23 April, 2024

Beyond the Verdict: The Impact of Revictimization in Judicial Casesof Sexual Violence in Spain

The judicial system can contribute to revictimization, through exposure to interrogations, invasive media attention, and prolonged legal proceedings, in addition to the increasing incidence of sexual crimes in Spain. Cases like that of Dani Alves and “La Manada” emphasize the urgency of reforms to protect the privacy of victims, ensure accountability of perpetrators, and create a supportive environment for victims within the judicial system.

In this article by Mariona Nogueras we analyze the phenomenon of revictimization suffered by victims of sexual violence at the hands of institutions and the media and the consequences this has for the victims.