Tutoring journalism students in Beijing, a leading Australian editor counselled them not to describe an accused person as ‘guilty’. A student asked, ‘But if he were arrested, wouldn’t he be guilty?’
The rule of law has long prevailed in Australia as in few other countries.
Its manifestations, the presumption of innocence and that guilt be proved beyond reasonable doubt, are under attack.
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Guilt By Accusation and Prince Andrew and the celebrated US lawyer Alan Dershowitz was discussed here at: https://www.spectator.com.au/2019/11/guilt-by-association/
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