‘Same roof’ abuse rule: Woman wins right to claim compensation

24 July 2018 – BBC News

A woman sexually abused by her stepfather from the age of four has won a landmark case against the “same roof” rule, which originally denied her the right to compensation.

Under the rule, victims who lived in the same home as their attacker before 1979 were not entitled to damages.

The Court of Appeal decided the rule was incompatible with human rights laws.


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