Reduced fees for civil suits following sexual assault

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni announced, Sunday, quick moves to reduce the fees for filing civil suits growing out of sexual assaults. The announcement followed discussion of legislation on the subject, proposed by Member of Knesset Dov Khenin (Hadash).

MK Khenin welcomed the decision, noting: “Studies show the fees are a significant economic barrier which joins other barriers that prevent women from filing a civil action in a case of sexual assault.”