Police are appealing a High Court ruling that may call into question the legal basis for more than 20,000 formal written warnings issued over the last decade, RNZ reports. HELP, the Auckland Sexual Abuse Help Foundation supporting children who have suffered sexual violence, is contending the High Court’s decision is to put the rights of offenders ahead of their victims. Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis says if police are unsuccessful in overturning the High Court decision, there’s a strong case for Parliament to urgently look at putting a legislative framework in place.