Judges are ordered to allow transgender defendants to be addressed as the gender of their choice

New guidelines state that ‘self-definition is the most important criteria’ and UK courts should respect a person’s gender identity by using appropriate names and pronouns.

The rules, published in a new edition of the Equal Treatment Bench Book, say courts should not reveal a defendant’s birth gender and that in ‘rare’ cases where disclosing a previous sex is necessary, judges should take the court into secret session or impose reporting restrictions.

Source: Judges are ordered to allow transgender defendants to be addressed as the gender of their choice | Daily Mail Online

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