Case law

We are looking to build a case law database on the issue of child sexual abuse and religious institutions that lawyers, victims and support groups can use as a free resource. Below is a small snapshot of significant legal challenges on this issue.

Details of further court cases can be found in our preliminary report mapping the global scale of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

We will continue to update this page with links to case summaries in our legal database, so please email us with suggested cases or use #HolySeeConfess.

If you are a lawyer who has worked on similar cases, or would like to, please email us so that we can include your name and contact details in our network of legal professionals.