In the Australian royal commission enquiry into child abuse and the way institutions handle such is underway.
Today the judge said the following in response to the way judicial committees operate:
(not verbatim...but the gist of his comments are:)
"so a young woman, a suspected victim of abuse or someone accused of a sin, would have to appear before three older men in a 'judicial committee' and relate in detail her ordeal? She would not be allowed to have another support person, a woman, present? Do you realise how inappropriate that is?"
It seems that the law is catching up to the biased inner workings of the way judicial committees operate.