To restore the principle of 'equality of arms', and the presumption of innocence, unless proven otherwise.

Job applications can be stymied simply due to an accusation, without proof, when enhanced CRB checks are required. And thanks to the introduction of anonymous witness phonelines, malicous accusations are unchecked, thence ruin the economic status of the innocent; who cannot prove their innocence in the absence of a named accuser.

Why is this idea important?

The idea is a cornerstone of Justice and Democracy. Without the presumption of innocence, the accused becomes less than the accuser, therefore undermines their ability for balanced litigation. It also undermines the equality in law, necessary for meaningful democracy.

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