Lewis Silkin advised Oxfam against naming staff accused of sexual exploitation, report reveals

Details of firm's advice on sexual abuse allegations revealed in International Development committee report

Lewis Silkin advised Oxfam against naming staff that allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct while working for the charity in Haiti, according to a letter published in the International Development Committee’s report on sexual exploitation in the aid sector.

The charity sought advice from the law firm in August 2011, following allegations of misconduct by its staff in Haiti after the earthquake that hit the country in 2010.

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