ISSUE: Trauma victims as reliable witnesses

Issue: Experts have identified that victims of trafficking can suffer from post-traumatic stress. Post-traumatic stress can cause survivors to shield themselves from remembering details of their ordeal. This can result in an inability to retell events in a consistent or chronological way which can be misunderstood for insincerity. This can result in victims being considered un-reliable witnesses.

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Australia: Victims left without promised support if any concern they might not make a reliable witness