Panel urges ouster of 'victim-blaming' judge in Canada rape case

By Anna Mehler Paperny

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Canadian judge who asked a rape complainant why she could not “just keep your knees together” should be removed from the bench, a committee of inquiry recommended on Wednesday.

Alberta Justice Robin Camp committed misconduct during the 2014 rape trail, relying on “discredited myths and stereotypes about women and victim-blaming,” the five-member panel established by the Canadian Judicial Council, which oversees federal judges, said in its unanimous recommendation.

The full council will now consider whether to recommend Camp’s ouster to Canadian Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who in turn would then decide whether to …
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