Former chief prosecutor and now Labour's advisor on victims' issues Sir Keir Starmer wrote in the Guardian has proposed that judges cross-examine vulnerable witnesses to stop them being caught-up in the "fierce" attack between defence and prosecution.
The idea that if the prosecution and defence attack each other as fiercely as possible the truth will somehow pop out has its attractions, but for particularly young and vulnerable witnesses there are obvious downsides.
Without casting around the world for the elusive perfect criminal justice system, the taskforce will consider the extent to which it might be possible to blend the adversarial and inquisitorial systems.
Perhaps judges should be given the task of questioning young and vulnerable witnesses?
More top news
Police appeal for information after father and two young children go missing from Kent home.
A father has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car.
Theresa May has refused to rule out paying money to the EU after we leave, so that UK firms can still trade with the single market.