "sanctions have been meted out cannot be reopened".
The panel that came up with the 10-point list also said past cases in which "sanctions have been meted out cannot be reopened". PHOTO: ST FILE

A proposed list of harsher penalties for offenders and kinder responses to victims of sexual misconduct has been accepted by the National University of Singapore.

It spans three broad areas: sanctions for offenders, involving victims in the disciplinary process, and enhancing victim support and campus safety.

The panel that came up with the 10-point list also said past cases in which "sanctions have been meted out cannot be reopened".

A follow-up review will be done in two years' time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2019, with the headline 'Sex offences: NUS approves stiffer penalties'. Print Edition | Subscribe