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Times: Oxbridge resists promise not to gag rape accusers

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

A portrait photo of Michelle Donelan
Michelle Donelan has described secrecy clauses as morally bankrupt

Oxford and Cambridge universities are resisting pressure to sign a government-backed pledge against the misuse of gagging orders to silence student victims of bullying, discrimination or sexual assault and harassment.
Almost 50 universities have signed the commitment not to use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or confidentiality clauses to hush up misconduct on campus. The initiative was launched in January by Michelle Donelan, the universities minister.

Sean O’Neill

Monday April 11 2022, 12.01am

The Times


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