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Starmer calls for 'significant shift' in victims' rights

28 December 2013 Last updated at 09:28 GMT

Former chief prosecutor Keir Starmer is to advise Labour on the best way to protect rape victims and abused children from harrowing questioning during court cases.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said: "This is about a real and significant shift forward now by putting into law victims' rights for the first time."

The review follows several complaints about the questioning of crime victims.

The government said it had already "considerably improved" the system.